Stuff I'm Thinking About Tonight

No real news or interesting topic to blog on, so I just wrote down what came to my mind tonight….

I am increasingly bored and annoyed with television. Maybe it’s the noise- I am in love with the silent moments of my day. I rarely turn the TV on during the day and if Ryan isn’t home, it’s off at night. Now yes, it’s summer and one might argue that there just isn’t anything on anyway, and it’s kind of freeing not to have must see TV to keep up with. I am however, looking forward to the arrival of Dexter Season 5 in my mailbox next month.

Ryan is implementing a program at his school this year called Rachel’s Challenge. It’s a program run by the family of Rachel Scott, one of the students killed at Columbine. The goal of the program is to create a positive school culture based on kindness and change. Ryan’s really excited about the program and has been reading anything and everything he can get his hands on about Columbine. I’m reading one of his books right now, Columbine, by Dave Cullen. It’s chilling.

Speaking of books, I just finished a really good one last week. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult. Loved it.

I was going to write a whole post on this, but I’m not sure I have enough to say about it for that. I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot, and have read several posts by other bloggers who are questioning their blog’s purpose and direction. I’m not sure I have a clear purpose and direction at all. But maybe that’s ok. Then I read another post about how “mommybloggers” are considered by many as obnoxious and don’t have anything else going on in their lives but their kids. Well, um, pretty much guilty on that one. Yes, I realize 98% of this blog is Grayson-related, but that’s because 98% of my thoughts, energy and time go to him right now. So yes, maybe my post after post after post about his eating gets old, but it’s where we are right now. I’m sure someday I’ll move on to something more exciting, like potty training!

I do want to get a really cute design for my blog. I realize that a lot of people just read blogs on their Reader, like I do, but I still want the actual blog to be cute. Anyone have a referral of a designer who is reasonably priced??

Yesterday after work I picked Grayson up from daycare and walked in on the older kids’ Talent Show and about 5 twelve year old boys doing their rendition of Justin Bieber’s “Baby, Baby”. It was hilarious. They had the infant room door open so the babies could watch. All their eyes were as big as saucers. Again, hilarious.

We met with the ECI dietitian this morning who weighed and measured G-Man. He now weighs 15 pounds, 14 ounces and is 28.5 inches long. His weight is still 1% but he’s jumped up to 40% in length- wow! Anyway, no huge new suggestions, but we’ll just continue to feed high calorie meals and formula and do a weight check in 2 weeks. We also had our first PT session this morning. She keeps saying Grayson is “stuck”- his mobility and flexibility are low. I asked her if we work hard on his exercises how long before she thinks he’ll be sitting unassisted and she said another month.

Just realized it’s 9:00. Yes, that is my bedtime. I am going to be an awesome old person some day. Goodnight, friends.


  1. Erin on July 27, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I think whomever out there said that "mommy bloggers" are annoying is sort of annoying in itself…just don't read it people!! Everyone is entitled to their section of the internet. For sure, we can only write about what we know, which is what is going on in our lives. So keep it coming, I love to read it all. :o)Umm, and 40% for height, get out!!! Jealous!!! Long and lean, just like his uncles, right? Good luck with PT. And I agree….summer TV is horrible, I prefer silence as well…

  2. basebell6 on July 27, 2011 at 3:29 am

    nothing wrong with mommy bloggers! and who says a blog needs a purpose anyway? i never have the TV on either and it annoys me that hubby / my family feel the need to have it on when they are paying no attention to it.

  3. Sarah on July 27, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I was just complaining about how ridiculous my old shows have gotten – which is fine, since I never have time to watch them anyway! And personally, I adore your posts about Lil' G!

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