Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1:24 am

That's the time it is right now as I type this sentence. Ever since Fourth of July, Little Guy has not been sleeping through the night and ever since about a week ago, Zen Baby isn't either. Tonight is Little Guy's first night in his big boy bed and so far he is doing great. He couldn't wait to get in it first of all. By the time we got it upstairs and situated in his room, it was about 7:30 and he looked outside and said, "It's night-time!" He couldn't get into his pajamas fast enough. It took awhile for him to settle down after we read books (two dixie cups of water, one potty try, lots of songs) but he finally went to sleep and he seems way more comfortable than he was in the crib.

Then Baby got up about 11 and stayed up. Until now. Finally she's getting fussy as I type this. OK, anybody still out there? I'll be back!

Yes, I'm reading, too! Age of Innocence. LOVE IT.

And I read most of Gone to New York: Adventures in the City for the Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Well, I would be starting the Armchair Traveler reading challenge, except that three of my books that I ordered specifically for it a month ago (Uncommon Carriers, Gone to New York, See You in A Hundred Years) have still not been shipped by Amazon. It's my fault, though, because we got new credit cards and I forgot to update Amazon so it was trying to charge my old one to no avail. Also, one of the books, Stick Kid, not for the challenge, would not be available until December, so I canceled that one. I'm not sure why this took a month for them to let me know, though. Also, one of those books is Sleepless Nights that I was going to read with the Slaves of Golconda, but now I'll probably receive it too late. Oh well, I'll read it anyway.
I could have started Blue Latitudes, though, or The Historian. But I finished The Magnificent Ambersons (and put the A&E movie at the top of my Netflix queue) and got eager to start The Age of Innocence so I could get the first three Pulitzers under my belt. Maybe when I'm more established in that, I could start a second book. Unlike a lot of book bloggers, I'm usually a one-book woman.

Books I did procure:
(at my favorite used bookstore to which I'm addicted)

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

a double edition of Maisie Dobbs and Birds of a Feather (two books in one)

Also, I haven't been able to blog lately and I'm not sure why. I think it's Little Guy. He's so high maintenance lately, he's like two kids in one. It must be that he's turning three in a month and a half and knows intuitively that he has a lot of transitions to make over the next year (get rid of pacifiers, switch from crib to big boy bed, potty training, starting nursery school). He's not falling asleep well at night--he needs someone with him, he won't play by himself, he wouldn't even stay with M. (his own father) on Saturday so I could run out to the store to get soy milk, bread, and orange juice. I had to take him with me.

Now the little one is ready to get out of her crib and have her morning bottle. Then it's off to the mall to try to find summer shoes for Little Guy. No luck at Target, Payless, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, or Shoe Carnival. We're going to have to kick it up a notch and go to Stride Rite, Sears, Macy's, or J.C. Penney.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Camille Needs. . .

Lots of people have been doing this and I've been highly amused by the results but never thought of doing it myself. For some reason, I read Nancy's answers and got inspired to do my own. Although Camille is not my real name, (I named myself after Camille Saint-Saens, the composer), that's what blog people know me as, of course, so I used that.

1. Camille needs bodyguards because too many people hate her. Oh my!

2. Camille needs men. I could go in so many different directions with this one.

3. Camille needs issues addressed on the level of feelings. Why, aren't you pleased with me and my blog? Don't you like it the way it is? Should I change it? Do I come across too happy? Too boring? What? Oh, boo hoo!!

4. Camille needs to write a description of herself. Oh, OK. Well, I have brown hair that I recently had cut to chin length. I have green eyes, I'm the mother of two, about 5'7", big reader, love coffee ice cream, hate bugs. . .

5. Sylvan thinks Camille needs a duck to keep her company Oh, really, Sylvan? Well, I think you need a platypus to keep you company!

6. Camille needs a backbone, in my estimation, but that's okay. Gosh, this isn't painting a very nice picture of me, is it?