Hi guys! Umm … so I’ve missed two regular Monday posts in a row. Yikes. I’m sure nobody noticed (except my parents and in-laws … am I right?), but I’m disappointed in myself because I prefer to maintain personal discipline with my goals, even for hobbies.
Buuut…. There have been two recent changes here. The first is that I’ve been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, severely in my left, so I’m not terribly keen to type long passages or even hover over the keyboard in thought. There went my plans for NaNoWriMo this year, too. 😦
The second change is that two weeks ago I became an independent sales consultant for Usborne Books and More. (Because I love books!) I joined the millions of other work-at-home stay-at-home-moms selling stuff, right? Yeah…. At least I’m passionate about books and truly believe in bringing as many quality books to as many kids as possible. But the result is less blogging time.
But I’ve also been hitting a bit of a writer’s lull lately, and these two factors haven’t helped things. I will try my best to do it all, and with gusto! And laughs! And fun!
Today I can certainly supply some laughs – and cue the “awwww” sounds while we’re at it, courtesy of the ever increasingly expressive baby girl – oops, toddler – in my life, the adorable Puff.
This exchange occurred as we were getting out of our car mid-morning. Puff was trying to look for our neighbor’s dog in their yard. She loves to say “Morning, Nicks!”
Me: “Is the dog there?”
Puff: “No. Sleeping.”
Me: “He’s inside sleeping?”
Puff: “Yeah. Blanket.”
Me: “He’s sleeping with a blanket?”
Puff: “Yeah. Yeah!”
Naturally, everything sleeps with a personal blanket, right?!
And would you like to know her top three favorite words / expressions of the moment?
“Idon’tknow” [All squished together into one word.]
“Umm…” [She says this when we ask her a question, then she says her answer!]
She’s too much!
And the best of all … I heard her call her baby doll – whom we have all named “Baby” – by a term of endearment that I use for both Puff and Squish. It is adorable to hear her call her beloved Baby a love name! Yesterday morning I heard her on the monitor saying this to Baby:
Puff: “Baby … hi, Punkin’ … Morning, Baby! … Punkin’….”
I can’t even deal … she’s too cute!!