My 41st Birthday Week

There’s a good bit that’s been going on of late, and I have, as usual, been slacking on here, so I thought I’d try to sum up a bunch of it all in one post. We went to Rougemont last weekend. When my parents were here for the boys’ birthday, my dad said they were going to be doing an oyster roast the weekend before our birthday. (For you newcomers, I was born on my dad’s 22nd birthday.) I’m not an oyster fan, but there would be other food too. Plus they were taking down the back 70 feet of a barn and needed help with that. I’ll explain that a bit. My parents bought the property next to theirs …

Three Out of Five

Picking up where I left off the other day, we did indeed stay home for Super Bowl LIII, in which the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3. The Patriots winning wasn’t a huge surprise, but the score was. The game was a bit of a snoozer. I, in fact, fell asleep before halftime, watched the halftime show (meh) and fell asleep again shortly after the second half started. Tristen woke me up at some point before the game was over and we went to bed. She was fine to go to work the next morning, but Milly had a fever the night before so we decided to let her sleep in until she woke up, see how she was doing, and …

Is “They’ren’t” a Word?

Fawkes doesn’t seem to like riding in the car too much lately. I took him and Phoenix to hang out with Nonny a few days ago and he cried most of the way there. Today when we went to go get Milly after school he started crying before we left the driveway. Usually when we pick up Milly I’ll give both boys bottles when we get to our destination while we’re waiting on their sister. Fawkes was so distraught that I gave them the bottles as we were leaving the neighborhood. I just didn’t feel like trying to handle that much crying for ten minutes or so in the car. He finished it a couple minutes later though, of course. …

Eating Out Just Got More Expensive

Most weekday nights these days, I fall asleep on the couch around 8 or 9:00. Tristen watches a bit of TV and gives me a kiss before going to bed. I wake up at some point in the night, usually around 1 or 2, do some work for a few hours, then head to bed around 3 or 4. This is how I’m able to take care of the boys during the day, usually handling email, administrative things, and social media duties while they nap or after Tristen gets home, saving bigger project things for the wee hours. It’s good in that I usually get enough sleep (though it’s broken up, which probably isn’t as healthy) and I get to …