Happy 40th Birthday

I had a dentist appointment this morning and of course Alex had to go with me because she always has to go with me. I took her iPad and she sat on a chair next to me for the hour appointment and didn’t move basically the whole time. She behaves extremely well at my appointments because she doesn’t enjoy adults unless she already knows them. So she’s not talking to them, not messing with stuff because she doesn’t want them to notice her, etc.

After my appointment, we were checking out and it was the receptionist’s birthday. Someone had put balloons all over his desk and on the wall behind him. He asked if Alex could have one and I said sure so he pulled one down and gave it to her.

So to recap: not her appointment, not her birthday, not even her dentist. She ended up with a free toothbrush and a balloon wishing her a happy 40th.

Taekwondo Busy Work

Elizabeth and Ryan do taekwondo twice a week and this year, their classes aren’t at the same time. So this means that we are at taekwondo for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

That’s…a lot of class for me to sit through. I try to bring things to do so I’m not just wasting these hours each week. I’ve been paying bills here and doing paperwork for a while. Sometimes I catch up on texts (or blog posts- hi). I can’t do anything in depth because it’s noisy and I only have about ten seconds of sustained attention at a time. Sometimes I can read on my kindle app on my phone but it has to be a particularly quiet day.

I need taekwondo to put in a desk for me so I could get more done.

Tableware Advice

These are my plates and silverware. If you had this, what kind of placemats and napkins would you get? I want something colorful that isn’t overwhelming. Our table is a dark wood and I want to replace it eventually but it will probably also be with a dark wood. I got the silverware and white plates (and then later replaced the white plates with these better white plates) ages ago and I still haven’t chosen placemats and napkins to go with them. Help.

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Empty One

Alex likes to help me put my rings on in the morning. She gets them off my little ring holder and then sorts them out (I have three, it doesn’t take long) and then puts them on the right fingers for me.

The thing that amuses me the most about this is that she calls my wedding ring “the empty one.” She calls the other two “this one.” “Can I put da empty one on dis finger now, Mama?”