relentless rantings require resonance

A lot of whining and complaining. Some very interesting points. Ridiculous amounts of gushing about my son. Yup, that about sums it up.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The sky is falling, Chicken Little.

The sky is falling, Chicken Little.

At least that's what my husband, cousin, and I thought when we heard (and felt) two close set "booms" as we were chatting together in my living room. Andrew's first thought - Armaggeddon. My first thought - a transformer blew (that's actually happened in our area before) but all the street lights were still on. The answer to the riddle of the double boom wasn't answered until I heard a newcaster talk about hearing the sonic boom from the the shuttle landing. Then it all fell into place.

I can still remember when a space shuttle landing (or take off) inspired awe and excitement. I remember going outside in school to watch launces. It was neat, the concept of space. Now it's kind of, well, whatever. Have we really become so desensitized to something that 50 years ago was all but an impossibility. It's kind of sad when that childlike wonder diappears.

If you're interested:
Space Shuttle Completes 16-Day Mission, and Lands
Endeavour calls it a night with safe landing

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


My poor little angel is sick right now. He has been dealing with that crappy lingering cold for weeks now - I know because I’ve been dealing with the same one. Well, he’s been coughing for the past few days and throwing up (on me) for te past two days. I took him to the doctor today and she told me to try holding off on the food and switch to Pedialyte (unless he really has an appetite), and if he isn’t any better by Thursday, she’ll call in an antibiotic for him.

Poor little guy has had a low grade fever all day. You’d never know it though, he is so sweet and good about it all. I learned that he wants nothing to do with the unflavored pedialyte, but loves the grape flavored one. I have also learned that mixing the unflavored with the grape will allow the grape flavor to last twice as long. I’ve also learned that sleep for me isn’t nearly as important as making sure that his fever doesn’t spike in the middle of the night. Translation: I gave him Tylenol at 9:45pm. I can’t give it to him again until 1:45am. I will be awakww at 1:45am to see if he needs it then or not. There are plenty of things that I can do to fill my time while I’m not sleeping, so it shouldn’t be hard to wait it out.

Such is the life of a mommy.

Friday, March 07, 2008

1 Band - 1 Week

I recently graduated law school (among other things). While I was trudging through the drudgery for three years I stopped doing the things that I liked. One of those things was listening to music. I used to listen to music all the time. I’d listen to it while I was getting ready, while I was reading, while I was studying, get the idea. Well I had stopped. If my husband was listening to music, then I would listen. That was pretty much the extent of it. My husband has quite the collection of music, including many bands that I requested he get for me. I haven’t listened to anything new in so long.

So, now that I have finished with the bar exam and my baby is old enough to let me do a few things for myself, I’ve decided that I am going to start listening to music again. In order to reintroduce myself to the music world, I’ve decided to listen to a new band every week. For one week I’ll listen to one band. It’s that simple. If I like the band, great. If I don’t, then I’ll know.