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Need new clothes February 29, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:24 PM

Between outgrowing things and wearing holes in things, Ru-Jun is in need of some new shoes and clothes. We’ll probably do some shopping for this stuff on Saturday after a friend’s birthday party.


Hair February 28, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:56 PM

I’m at least OK on most parenting functions but with Ru-Jun’s hair I will contine to need a ton of help from the various women in Ru-Jun’s day to day life until she is old enough to take care if it herself.


Old Bandmates February 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:24 PM

I miss a lot of them. There’s a brotherly/sisterly love with good bandmates, especially when you’ve made good music together. Many of these friendships I’ve let fade and wish I hadn’t. Just not enough time to keep up. A couple from way back I very immaturely burned bridges to. Wish they could be salvaged. It would be fun to play with those guys again.


No Nap Today February 26, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:51 PM

Ru-Jun slept until ten-ish this morning, which was the likely cause of her not taking a nap today even though she had ample opportunities. So she was an easy out tonight after we went upstairs at the usual 10:30-ish.


Learning letters February 25, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:49 PM

We have been working on letters, in particular R, a bit with Ru-Jun lately but not pushing her intensively or anything. Tonight she was painting with watercolors and spontaneously started trying to paint R’s and without much outside help she got it. We were so happy and she was so proud of herself. She wanted to paint/write R’s all night. She can already do U and J somewhat and the dash. She needs to work a bit more to be able to write N and then to put it all together. Definitely on the way though…


Another long wait… February 24, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 2:55 PM

At Stony Brook Ophthalmology.  Great doctors here.  Badly managed.  They stack patients in way too thick.  We have spent a huge chunk of our recent existence here…



Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 12:06 AM

Enjoying a couple of Scrabble apps these days: Scrabble and Words With Friends. Word Ace, a combo of scrabble/boggle and Texas Holdem in the Ace Casino app, is a difficult and devious game that I hope not to get addicted to.


Ru-Jun has discovered the Disney channel February 22, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 9:54 PM

Here current faves are Jessie, Austin and Allie, Shake it Up, and Wizards of Waverly Place.  Most of this is for pre-teens or pre-pre-teens.  So a little old for her.  But there is some catchy (if highly redundant) music and amidst the contrived overacting an occasional or highly cute moment.  It could be a lot worse…


Non-winter so far February 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:10 PM

It certainly has been convenient only having to shovel snow once this winter. Will this continue until spring arrives? Probably another month of potential hard, cold winter. Then into April to get to real 0% snow chances and true spring.


Learning to Write February 20, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — lioutrue @ 11:40 PM

Not pushing it quite yet but it would be nice if Ru-Jun could be writing pretty good by the time she goes to kindergarten in fall of 2013. The teachers at day care are working on this a bit with her. She is showing signs of starting up the learning curve. Tonight she was working on writing an R. She can do the left straight down stroke, then asks me to do the rounded stroke. Then she can do the last little leg stroke. A start.