Yep, it’s been a while. Here’s a little of everything.
Caleb’s default transportation is his feet. He only crawls as backup when he falls over. And even when he does that, now in the last couple days he’s been getting himself back up again (even in the middle of the floor, without a wall or chair or Mum’s legs to help him). And everything is “that.” He points at something he wants and repeatedly says “dat! dat!” And today he had the most fun with – you guessed it – a plain big cardboard box. It used to have those flaps on each end that fold in to make a sort of handle, but Darrin ripped those off and now they’re windows. Caleb kept crawling inside and looking through at whoever was on the other side and going “Aaaah!” and laughing.
He does NOT like: the doorbell, anyone going out the front door and him staying inside, the forehead thermometer, and either of us sitting at our computers for more than two seconds.
What he does like: strawberries, paper, and a little rubber cat-shaped sort of picture frame thing with Tigger’s picture in the face.
Little Para Pants: Haven’t heard yet if any of my nappies have sold at Nature’s Cradle yet, but I’ll email the lady tomorrow & ask about them. And we were in Riverton last weekend visiting Darrin’s mum, and I saw a lady at their monthly market with a display about her new kids’ clothing & educational toys store opening next month in Kapunda. So I asked if she was going to have nappies and told her I make them, and she said she was very interested. Gave her my business card (yes, I even have business cards now) and we’ll see what happens.
In other news, some of you know this, and some of you don’t, but all of you will now. Darrin’s cutting back to 4 days a week at the school, and working on websites with our friend Josh on the fifth day. Since it’s contracted work, it’s a bit of feast & famine on the money side of things, but he likes it a lot more, so it’s all good.
I’m planning to start yet another veggie garden as soon as I a) get some seeds, b) get around to it, and c) can keep Caleb occupied while I’m doing it. So it hasn’t exactly happened yet, and it’s raining this weekend. I DO have a few seed packets, so maybe I should actually get around to doing it tomorrow while he’s napping.
I forgot to go to my eye appointment this afternoon where I would have had my contact lenses “fitted.” Ah well.
And I found Dr Pepper in Adelaide last week. Along with a lot of other American sweets – A&W Root Beer & Cream Soda, Butterfinger, Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Jelly Belly jelly beans, Milk Duds, and so many more I can’t remember. I drive through the city on my way to Homebirth Network meetings and things at least once a month anyway, so I might just start taking the train instead, so I can stop in at that shop on my way home. It’s called Black(something) Old Lolly Shop, in James Place, right across from the new Angus & Robertson bookshop. That’s a VERY dangerous (i.e. expensive) street for me….
And last but not least, I bought Gilmore Girls season 4 on DVD yesterday. So you know what I’ve been doing ever since then. I’ve watched the first 8 episodes already.