Random, How I Love Thee

More often than not, if it weren’t for RANDOM, I’d have nothing to write about at all.  Here is a heaping helping of Tater randomness.

(A)  A couple of weeks ago I decided that I would use an amazon.com gift certificate to buy a few little happies, and one of the things I got was Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred.  So far I’ve gained 2 pounds from eating golden Oreos while standing there looking at the cover of the DVD and wondering if ol’ Jillian works at that smirk on her face or if it’s natural.

(B)  I have a new diaper bag.  Seeing as how Small Fry is nearly 9-months-old, I guess it’s about time.  I have a couple of old bags I’ve been using since he was born, but neither of them really floated my boat.  I am picky about diaper bags, purses, and all manner of things tote-related.  If they don’t feel just right when carried, it’s as annoying as having a rock in my shoe.  Or Jillian Michaels smirking at me as she counts the number of Oreos I’ve eaten.

Nonetheless.  I found this diaper bag several months ago but refused to pay the retail price.  Now that the pattern is discontinued and the store was ready to make room for new bags, I got this for a steal.  The thing that sold me on it?  The straps.  You can change them so that the bag hangs from a stroller or shopping cart.  Love it.

The little pacifier charm is cute, too.  And in real life, it’s not blurry at all.

(C)  While we’re on the subject, kind of, of Small Fry, he has an ear infection.  It could be a new one, or it could be that he never fully got over the one he had during the holidays.  At any rate, he’s on meds, and we hope he’s feeling better soon.  He won’t sleep in his crib.  I’m assuming it’s because lying down flat hurts like the devil.  So we’ve got him in his swing, which he’s really too big for, but what’re ya gonna do?  Besides, it looks like he’s getting a little relief, don’t you think?

(D)  I haven’t been able to get Small Fry to keep his socks on, and it’s been on the COLD side in Memphis for a couple of weeks.  And since Small Fry doesn’t particularly care for any of his little shoes, keeping socks on seemed like a lost cause…

UNTIL I stumbled upon these little things called Stay Put Socks.  They’re tiny silicone rings that slide over a baby’s socks and fit loosely around his ankles.  Y’all!  No more socks all over the place! I’ve been amazed.  They’re not expensive, and they do the trick.  If you’ve got a baby and have the same sock problem, you might want to spend a few dollars and get a pair or two.

(E)  Last week we had a snow day.  It was due to the SNOWSTORM OF 2O1O!  Just look at what we had to deal with.

Having school called off for this was almost as good as the year we didn’t go to school because of rain.  Several years ago, the weather forecasters got everyone all worked up about an impending ice storm, and the powers that be cancelled school the day before anything even hit.  As it turns out, the temperatures rose just enough to keep it from being an ice storm and we all stayed home because of rain.

(F)  In addition to the endless amounts of diet coke that I consume in order to satisfy my caffeine habit, I’ve discovered a couple of drinks at Starbucks that may push me over line into the CAFFEINE ADDICT category.  I used to order one of two things at Starbucks (regular coffee with room for cream OR a caramel apple spice).  Ordering anything too fancy just made me nervous.

Well, I’ve now latched on to the caramel mocha, iced caramel mocha,  and white chocolate mocha with a splash of peppermint — hot or iced.  These are completely addictive.  When I finished my drink Tuesday at school, I was almost mad because I couldn’t get another one.  A Starbucks intervention may be in my near future, but until it happens, you can find me at any one of the 403 Startbucks locations between our house and my school.

So far that’s 720+ words of absolute random, and I think y’all deserve a break.

Wanna meet at Starbucks…?


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thefarmerfiles
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 03:00:23

    Love the diaper bag. I always shy away from girl colors for the things that involve the boys, but I LOVE that you got it in girly colors. Man you have inspired me to do the same!


  2. Kelley
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 08:48:45

    Poor little guy! I know the feeling. Sometimes when I’m not feeling well, sleeping on the couch is the best place to be. Bless his little heart.

    And I hear ya’ about the coffee addiction. For me, it’s the MN version of Starbucks–Caribou Coffee. *sigh*…


  3. JLI
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 09:29:46

    I’m just crackin’ up over the “snowstorm”!! I feel bad for the poor kids that have 3 weeks of school tacked on the back end of the year, cutting into their summer, because a little bit of snow covered the ground. They are just as paranoid in St. Louis too. I don’t get it…


  4. Jennifer Duett
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 14:26:56

    My son spent a majority of his time in his swing the first six months of his life because his reflux was so bad. I say “whatever works” to get them to rest. Bless his heart! Hope he feels better soon! And, I’m with you on the golden oreos……… those things are sinfully delicious.


  5. meghan @ spicy magnolia
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 21:13:47

    I LOVE that picture of Small Fry!


  6. Quirky
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 14:25:09

    We have the same reaction to snow here. Once when I was growing up, we were out of school for three consecutive days because of rain. They canceled it, it rained, the weather guy said that the front had just slowed down and TOMORROW was the big day for ice. So they canceled school for tomorrow and it rained again. Rinse and repeat for three days until we hit the weekend and the weather guy lost all credibility. (Consequently, my hubby, who is from Chicago, never fails to smirk at our “winter storms”. He’ll stand at the window and yell, “Oh my goodness! It’s a flurry! Better batten down the hatches! We’ll never dig out from under this dusting of snow!” I think he’s just bitter that he never got a day off for rain).


  7. Katherine @ Grass Stains
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 11:34:53

    I can’t believe that The Shred was considered a “happy.” I KNOW. I’VE DONE IT. If you ever need tips on better things to buy on Amazon than The Shred, let me know! I’ve got lots of ideas! 😉


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