August 31st, 2009

update

update

The last two days we've had the scent of smoke in the air as well as a rare sprinkle or two of ash from the fires southwest from here. The intensity of the smell varies considerably.

Babysat for about an hour today for my aunt & uncle while my aunt went to the doctor. My two charges were their great-grandkids, 2 yrs old and 2 months old. The 2 month old mostly slept and when awake just stared at the surroundings very zen-like. She cried just once and when picked up I realized she was wet. Once the diaper was changed I rocked her to sleep. It's then when you have a baby on your shoulder sleeping with tiny hands clutching your shirt long-ago assumed dead paternal feelings rise up a bit. That's soon squashed by the smell of killer-atomic waste poop. ;o) I spent most of my time with the two year old who watched streamed episodes of Special Agent Oso half the time and played with various office supplies for the other. Who know a manilla envelope could be so versatile

What else? Oh yeah, I got new glasses about 3 weeks ago I had broken one of the nose guards on my previous pair. I had to get my eyes examined first and boy had my eyes changed. I mentioned I had trouble seeing up close with my glasses on so he suggested I get bifocals. Uh.... I hemmed and hawed enough that he said I could put it off this time but not the next. Anyway, 10 days later I got my new ones and there was definitely a Keanu-esque "Whoa!" moment when I put them on.
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