Monday, February 16, 2009

I've been remiss in my blogging duties

Roy has (correctly) let me know that I have been derelict in my blogging. Yes yes. I have been - both in the reading and writing of blogs. But since returning from Disney World, I have lacked motivation. Work has been very busy and I have been battling what is probably the worst cold I have had in years. In fact, the only reason I'm blogging now is because I called in sick and went to the doctor. (Acute sinusitis, Doc wrote me a note to be off tomorrow, too.)

Knowing that a post was imminent, I've been thinking about what to write. Am I the only one who does my best writing in my head while falling asleep? I have written the best posts these last few nights in preparation for this one. Alas... they're gone. You'll get a very watered down version of what was the Pulitzer Prize in blog writing.

It's only February but we've had a string of beautiful days. I'm grateful for Kentucky and its short winters. We've taken advantage of the weather by taking walks through the neighborhood, cleaning up the small amount of damage from the ice storm, and the additional damage from the wind storm last week. We'll be getting a new fence in the next month or so (ours was totaled) and I'm looking forward to doing some early spring landscaping.

In addition, I've been reading a lot of food related books. "Heat" by Bill Buford, "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain and now, "In defense of food" by Michael Pollen. I'm seriously excited about thinking outside the box in terms of a garden this year, and can't wait to put a cherry tomato plant in my front yard. A combination of these literary foodie's and the economic downturn, make the importance of growing some of my own food all the more appealing.

Sophie has progressed significantly in the last month and it's so much fun to see her personality. She is so funny, so loving, so creative. She knows what she wants to wear to school and it's usually purple or her Panda Bear shirt. (while we were at Epcot, Sophie found the Panda shirt and immediately started to take off her clothes to put it on. Needless to say she got the shirt and wants to wear it nearly every day)
From am's picasa

She tells us when she's hungry and no longer asks to go potty - she walks right in, hoists herself up, and goes. She's also shown that she's a lot like me in her independence, and a lot like her daddy in her eating habits. (those are mashed potatoes. She pulled the spoon out of the bowl as I was cleaning up after dinner.)
From am's picasa

We had a big weekend with Riley, and the two of them continue to grow closer and closer. Riley is growing up so fast and we try so hard to make the short time we spend together worthwhile.
From am's picasa

This weekend we also transitioned Sophie to her "big-girl" bed.
From am's picasa

This went quite well (she slept great last night) and this morning I woke up to her running into our room, climbing onto our bed and snuggling in deep.
From am's picasa
I could get used to this.


beinmyOWNself said...

AW those eyes!

kclblogs said...

nice post! especially the end.

Anne and Leigh said...

Love the pics! What a great post.