For the third year in a row, we called the cable company to cancel cable TV. This time, we actually did it. The first time, Time Warner Cable offered such a steep discount that we accepted it and kept TV for another year. When the price began to rise again, we called again to cancel,[…]
Four days in one entry: Forgot to mention, biology lesson from RL, fairy tale by RL, RL’s lunchtime spider adventure, construction, atheism commercial, RL’s ‘bidness’ empire
Three days in one entry
RL: 90% or better. BW: 60%. In the morning, he pulled his first (I think) Stubborning Contest. He misjudged my firm grasp on authority and wanted to be in charge. Already. 18 months old. A simple but complete refusal to go along. It strained our relationship some, but I think I got him back on[…]
RLF: 90% (-10 points for screaming throughout lunch. I got her to stop by dropping her Halloween candy into the trash one piece at a time. She stopped after 10 pieces.) BWF: 75% BWF obeyed better today than usual. Often, he pretends he can’t hear you or that he doesn’t know his name, but today[…]
Cooler than usual: only 70°F by 10:30 — so I pulled RnB in the wagon to the playground. We stayed about 45 minutes; we were the only ones there the whole time. I don’t understand how the playground is packed with teenagers at 19:00 on a school night when it’s 100°F outside, but on a[…]
RnB daily double (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) In this entry: ➤ 1 image from today (above) ➤ 8 images from “same day, different year” (below)
* BWF has now mastered climbing onto all the small chairs: RLF’s desk, her Poang chair, and the rocking chair they inherited from me. He is mainly trying to get the things above them: posters, light switches, bulletin boards, etc. Today, he tried to move the Poang chair under the light switch in RLF’s room,[…]
Beautiful weather today: low of 72°F, high of 84°F, but cloudy and breezy all day so 84°F didn’t feel too hot. * RLF had a sudden urge to eat lunch at 10 a.m., but I made her wait 30 minutes. She still insisted she was hungry, so I let her eat. So when we ate[…]
It was so cold this morning that we just stayed in. RLF played with her dolls and rocked on her rocking horse. She had half a cheeseburger for lunch. In the afternoon, she and MF went to the neighborhood playground, but RLF wouldn’t play.
H-E-B (supermarket) in the morning. Schoepff’s BBQ in Belton for lunch. Afternoon: Ft. Hood & Killeen mall. Evening: leftovers for supper. After watching The Voice, my wife and Rebecca headed off to bed. J.P. & I watched reruns of Newsradio for a couple of hours.
It was 72°F from morning till night and rained lightly almost all day. Just before bedtime, the wind picked up and we dropped into the upper 60s.
My wife usually works four 10-hour shifts each week, with three days off. When we made the date mistake regarding Valentina’s visit (mentioned here), she’d requested four days off to accommodate Val’s stay, though as it turns out they were the wrong four days. So, with the normal three days off before and the normal[…]
Wife had rare long shift (12 hours) — weekend pay + overtime. RLF didn’t make it easy; fussy all day. She now responds correctly to “Go to your room”. Yes, I’m giving timeouts to my 20-month-old. It works, most of the time. Funny: She cried during her shows, so I turned off TV. When she[…]
93°F. Rebecca played in her inflatable pool in back yard first time. Really loved it. I saw The Avengers in the afternoon, only 2nd movie I’ve seen in theater since RLF’s birth. Enjoyed it. (Saw non-3D version.) Put paving stones from driveway to exterior faucet; took about 90 minutes. Came up 2 short; will finish[…]
Early wake-up call today; Rebecca bounded out of bed at 6 a.m., happy as a clam. But she made it less than three hours before needing a nap. Fortunately, that was about the time my wife left for her hair appointment.
I haven’t mentioned the weather in a while because it’s been unremarkable — in other words perfect. But today we hit 90°F for the first time this year and we’re supposed to see highs of 94-96°F over the next couple of days, with high-wind advisories.
“Wee, wee, wee” means “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle” in Rebecca’s language. She learned it from a song on TV. Which brings me to an interesting discussion point: Whether TV actually “rots the brain” as so many used to say when I was a kid.
I don’t mind posting this here, since it’s already been on national television. One of my family members recently took a picture of their prescription label and sent it in to Jay Leno for the “headlines” segment. Not only did Leno use the picture, but it became the talk of the town in Seminole, Okla.,[…]