- I almost didn't do a random Friday today. I feel like I'm repeating myself a lot here. Kids not sleeping? Check. Job hunt? Check. Snow? Check. (Actually the weather has been ok this week.)
- Did you guys all see the completely condescending judgemental "Dear mom on an iPhone" post going around this week? It made me a little bit furious. Doubly so when it's a man who wrote it and men who keep reposting it, and it's about a mom. I read two beautiful responses to it, this one at Fried Okra is lovely and made me cry, and this one at Rated PeeGee is quite a lot like my life. I get the point, that childhood goes so fast, but there are a million ways to make that point without being an jerk about it.
- The Bug keeps coming up with crazy conversations. "Mommy, is bacon protein? My FAVORITE FOOD IS PROTEIN????" (This was a good thing.) "Mommy, am I making a tetragon (with his hands)?" He is also a complete ninja rockstar at Minecraft crafting. Mike and the boys play together, but it's the four year old who knows how to make things without looking them up.
- This month's post for the Little House on the Prairie Read-a-long went up on Monday. I'm ready for some discussion on that one! So much more political than Big Woods.
- We went to the park by our new house yesterday, since it was fairly warm out (50!) The river is still frozen.
What I Read This Week:
- Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn. I'm not quite half done. I do know one spoiler that is coming soon, but even without that I feel like she's about to rip the rug out from under me.
- On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House, Book 4) by Laura Ingalls Wilder for next month. I'm looking forward to Laura getting a little older.
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. My thoughts here.
- Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan. I have barely started.