Monday, November 26, 2007

Down time

I think it's hard for a lot of people to get back into the swing of things after a four-day weekend. (Or I guess some people even had five days off.) Doug went off this morning and left his phone and his PDA.

Kate's got a goopy nose. Doug stayed home with her on Sunday, while I went to church to help out in the nursery. I guess everyone was gone for the Thanksgiving weekend because we only had four kids. It was very low-key. (Normally we have about 8-12, and one week we had 17. Yikes.)

Kate has a new phrase--"you'd better keep looking!" but she doesn't have a context. She yells it when I'm chasing her down to wipe her nose. "Noooo! You'd better keep looking!" I'm baffled. I think she picked it up from a computer game or something.

Our apartment is cold. In our previous places we haven't had to run the heat much, so we went ahead and put bookcases over the vents in the living room and dining area, figuring that we just wouldn't turn the heat on out here. This apartment is on the end of the building, though, and I think it's just colder. I'm not sure what we're going to do about that. says my book has shipped already! That was fast.


Creole Wisdom said...

I am excited about your book Helena, you will have to let me know how it is! Thanks for your kind comment about my new laptop. I am lovin' it!

Kat's phrase is adorable. It cracks me up when kids don't get the context, but can yell the words just the same.

And cold apts... I know what that is like! Stay warm my friend!

Jen said...

We got a portable, electric radiator for our new basement/bedroom and just turn it on when we are going to be in the room. Actually is has a timer but I haven't sat down and figured it out yet :) It heats up a fairly large space pretty quickly and rolls out of the way when not in use. It might be a cheaper alternative than running the heat for the whole place. And much easier than moving the bookcases!

Mimi said...

It's been cold, I agree. I've been sitting in front of the fireplace most nights pretty much non-stop.

Giggling at Kate's new phrase. I hope she feels better soon.

Barb said...

I babysat for a family once, and the 3 year old was walking around the house saying "I wish we couldn't go fishing." It was quite funny.