Remember last summer when my a/c went out at the trailer? Indeed. It happened at the new house, people. Again, on a weekend. And let me tell you, having a basement, a sliding glass door with a screen, and several windows we can actually open makes a huge world of difference in the comfort level until the repair guy can come on Monday. Speaking of which, remember how I told you about our awesome realtors? And how they purchased a home warranty for us? Let me just say, we are very blessed because the whole a/c unit is covered for repair and replacement. Huzzah!
I've been gearing up for Christmas projects for this year. I'm making all my gifts again this year. Uh, well, except for just one. I'd forgotten about that one. And I guess I'm not really making much for Ben either. Most of his gifts will be purchased. Okay, well, anyway, several of the gifts I'm giving this year will be made by moi. And I'm excited. I don't think I've made anything out of yarn since last Christmas. Well, maybe. Apparently nothing memorable.
Ben has started letting go of his supports and standing by himself for several moments. It's funny because he's totally resistant to the idea of us holding his hands for him to walk around. He's never been into that at all, no thank you. But he can move himself around from one piece of furniture to the next while standing supported. It's only a matter of time before his balance matches his desire, I'm sure...
He's also getting tired of my easy-way-out solid foods. You know, the dry crunchy things that you can just put on their trays with no effort put forth by you whatsoever. The other day he told me how tired he was of eating rice rusks by feeding a whole new one to the dog. Then he looked at me and said, "Give me juicy delicious meat, Mother." What can I say? We must be raising him right. His father was so proud. So I'm going to have to start cooking more, since I have gotten fairly lax on it lately. Ben pretty much enjoys ANYTHING we're eating. So that makes things a little easier. I realize I'm his mom, so I'm obviously biased, but I think it's really cute when he feels food falling from his mouth so he shoves the entire back of his hand into said orifice to push the food back in. It makes me laugh.
My postpartum shedding is driving me crazy! I'm losing hair everywhere. You wouldn't think it would be worse than having two heavily shedding dogs, but my hair is like two feet long! My hair can often be seen stuck to the seats in the car, billowing in the air conditioning. And I don't even want to talk about the hairballs that come out of the dryer. Have mercy! (anyone EXCEPT Chris, name that show) So I'm going to cut it on Friday. I really like the Amelie haircut, and I have forever, but I'm afraid of my hair not working with it or my round face not working with it. I don't really know how I should cut it. I'm going to miss my long hair, though. I love my hair. I just can't stand it stopping up the bathtub all the time. Blech.