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( May. 11th, 2009 07:09 pm)
James had a mega awesome day at the new daycare. We were supposed to do a gradual introduction, but we did a hard sell on "call us if there's an issue and we promise to drop everything and come over". No calls, lots of compliments! He even slept in a cot (by mistake), but he slept, so I say run with it! They were really impressed by a lot of his capabilities and his non-existent separation anxiety.

After I showed up, it took 10 minutes for him to even notice I was there because he was having so much fun. One of the other kids gave me a random hug while I waited.

And from this I know that it was not separation anxiety, it was the other care provider, and therefore, we absolutely made the right decision even though it will cost us almost the same as our rent.
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( May. 3rd, 2009 09:18 pm)
Just because I haven't mentioned it here, and I've managed to call my family and Pebble's first owner now, for any that don't already know, we had to take Pebbles in to the vet to have her put to sleep last Friday.

She was an awesome dog, and came into our lives only a 2 and a half years ago, and still she made such a difference in our lives, and was such a great friend to James. 

So here's to Her Royal Grace in better days.
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( May. 3rd, 2009 08:05 pm)
We took James to a Language Study Lab today, and I was filling out an inventory of words James knows, and at one point I looked up and asked zenten "Does he know uh-oh?" and off to my left I hear "Uh-ohhh". 

I have to say it sounds adoreable, and by far the cutest word he knows... for now. 
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( Apr. 28th, 2009 10:07 pm)
James has a daycare space almost next door to [livejournal.com profile] zenten 's work in a licensed daycare facility. This makes me happy. And they're smuggling him in under the 18-month mark because he's so awesome (they're allowed to have 2 kids under the age of 18 months).

Yes, it's more expensive than what we've been paying, but there will be
a) Solid Foods
b) Milk and ample fluids
c) Outside Time
d) Lots of kids
e) Tons of toys
f) A structured day with lots of free play
g) A place to dump all his crap so we don't have to carry it to and from every day or worry about the care provider allowing other children to play with his diapers
h) Arts and crafts
i) sand table
j) water table
k) Rock-A-Bye Bob Marley
l) a guaranteed place for him until he's school aged
o) kiddie computers
p) phones and keyboards
q) circle time
you get the point

and [livejournal.com profile] zenten  will be able to drop off and pick up James if necessary, which is important since I could potentially have to work overtime, and overtime pay is nice, and right now I can't because I have to go pick up James, and get an earful about how I should be raising my son. 

But first, I have to have the conversation with his current daycare provider... ... ... can I pay anyone to do this for me? 
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( Apr. 20th, 2009 10:17 pm)
 I took Pebbles to the vet again since she's been lethargic and won't eat. She also had pink eye and nose crusties and a slight cough.

The good news is her lungs sound clear, and I had been taking care of her eyes well. 

I followed our Vet's directions, and wouldn't you know that Pebbles hasn't been eating because she couldn't smell her food. That's right, she's lost 2 kilos in 2 weeks because she couldn't smell the kibble in her bowl. 

We now have to pour hot water over her kibble so that it becomes more fragrant until she feels better.

Hey, at least it works, and she perked up after a cup and a half.
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( Apr. 5th, 2009 09:28 am)
 I'm fairly certain Pebbles had a tonic-clonic seizure last night
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( Jul. 7th, 2005 11:00 pm)
Okay, so the parents are off as of 1pm today, which left me home with my brother all day.

We didn't kill each other

This is a first and we deserve an award

Funfilled activities included me sewing curtains which are better than the 15 year old ugly things my mom had up, and "Let's make a meal"

Let me explain, it would be a great gameshow.

My mother has two fridges, and one would presume that there would be food in these apparati, but really, there isn't, they just look full.
The challenge is to make a meal out of the contents of the fridges

For example,
pickled onion, mayonnaise and feta cheese
bbq sauce, beets and orange juice
Canteloupe, celery and pepperoni

the list just gets worse

I'm just about ready for bed

btw: my brother only has one year probation and no jail time. He probably would have gotten community service if he had gotten his record expunged when he was 18.
Me: Alright, run down the list again for projects
Mom: Okay, paint the stairs, make curtains, if you can figure out how to fix your brother's pants, please do it.
Me: Anything else?
Mom: If you can come up with an advertising campaign for the Christmas Party this year, that would be great
Me: Okay, review on the dog
Dad: Walk him up the street, then he'll lay down when he's tired
Mom: He'll get up if you rub or pat his belly or lift him up
Dad: ...and feed him one cup of food in the morning and night
Mom: Which is why he's fat... he's only supposed to get 2/3 of the cup
Dad: He's not fat, just lumpy
Mom: Oh, and you have to lock him into the bedroom at night or else he attempts to bark at everything in the neighbourhood.
Me: Got it
Mom: And if you could water the plants, that would be great. Could you also remember to call your cousin about the pregnant thing?
Dad: And if your brother doesn't come home from court and gets thrown in jail, can you get him transferred to Lindsay? I have a buddy up there that can keep him from getting his teeth kicked in
Me: Do you want me to call you, or just tell you when you get back?
Dad: When we get back
Mom: The number's on the desk
Me: Have fun!
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( Jul. 6th, 2005 11:10 pm)
So I found the drapery fabric I helped my mom pick out 2 years ago. It's still not curtains. But then I found more drapery fabric... and then some more... and then some more...
There is enough fabric to recover 6 houses.

I'm sewing this weekend.
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( Jul. 6th, 2005 03:13 pm)
So I'm in Toronto... the net really sucks here.. okay, it's actually the computer.
And now I find out there's something fucked up with the cable.
No wonder mom kept repeating "air conditioning", it seems to be the only electronic item working.

In better news: My brother is on parole and my 18 year old single cousin living in Texas North is pregnant.

*back to the circus*


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