Friday, October 04, 2013
I know I've been silent lately but we've been having loads of fun over here.
I also just wanted to let you know that I have a guest post up over at April's lovely blog Pleasure in the Pathless Woods. You may remember that April had a guest post here on Mad Passions back in August 2012.
Hope you have time to head over to April's blog and read some of my book recommendations for toddlers.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
In the last few weeks Connor has changed his views on going to bed and has been letting me know in not so subtle ways. I know this is babycakes compared to what's to come, especially when he's older, and bigger and more vocal. Still, I find it a bit tiresome some nights.
Tonight his tactic was to try and delay going to sleep for as long as possible.
He started out by nursing, and nursing and when that wasn't working, he asked to nurse in the rocking chair instead of lying down in the bed. After all that nursing he was upset that he still had to go to sleep. So he decided to lie down and slowly, slowly inch his way towards the edge and end of the bed. I'm sure he thought he would be able to just plop down off the bed and make a run for the living room and FREEDOM. Each time I let him know that it was sleepy-time and that he had to stay on the bed. And each time he would try again.
After repeating this too many times for my liking, I changed my tone. Connor was sitting up on the bed at this point and I guess my tone change did the trick because he threw himself back onto the mattress. Arms spread eagle, he hit the bed and let out a rather loud sigh of frustration. I'm sure if he was able to he would have thrown one arm over his forehead as well.
During this display of such drama for such a little boy, the only thing I could think of was "Good Golly, I've given birth to myself."
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Can you get over how small this cardigan is? It's the same size as my book!
I finally got the chance to pick up the circular needle I needed to finish the Newborn Vertebrae. Now hopefully I can finish this in time to gift it to my friend. I'm really no good at picking up stitches and that's what's next in the pattern. I swear I must have watched about a dozen YouTube videos and I still don't feel like I'm doing it right. I think the issue is that all the videos I've seen explain picking up stitches are done with worsted or chunky weight yarn, and I always have patterns with fingering weight yarn. It's not quite the same. So if you have any tips I'm all ears!
I'm reading another Young Adult fiction. How many times can I say that I LOVE YA? Lots apparently!
I really love this book. Divergent is another dystopian fiction with a female protagonist. Just what I like. From Amazon: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. So good!