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The snow has finally arrived. We've been waiting for Storm Saturn to make its way here since Wednesday. Now, we just have to see how much snow we wake up to in the morning. So far, this seems to be a repeat of the last storm...

No plows...no salt...no sand...

I've been trying to focus more energy on things unrelated to technology. I've pretty much given up on watching television (except when it came to the extraordinary filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul). Knitting and crocheting are once again consuming my "free time". 

Current projects: 
-Lucy Hat
-Charlie's Baby Blanket 

It was fun tonight sitting with the hubby chatting while I was knitting and the baby was sleeping in bed. It make me feel like we went back in time. There was a soft glow from the night light. The computer was off and we were just enjoying each other's company. All too often we neglect the art of actual conversation in favor of statements that are 120 characters or less.

I know this week people have been either agree with or disagreeing with a Facebook status that went viral about a mother using her Iphone while at the park with her child. It certainly has made me more cognizant of what Charlie see when he's playing. Does he turn around and I'm watching him happily? Does he turn around and I'm staring at a computer/telephone/tablet screen replying to a message? 

I'm not saying that using technology is wrong and you don't deserve time to yourself. I'm just saying that I would hate to miss something Charlie was proud of because I was replying to a message or an e-mail.

Since we're embracing random here...
A local business purchased several high end purses for sale. One of the most popular patterns features the image of a vintage cowgirl pinup.
 I can't decide how I feel about this.  Some people say it's art that appreciates the beauty of the female form. Others feel that it objectifies women. Yes, these cowgirls are sporting short shorts and short skirts. One even has her stomach showing. Are these the picture of modesty? No. Basically, it comes down to the fact that I don't know that I'd want my daughter carrying one of these bags. Therefore, should a mother be carrying this image around with her? Does it send the right message? I don't know. Women are beautiful. Women are fun loving. Women can do anything they strive to do. Is that what this image is saying?

In my perusing the internet for another point of view, I came across this interesting post.
What do you think? Would you carry one of these bags? 

There was a great post on Nurshable this week about sleep solutions for your infant. It truly embraces what our philosophy is at the moment - Wait it out. 

As you've probably read before, the little guy doesn't sleep through the night. 
He probably won't for some time. 
He sleeps with us in our room, usually in our bed. 
He's happy there. 
We're happy to have him there. 
When he's ready..
he'll sleep through the night..
he'll even sleep in his own bed...

I just hope we're ready. 

"I can savor bedtime and wait it out, because this will not last forever. You are a little creature that is bent on independence. All I need to do is help you see sleep for what it is. Safe, comfortable, and lovely." -Nurshable

We'll be getting our photo CD tomorrow with the rest of the photos from our photographer! 
I'm so excited! 
Because I can't contain my excitement, here's another one she posted on her website. 

Eleven years ago today, I met my hubby on a school bus headed to the Freshmen Retreat at Chapman Lake.

Who would have thought we would be here now?


  1. Oh my gosh that picture of Charlie is adorable. We were told we were going to get a ton of snow, and we didn't. It was kind of bizarre.

    1. We've got about six inches...it's still falling but, it is also melting.

  2. The pictures of Charlie turned out precious! I wouldn't carry that bag because I think it's ugly lol... and I don't get pin up stuff in general.

    1. Don't worry there will be many more pictures to come once I get the CD from the photographer!

  3. Charlie is soooo cute! That is great that you are knitting so much! What a practical and fun hobby!

    I'm not sure how I feel about that purse...I'm torn.

    1. Thanks! Knitting is my little way of keeping my brain working despite being home. It's a good way to relax also.