Today's realizations, stream of consciousness-style

I am totally addicted to having a laptop and this past week with just a wood-burning desktop, stationed way too close to Zoe's sleeping head and therefore NOT USED much because I was terrified of waking her up, has cemented the fact that I can never go back.

A week without it made me realize that I use the laptop too much. I need to have some time each day where I sit cross legged on the couch WITHOUT THE LAPTOP.

This is why I should never get an Iphone. Though I lust after CG's. Daily.

I have a bit of an addictive personality when it comes to technology. I don't do moderation very well.

This issue with moderation goes for certain foods, as well. As in, I have found my lost sweet tooth and dark chocolate is my friend once again. But I'm sort of SMOTHERING this long lost friend, if you know what I mean. Note to self: BACK AWAY FROM THE CHOCOLATE.

Not incidentally, I am breaking out like a greasy teenager on a first date.

(I don't really believe that whole business about chocolate causing breakouts. Small, unborn children gestating within, however are not blameless, DO YOU HEAR ME, LIMA BEAN?)

I almost believe in reincarnation.

If there is reincarnation, I'd really like to come back as my very own dog. (This would obviously involve some time travel as well, which I don't believe will ever be possible. SUCK IT, LOST.)
(Seriously, on this rainy day, who wouldn't want to be this dog? Is this not THE LIFE? The only downside to being her? She cannot hold a cup of tea and a book in this, or any, position.)

If I could time travel, I'd like to travel to the next possible sunny day. It's been rainy here for four days straight (three of which included me being a single parent while CG in Virginia) and we are all totally stir crazy. (I know, those of you in Real Winter are SO OVER my "it's waaainnnning" whines. What can I say? My skin has gone THIN and I'm SPOILED.) The dog sleeps most of the day and then paces and whines for her chewing bone all night. The child is enamored with her new umbrella which means a lot of running around our house looking for things to break with it or ways to impale herself upon it.

This all drives home how EFFED we are next year when we have actual winter FOR MONTHS AT A TIME and we cannot use our backyard as a year round playroom.

Cooped up inside, I am resorting to the usual: dance parties with matching tutu for Dressy Bessy.
(Zoe's reversable tutu: Christmas gift from Grandma and Grampa made by Ellie Bellie Kids. [Dudes! They're on sale!] Dressy Bessy's matching tutu: handmade by L, yet another super handy sister-in-law).

Then there's a little activity we like to call Hair Band Fun. (Usually quickly followed by Tearful Tantrum over Supposed Tearing of Scalp.)

And then, by the fourth rainy day we just say EFF it, stay in our pajamas all day and put it all together:


Kathi McCracken Dente said...

The iphone is a very bad thing. I got one for Xmas and am hooked. So much so I was on it the entire time we were in Hawaii. WTF!?! Though the thing you need to stay away from if you have technology addiction issues is Facebook. What an amazing time suck. Of course, I also read your blog when I am supposed to be working. :) I love the dance parties and oh so wish Mira would let me do that to her hair. So cute!

Hillary said...

I want to be your dog.

desperate housewife said...

Addiction is exactly why I got off Facebook. Blogging is bad enough.
Also, we have tutu parties on a daily basis here. So much so that Adelay routinely wears hers over her street clothes to the Y childcare, the grocery, freaking CHURCH, wherever. I figure it's not hurting anyone, so...

Kathleen said...

So much cuteness!

And I just want to let you know that I was thrilled to see the PAVEMENT on my street today - it had been buried under 3 inches of frozen slush for weeks. Today I got to walk to work through... yup, you guessed it, three inch-deep puddles of MELTED slush. Yum.

Astarte said...

Dressy Bessy is a really nice doll! I would have loved to have had one of those when I was a kid!!! I had a Raggedy Ann and a Raggedy Andy, and was petrified of them both. Josie has a Puffy Baby, but it's not the nice size that Bessy is.

I want to be one of my dogs, too. OR, one of my cats, because hello, all that thing does is eat and sleep, and she's thrilled about it. Your dog is absolutely beautiful, by the way.

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