Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to use a paper towel to dry your hands

I saw this video several months ago, and I've been using paper towels this way ever since!  Since I now feel like I can verify that it works, I thought I'd share :-)


In other news, I sure am a crappy blogger, eh?  I have no real excuse.  I'm no more busy than I have been for the past 2-3 years.  Well...maybe a little busier?  But this is supposed to be a fun - or maybe even therapeutic - outlet, and I guess I haven't had much use for it lately (is that a good thing or a bad thing?). 

I have been wondering if it's partly because I don't have long runs anymore.  Running has been a time when I sort out my thoughts and think about random interesting things.  I haven't run regularly - or far - since my half marathon last March.  Maybe blogging will come back with running.  Maybe not.

I am running again, at least a little.  I just finished week two of the couch to 5K.  I'm also lifting, but my glutes aren't quite working properly so lower body is a mess and mentally exhausting.  The running is ok.  I loved it at first, but the runs are short, and I am watching the time on the treadmill to make sure I do the correct interval, and I'm watching my posture in a mirror...  I don't have a chance to get into a rhythm.  Plus I can't run outside yet.  I'm waiting to be able to run on a trail (it's too muddy/slippery/fall hazard-y to take my 3-month-post-op hip out there quite yet).  Ah!  The fresh air calls to me, singing its siren song of sanity!!

Bean invited A-Train to snuggle with him, then he asked "do you want to hear about this sword?" A-Train answered "mmhmmmmm" and then was obviously totally engrossed. 
My kids are getting more and more independent - we're even transitioning A-Train to sleeping on the lower bunk in what is now "the boys' room" instead of "Bean's room."  We sent them off to Parents' Night Out for 4 hours last night so we could clean out that room and start to clean out the office, which has been an incredible mess since before Christmas.

The kids are also both completely obsessed with the Legend of Zelda games.  We played a good bit while I was recovering from surgery, and it's kind of stuck around.  The deal is that once we finish Twilight Princess, we're taking a break from video games for awhile!  I'm just trying to limit the playing to a couple times a week, and we take a break after little sections and go do something else (mostly dishes...). 

Also, they wrestle and fight and harass each other all. the. time.  So add referee to my list of jobs!

I've started sewing, after getting a sewing machine for Christmas.  I'm loving it!  And also, I'm more of a "Jill of all trades, master of none" with each passing year, hm?  The Beast recently called me a dabbler.  I think he meant it as a compliment.

I've also been blogging for The Green Nursery since September, which I very much enjoy. 

AND I'm back to being available to take clients in my doula work.  I'm also growing more and more impatient for when I can make my life work to do birth doula work!  Probably that is three years down the road, when both my kids will be in school.  In the meantime, I'm throwing around some ideas for how to provide information and support to more parents.  AND I recently became a La Leche League Leader, after working toward it for three years!

And with that, I'm off again! 
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