February 07, 2005

Getting Things Together

Marion is napping, and she went down for her nap pretty easily, which is good. I feel like her naps have been too scattered over the past few days, and I think this has had a detrimental effect on her mood (at times). I'm hoping that I can get her back on track with this week.

At the same time, I feel like progress is being made. While she still strongly associates going to sleep with sucking, I feel like I can convince her that she doesn't have to be sucking in order to be asleep (most of the time). The past couple of nights she's slept better (and therefore Keleigh and I have as well), and I really feel like things are moving in the right direction. I still get frustrated when I do all that I can to help her sleep through her 40 minute nap-wake-up and it doesn't help, but I really do feel like things are moving towards better.

Someday she will nap without waking up (and having to be helped back to sleep) at 40 minutes. Someday she won't wake up at 2am and want to practice crawling. I know this, and I just have to allow her to be a baby, and to need help at this point.

My email is working fully now, and all I need to do is get things organized in my new inbox. It's nice not to have all of the junk that I never dealt with...the 10 or so emails that were hanging around in my umich inbox. Somethings just need to be swept aside, as there are more important things to deal with, and a change of address is a great time for this to happen. So, for all of you that want to contact me, send email to jlee (at) OpenAppleDumb (dot) com.

Keleigh recently asked why I use the (at) and (dot), so I suppose there are others that might be wondering as well. You see, there are nasty little programs that seek out email addresses from web pages, and they put them into lists, and then the people that run these programs sell the lists to spammers. If you don't put your email in standard form, the programs don't see it, and you don't get as much spam. So, there ya go.

We're getting something else together as well, something pretty exciting. We stopped by to look at Chrysler Pacifica's yesterday, because the Saturn is getting too small for our family, and the prices look pretty good. We're not in as nice of a financial situation as we were before I left my job at the university, but we've looked at our finances and we can afford a car, so we're offically in the market. We're hoping to find a 2004 Pacifica from a private seller, probably one with high (relative) mileage for a newer car, because that would help bring the price down from the $28,800 for a new one. Twenty eight thousand is a bit more than I'm hoping to spend right now. Yeah.

And, my game in the Diplomacy tournament is finishing up, this week if all goes well. I'm currently in eighth place, and you need to be in the top seven to get into the championship game. If everything goes as planned in the final turn, I should get about 5 more points, which would bring me one or two points above the current seventh place score. And yes, the person in seventh place is my ally from long ago, who betrayed me in the end, so hopefully I can get the upper hand here. (Chris, I know you're reading this...trying to suck every last bit of Diplomacy info from my mind. I will be avenged!)

And that, my good friend, is what's going on. How about you?

1 Comments:

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous said...

I am not so reading this!

- Not So Chris

 

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