Friday, May 05, 2006

Week in Review

1. Hazy, very hazy today. I had one of my fun stomach pain nights last night and was up from 1:30 to 3 am waiting for my beloved Percocet to kick in. Whoever invented that deserves a medal. The only bad thing is although it makes me very tired and groggy, I don't sleep deep after taking it, so everything wakes me all night long. I thought about getting a sub today so I could stay home and sleep, but getting a substitute at the last minute on a Friday with just a few weeks left in school is like milking a rock. Not happening.

2. This is my new favorite thing. I love it! We just started signing with Cam and he is already trying to do the sign for dog. We don't allow much TV in our house for many reasons, but made an exception for these videos. Camden gets so excited by them! Yesterday I went to turn on the video. He kept crawling over to the TV and bouncing up and down until it came on. And then he sat transfixed, alternating between watching the video and then watching me do the same sign. Mark and I are also enjoying learning signs as well.

3. I am looking forward to My Life Monday! I hope many of you are ready to participate. As a reminder, the topic for this coming Monday is "My most memorable experience." This can be a good or bad experience. It may be a series of experiences. Have fun with it!

I am making a list of ideas for MLM, so if you have any topics you would like to see covered, please email me. I have several for the younger years, but need more ideas for our lives now. If you are not sure how to email me, click on profile and under that you will see a section that says "email". Just click on that and you can send me whatever you want, especially any extra money you have lying around. ;)

Also, does anybody want to make a cool graphic to go with MLM? I was thinking a little logo like they have for "Works for Me Wednesday" or for "Thirteen Thursday." I'm really good with many things internet, but clueless when it comes to that sort of stuff. If you are can make some sort of logo and are willing to, you would be my new hero. I would even erect a small shrine in your honor (except for that whole "Don't worship false God's" thing).

Have a great weekend!


ABC Momma said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be participating on Monday. Can I add your link to my sidebar?

Lolly said...

hey I'll make you a graphic! Any color preferences??? email me at shaffsta5 at

Lei said...

We love signing time! And baby Signs, too. It has really helped Drew with language!

Pattie the Domesticator said...

Wow, I'm sorry you have not been feeling well. I hope the medical guru's find out what is causing your discomfort.

Jane said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope you get lots of R&R this week-end.


beth said...

We just started signing with Sam yesterday. I realize it is pretty late to be getting started but I am just willing to do anything to help him communicate with us. I'll let you know if he ever uses the sign for "nummies." I'm most consistent in remembering to use that one. Maybe I'll look into those videos.

Still thinking about Monday...and I hope you feel better soon.

Nettie said...

Hope you feel better soon! We've been doing signing with my 14 month old. I love it! She seems to have really taken off in the last month, she'll even look up at me when we read books to see if I'm showing her a sign for something new. And carefully try to repeat what I am signing. It is so fun!

Heather from One Woman's Worldh said...

Love love LOVE signing time, and baby-sign in general. Have fun with it. It has really helped Bean be more verbal.

Dawnyel said...

This was one PACKED post. I'm sorry you've been feeling bad lately...Hopefully this weekend was a good enough rest for you!
Baby signing IS AWESOME!! I didn't start it as early as I should have, but my son STILL uses signing sometimes...when he can't find the words!
Still thinking about MLM....was it memorable childhood experience?? I don't remember. I would love to read about how people met their spouses...or the things that just get them off on a rant (annoying/pet peves...) I'm really excited about it! :)

Carrie said...

I am sorry you had the stomach pains again. No fun, I am sure. I have heard great things about the signing for babies videos. If we decide to have one more baby, I am going to get them. I hope your weekend was good.

emlouisa said...

1. I am sorry that you didn't feel good on Friday! Hopefully you are feeling better.

2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE signing with my kids. Don't even get me started on how great it has been. Not only does it make it easier to communicate with them, but it's a great party trick. (Quick! A-boy! Do the sign for "cold"!" Everyone busts up laughing.)

3. Yay for My Life Monday! I have no advice for graphics. I suck with stuff like that.