Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Updates coming soon...

...but suffice to say, we closed on the house we bought. I now very briefly own two houses.

I have lots of pictures from the past couple of weeks that I would like to publish here, but the next few days are going to be pretty hectic. I'll get to it eventually.

In the meantime I have to call: floor people, locksmith, EWEB.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Jumping on the boob bandwagon

All the controversy over the BabyTalk Magazine cover has sparked a response from Mommy Bloggers who are posting their photos of Real BreastFeeding (see Jen's blog). I dug into my electronic photo album and found this picture, which was taken in January when my son was just a couple of weeks old, and my daughter was two-and-a-half:
The title for the photo is "Earth Mother."

So many people (women!) wrote into the magazine to complain about how "disgusting" their cover photo was. What?! Now I guess I can say I've been lucky. I've breastfed almost everywhere I've gone with my babies, including standing in the checkout line at Trader Joe's (when my daughter was an infant - I wore her in her sling and she fed right through the checkwriting and all). Nobody has ever said anything to me about it, and it's a darned good thing, too, because they certainly would get an earful about infant care.

Thanks, Jen, for posting.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Best Day Ever

I got the job.

Remember, the one where I felt like crap after I left the interview? I was certain I wasn't going to get it.

But I did.

And Number One Daughter, she's really starting to swim. She still hangs on, but she's starting to use her arms and let her face get under the water.

And I met some really cool people at the pool.

And this is a really beautiful town.

Oh, and my friend (and former colleague from Oakland) Voltaire has a blog up: Voltaire's Travels. I'm ever so slightly envious of him, but I'm glad he's having a good time too.