November 3rd, 2011

Bright Eyes

NaNoJouMo: A little indulgence in the ease of a bullet point update

Thanks to all who responded to my entry last night, either here or on the Facebook link. Even though LJ has slowed down in recent years, it's nice to know that many of you are still reading. <3

I'm starting this entry rather late at night, and I don't feel I have as much of a theme to expound on as I did yesterday or the day before, so I'm going to indulge in the bullet point mode of updating.

  • My Mad Science class went well. The kids were enthusiastic and seemed to enjoy it. They got a little rowdy at times, but not to the point of being disruptive or anything. I decided on the name “Jingle Joie”, a slight modification of my friend [profile] springdove's suggestion. (Sound waves are science-y, after all.)

  • Mom is fine today. She has an appointment with a cardiologist in a couple of weeks, but right now we're all leaning toward thinking it was just stress (and possibly an oncoming cold).

  • Speaking of which, my poor Dad has definitely caught the cold. :( Poor guy was exhausted and coughing a fair bit tonight. I hope it doesn't last as long for him as it did for me.

  • Kaedmon is staying with us again tonight. I have to say I've really been enjoying spending time with him lately. He can be very strong-willed and difficult at times. We used to butt heads a lot and sometimes still do. But lately there are more moments when he is spontaneously sweet and affectionate. And there are some things that I used to get after him about that he is now being more cooperative on. He's also so creative and loves to talk to people about all the wonderful things in his little head. It's fun just to watch him play sometimes. His style of playing pretend with his toys reminds me a lot of the kid in the Toy Story movies. He really breathes life into those toys, you know? He's going to turn five in less than a month now.

  • I raved on my nephew, so I have to add that my niece Anya is adorable as well. Lately one of her favorite things to do is puzzles. Of course, I love puzzles, too, so we spend a lot of time building puzzles together when she is over here. At two and a half, she is just starting to get to a point where she can build puzzles that are challenging enough that I have to think about them a little bit, too—at least enough to enjoy building them with her. Last Thanksgiving when we were in Albuquerque with Kaedmon, Nana (my grandmother) bought him this book that contains several really gorgeous puzzles of animals from each of the different continents. Anyway, Kaedmon's interest in the book is only mild, but Anya loves the book, and I have to say, I love it, too. I really enjoy building and re-building these puzzles with her.

  • Right now I'm a bit perplexed that my browser has way too many tabs open. I usually keep my browser much “neater” than this, so it's bothering me. I also have a very messy desk. This is all the result, of course, of being too sick to do much of anything for a week and then suddenly having a very busy schedule right as I started to get my energy back. Tomorrow I have a little more free time in my schedule, so hopefully I can put a good dent in cleaning up both my browser and my desk, not to mention a few long-procrastinated chores.

I don't intend for all of my NaNoJouMo writing to be about “real life”, and I have other topics in mind, from fannish to political to religious to philosophical. But who knows which will spill out of my brain first?


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