Scott and I had a discussion today about a slight restructuring of the workload.  It’ll be somewhat of a return to the way things were done a while back with me doing not just support work (free updates) but whatever maintenance work (paid updates) that I’m able to do too.  The goal is to give him more time to work on internal things and give me a chance to make more money, which is never a bad thing.

Amanda wanted to get out of the house today, so she and Milly accompanied me in picking up my paycheck and going to the bank.  We went by Ken’s Bagels for lunch, which I realized was the first time we’d eaten at any sort of restaurant with Mills.

Amanda had a hankering for some sort of brownie dessert pizza thing that Kathy Glasscock from her work had made a while ago, so she baked that and made some sort of icing thing to go on it, but we didn’t get a chance to eat it yet.  She’s putting strawberries on her half and I’m putting bananas and walnuts on mine.

Chris and Christy Sikes brought us dinner from Subway tonight, which was mighty nice of them.  They’d dropped their baby, Addison, off with his parents because they wanted to spend some time with her, so I hope they had a nice night of relaxation together.

Nick and Amy were going to come by, but there’s a Michael Jackson cover band that was playing downtown that started later than they thought, and given the time we put Milly to bed and how soon after that Amanda ususally follows, we just figured on seeing them tomorrow.

Speaking of putting Milly to bed, it took about an hour for her to fall asleep.  Amanda is trying some suggestions she got from the Breastfeeding Center (or whatever it’s called) which seem to have helped a little.  But anyway, she finished feeding Milly a little after 8:00 and I worked on putting her to sleep so Amanda could work on that brownie thing.

I rocked her while walking back and forth until she fell asleep, but she woke up as soon as I put her in the cradle.  Next I tried lying down with her cuddled up to me on the bed and she soon fell asleep that way, but again she woke up after I put her inthe cradle.  I finally got her to go to sleep but making soothing hush noises and rubbing her head.

Amanda and I were going to watch a little TV, but I fell asleep on the couch around 9:00.  Amanda went upstairs and I woke up at 11:00.  I don’t know if I woke up because I heard Milly faintly crying upstairs and knew it was time for her “first feeding” or if my internal clock is just that good.  I mean, she really wasn’t loud at that time, but maybe I’m just sensitive to her noises.

Anyway, I fed her and now she’s sleeping in the boppy behind me.  Suppose I’ll take her on upstairs before too long.

In sporting news, the offseason hasn’t been the kindest to my beloved Blue Devils basketball team.  First we missed on John Wall, likely a game-changing point guard.  Then Elliot Williams transferred because of his mother’s health, leaving only two guards for what’s usually been a guard-heavy team, at least the past few years.  That single even took people from predicting that Duke would win the ACC to finishing anywhere from second down to middle of the pack and dashed hopes for a deep NCAA Tournament run.

Well, I’ve heard several rumors lately that might bring some relief and joy to the Blue Devil nation, a couple of which involve peopel decommiting from the schools they’re planning on going to and matriculating to Duke instead.

The basketball offseason is usually pretty boring and leaves you with nothing but counting down the months and days until the next season begins, but there’s been plenty to talk about this year.

Zach Dotsey