So the other day, I ran a software update, like I do every other Monday, and something magical happened! I now have spellcheck everywhere-- on the internet, on my desktop-- everywhere! Cool huh?
Sorry no updates lately. Have been very very busy. Which is not true, but whenever I am procrastinating or stuck or just generally frustrated with some aspect of my project, I freak out and stop doing anything because I feel so overwhelmed by the absolutely NOTHING I am doing. The thing is, my chapter is just not coming together like the previous ones have. I still have no argument, I am still puzzled by my primary documents. I have ingested a wealth of secondary literature, and I know what everybody else thinks about Judeo-Christian morality and Planned Parenthood (or, more precisely, birth control/ abortion in general), but I still don't know what I think.
So, yeah. Bummed about my chapter. Bummed about the snow. Joined a gym. Fell down on the ice and dropped Harry. Gained a bunch of weight since my last OB appointment (and don;t go back until January 17th, so plenty of time to gain even more).
Luckily for me and my Scrooge McDuck attitude, it's Hanukkah! Harry learned the word present really fast, and he says it all damn day, like mama, where's my present. Oh! He heard Ben say Jesus (and not in a "somebody has a birthday coming up really soon" kind of way), and he said that for a while. More like cheesus, but still really funny.
Here he is telling me how many candles to light on the first night
Watching the candle burn (and he tells me no fewer than 6 thousand times a day that the menorah is hot. Also hot? My coffee, the Yankee candle tart warmer in the powder room, our empty fireplace, and the fireplace from which Santa emerges in his The Night Before Christmas book, which we read at least 3 times a day. Also? In that book, Santa wears mittens on every single page, and Harry will show them to you. One "mimmen" on each hand for twenty pages. That's a whole freaking ton of mimmens.)
Opening his dustbuster
Just wanted you to see that he not only insists on wearing this swim vest all the damn time, he also likes it to be fastened properly.
Oh yeah! Today at 4:00, we have an ultrasound, and we are (hopefully) going to find out the sex of the baby!!!! So I'll keep you posted.