Jan. 27th, 2010

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This day has "I am going to suck" written all over it.

The kids were terrors yesterday, and today isn't shaping up to be much better. Toby's got... something. Right now, it's borderline cold and something-else MAYBE- or it could just be a cold. He's got a stuffy nose and a cough, but that's it. No fever, no sickness, no nothing else. I sent him to preschool, letting them know I'll be home so if they need to, they can call. (I keep my cell phone on anyway, but still.) But given the number of tantrums he had before we went to preschool....

And then there's Trevor. Trevor, who's finally starting to talk. However, he's got this thing he's doing now when he says something, he wants you to repeat it back to him. I'm sure that it's pretty simple- he's sorting things out that this is a car, this is a truck, this is a hat, this is a whale, this is an alligator... I get it. But it also gets real old that I have to keep repeating it all back, and he freaks out if I don't. And his enunciation is bad enough that sometimes I just don't understand. Sheesh. Plus, last night we had to cry it out. He's had an ear infection and gotten used to being cuddled.

Last night, when I called my poor husband, I just burst into tears. Not a good day.

THEN, to top things off, I made my caramels for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti yesterday morning. Great, right? I fully planned to spend today cutting and wrapping them, but... Yeah, but. I was out of parchment paper, so I lined the pans with wax paper.

You know, I'm a frigging Ph.D. In science. So why was I dumb enough to think this was a good idea? The wax paper completely fused to the caramel. If this was for my family, I'd trim off the bottom and ignore the fact they looked like shit. But they're for the auction, which means guess what I'm doing today? Yeah. After I pick up Tobe, we need to stop at the grocery store and get all the stuff to make both batches all over again. 8 cups of heavy cream, 8 cups of sugar, 1 pound of good chocolate, and 4 cups of corn syrup, all down the drain, because I was stupid. ARGH.

On the bright side, my fic for [livejournal.com profile] frolicndetour seems to be moving along well, although I'm totally getting carried away. Although I still need to finish that Nine review. Which is all very difficult with Trevor perched in my lap. (But he's just so darn CUTE!) And it's sunny out for a change. And I watched "Frozen Seas" from Blue Planet with Toby yesterday, and there was a baby polar bear in it. (OMG- CUTE!!!!!! Toby and I agreed that we just wanted to hug him.)

Can we just get to the end of the day already?
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Ah, nothing to procrastinate to like a music meme:

"Be Pete Wentz" Poetry Meme works thusly:

1. Put your music player of choice on shuffle.
2. The first lines of twenty songs = a poem; the first line of the twenty-first song is the title.


Which is also fun as- Guess the song lyrics!!!! Two memes in one!

One Song Glory )

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