We usually have an invasion of ants in the house in the winter. But very noticebly, that didn’t happen this winter. Our best guess as to why is that it’s because the ground didn’t freeze.
Three day weekend March 30, 2012
Staff day at Ru-Jun’s day care on Monday. She’ll be at the babysitter Christine’s tomorrow and then two days with me. SBU spring break is next week. Our warm weather has disappeared and now it struggles to get into the 50s.
Pollen March 29, 2012
I think the pollen really started to come out this week. My throat gets a little scratchy and my lung a little irritated. A lot of cherry type blossoms are out right along with the forsythias, due to the warm temperatures last week. Strange year.
An instant out March 28, 2012
Tonight Ru-Jun got to sleep in less than 5 minutes after lights out. Very unusual. Don’t know why exactly. Seemed like a normal night. School must have been extra taxing on her brain today or something. Usually she flops around for at least 30 minutes before letting go of consciousness.
Unsentimental March 27, 2012
Ru-Jun has never been sentimental about her toys. She doesn’t have a dolly or anything that she clings to for any length of time. She is fickle. For a few days she’ll be inseparable from some toy, then another, then nothing. Her friends come and go from daycare as families move around and kids graduate to kindergarten. She seems to have good friends when they are there, but she doesn’t seem to get bent out of shape when they go. This unsentimentality about friends will probably begin to change in a couple years, I would guess…
Blustery March 26, 2012
It’s not March without wind. One of these years it would be fun to get into kite flying. My older brother Tom was really into kites when he was in elementary school.
Back to seasonable March 25, 2012
Our summer in March us over and we’re back to good for March early spring weather. Everyone got a bit spoiled by the last week or two but it was nice getting out in shirtsleeves a bit. A lot of critters and plants have their seasonal timing a bit messed up at this point too. We’ll see how it goes this year.
a semblance of order March 24, 2012
My parents have been visiting. So the place is a bit neater than usual. Ru-Jun has been pretty good helping pick things up (when we hound her a bit). I’ve also done some long-needed putting away and filing of things that were piling up. I’m sure it will be messy again soon. But it’s nice to have some order for a few days.
Will March 23, 2012
I think I’ve mentioned here before how the running of this household and caregiving in my situation is a matter of my force of will. 100% dependent on it, in fact. Had an additional thought on this yesterday. The well being of the three of us and any semblance of order in this household seems dependent on my concentration. Moment by moment almost. If I relax, get lazy, or veg out, even for a little while, it seems like things will fall apart. There was a STTNG episode in which a Spock’s father had a terminal degenerative mental illness that required him to be accompanied by two other Vulcans who constantly used their telepathic powers to help him keep his mind coherent. My situation seems inversely analogous to that.
Clothes shopping March 22, 2012
Ru-Jun has worn pants with more or less blown out knees for three days in a row. So today after school we went to Target and I let her pick out three new pairs of pants and also two dresses and two shirts. Lots of pinks and purples. Hopefully we got them large enough so she’ll be wearing them for a while.