Archive for August, 2008

Just another Sunday evening at the Leal’s

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We are just hanging out tonight, watching a special on the “Colossal Squid”. Its so fascinating. They finally caught an intact specimen. I would have rather seen a special on Architeuthis (the Giant Squid) but when you are talking cephalapods, why split hairs? Anyway, its just another Sunday evening at the Leals. Ivy is scurrying about, trying to find ways to get into trouble. Its a special talent that she posseses. Its late, and she ought to be asleep….and so should I. But again- cephalapods. Need I say more?

Here is a special message from Ivy:

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Ok, time to put her and us to bed! Goodnight!

PS there are a couple new pics up in the photo section.

Its 4am, do you know where your fetus is?

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Why, yes, I do!! Since you ask, my fetus is pressing up against my lungs at the moment. I am sleepy, but when you feel like you cannot get enough air it really doesn’t allow for too much relaxation. So here I am, it is 4:34AM and I have been awake for at least an hour and a half…tossing, turning, tossing, turning. I finally gave up and decided I may as well do something. Mmmm, maybe I will have a snack.

Anyway, in other news my grandma is going to Argentina to collect on my Grandpa’s pension…actually she left last night. The government stalled and stalled and my Grandpa never saw the money. Then they kept stalling and throwing up invalid roadblocks so my Grandma could not collect either. So she sued them, basically. And good thing she is long lived because at long last the court sided with her and awarded her the pension money in a lump sum. So now she is on her way to collect her long-overdue pension. Bitter old Argentine that she is, she said she would believe it when the money was in her hands!

I am a little worried about her making such a long trip… when you are 99 years old, any day can be your last…granted, this is my Grandma we are talking about- the lady that survived a backwards fall off the top step of a bus with nothing more than a scratch on the head…the lady that survived major abdominal surgery against all odds when she was 93…the lady that constantly surprises her doctors with her continued mental and physical agility…the woman is made of rubber. But still…I just pray she will be ok and come back to us safely. Especially since Ivy is so attached to her and asks for her at least a half dozen times a day (no exaggeration!) Ivy needs her and I want her to meet Violet. So keep her in your prayers too please!

Ok, time to attempt some more sleep. Ivy has been waking up by 6:30AM lately, so I don’t have a lot of time left. Goodnight! Or good morning, depending on your perspective.

Have you ever wondered about Zombies?

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I was surfing the net awhile ago and came across the Common Craft website. I put a link to them under our Links section to the right. It’s a husband and wife and they produce short videos to explain technical things like blogs and RSS to non-technical things like the US Election process. As a joke for Halloween they made a video about Zombies:

I think this was really funny, but maybe that’s just me.

What we are doing right this second

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At the moment Ivy is in my lap, squirming and asking to see pictures of babies. (I hope this bodes well for Violet!) Now she is whining because she isn’t getting her way. Phillip is at work, he took the car because he had to drive a visiting coworker around so we are cooped up today. I am listening to chant in the background. We haven’t done much today other than play with Ivy’s doll, pull books off shelves, spread an entire deck of cards on the floor, wash dishes, clean the kitchen, and take a nap. That is our boring day, but if anyone was wondering, now you know!

Please be born soon

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I am so over being pregnant right now. I feel huge, awkward, and I am having back pain. I just wish this baby would be born already. I cannot believe I still have until November, and I am just going to get bigger from here on out.

We decided we are going to name this baby Violet Marie. We aren’t naming our kids with a botanical theme on purpose. They just happened to be names we like, and they are coincidentally plant names…

Anyway, I am just trying out this blog for the first time. Hopefully I can keep it up fairly regularly. For the moment, Phillip, Ivy and I are going out for a bite to eat and maybe go run a couple of errands. Bye!