Saturday, 5 April 2008

Here's how I spent my morning...


Caturday morning
Originally uploaded by Crit Chicken
Pokemon cards are our incentive for D'arcy sleeping in his own bed - if he spends two nights in a row in his own bed, he gets a new deck. As you can see here, as of last night, he now has two decks, enough to play a game with, so that was his heart's desire this morning. I tell you, it takes a while to play a game, and takes up a fair bit of brain space. I was suprised to find out that it's not all that bad, either - a combuination of luck and strategy. For those of you in the know, you'll be able to see that I won, but only by one.

In other news, not much to report. We spent the rest of the day getting a new back door installed (the old one fell apart a few weeks ago) and putting together shelving units for the bedroom and the shipping container with help from my mum and stepfather. As always, Larry and Honey had a fabulous time chasing balls and each other and D'Arcy around the garden. The house is slowly falling apart around us: bits of the bathroom; ditto kitchen; the back door; and spectacularly the gas furnace for the DGH. W're trying to figure out whether to embark on the major renovation plan, which includes removing all the asbestos and insulating, before mid-June, or to try to make it through this winter with a small person in this version of the house... dilemma.

Someone (not me) has a wobbly tooth, and is obsessively wobbling it in the hope that it will fall out tonight.

Someone else (also not me) is going to the US next week for 3 weeks, so any offers of support (concrete and moral) gratefully received. At least he will return with a lot of shoes that I don't have to bend over to put on.

Someone else (still not me) keeps kicking/punching me in the bladder.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Heh heh, I'm so glad we're past the Pokemon stage...

Moral support offered herewith. :) Whenever I get to feeling frustrated over the long hours hubby spends grading papers and preparing lesson plans, I think: at least he doesn't have to travel.

Mummy/Crit said...

Thanks Julie. The travel is a pain. The Pokemon though, isn't so bad I think, but I'm sure it gets worse. I'm hoping he can find a friend who likes to play soon.

liz said...

I've managed to avoid Pokemon, but have got stuck with Lego Star Wars.

Thinking of you single-parenting while pregnant. Yipes!

MM is fond of this book about teeth, btw.

Mummy/Crit said...

I'd have to say "give it time" Liz, in reference to Pokemon. D'Arcy only really got into them this year...I like the look of the Charlie and Lola book.

Part of the not wanting the beloved to go away is that I've got an annoying case of pre-natal depression (which I've since learned is almost twice as common as post-natal) so the idea of doing it on my own for 3 weeks is even less attractive than usual...