Wandering Belle

I recently made a playlist of Disney music for Milly on Spotify and we spent a bit of the morning dancing to that.  When the song at the beginning of Beauty and the Beast came on, Milly, who was already in her Belle dress, got a book and wandered back and forth in the living room, just like Belle does in her first scene in the movie.  I thought it was pretty funny. The Masons dropped Callie and Brynn off so they could go see The Hobbit around 10:00. Milly was excited to have Callie over to play with, but she was very talkative with Brynn, too.  Brynn has really changed quite a bit since Amanda was watching the girls …

Hug Your Kids

That seems to be the only thing people are able to take away from the terrible, terrible thing that happened in Newtown, Connecticut today.  A 20-year-old man killed his mother, took her guns and went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 six- and seven-year-old kids and six adults including the principal and the counselor before killing himself. I just can’t get over the horror of it.  I mean, there’s nothing that can be said or written that can adequately describe how awful it is.  I was hardly able to concentrate on working today.  I embedded the video above because I think it exemplifies the mood of the nation in that the President of the United States could hardly …

Election Day 2012

Today was like waiting for a Duke-Carolina game with the election results.  They started coming in around the time we put Milly to bed. We switched back and forth between watching recorded TV shows and election updates. Amanda stayed up a little later than usual to watch and it was called for Obama as she was getting ready for bed. Switched to Fox News some to see Republican reactions, because despite the majority of pollsters predicting such a result, they seemed shocked. The first few Facebook reactions I saw were along the lines of “Oh well.  Let’s pray for the nation and hope everything turns out alright.”  Then it got uglier. Zach Dotsey

Everybody’s Sick

Milly was still sick today and I was a little sick and Karen had a headache and texted me that she wouldn’t be coming today.  Despite all that, and despite the fact that Milly got up at around 7:15 (with a dry pullup, yay!), the day went pretty well. Of course, we just set our clocks back an hour yesterday, so it was really like 8:15 (except nobody went to bed an hour earlier).  I didn’t know Karen wasn’t coming yet either, and I wanted to get my workout as done as possible before she got here, so I went ahead and got up. I felt pretty good about my workout today, which was arms and shoulders (“shoulder, bi, tri”), …

Trying Out the New Service

Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this site, and for that I apologize.  I have made notes of pretty much every day that I’ve missed and I do intend to go back and at least add in some notes. I got up a bit early today to make sure I got my workout in today, since I missed yesterday’s.  It was legs and back.  I don’t know what’s worse, the wall squats or the part where you go up on your tiptoes 75 times.  I am noticing some improvements when I do Ab Ripper X, although I still have to make judicious use of the pause button if I want to do it all.  Milly sat next …