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Flashes of Sanity

So sad. The boy woke up ill today. Normally I’m the puker in the family, but for the time being it’s him (unless I come down with the illness too). Through grim determination he managed to get through his Saturday morning cartoons, but only with copious amounts of cuddling with me. Now that the cartoons are over he’s opted to lie down in his room. Something he rarely does willingly, aside from bedtime. I had planned for a quiet day at home anyhow but not like this. And I had hoped to take him to Dark Dark Dark with Dosh at The Cedar Cultural Center tonight. Sadly I have a feeling we won’t be leaving the house until Monday. I do hope he’s well enough by then to endure his four hour EEG appointment.

In happier news, yesterday’s snow tubing at Afton Alps was a great success. It was the mildest weather we’d had in weeks and while it was raining elsewhere in the metro area we were enveloped in our own magical little bubble on the hill. Tubing solo is super fun, but for added excitement tandem tubing = way way fast. So fast my hat flew off during one run, but a kind Afton Alps employee retrieved it for me. We’ll definitely be returning when conditions are right. Those conditions being 1) the lad and I are healthy 2) my boyfriend gets back to town and 3) the weather cooperates.

day 362, surprised

Bonus: I spend so much time among men with copious amounts of facial hair I often forget it’s not the norm. Nor did I realize Portland was so well known for its beardos.
Plus: Interesting article on passive houses in Europe. Hopefully the technology catches on in the states.
And:Looking Back, Moving Forward” random moments caught on film during the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul - a photo exhibit next month at the Black Dog in Saint Paul’s Lowertown.


  1. Giyen wrote:

    I totally read that same article on passive houses in the NY Times. It seems ridiculous that we are not utilizing that technology here in the states. Grrr.

    Did you happen to see this article. Sad story but I admire this lady’s moxie.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:36 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    Whoa! I hadn’t seen that, but it’s pretty amazing.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

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