We seem to have hit another blogging funk. Things are moving along just fine here…not a whole lot to write about. We have our highs and lows with Curly. Wonderful to continue to get hearty laughs and hugs from him, or have him pick up a new word or phrase… not so good when he goes into ‘whining’ mode or acts like helping to clean up his toys is the END OF THE WORLD.

Oh, speaking of the end of the world… as I’m sure you know, we experienced a 5.9 earthquake this week, and a hurricane is right on its tail for this weekend. We’re all fine and as prepared as we can be. Just a little worried about Curly (and us) going stir-crazy in a house without power. Fingers crossed.

We lost two babysitters recently (they moved), but using care dot com again, found another fabulous one and a couple back-ups we’ll be interviewing soon. And speaking of interviews, Nutella has been on a couple lately in her job search, but sadly nothing has panned out yet. She’s still in the running for another possibility though, so hope is not lost…it’s just been difficult to go through (she has a job, but there are many issues with it. Still, we realize she is lucky enough to have one in the mean time).

Not sure what else to write. Curly’s daycare is closed Aug 31 through labor day for teacher training and the holiday, so we decided to just go on a little road trip then. Glad it’ll be post-hurricane! Then some time in September, Curly and his classmates are all supposed to move up to the “2’s” room. As always, this change is just as nerve-racking as it is exciting, but at least he already has some friends in that room that moved before him, even if he has to leave his (and our) favorite teacher. Anyway, good luck this weekend, all you East Coasters.

7 responses to “MIA

  1. Nice to read an update. I had a mini breakdown this week thinking about the end of mat leave when The Bean will start daycare. Worrying about ‘friends’ etc. Allison told me it’ll be much harder on me than on him and I’m sure she’s right but I still worry.

    Glad to hear you like care dot com. Saw ads for it when we were in the US and wondered if it was good. It would be great to have in Canada.

    Good luck this weekend!

  2. it’s good to hear from you! hope the weekend is less eventful than the forecasters are making it out to be – we’ll be thinking of ya’ll!

  3. schroedinger

    been wondering how things have been with you… glad to hear all is well. we felt the earthquake even in nyc so i imagine you had a bit of a shock (haha). good luck this weekend– stay dry.

    good luck to nutella on the job search. getting out there is a big step…

    happy road tripping! (sorry about the punctuation– the boy is sleeping off a fever in my left arm as i type…)

  4. If you guys get too bored, you’re most welcome to paddle the flood down here! πŸ™‚

    Have fun on your vacation!

  5. We’re getting the edge of Hurricane Irene here now. Rain with gusty winds up to 35 MPH. Lights have flickered, but so far we still have power (**knock on wood**). GB & I have a cake tasting later this morning so we will have to brave the elements. Hope the Hurricane isn’t too bad when it gets to you!

  6. ah i remember the huge mood shifts of the 2’s…and i am not looking forward to them again. enjoy your road trip!

  7. O. just acts like he can’t hear me when it comes to cleaning up toys. Yet, he’ll do it for S. (arghhh). πŸ™‚ It’s a fun age, no?

    Hope the job thing pans out for Nutella!

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