I'm not a cat napper. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I'm a Champeen Napper and I have medals to prove it. For me to fall asleep during the daytime, it has to be a production. There are certain pieces of clothing removed, while others remain; pillows are arranged a certain way; and no TV on as it is each night.
Today, I have slept like a CHAMP. Just like I promised myself I would! Hours and hours and hours of uninterrupted shut eye. And, I feel FANTASTIC.
I have poked around the blogosphere a bit and I encourage you to check out the following:
My latest post at SpouseBUZZ will be of special interest to those in my family who read this blog and who, perhaps, ever ate Sunday dinner at Grandma Great's house.
An idea whose time is long overdue. Kit at Euphoric Reality, who has followed the Pendleton Innocent 8's story more vigilantly than anyone else in the blogosphere, has started a fund to help the families supporting these brave heroes. $200 has been raised so far. The injury of knowing your incarcerated family member is innocent has been added to by the insult of not being able to make ends meet. We're not talking family vacations and organic produce, we're talking babies who need diapers and men who need to call home collect. Every little bit helps, so mosey on over and give what you can.
If you heard the news that the Veggie Tales were going to be appearing on NBC, did you know the censors at NBC would be clamping down on Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber? M2 is finally old enough to appreciate the fun times that are Veggie Tales (although she wouldn't want to eat any of them!) that I had been poking around on-line to add to our collection. I see that the references to God, Christianity and even Bob's tag-line at the end of each show where he tells kids that "God made you special and He loves you very much" will be axed. We certainly wouldn't want kids to know THAT, would we?! Brent Bozell has commentary.
Speaking of M2, she and her sister are doing well. M1 made it to ballet and to gymnastics this week which is as much a testament to me as it is to her. M2 and I hung out in the hall watching a Dora DVD while M1 danced. Both girls went to gymnastics class mid-week and had fun. M2 didn't cry at the start of class and flung herself around the gym appropriately. M1 is starting to become a little more brave on the uneven bars and is a whiz on the balance beam. M2's dance class at the end of the week was a success too; she tells me they wore both their ballet shoes AND their tap shoes during class.
Hubs and I are in the market for a new sliding glass door that allows access to the backyard via the dining room. Ours is completely shot after having been at various stages of brokenness for the past two years. Now that HE can no longer manhandle it into working, it's time for a new one. Have to love it!
Halloween is coming! M2 plans to be a pumpkin and I have her outfit ready. M1 wants to be an "ice princess". I believe Annie the Dog will be going as a monarch butterfly. I'll be sure to post a photo of her.
That's us and our weekend so far. What are all of you up to?