Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pack the moving truck

We have a new tenat on our front porch but it took her a few days to choose btwn the left and right units. I'm afraid to water the hanging baskets so they're turning a yellowish brown color and looking quite crispy. The neighbors probably think that I've just been negleting my plants (which is normally the case) but I am actually trying to save her nest. And I figure if I've stopped watering one, I might as well have a matching pair of dead baskets. Maybe something else will move into the other one. The rent is cheap!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

busy week

We have a TON of stuff going on this week which is exhausting me. So much, that I played hookie from WFR's swim class last night and fell asleep on the couch by 9pm.

Tomorrow I am taking our new teenage babysitter (and her little sis) on an outing to get to know WFR a little better. I want her to come over and see the apartment and we can discuss his bedtime routine. Which is not much more than read "Goodnight Moon" while he drinks some milk, put him in the crib, shut the door and ignore anything else that happens until after 6a.m. Oh, and don't forget to turn the sound machine on! We were supposed to go to the zoo but if it rains I'm not sure what we're going to do.

Sunday we are going to the Cleveland Food Rocks Rock 'n' Roll BBQ. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it. They are pretty vague on the details...bbq from "famous" Cleveland restaurants and music at the Beachland. This group is a non-profit that are raising funds to help promote the city's good eats." I don't know what that really means. But...I haven't been to anything food related in so long, I didn't want to miss out on something that could be cool. More info can be found here. Let's hope it's worth the admission!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

mile markers

We had a very long drive but a nice visit. I wished we could have stayed in NJ another day. WFR was a trooper and did pretty well in the car and sleeping in the pack-n-play. Saturday we went to a playground, farmers market , Jersey City for dosa and IKEA. In the evening we had a family dinner full of carbs and stories from India and Vietnam. The stories amaze me and make me feel very grateful for what I have.

Why does Pennsylvania have a mile marker every 1/10th of a mile on 80? That is a lot of signs.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Road trip!

Tomorrow we are leaving for New Jersey to see a set of WFR's grandparents. We've made a similar trip once before but I am not remembering it that clearly (except the part where we were driving around in the dark, lost, looking for a hotel where we were supposed to meet his parents). So, it was either so bad that I've blocked it out completely or a piece of cake!

I finished all the laundry yesterday and the house is in pretty good shape. Today I collect and pack items for the drive and our bags. Not sure what time we're leaving tomorrow, it all depends on when Ian is able to leave work.