May 11, 2011

Terminal Frost

Pink Floyd, A Momentary Lapse of Reason 1987

The frost?  Has been my brain, as of late.  Manoj has been traveling to California every other week since the end of March.  Have I mentioned that here yet?  No?  So, he travels during the week for the Job That Pays Actual Money, then comes home on the weekend to work on His New Business Venture, Part Quatre.  I guess I could complain about it except for the fact that I am too busy being grateful that he has had steady work.  Fortunately, his travel began just as my own working gig ended.  Yes, I know I never talked about my experiences "working".   I decided to not poke that particular bear - I learned the hard way in the past that it's better to just keep my trap shut on the subjects of working, not working, staying home, running for the hills, etc.  I always seemed to get punched in the neck no matter how carefully I crafted my words.  Suffice it to say, I was a little relieved when the gig ended, I prefer just "staying" home for now.  However, it was a good experience for me to begin thinking about my options down the road when I have two kids in school full-time and I'm staring into the black eyes of Lucy wondering, "What the hell, NOW?"

Lately, I've zoomed through some good reads - Tina Fey's Bossypants, Kathy Griffin's Official Book Club Selection and Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends.  All of them were such fun, yummy, juicy reads. Go read them now!   Currently, I am reading George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones.

Actually, I have a confession.

I am a wee bit obsessed with the whole Game of Thrones Thing.  It started with the HBO series.  Then, I bought the book.  Now,  I have watched every episode twice, have pored through the "extras" on the HBO site, have scoured the Wikipedia entries and am now working on all the "making of " featurettes via On Demand.   Reading the book is just icing on the cake.  The shocking part to me is that normally, I struggle with reading the fantasy genre.  However, something about this series has really grabbed me - the complex history that Martin created for this world, the compelling characters who live within this world.  LOVE.

Recently, Arun attended a birthday party at a little judo academy - the parents were connected to the academy somehow and now Arun is begging to go back to the academy.  Well played, Judo AcademyParents.  Manoj's new business has to do with colonoscopy prep, which leaves me wondering how I could parlay THAT into a birthday party for Anjali.

Random Snappage

Balancing Act
Thank you little birdie for making my kids giggle.  Their belly laughs are sweet music to my ears.

Flowers in the Basement
The recycling bin is my usual go-to spot for most kiddie artwork, but some things are more "keepier" than others.  Our basement is of the Dark, Scary Cave variety which makes it perfect for hiding all of the artistic glory that Team Chaos can muster.  No worries, kiddos -- I promise your father is not your half-uncle.

Snapping Anjali's Colossal Attitude

Which Only Further Pisses Her Off
Because torturing children is FUN, dammit.


Average Jane said...

Colonoscopy prep is an awesome birthday party theme! You serve broth, Jell-o (but no red flavors) and Sprite. One of the Sprites is really a phospho-soda laxative. It's like musical chairs, but the winner has to run and sit on the toilet.

Melanie said...

@average Jane LOL..... I love the photos of Anjali.....I know those expressions well.... my soon-to-be 3yr old has a whole arsenal of them. I really want to read the books you have listed, I am just too darn cheap to buy them.... I will have to put them on my library wish list.

D. said...

You have piqued my curiosity about the new business venture. I've been the lucky recipient of colonoscopy prep, and well, let's just say I can't drink Sierra Mist any more.

Jen said...

We're looking at planning a birthday here too and I've gotta say Colonoscopy! is looking mighty original. Son has recommended a treasure/scavenger hunt theme, but...if oldest brother who doesn't have a summer job yet isn't going to put that one together, then it's definitely colonoscopy themed.

maya said...

Too funny! Invasive birthday parties, circus robins, Anjali... Well, Anjali is too funny *and* too cute!

Anjali said...

You are the umpteeth person I know who loves Game of Thrones. Will have to watch it.

Sorry about the spouse traveling thing. Hang in there.

CPA Mom said...

Anjali and Bella could compete for attitudes. Lord save me from 6 year old tantrums.