Hello world, we're back! Our power actually came on late Monday night. We spent one more day at Mike and Ann's, allowing the refrigerator/freezer to cool and give us some time to grocery shop. You can tell others have been doing the same thing (restocking) because the store was out of weird things, like butter.
Michael slept horribly almost the entire time we were out of the house. On a "good" night he'd wake up between 4 and 5 a.m., for the day. This from a baby who had pretty reliably been sleeping until at least 6 for months. The child must love his own room because I woke up at 6:30 this morning, having not heard a peep from him all night. I went into his room, hoping he was ALIVE in there, and he was just stirring. Let's hope this is the beginning of a new trend.
I haven't posted much this month, before the power outage both kids had terrible colds which, frankly, were no fun for anyone. There had been kind of a general funk in the air around here. I've been a little spacey and preoccupied, and have had a difficult time concentrating on any one computer task for very long. Many things are knocking around in my head, but I haven't been able to make myself write about them.
In the last three weeks Michael laughed for the first time, tried rice cereal, and had his six-month doctor visit.
Harper has been cracking us up with her knowledge of the presidential election. When we see lawn signs she always asks me which person the sign is for. She knows the names of the major party candidates and will point them out on television. She is working on the vice presidential candidates' names. She wants to know them, but can't always remember. Recently Nana and Dziatku bought a presidential place mat to keep at their house. She used it while we were staying there is now learning the past presidents. The other afternoon she asked us how Obama or McCain would get onto the placemat. Guess we'll have to buy her an updated version in '09.
She really, REALLY wants to know who I'm going to vote for, but I won't tell her. I've been telling her how important it is to vote, but that voting is a private thing and you don't have to tell anyone who you choose if you don't want to. This is driving her crazy.
She, by the way, would vote for Obama. She said she likes his hair better.
Random aside: If you happen to know me on facebook, would you please tell it that I am the author of my blog! I think you can do that through my profile page.
Tonight I am thrilled to be going to see Dar Williams in concert. I'm driving all the way to Kentucky (not actually that far) for the concert. Dar has been a most favorite artist of mine for a very long time. She doesn't play in this neck of the woods very often and I'm practically giddy with excitment. Tomorrow (or Saturday) there will be a new pay it forward contest which will likely include something Dar related - lucky you!