September 20th, 2006

Hearth

Odin's Day

Administration
Hello to new reader shay_85!

Medical
Bad day yesterday... dialing up on meds does that to me. Hopefully I'll feel better today. And hopefully Lyrica will start helping with the pain sometime soon...

KoL
Dude, 8 new areas. I'm sorta paralyzed here, not wanting to blow too many turns anywhere because I don't know where the other areas are and I want to see all of them! I've only accessed Collapse ) so far. Don't know where to go!

Should we talk about the weather?
Baby, it's cold outside! Okay, not cold cold, but decidedly chilly. This is the last day for swirly skirts and sassy short-sleeved tops for Elayna, who was shivery at the bus stop. Time to break out long sleeves and jeans.

Daily Science
Star-nosed mole like whoa.

Researchers have found the first evidence that young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year compared to children who do not receive musical training. (Thanks for the link, phinnia!)

Daily BPAL
Still nothing new. But I am wearing Gingerbread Poppet, and smell like cookies. :)

Not-so-sekrit Message
I love you, Adam. :)
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Boondock/can't believe

Damn cat ate my plum!

I am not really a fruit person - but I bought some plums and a pear yesterday just to see if I'd like 'em. Got home, nestled them in the fruit bowl with Elayna's bananas, and went about my business.

I just found a plum in my bed.

Claw-pierced, half-gnawed - like the damn cat thought it was a ball. I don't know why he went into the fruit bowl. He never has before. Adam suggests that he was bringing the plum to me - breakfast in bed - and I do remember him jumping up on the bed in the wee hours, then doing his foot-attack mama-get-up! routine, but I'm pretty sure I kicked him in the head.

At least it wasn't a chipmunk.
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Magical Drama Queen Roxy!

BPAL!

The drought is over! :) Bottles of F5 and Mum Moon, imps of Cockaigne and Caliban, and frimps of Manila, Le Serpent Qui Danse, Hymn, and my beloved Black Tower. Full reviews to come starting tomorrow. Mini-reviews:

F5: Citrus death in the bottle, settles to seaspray/mint on skin. Yay, it works on me!

Mum Moon: Gorgeous ginger musk with dusty flowers. This is the staircase in the Shayara apocrypha The Killing Game. *blink* *blink* Rhyssa and her needles and creepy dolls. I know that makes sense to no one but me. Roll with it.

Caliban: Never has anything been so green!

Cockaigne: Foodylicious OMG. I actually tipped back in my chair, breathing it in, going "Ummm..." I'm in love.
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Elayna & Mommy laughing

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I hate having to be the hardass with Elayna. This kid's my little buddy. I love the hell out of this kid. And she is nifty and fun and kind and has these dazzling flashes of maturity - like not being upset that she got fourth chair "because it means that I'm with people on my skill level." She viewed that as challenge, not defeat. So I must be doing something right. (And at a 97% average between the two seating tests that determined Elayna's placement... those other three kids *are* really good, to beat that.)

But she has a real problem with organization - and that's hitting her grades. To the point that I'm now giving her extra bonus homework, and her TV time has gone away for a week. New rules have been instituted - if she fails to turn something in, it's another day of no TV. Et cetera.

Organization tips are welcome.

To her credit, she took it without bitching. Did all the work she could do without her textbook, and will bring her textbook home tomorrow to do the rest. Understands the punishment.

I just hate having to be the hardass. *sigh*

She's going to play Mozart for me now.

EDIT: I love hearing her play. But she was given a Mozart medley with lots of high notes, and the high notes are piercing my brain.

She rocks the flute, though, y0.
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