How is everyone today?
Taking M to our brand-spanking-new urgent care this morning. She woke up with a wicked sore throat and no voice and considering the germ fast that was her night last night, it seems like a strep test may be in order. Kids are off school, so I’m hoping to bake a bit today and maybe do a little present wrapping.
how come you guys don’t have school?
Conferences at the elementary schools and PD at the other schools.
Stormageddon slept through the night twice in a row (11:15-5:30 and midnight-6:45). He’s lulling us into a false sense of security and I don’t even care. Especially as he sure as heck doesn’t nap.
Have to run a teleconference training at noon. I’m debating whether or not to drive to the capital (just over an hour away) to be with my co-facilitator in person. I’d have to take Stormy. Agency took the idea of a webinar and decided for very good reasons to run it by phone. Ignoring the very obvious problem that they are very different things.
Yay stormy! Just enjoy the sleep now, when you get it!
I wouldn’t take him. When my older dd was a newborn I debated taking her to a work conference ( which I wasn’t facilitating, no less) and the vote from everyone here was no. It could be distracting and take away from your professional image. Plus stormy and little F are similar in personality so I’m guessing you’d have to pay more attention to him than the conference. Unless expat goes with you, i vote stay home. I went to my conference but dh brought the baby by so I could nurse her on a break.
Not only did I enjoy the sleep, I got to shower *and* drink my coffee before it was cold (and eat half my Cheerios before they turned to mush). It’s a good day.
Sorry, wasn’t clear–it’s a call-in teleconference, one hour long, scheduled to coincide with people’s lunch breaks–a quick last-minute class to allow people to make up CEUs if they’re short for the end of the year. It would be just me, my co-facilitator, and the agency person in the room and I’ve got the green light to bring him (in fact, I got a “please do”–the agency person is baby-crazy and doesn’t need to participate during the call). We’ve all worked together closely for several years now.
From a training POV it would work much better to be in the same room as my co-facilitator; the big downside is the hour commute since I’ll be taking care of him either way. You’re right that he’ll probably want to be entertained.
For today I’m going to try doing it from home (especially because, miracle of miracles, he’s napping at the moment, which means he almost certainly won’t be at noon!) and Expat will come watch him for part of his lunch break; but depending how it goes, I may take him to the 2nd session on the 17th (of 2).
Oh I see. Well I’m glad it worked out today!
Are there any “blue” websites for purchasing mainstream toys (Barbie crap)? I don’t want to give Amazon my money…
surprisingly, Target just got 100% from HRC
Hilary is rating stores?
haha! The Human Rights Campaign initials are confusing that way, aren’t they?
Hey gals! Apparently some peeps are having trouble staying logged in or logging in. Can you please message me or Erika with a description of the error you get? The tech guy, aka my dh, will be working on the problem. This is a crazy time for us (just moved in, newborn, and major huge interview for him on Wednesday) but he’s going to work on the problem as much as time allows this weekend. Thanks!
It just keeps telling me i’m not logged in but it turns out I actually am.. and then after I leave the site and come back i’m all logged in an dgood to go.. it’s confusing but not a big deal
Same here. It’s been doing it for ages, but it’s not a huge deal. Just mildly annoying.
Wow. Prudie has a letter from a nanny of 4 year old twins who have a 65 year old single mother. Crazy. Thinking about it though, while this situation is odd because she had fertility treatment to cause this to happen, there are plenty of grandmas out there raising young children as well and they don’t tend to get discussed much. Having little kids is a lot of work for anybody, let alone somebody older.
[Thanks to Rachel for the fact that I can make links now…!]
There was a mom in our kindergarden readiness program who was 68 or so and had a 5 year old. Her other kids were 50 and 52. Cra!!!!! She wasn’t open to discussing it though. But she was insistent that no, it was not her grandson (or great grand!), it was her son. She had been retired before he was born but looking for work. I felt sad for her because I doubt she was “bored” with retirement like she claimed. I’m sure they needed income to raise this child. Or she could really be bored, but being almost 70 raising a very active 5 year old and being bored is not something I can wrap my head around.
I’m looking at photos of the first couples receiving marriage licenses in Washington state and blubbering like a baby… good thing my desk faces away from my door
I like the two guys with the huge beards.
I loved seeing Dan Savage and his husband.
loved seeing them just hanging out in the back of the group shot…
Totally. My best friend from college who has been with her partner for 16 (and they have an 11 year old son) posted their picture on facebook. Biggest smile I’ve ever seen from that girl! I have been weepy about it since yesterday. Best part is that her parents shared the photo on their pages with their own “hooray” messages.
Can anyone tell me where you can buy comic books anymore? I’m talking comic books for DS so like spiderman etc.
I’m not being snarky but.. comic book stores.. almost every community with have one or two — we have a few just in little old manchester
well I live in nowheresville so Mancheser is a big city to me. I didn’t think about a Newbury Comics kids of place…duh
sorry the t doesn’ always work on my keyboard that’s Manchester
He’s pretty little – I’d look at the grocery store in the magazine section. And read them before you buy them because they can be violent or graphic or sexist. Not sure if that bothers you but we’ve had some stuff get into our boys’ hands that I would have prefered they didn’t read just yet.
That’s where we get ’em.
Actually I thought I’d give him a copy of the latest Marvel avengers/batman sight unseen 😉
Yes I will be reviewing them before I buy them.
We buy ours at a newsstand that has a good magazine selection.
There’s an awesome comic book store across from DS’s school. If you want something specific, I’m sure DS would be happy to shop for you and we can mail it.
That’s very sweet thank you! I was just thinking one or two would be a good stocking stuffer so I will check a big grocery store near me.
I know Midtown Comics in New York has an online store and ships, but if there’s somewhere local, definitely look around first. I’d expect most specialist stores would be able to help you filter out the inappropriate stuff, too.
Anthem sucks. They paid 100% of H’s OT/PT just a year ago. Then today? I get a $1500 bill for his latest round of PT. The reason? He’s too old. Apparently, he wasn’t allowed to receive services after the age of 3. The fact that his first round of PT (for which they paid) was when he was 9 seems to not matter a whit.
I called and complained and the phone rep said it was probably better not to look at it too hard- otherwise they might come back for the previously paid services and demand reimbursement. I don’t know if that’s even possible, but I’m not pushing.
No phone call from potential employer , which either means they picked someone else, or they haven’t decided yet, or it could mean absolutely nothing.
I’d bet on “they haven’t decided yet” coupled with a side of “who really wants to work this time of year anyway? Let’s have some more eggnog!”
I’m going with the eggnog story.
That reminds me of that scene in “Kramer vs. Kramer” where Dustin Hoffman tried desperately to get hired while the Christmas party is going on.
Now that just makes me sad.
I work for the state so my perspective may be skewed as it can literally be months to hear about a job but I definately wouldn’t write it off just yet.
Yes, I agree! Two days would be miraculous most places I have worked.
You guys!!!!! Thank you soooo much for the gift cards! You have no idea how much this helps, at this time of year and with all the little expenses of the move! I’ve already got a list of stuff I need at Tarhet! Thank you so so so much for everything, and for your friendship. I love you guys so much!!!
Aw, I’m so glad! Enjoy in good health, as they say, and welcome to th world, Frankie!
Big hugs to the BB family.
Does anybody watch Girls or any other Lena Dunham related media? Every time I open a pop culture review they are talking about her but we don’t have HBO and I’ve never seen it.
I LOVE Girls… Lena Dunham is a great writer… the characters are not that likeable yet I am hooked on the series…
I watch “Girls.” It’s fantastic. I wish there had been a show like that when I was in my 20s.
I had only vaguely heard of her and the she showed up in today’s NYTimes crossword puzzle.
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