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It's been a while...

Posted on Sunday, 14th Dec 2008 at 13:01
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For one reason or another, I've not been keeping up with LJ for the last few weeks. Sorry. I'll try and do better. In the mean time, if anyone has any exciting news they think I should know about, leave a comment.

Isabella is two years old today, which is fun. We gave her her presents yesterday afternoon, which included Duplo and Stickle Bricks, as well as various books, a princess dress and a little table and chairs from Ikea. We're going to have a party for her in January, because everyone's calendar is too full right now.

Also, Isabella had a bit of a tumble, this week. Monday, I think. She was at day care, having lunch, when she kicked her chair back from the table, as she sometimes does, and she went over backwards and got a big bump on the back of her head. There weren't any symptoms of anything more serious than a bump (every so often she'd very sadly say "bump", so I'm pretty sure it hurt pretty badly), but we took her to the hospital, anyway, that evening, and she was a very brave girl, and behaved well for the doctors and nurses. Of course, it probably helped that we were only there for 20 minutes, and everything happened so fast that we didn't get a chance to sign the consent forms until everything was finished. Long story short, she was fine and the bump went down slowly over the next couple of days. I don't think it's even tender any more.

The heater died yesterday afternoon. And our bedroom is, for some reason, always the coldest place in the house. I've lit a fire, for the moment, and we're likely to be spending a fair amount of time at my mother-in-law's, but I'm really just hoping we can get it fixed or replaced before it gets really cold.

I've been catching up on the US version of Life on Mars in the last couple of days - I've seen the first three episodes so far. It's hard for me to judge how good it is because so far it's almost identical to the original, so I keep getting distracted by minor differences, like the fact that Ray Skelton doesn't look anything like he should. And the Mars Rovers, which are a little bit too literal for my taste. But I'm still enjoying it, so it must be at least partially good, right?

I'm about 2½ terabytes through copying my DVD collection to hard drive. In terms of shelf-space, I'm about two-fifths of the way through, I think. I've had a little trouble getting it to output to the TV, which is annoying. But I've ordered a couple of new adaptors, which might help. Hopefully, it'll take pride of place in the living room before you know it.

I think that's about everything. What about you?


grishny at 2008-12-14 18:38 (UTC) (Link)
Our bedroom always seems to be the coldest room in the house too. Although the kitchen gets colder when the oven isn't on.
(Anonymous) at 2009-01-04 19:10 (UTC) (Link)

It's been a while...

I just happened to spot your logo and thought that I would take a look and say hello. Your post brought back memories of our five girls that we raised.

My best to you and your little princess and take my word for it, they do grow up pretty fast but then again nine grand children makes it all worth it.

For what it's worth, Happy New Year to you and your loving family.

God Bless,

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