Monday, March 24, 2008

Since I Last Posted

Marin is weaned.

I've fell in love with Once, and have listened to the soundtrack 8457 times.

I re-read The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and loved it even more this time.

I made a new friend.

I went to IKEA twice, with Pammy (hi!) and six kids. Oh, Smaaland, how we love you.

I've played Uno with Kate and Joan about 60 times a day. And I enjoyed it.

I broke (or something) a toe. It sucked.

I watched Gone Baby Gone and am still pondering the moral question at the end of the film.

I bought all the stuff to make mango salsa, even thought I don't know what goes IN mango salsa, and have yet to look up a recipe.

I discovered that the Liz Claiborne outlet store nearby is now a Clearance store, and bought a bag fullllll of clothes for, like, two dollars.

We cooked a ham dinner and had some good friends over for Easter... and had a relaxing and lovely day.

My mom visited from South Dakota, and she spoiled the girls as usual. We had a good time, but when she left this morning, I took a long, long nap.

Marin learned how to sing Twinkle Twinkle, which nearly kills me every. time.

A friend lost her baby.

We had one 50 degree day, and handful of upper 30 and lower 40 degree days, and then it snowed several inches over the weekend. Today is cold and feels like January.

We had a "White Easter" (see above). My kids still wore sandals (with white lacy socks) to church. And a sundress. With a white sweater over the top.

Marin's language has exploded, and she now repeats EVERYTHING we say.

We had unprotected... marital congress on day 7 of my cycle. You can't get pregnant on day 7, right? (This question is for you, all you mucus checkers.)

Barrier methods suck.

So does pull and pray.

(We did neither on Day 7.)

I became a delegate to the MN state convention. Go Obama!

Al Franken called me. In person. Twice.

We put a bed up in Marin's room, though she will continue to sleep in her crib for probably another year or so. But now we have a place to get away from each other when one of us (AHEM. The Snorey McSnorten in our house is MALE) is snorting the night away.

We went to a fab Greek restaurant (no, not here in Tiny Town, sillies- you can't even get kalamata olives here in Tiny Town), and David (aka: Mr. Meat-n-Potatoes Without Even Any Ketchup or Salt) enjoyed his meal.

We (ha, ha, that was funny. Ok DAVID) made our first snowman of the season.

David and I are talking of a small getaway to celebrate Marin being weaned. It might be to DC, and Marin might come with us, and David might stay home with the older two. *sigh*

I became a facebook addict.


Feener said...

yea to marin being weaned !!

Artemisia said...

The Red Tent is such a good, good book. Oh, I may have to place that on my Rotating Pile of Re-Reads.

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the update. . .it is nice to hear from you! Sorry about your toe.

Tessie said...

Yay, you're back! (You're BACK, right?)

AL FRANKEN called you?

Marie Green said...

Tessie- yes, I think I'm back. I hope I am! And yes, AL FRANKEN. In person.

LoriD said...

Oooo sorry about the toe. I broke mine awhile ago and it's painful.

I could go to Ikea every day. They entertain the children and the mom!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I have so much to say and I'm sure I'll forget it all.

First of all, I'm a Facebook addict, too. Email me and I'll give you my ID.

Most importantly - congrats on the weaning. WOOOOOO!!! Is she sleeping better at night now?

Erin said...

I missed you.

Yay for Marin! Bigger Yay for you!

desperate housewife said...

Pull and pray sucks! Hahaha hahahaha! Whoo, I hear ya. Birth control... There are no good options short of the ole snip snip.
Glad you're back.

Kristin.... said...

Facebook is totally addicting!
Glad you're back.

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