Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dresses, Jumping Pits, Shots and a (stupid) Knee update

Ok, being a bad blogger has become more of the rule than the exception lately, but here I am, trying to right my blogging ship!

Best Namma Ever! (who does not know of this corner of cyber-space) was here for a few days. I Know! It had been a whole week since leaving her place at Christmas! But a Dear Friend of ours drove up to see some family, so BNE! tagged along. And we were delighted to have her.

So here's what we did:

We took the kids to Pump It Up and let them run their brains out all over the inflatable slides and jumping pits. Oh yeah. I see Pump It Up becoming a New Best Friend this winter.

Urban Kid 1 and BNE! also went to the Chicago History Museum to see the Chic Chicago exhibit. Urban Kid 2 and I were planning to go too, but I remembered the night before that U-Kid 2 had a doctor's appointment. So while U-Kid 1 was deciding that her favorite dress was a classic black number from 1952, U-Kid 2 got a finger prick and two shots. Life is so not fair sometimes.

On the up side, she was declared the picture of health and beauty by Dr. Deanna. And when I mentioned that we were homeschooling U-Kid 1 and how well she was doing and how helpful the book The Well-Trained Mind was, I saw out of my peripheral vision that she wrote something down and put it into her pocket. Perhaps the book title? Urbad Dad later told me that she perked up at the mention of homeschooling the last time he was there, too.

Speaking of, U-Kid 2's next appointment is schedule for the day after Chicago Public Schools lets out. I'm letting Urban Dad get some of the fun of taking a two-year-old for shots. Yep, that's me -- sharing the love!

And speaking of Urban Dad, his (stupid) knee is getting better. On the first day of physical therapy, he couldn't get the bicycle pedals to go around once. This is a guy who has bicycled from Chicago to Seattle, from Glacier National Park to Aspen and from Prague to Athens (a trip that had a slight detour involving a loaded gun being put to his head and then hiding for the night in the woods of Serbia in nothing but boxer shorts and a t-shirt not knowing if the people looking for him were good guys or bad guys...but that's another post). Lucky for him, I think a cyclist's tan is kinda sexy. Especially when paired with a cyclist's body. Hubba hubba.


Anywhoooo, he recently went a whopping 7/10 of a mile on the bike at PT. And he was so proud that it was really kind of cute.

Which almost makes up for him not being able to do his usual amount of heavy lifting around here. (Stupid) Knee.

Oh, and my sister gave me six months of Netflix for Christmas. Because I don't have enough things to waste time on! I already have a queue about two years long. And I've "friended" her on the site, so I get to send her lots of helpful suggestions that I'm sure that she endlessly appreciates. Ya gotta love the Pink Power Ranger. She's very patient with her sister who doesn't get out much.

Urban Dad enters Finals Time at Great Big Urban High School pretty soon... which somehow involves me spending lots of time on the computer helping out.... but I'll try to get back into my regular blogging schedule. Well, soon anyway.

Have a great week!

6 comments:

Dy said...

Oh! I'm proud of him, too! I will probably never cycle through Serbia now (not that I was gonna, to begin with), but anyway - WAY TO GO U-DAD!!!

I *heart* Netflix. It's awesome. Particularly when the boys want to watch something and I'd really rather watch... something else. ;-) Enjoy it tremendously!!

Dy said...

Oh! I'm proud of him, too! I will probably never cycle through Serbia now (not that I was gonna, to begin with), but anyway - WAY TO GO U-DAD!!!

I *heart* Netflix. It's awesome. Particularly when the boys want to watch something and I'd really rather watch... something else. ;-) Enjoy it tremendously!!

Jenni said...

I'm glad UD's knee is healing. That's a pretty impressive cycling record. Can we hear the whole Serbia story sometime, or would you have to kill us if you told us?

Now, about your comment on my post. You're too funny, saying you're hoping to "tag along on the coat tails of folks like (me) and Susan Wise Bauer"! Ha! Coat tails? In the same sentence with SWB? If I'm a total slug, what do I look like in the same sentence with her? Let's just see if I finish this week's book even. It's quite a bit longer than the first. Thanks so much for the book recommendation though! I've never heard of it, but I'm adding it to my list.

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