Milly was still asleep when I went to get her up this morning.  She’s usually on her stomach with her butt in the air and her arms folded underneath her, but this morning she was lying on her side.  I rubbed her back a little and stroked her hair as she slowly woke up.  We chatted for a minute then I read her The Sneetches.  After we went downstairs and she ate some waffle, I was kneeling next to her in the hallway and I thought about how we’re considering putting her in daycare coming up, and I think that’s a good thing, but I’m going to miss having her all to myself those mornings.  For almost two years it’s been just me and her, you know?  I don’t know how I’m going to handle her going off to school for real one day, or college or anything like that.


I ended up setting Netflix up on the Xbox 360 last night to finish watching Zombieland, which I enjoyed.  The computer hooked up to the TV just gets a real weak signal I think, but once we cancel cable (this week, according to Amanda, now that it’s been confirmed we can get Fox upstairs with an antenna) I’m going to move the cable modem downstairs and hook it up there.  Hopefully that won’t lessen the signal for the rest of the house.

Work was a little crazy today.  It wasn’t really all that bad, but I had a couple things that I felt kept pulling me in different directions.

In between work I had email conversations about this new venture between those of us who created the Nolan Smith Player of the Year website.  We seem to really have some momentum.  I really hope something good comes of it, because Amanda and I were talking tonight, and the situation we’re in just isn’t what we want.  We’ve cut back on a lot of things and we’re still barely comfortable, if we could even be said to be that.

I can’t complain too much, I guess.  I’ve got a house and I’m able to make payments on it.  I’ve got my health (thank God, because I don’t have health insurance) and I’ve got great family and friends.  All of that is very good to have these days.

Amanda and I watched Jacob Johnson tonight, if you could call “letting him play for 15 or 20 minutes before he peaceably went down for the night” watching him.  Milly kept inviting him to sit with her on the couch or in her chair, but he didn’t seem to notice.  Reece and Stephanie went out to Indochine for her birthday, which is tomorrow.  Sadly, we and other people in small group had raved about the place, but Steph wasn’t in love with the curry she ordered.  As she put it, she “found out she wasn’t a big curry fan.”  They did like the atmosphere though.  Hopefully they’ll go again some time and try something else, or go with us and try the curry Amanda and I get.  I didn’t think I’d like curry, but I love that place.

After Milly went to bed Amanda beat me at Carcassonne and Dominion Intrigue.  I was winning almost the entire time in Carcassonne, but with one of her last moves she placed a cloister that joined a big farm that I had with a farm where she had two farmers, meaning she got all the points for it.  She didn’t even know she’d done it!  Oh, so frustrating!  That move took 24 points from me and gave her an additional 18, and I lost by four.

And in Dominion she just killed me.  She went for money early and was able to buy most of the Estates.  The card combination we played with was pretty fun, but it was a short game.

Zach Dotsey