Monday, April 28, 2008


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Good evening and good morning. The weather here is rainy and awful, blee is teething so bad we actually saw a touch of blood around her new tooth on Sunday night. We looked it up and it is perfectly normal, but still hard to take.

Despite this I am doing a lot better this week. It was a hard weekend and this week is looking to be no better, but I feel like I am ready for it. I have a lot of work to do for my show which I hang on Friday and my creativity is actually starting to come back to me. In fact after I finish this post I am going to get back to carving this new block I started on Friday. It is nearly complete.

I also realize that since having my darling highly photographed daughter I've pretty much stopped taking pictures of the animals. The cat is a bit more social than the dog so he is easier. Maeby doesn't like blee at all and only makes it into photographs with her by accident. But despite this lack of photographing we still love our animal buddies. Even if Maeby is stubborn and a bit on the slow side and Laguna likes to walk up and down the hallway screaming as soon as we put blee down. I'm pretty sure he does this just to piss Jon off. But he has been part of my life for nearly ten years now and I love the little punk.

My mom's group meets tomorrow at 10am and I should be able to make it, but I don't know about the lunch after the meeting. I had to skip that part last week because blee was too fussy and needed to come home to eat and nap. And I have a feeling that is going to happen again. She just can't stay out and sleep in the carrier like she used to. She needs to nap at home and while she is getting better at it she still often goes down fighting. Getting overly tired and flipping out. I've started writing down what times she tends to nap so I can pick up the pattern of when this kid needs to be home to sleep. It is not easy but in the long run it will be better because hopefully this means she is on her way to sleeping in her crib instead of just on me, the bouncy chair, the swing and now the Pack n Play.

new block!

before church


Phare-Camp said...

Hi Marissa:

Ol' Granny's tip: Pour a shot of scotch over ice into a glass. Dip the tip of your index finger in scotch (or if you prefer whiskey) then gently rub your damp finger over Blee's gums. It will help clean the area and gently anesthetize the pain. Then treat yourself to a few gentle sips of the slightly watered from ice melting scotch (the way scotch is supposed to be consumed) (of course you'll want to do this before bed after the last feeding if your still nursing :^)

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Here's a happy note - you're Pfau 4.5x5in (original woodcut) is on the front page! It's in a Treasury picked by sheridesthelion.
(It's Tue. at 8:45 P.M. EST)