Thursday, August 24, 2006


So my readers (readers= Caroline) have asked me why and when did I change the look of the blog. I just did it a couple of days ago...but I'm still not sold entirely on it. Though I definitely like the look better than the old one, hopefully I'll be able to design my own layout at some point.

The name is also something that will be changing. Too many people thought that "Life as a Daywalker" had some reference to vampires...and it SO didn't. I don't know what I'm going to call it yet...but I'm sure I'll come up with something good soon. Oh! And I'm totally open to suggestions.

So that's the story there!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ears and Such

Well hello.
It's been awhile. How've you been? We've been good. Nothing too interesting has been going on. The fluid in Ethan's ears is back in full force. So I'll find out tomorrow if he's going to get tubes or just go back onto the antibiotics. It might sound bad, but I hope they just put the tubes in. Honestly, I (in my very professional opinion) think they should have done that 8 months ago, and skipped the middle man (and it would have saved us about 6 trips to the ear, nose, and throat doctor and the audiologist). So that's that.

In other Ethan news, he apparently has quite the taste for humans (he thinks they're especially good with fava beans and a nice chiante). Seriously though? I've had to sign 5-FIVE- incident reports for the lil monster at day care. All involve him biting other kids hard enough to leave marks. And honestly, I don't know what to do about it. I've tried pressing his teeth into his own arm, to show him that it really does hurt. That just made him mad. I've tried swatting his butt. I've tried the harshly toned "NO! Biting hurts!" And on saturday he got his first real spanking. I didn't like it. When he gave me that look...I can't even think about that look without getting choked up. I had always been open to the use of spanking in certain situations. But now I'm not so sure. It really hurt my heart to do that.

That's one of the drawbacks about being single. I don't have anyone to back me up when I discipline Ethan. I don't have anyone reassuring me that I'm doing the right thing. I also don't have someone to brainstorm with when nothing seems to be working. (Oh, and I don't have someone that can do the discipline for me, because face it. nobody likes to be the bad guy).

I just noticed that TiVo is recording Scrubs. I have to go devote me undivided attention to it. Yes. Even thought it's a rerun. I'm addicted to that show.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Ethan and I just got back from vacation, where we flew to Washington State (ok, we got back last I'm slow. whatever.). We had a grand ole time. It was a time of playing with my parents 7 (yes. 7.) pygmie goats. And a time of Barbeques. We also went to the county fair. And the zoo. And the mall (this is only significant because I hadn't been to an actual mall in YEARs. Also. I bought myself some much needed clothes).

Vacations, when my parents are involved, are never terribly relaxing. In fact, we usually need a vacation from the vacation, just to feel rested. This one wasn't as bad as normal. But I still didn't get to sleep in at all. And my mom got kind of annoyed if we woke her up before like 8:30. That didn't stop me though. I figured that if I have to be awake at 6 am- so should everyone else!

All in all, it was a good, MUCH needed break from work. And it was so fun seeing Ethan run with glee to give my parents a hug. Oh. and my mom taught Ethan to throat punch people. yes. THROAT PUNCH. That's actually not as bad as it sounds...but it IS as funny! My mom used to help with speech therapy. So she was trying to teach Ethan to say the "g" sound. Apparently they way that you do that is by putting the kid's hand on your throat and making the sound. Ethan thinks this is about the funniest thing you could possibly do. And he gets very excited and punches you in the throat. Thanks mom.

Since then, Ethan's final molar (until he gets his 2 year molars) has FINALLY pushed it's way through the gums. That was NOT a fun day.

I got moved to a new office AGAIN. This move should be pretty permanent...and I think I'll like it WAY better than the last office. But

I want to revamp this blog. I'm not liking the look. And I'm not sure about the name. Too bad I'm kind of dumb with this stuff and don't really know how.
Sweet! 2 hours till I get off work!!