6 Quick Takes

1. My baby can walk. She’s been taking steps, all ‘look ma, no hands!’ for almost a month, but this past weekend? She is hustling across the whole room, arms out, wobbly, but walking. it is hilarious and heart breaking. She’s getting faster and more coordinated by the hour, and she is perceptibly taller and skinnier and just cut that shit out, baby. You are my baby!

2. Yeah, ok, fine, my baby is going to turn ONE in less than five weeks. Not cool, time! I think we are mostly ignoring her birthday, though. No party, as Kevin and I will be out of town on alternating weekends for all of October. I think we will just make her a cupcake and let her go to town, snap some pictures and call it good. I’d love to be the kind of mom that throws parties and has themes and invitations and a smash cake, but… I’m not. At all. And that’s just fine.

3. We got new next door neighbors and I am SO excited. They are approximately our age, with a six year old daughter. The woman and I talked easily about all manner of things for over half an hour when we dropped by some blueberry crumble bars (BE MY FRIEND!) and I’m so hopeful that we connect. It would be so wonderful to have a really great friend in close proximity. I am terrified I’m going to scare them off with my enthusiasm. At least I am too busy to totally humiliate myself by annoying them every day?

4. I have been in a funk lately. I think I’m on the way out, but we shall see. I’ve decided the funk is a result of a bunch of small things – not playing frisbee, work stress, not getting to take advantage of our proximity to outdoor adventures this summer, feeling behind at a bunch of life maintenance stuff – just a million stupid little things. I’m working on them, or at least identifying them. Before Eliza, I used to do monthly ‘intentions,’ just goals like ‘don’t eat candy’ or ‘don’t play with your phone in social situations.’ I miss doing that stuff – I think it made me pay a lot more attention to my actions, so I wasn’t just stuffing cookies in my mouth without even tasting them, or leaving the reusable grocery bags at home every single time. I’m going to get back to this.

5. I really want to do the next post in my vaccine series, or another toxicology post, but I haven’t had the spare time recently. Or maybe the motivation (see #4). I do have a short list of requested topics, though, so if there is something you’re interested in hearing about, let me know.

6. I finally got some duck eggs at the farmers market, to see if I am able to eat those without horking (I recently developed an allergy or sensitivity to chicken eggs, which is TRAGIC). I finally forced myself to eat one on Monday, when I could afford to spend the afternoon puking – and it went fine! No queasiness, nothing. I’ll probably try it another few times on the weekends before getting back to my two egg a day habit, but I’m excited at the prospect. Plus now I can continue reading Erica’s blog without tearing up at her food pictures. Runny yolks, I am coming for you!

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11 Responses to 6 Quick Takes

  1. Jesabes says:

    Yay for duck eggs! Will they be hard to find when the farmer’s markets close? (Do your farmer’s markets close? Here they obviously close when the weather gets cold and snowy, but maybe you have them year-round?)

    • snoozical says:

      They DO close, sometime next month I think. If the duck eggs keep working for me, I’ll see if I can continue getting them directly from the particular vendor, though I imagine the ducks will stop laying when the days get shorter. Lots to figure out! But definitely worth it, yum eggs.

  2. Robin says:

    Toddling baby time is the funnest. Watch out for stairs though…! Funnier still is when they go booming after their older sister… or the dog.

    Your tox stuff has been really cool too – love the style you’re presenting it in. Let me know if there’s a chance for me to contribute stats/models/math – would be fun and my pleasure!

  3. Swistle says:

    I am in a huge funk this morning, and I was trying to figure out what horrible thing was wrong—and I realized it was because I needed to make a phone call AND go to the grocery store. In my defense, the phone call is to the mechanic because the check engine light came on, a week after we got over $2000 in work done to the car. So perhaps that is also related to the funk.

  4. Erica says:

    We’re not big on birthday parties either. I’m saving the pain for when Anna actually asks for one.

  5. I am not a party person, either. It’s just not my thing! I do love an excused to have friends over, but meh.
    My parents gave us parties at ages 5, 10, 13, 16, and 18. I think we’ll do the same, aside from a small family dinner or something.

  6. So, do duck eggs taste the same as chicken eggs? And I wonder if they can be used interchangeably with chicken eggs in baking? Very interesting!

  7. Hillary says:

    As far as I’m concerned, the first birthday party is simply a party for the parents to celebrate keeping another human being alive for a year. If that’s not your thing, the baby certainly isn’t going to care. We’re talking about a person that still poops her pants.

    • snoozical says:

      Oh I know she won’t care. I’m vaguely wondering if I’ll be judged for not commemorating the passage of time, primarily by grown ups. But I also don’t really give a shit, so.

  8. Erica says:

    Ha. The food on my blog right now is making me tear up a little bit too.

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