Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Third tooth is out of her gums. No wonder it's been hard to get her to sleep. It even looks painful to me... those top gums are weirder than the bottom ones.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We finally got out and found some bluebonnets! It was way too sunny out though, being about 3 in the afternoon and 80+ degrees. We will have to go on a less sunny day for better pictures, but at least now we know where to find them.

Lorelei was thrilled to actually be allowed to touch a plant

Oh, you there in Austin were expecting me to tell you where I found them?
My secret, unless you ask nice.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A thought aobut the CPSIA

One big problem with the law is that is is similar to the ADA (Americans with disabilities act) it opens up well meaning people to lawsuits that they would not have otherwise been venerable to.

The ADA has specific guidelines for things as tiny as how far a toilet should be from a wall, but it is not actively enforced as long as the businesses are trying. But there are people making a "living" off of suing people who are not following the law to the letter. In Virginia, this included a couple who were both in wheelchairs getting sued for thousands because their business was not accessible even though their adaptations worked just fine.

So really, even if it is not being enforced actively people can use this well meaning law for personal gain at others expense if we look at the ADA as an example.

Horray for Etsy

I sold 2 things on Etsy this weekend, and have another two items on reserve for someone in the UK this weekend. One of them is even something I made. I'm pretty excited. I posted 4 new drawings and made a new logo tonight. Now if I could just sell a drawing I'd be set :)

Here's my new logo... what do you think?

Friday, March 13, 2009

A mommy type post... involving poop

Diaper changes have become nightmares the past few days.

She screams and screams bloody murder and oh my GOD I am done trying to calm her down and sing silly songs and elephant kiss her belly because none of it helps, so I just grit my teeth and change her as fast as I can while she screams like she is being murdered. And then I get done and pick her up and she sniffles a few times and is FINE again.

Maybe it is because she has a bit of sniffles and a cough and it feels icky to be on her back, but I'm sure the screaming makes it worse.

I can't just leave her in a dirty diaper all day so, hopefully she gets over it soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dear Dell

Dear Dell,

The enter key just fell off my laptop keyboard and now I only have a little nub to push. Do you guys sell replacement keyboards, or is this how you get people to upgrade?


Monday, March 9, 2009

Time Lapse Goodness

4 hours of a 9 month old playing rolled into 2 minutes. The music is cute, and it makes me tired just watching it.

Of course, Lorelei wouldn't have happily rolled around one room for that long... she'd be off to some faraway place or insisting on a walk by less than an hour in ;)

Thursday, March 5, 2009


So I have this zit... where I didn't even know zits could happen. On the INSIDE of my eyelid, in the very center of the top lid. Like the main part of it rubs across the pupil of my eye every time I blink.

I sure hope it will be better tomorrow because right now it hurts really bad.