» this saturday the man came to disconnect our cable. not because of any foul play, we asked him to. it's an easy way to cut some $s from our budget; television is not a requirement. but. BUT. we are THAT family, that family that always has the tv on in the background. as noise, as filler. sometimes we're not even watching it. so over the weekend the house was so eerily... silent. i'm thrilled to make more progress on the MCC and to be free from commercials. and i'm sort of glad for jude, who won't have to grow up in a house with as much tv and advertising in his face. but man, i got used to having cable. so i'm mourning it a little bit, despite the fact that it's probably a good thing and my weekend was incredibly productive because i got bored from having no tv. and the fact that you can watch almost everything online these days. so i won't be completely out of the loop.
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» when my pumping bathroom is busy i just keep walking up the staircase to other floors and taking the elevator back to the bottom and then climbing up them again so i can walk past and see if it's still occupied. after the third trip i give up and go to the other (more public) bathroom. when this happens in my head i like to think that i'm "working out." people on other floors probably think i'm deranged.
» i've never updated you on the status of dear mr. nico and his mysterious impending medical doom. this is because we are at a standstill with his treatment. i want to write a post to you about it but i'm overcome with emotion each time i try. i'll get there soon, maybe, but for now know that he is hanging in there and that i got him a jaunty blue scarf to wear.
» last weekend we attended the XYL WKRP scooter rally. i took 400+ pictures. i never posted them because holy jesus that is alot of pictures. jon rode his scoots with more than 400 other scooterists on a 70 mile city ride and jude and i joined up for the barbecue dinner and bar party. if you're interested in seeing one of the largest scooter rallies in the country you can check out my somewhat excessive if not lovely pictures here: the breakfast | the official start
» jude is now incredibly angry every time we don't put him on the floor so he can crawl around and escape me. holding him on the couch? now unacceptable. he must. be. moving. he's particularly interested in chasing our little laptop table around the room (it's on rollers). when he finally gets to it he just holds on to the thin metal bars tightly with his arms. why, child? i don't get it.
» a week + ago i wrote a penned a desperately heartfelt post about a dip in my milk supply. a few of you left me ideas to get it back up to speed and some kind words that i'm deeply grateful for. i thought i should let you know- milk town is back in business! i'm not sure if it was because of the stomach virus i had, taking a few days off from pumping, stress, or any combination thereof but things are back to normal. the relief that flooded over me the first day last week i pumped 20 ounces was UNREAL and since then things have been looking up. thank you, thank you, thank you, friends for helping me get back on the right mental track.
» speaking of being on the wrong mental track, i've been in quite a funk the last few weeks. i'm coming out of it now and i'm feeling free and springy and i want you to feel the same. which is why i'm excited to let you know that next week i'll be doing a kindness & karma post every day- culminating in a kindness & karma contest. so just keep that in the back of your mind- next week is going to be exciting. there is something for us to look forward to besides the cold release of the hands of death from around our clammy throats.
xoxo my darlings,