Random Friday

Today I tried pilates and didn’t die. I assume this means I did it wrong.

We bought one of those amber teething necklaces for Grace. So far she is still acting like a banshee, but now she is a well-accessorized banshee.

Someone (her father) thought the necklace was for her to chew on, and was far less impressed when someone else (me) explained.

It has been October for a whole week and we haven’t put up the Halloween decorations! Ack!

My copy of Freefall arrived yesterday. Mindi mentioned me in the acknowledgments which I was not expecting and I might have cried a little. (I don’t know if there is a score card, but that is three books and one movie I am thanked in.)

On the other hand, no one has ever asked me to be in their wedding. My sister thinks this is all right as I am married myself, but I think it is sad.

Today is Star Wars All Day Day. Yes, it is a crappy name. But it’s an awesome day! Sam is celebrating as hard as he can. I just made his day by unearthing the DVD of Episode III.

It is also Unofficial Play With The Recycling Day, according to Grace. Oh well.

All the pieces are cut out for Grace’s Halloween costume, except for the cape and the Robin symbol. I guess I should do those next! I’m not sewing until everything is ready to go, since I don’t have a permanent place for my machine, and also because Sam likes to “help,” which is awesome when I can actually sit down at the machine with him but quite a hindrance when I am trying to do something else at the same time.

Speaking of costumes, quick poll: what kind of footwear for Batman?

14 thoughts on “Random Friday

  1. Ewokmama

    October 8, 2010 at 3:18pm

    I’m confused…I thought a teething necklace was for chewing on too…

    I’ve only ever been in one wedding – my sister’s. And she was already married…

    Black shoes for batman?

  2. oslowe

    October 8, 2010 at 3:21pm


  3. Annika

    October 8, 2010 at 3:21pm

    The amber necklaces work with the baby’s body heat–amber is a resin, so supposedly when it warms up the oils in it interact with your skin and impart their analgesic properties. I’m pretty sure it’s voodoo or something.

  4. Laurie Ann

    October 8, 2010 at 3:28pm

    I have been in too many weddings, but never thanked and/or acknowledged in a book or movie. I’d rather the latter. It doesn’t require monetary output on hideous formal wear.

    I, too, was confused about the necklace.

    Black boots! duh.
    .-= Laurie Ann´s last post ..See Red Items =-.

  5. B

    October 8, 2010 at 3:51pm

    Your first sentence made me bust out laughing. I always feel the same way. Wait till tomorrow though; then, you’ll know for certain.

    Batman should wear black boots, no?

    The only weddings I’ve been in, I was the only bridesmaid (making me matron of honor in both). I was the only bridesmaid (ergo the only one responsible for showers and bachelorette parties and all that jazz).

    Did I mention these weddings were 2 weeks apart? And required travel?

    I’d much rather be acknowledged in a movie or book.

    I actually have a teething necklace – I wear it, Claire chews it. I’m sorta glad to know that the amber thing is hit or miss cuz I really thought hard about it but was given the “teething bling” as a gift so went with that. It keeps her (mostly) quiet and on my lap at the library so I’m cool with it.
    .-= B´s last post ..Four =-.

  6. allison

    October 8, 2010 at 4:22pm

    One of the things I like best about Pilates is that it doesn’t cripple me after I have had a good workout. Yoga, on the other hand, kicks my ass every time! You may very well have done it right, and will only feel some mild aches and pains tomorrow. Or not. Pilates is not about the super stretchy, or pushing your muscles way past their current strength. It may hurt a bit, but I really don’t think a good session should ever hurt too much! I Pilates.

  7. Jodi

    October 8, 2010 at 4:35pm

    I agree with your sister. Do NOT feel bad about not being asked to be in a wedding. I did for a long time. (After being in my mom’s second wedding as a kid, that it. That was different). Then, I was in two. I had to spend a ton of money. One of my friends went back on her promise about the type of shoes we’d be able to wear and we had to buy very expensive, VERY uncomfortable shoes that no one could see (long skirts). It was so bad that we all had to tape them to our feet. And then one of my dogs ate one…not that I could ever wear them again, but maybe I could have sold them and gotten half the fortune back!

    The other was a family member’s wedding and the marriage ended in divorce within 3 or so years.
    .-= Jodi´s last post ..Growing Old is Mandatory Growing Up is Optional =-.

  8. ChiaLynn

    October 8, 2010 at 7:41pm

    If I had known you when we got married, you would have been in our wedding. Well, you would have been AT our wedding, but everyone who was AT the wedding was sort of IN the wedding, on account of having cheese thrown at them and all, so it totally would have counted.
    .-= ChiaLynn´s last post ..Meet Buddy =-.

  9. Lori

    October 9, 2010 at 5:09pm

    when jack was 5 he used to watch the star wars movies and freeze frame them, then draw the scene. then advance a little, stop and draw again. for-ev-er. :)

    we’re about to have our thousandth star wars bday party in a week…
    .-= Lori´s last post ..open thread =-.

  10. Ryan H

    October 9, 2010 at 10:59pm

    I got acknowledged too! We’re on either side of Diana Jeong! This is the first time I’ve been acknowleged in anything more substantial than a program for a play! Pretty awesome. I forgot to order my copy. Must remedy this.

  11. Andrea

    November 30, 2010 at 3:09pm

    How did the amber necklace work out for you? er, for Grace?

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