Mar 30, 2010

Template Mania

I have discovered the Blogger Template Editor, which means that my blog will likely change every few days for a little while. I apologize in advance for any irritation this may cause. I many choices. You can't give choices to an indecisive person. Especially pretty, sparkly, easy-as-pie choices.

As a peace offering, here is a goofy photograph I snapped of Jude in one of his finer moments.

Where is my trusty lasso of truth??

Mar 28, 2010

Many Malfunctions

So, my computer died.


I know, right?

First, it wouldn't wake up from its naps, which I related to...soI thought nothing of it. Then it began to randomly not boot up when I asked. I was nice to it...tried coaxing it, to no avail. So off to the Mothership (Best Buy) it went for a checkup.

I was told its hard drive had failed...lost all of my files because I am lazy and hadn't bothered to back anything up. Thankfully, all of Jude's pictures were also on a few other computers, so I still have those (PHEW!) but my music library! My poetry! My bookmarks!


So, one week and one shiny, new (and very empty) hard drive later, what happened? The SAME DAMNED THING. Except worse. Blank screen, blank hard drive, blank Mailis. *pout*
BACK to the mothership it went, for another week...this time for a new motherboard and cooling system. Now it works. Tickety-boo, I think. But, they might as well have just given me a new computer.

I broke my blog, too. I tried a new template on for size and didn't like it, so away it went...along with my blog list and some of the formatting for this template. I think it's fixed, except for the blog list. I will remedy that as soon as I find all of my favorite blogs again.

My dignity also took a hit last week. I wandered through Best Buy, chatted with the Geek Squad and other patrons, looked at games, cooed at Jude, watched others coo at Jude, drooled over laptops and considered purchasing more RAM for my broken one. I have replayed all of these things in my mind several times since that day...each time with a cringe...because when I left the store, I suddenly felt cold air clawing at my previously warm nether regions and realized my fly was down. ALL THE WAY. How long had it been down? Is THAT why the Geek Squad guy could not stop burying his chin against his pocket protector to stifle giggles? I thought the amused glances were because Jude was "talking"...not because I was flappin' in the breeze.


For your viewing pleasure, a hair malfunction...because there are no photos of my fly malfuction, thank GOD. *

What? It's my halo.

* Now that I said that, I will probably find footage of it somewhere in cyberland, and my humiliation will be complete.

Mar 10, 2010

Too, too lazy...

Blogging has gone by the wayside. My brain seems to have taken a (hopefully temporary) nosedive, complete with sound effects (wooooooooooooooooo....THUD!).

So, I offer photographs instead. Cute ones, even. All of the photographs you are about to see were taken by my mother, because I am too lazy to even pick up a camera . ;)

Mouse wants to be a baby, too...

Tulips in the process of opening in a kitchen sunbeam.

The "big boy" in his high chair for the first time.

My mouth unconsciously mimics his. Here I am taking an imaginary bite of rice and beans. ;)

He LOVES eating.

 See? :)

Ok, I lied. I did take this one. He looked like he was listening for the fairy-folk.

An adorable smile and a hair malfunction all wrapped up in one cute little package.

Blankets are yummy. Hands are yummy. 

And, there you have it. A little slice of life around here. Words really aren't needed, don't you think?

Mar 6, 2010

Classical Baby

If you have children, and were considering buying this series...these 2 videos are why you should go straight to your local Best Buy (or wherever) pick them up.

Jude is 4 months old, and as much as I hate letting him watch television (he freaking loves tv) I didn't mind him zoning out in front of this. It's visually beautiful, the music is wonderful, and Jude sat enraptured the ENTIRE time it was on. Huh??

Just watch. You'll enjoy it, too.

Shapes, from The Art Show:

Bear Hugs, from The Music Show:

Oh, and by the way, this little endorsement was completely unsolicited. I just really like the product. :)

Mar 5, 2010

Yo, Cynthia... :)

Warmth comes wildly...
galloping galloping. A
trotting tick-tock, the
hoofbeat heartbeat of' 
blackberry winter.

The equinox flocks in,
on the winds,
on the wings
of many freed starlings.
Birdsong, sing-a-long,
caged no longer.

Go...go, barefoot
drum beats arouse the
slumbering soil. Spring
to the edge of winter,
and start

Did I make spring prettier for you? LOL.