17 April 2006




First Day at Daycare!

Bella had a fun first day at daycare. They had a bouncy seat which she was very excited about! And they had muffins and juice and an Easter basket for "Bella" (that she wants to share with her mom), which I was very excited about.

The first day back at work wasn't too traumatic. Just a matter of forcing everyone who stops by the cube to examine and admire pictures of my adorable baby. And I was quite excited to leave work at 4:30, something I never do since I never get in very early. But then there's this thing called TRAFFIC which I haven't experienced in a while and threw a bit of a snag in my 'home at 4:45' fantasy--quickly (or slowly, painfully, inchingly slowly) turning it into a 'home at 6' fantasy. Which rapidly became a leftover ham and sweet potato fantasy. Which turned out just fine.

Easter Rousing Success Despite Extra Juicyness

We had the best Easter this year. Sure there was a ham juice explosion that might have doused a couple of us in extra hammy goodness, but who can complain when you still smell like applewood smoked maple glaze at 9 pm? And I made a startling discovery that I have access to a hot tub in the family with minimal sucking up required. Here I was plotting to get all buddy buddy with the neighbors who just installed one. What a waste of effort that would have been!

I have a hilarious picture of my mom drinking champagne while she holds Bella wearing tiny watermelon sunglasses. But for some reason blogger isn't letting me put it up. Maybe blogger doesn't find it as hilarious as myself and instead sees it as boozing grandma exploits baby. Shame on you blogger for being so judgemental.

Washing Machine Broken: Basement filling up fast

You know that Maytag guy that looks kind of flea-bitten and Hitchcock-y on those commercials? I guess he's coming over tomorrow. Our washing machine started washing at its own leisure. A little aggitate here, a little spin there, maybe I'll finish this load today, maybe I'll finish it in a week, maybe I'll smell like something's melting... Brent's fairly sure a piece of strawberry shortcake clothing got sucked in somewhere and is causing problems. Which, seeing as I washed a whole load of strawberry shortcake clothing, is entirely possible. I put it all in lingerie bags so I thought I was in the clear. But I'm still pretty nervous that grizzled Maytag guy is going to lever out a tiny pair of green and white striped tights from the pump and I'm going to have some explaining to do.

I Still think Soccer is Boring


But I'm ready for my mini-van! We test drove a Toyota Sienna and that was pretty darn nice. The salesman takes us for a "riding experience" first (in other words--no driving for you) where he shows us the turning radius, whipping around in this little cul de sac. It zipped around like a little (ok, big) race car! We did get to drive it eventually and it had all the Canyonero features I was looking for--purse hook, sunglasses holder, little bubble mirror to watch the kid in the back, seats even a wussy girl can stow-away, grocery cubby (good for stabilizing the rotisserie chickens). Here's where everyone who told me that a Mini Cooper wasn't a good family car gets to say I Told You So. Hey, at least I didn't get a Vespa like I wanted! Although a Vespa would be such a dream to park at work. I just have to figure out a way to make it baby compatible. All ideas welcome.

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