07 February 2011

And so it Goes

I was going to go to bed early and read, but then I thought, "No, I'll blog!" So here I am blogging and I have no idea what I'm going to say.

I've been exercising a lot, although mostly not running. I started a staff Pilates class at Reed, and it feels good to do something totally different for my body. I've also been doing the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred video every night with Z.

So, yeah, things are really exciting. Tonight I cleaned off the top of my fridge. See why I haven't been blogging?

We are, for the most part, navigating through each day with a good sense of routine. Z continues to be a stabilizing presence for us. Maddie and Riley enjoy school. I've been more productive at work, although I remain woefully behind on a few projects. I'm still poking around looking at houses online, still a little obsessed with the one I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. I guess I'm not obsessed enough to talk to a realtor or make an offer, though.

The wintertime Endless Cold finally caught up with us and there's been a lot of coughing among the four-year-old set. There has, however, been no sign of the popcorn kernel, so hopefully that situation is well and truly resolved.* We're considering going to family camp this summer; Maddie loves the idea and Riley is concerned that wolves might be hiding in the woods, waiting to eat us while we sleep in our cabin at night. The kids had the first of four skiing lessons; both seemed to love it, especially Riley who was on a total adrenaline high at the end of the day. Riley enjoyed his first Superbowl; interest in football remains high.

And so one day merges into another. Maddie is coughing now; I don't know how kids sleep through that. Tomorrow promises more of the same: hectic morning, work, school, hectic evening, an attempt at nighttime productivity, sleep. And so it goes, and so it goes.

*See post from January 11 for more on Kernel 2011. Short version: Riley put a popcorn kernel into an orifice that should not have a popcorn kernel in it and that while the indications were that the situation was resolved, no actual confirmation was made, so parental concern has lingered.


Anonymous said...

Check out your January 11th blog post - it's about the 'popcorn incident!'

Mouthy Girl said...

I admire you for bringing forth even the most mundane. I can't seem to make myself blog anymore even though I love writing. Maybe you'll be my impetus.

Peg said...

Love the title from one of my favorite Billy Joel songs.

Thanks for your funny and candid writing. I love your honest discussion of grief and parenting. Glad to see that things are settling in Snickollet land.

Snickollet said...

@Anon: Indeed! I just didn't look back far enough; doesn't seem like that was almost a month ago. Post has been amended.

OTRgirl said...

I totally feel you on this post. Live just keeps rolling on and it's hard to pull out any one thread to make an anecdote.

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Melissa said...

Re: the popcorn incident

For what it's worth my daughter did the same thing, with a coffee bean (!!!) when she was 3 years old. The doctor said that if nothing disgusting started coming out of her nose within a few days that we should assume it had passed into her throat and she had swallowed it.