Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Half-Birthday Lily!!

Today is Lily's half birthday. It's hard to believe that she's 6 months old already. She's grown and changed so much, and her personality's really starting to show. She's still a very happy and easy-going baby, which helps Mommy to be happy and easy-going too. We did some 6 month pictures at Studio Mommy yesterday; this one is a favorite....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Strep Throat

I have strep throat. I started feeling yucky on Monday, still felt yucky on Tuesday, felt a little worse on Wednesday, and on Thursday I called in sick to work and went to the doctor. The doctor did a strep test, which came back positive, and then gave me drugs (which was not a simple task since I'm still nursing Lily and am allergic to penicillin and all it's moldy friends). After my trip to the doctor, I took Lily to the doctor since she and I had been sharing symptoms since Monday. The good news is that she apparently has just a cold. (From what the doctor told me, it's very uncommon for babies to get strep because they don't usually have the proteins in their throats that strep feed on or attach to.) I spent most of Friday resting, and now I'm trying to get back in the swing of things so I can still get some stuff accomplished this week....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ding-Dong, Ding-dong!!

I've been recruited for our church bell choir this year. Our first rehearsal was yesterday, and it went pretty well. I'd never played bells before, so I'm just figuring things out. We practice on Wednesday evenings when Jimmy has youth group, so Lily had to go with me. Practice starts at just about bedtime, so I gave Lily a bath, put her in jammies, gave her an evening snack, and drove around the block a few times before arriving at the church. She was asleep when we got to the church, and she slept through the entire practice. Jimmy took her home when he finished work for the evening, and I transferred her to her bed when I got home.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Do I Love Lucy?

Lily woke me up earlier than I would have liked this morning, so I watched two episodes of _I Love Lucy_ as I was attempting to doze on the couch while she played on the floor. I didn't really grow up watching _I Love Lucy_, but I know I've seen a few episodes every now and then. Anyway, I was a little bothered by the episodes that I saw today. The first episode was okay, but it didn't really conclude. The second episode didn't conclude either, but this time the lack of conclusion was a bit more troubling. The episode ended with Lucy trapped in a walk-in freezer. Now, the problem with this ending is that the freezer has a key lock on the outside, has only one key, and cannot be opened from the inside. At the end, Lucy is locked in the freezer and she has the key, and that's where the episode ends. So, my question: how does Lucy get out? Shouldn't her getting out of the cooler be a part of the episode? If the episode ends with Lucy stuck in the freezer, does she end up stuck there permanently, thus ending the series?

So, do I love Lucy? I'm not so sure....

Friday, November 07, 2008


I baked a cake today. Now, for most people, that probably isn't a big deal, but I don't make cakes. I'll bake pies and breads and maybe even an occasional batch of cookies, but I almost never make cakes. (I think I've made one other cake since I've known Jimmy, and that was a coffee cake.) Anyway, I made a cake today. Granted, it was from a mix and the frosting was from a can, but I still built the cake. When I was making it, I realized that I've never assembled a 2-layer cake before, and I don't think I've ever frosted a cake that has been taken out of the pan. (Luckily, I remembered a few frosting tricks from frosting Christmas cookies with Mom and Dad when I was little.) Anyway, the cake looks nice, and Jimmy says it's yummy....

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Not Quite a Freshman....

Lily spent part of the day today on campus with me. Actually, she spends a few hours with me on campus nearly every Thursday. Jimmy drops her off on campus and that lets me stay on campus for a while and run errands or work. Today followed our normal routine: we spent an hour or so at one of Mommy's favorite coffee shops, and then we went to Mommy's work, the library, and Mommy's office. The people in the coffee shop now know Lily by name, the the library ladies like gushing over the little baby. (She gets a lot of attention on campus.) I'm very glad that Lily's such a happy baby; it makes days like today easy.