I got a new camera! Hooray! A new camera that WORKS! But I don't know how to use it. Like, I technically can figure it out, but it isn't comfortable. And the colors all look funny. But it is mine and I think I maybe kissed it when I took it out of the box. Maybe.
I can't believe I have a new camera.
And of course my laptop found out about my new camera and decided to quit working.
(I am typing this on Luke's work laptop.)
My blood sugar crashed last night and all of these wild thoughts were running through my head. I need more time for me. And more time to write things down. I would like to be organized and have them on my blog, but even written on a piece of paper would be better than flitting out of my brain and never returning. I would like to buy an iMac or an oversized plain paper notebook and a new sharpie. Probably the second one. I am paying off the new camera.
Hope I will be back soon with my notebook thoughts all ready for the world.
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Continuing with the question answering:
the grumbles asked: i want to hear about these goodwill bins! what are these bins you speak of? how does one find them?
Ohhhh my my. I will do a post about the bins soon. It is technically called The Goodwill Outlet and it is nuttttsssss. As the old gentleman I always run into there says, "I just call this place the mad market." Basically it is unsorted Goodwill merchandise that no one has looked at yet mixed with merchandise that didn't sell. It is all dumped into bins that are wheeled out into a room full of waiting wild-eyed people wearing gloves. The waiting people POUNCE on the junk as it is rolled out and tear through it like the crazies that they are. (I am one of them so I can say such things.) I have actually seen people FIGHT over this stuff, like, all up face to face, having words with locked eyes and then getting kicked out, the whole bit. It is 99 or 69 cents a pound, depending on what you are buying. And the stuff I've bought? I will save for another post. I've bought like, um, 60 or so pounds of stuff. I'm a little ashamed but it is so much fun.
Michelle G asked: if you could do ANYTHING (in YES a perfect world...) what would it be? (photograpy....re-sale shop for the thrift store "scores" etc..)
Oh Michelle, this is THE question I ask myself all the time. What am I even doing? I think the answer is that I want to do everything and I want to do it all really well-- so much better than I currently can do any one thing. I want to get better enough at something and everything to turn the sparks in my brain into something I can look at and hold and put away in a drawer. Specific, I know.
Tell me one or two differences in your parenting from baby #1 to baby #3 (as we all seem to change SO much in our parenting styles with each new kiddo :)
Well, Clark was actually an easy baby. Clark who is the challenge of all challenges now? Was an easy baby. I was totally the mom who 100% cloth diapered, played toys on the floor all the time, "KNEW" what worked, etc. While I loved being at that place and doing all that stuff, Hal has never worn a cloth diaper. Sad, kind of, because cloth diapering is really economical and can be fun, but I am 30,000 times busier and tireder now than I was then. And I don't "KNOW" anything now. I know what is working for me today, but not what works. There is a big difference.
Kate from Big City Belly said: what time do you go to bed? how much sleep do you get? what time do you usually wake up in the morning? (clearly, I love to talk about sleep)
I am a night owl, it is in my blood, and I have always gone to bed after midnight. HOWEVER, Hal has never slept more than five hours at a time and wakes up around 5:30 every morning, so I am tired all the time. All of the time. I am tired. All of the time. And as night-owly as I am, I am every bit as much not a morning person. Is there a word for that kind of person? It is me. I am a huge jerk until 11 every morning. My eyes don't open until allllll the coffee is gone. And I drink my coffee from a Mason jar.
(I will keep answering the questions left here a little at a time until they are all done. You can leave me one if you missed it the first time and there is something you are wondering!)