Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ooo, look, pretty.

I'm still not feeling very much like writing, so I guess I'll just start and see where this goes.

I wish to heck that I could write about work, but I can't. I will say this, we are currently under major remodeling and I just need to make it through until the end of the month when it is done. Work leaves me feeling sick, home is a bit better, weekends are much better. One more week of this, then I think I will be able to breath again.

Preschool seems to be going well. M has backslid a bit on the potty front, but some issues are to be expected. I'm trying hard to get us out of the house faster in the morning, which is a challenge because of you know, transition issues. All because she just doesn't seem to want to let me go. I'm not one to push it, knowing that before long she'll be rushing me out the door. I'm doing my best not project any of my fears about rejection from my peers on to her. However, I know it is hard being the new one. They have their own cliques and groups, and she's still adjusting.

Traditional gender roles seem to be more defined at this age. M however is not. She likes her dresses, but she likes her legos and trucks too. Having been part of one of the first generations raised by feminists I am starting to have a deeper appreciation of what those challenges were. I, unlike some, don't think femininity has to be given up to be a strong woman, but I don't think the Disney princesses are advancing the cause much either. I suppose I should figure this out before too long. I think that is a good subject for another post.

Speaking of that, I do know there are a few people that read this, and while I'm not always the best about commenting everywhere I read (hazard of perhaps filling my life up with too much, or being lazy) I would love some comments. Not to beg or anything, but I could use some fun or silly right now. Leave me your best joke? Or a link to something pretty? I'll go first, here are a few pictures from the past month or so.

June bug husks (I think) on the tree in my brother's front yard.

Goat's Beard lichen, in Itasca. Amazing creatures, a symbiotic relationship between fungi and alga that has been around pretty much forever.

One terribly adorable puppy we saw at the apple orchard awhile back. He was not supposed to be doing that, but I only halfheartedly tried to stop him.


Tikki said...

love the pumpkin photo. Keep your spirits up, Saturday is supposed to be a rain free day. :)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Amelia, you can do it! Maybe it would help to reflect on how far you've come for a day as opposed to how much further you have to go. Celebrate those little successes -- they can provide so much unexpected motivation.


Elizabeth said...

Ok...2 things. First--is that comment before mine from my sister Celeste? I turned her on to your blog awhile back. At first I thought..."wow...this is Amelia's blog and a Celeste left a comment and those are my 2 sisters' names!" But now I realize maybe it really was my sister Celeste commenting. If you followed that, I hope you found it funny too.

Second, I just finished Day 2 of the 30 Day Shred! And it's all because of you. Your writing about it and sticking with it has motivated me. I have had a hard time emotionally and physically the past 6 months and I feel like this is getting me on a better track. Thanks Amelia!!!

Birdie said...

something pretty: i recently found this woman's shop on etsy...i think its so, so pretty!

kristen said...

A fact for you: from 6:02 AM to 6:02 PM on 10/23, the mole is celebrated. Happy National Mole Day! (Avogadro's number = 6.02 x 10^23 = one mole).

Yes, I'm a nerd.

tere said...

love the pics, the first one is cicada's I remember them from being a kid and collecting them. I don't think I've seen many in MN.

i think your thoughtfulness of roles and responsibility is pretty amazing with the busy-ness of your job and all.

I'm glad you have the writing and the photos to express your creativity--but I may want another hat.

Marketing Mama said...

Those are cool picks. I'm still here. I read blogs in batches... like only 1 to 2 times per week now, rather than every day.

Comments sure help make blogging more interactive and fun. :)

fritzfacts said...

The puppy is cute, very cute. Koda chewed a hole in one of Boo's pumpkins and I thought she was going to freak.

Don't worry about the gender thing. Boo can be the most dainty little girl, but will still rattle off the names of every monster truck she owns while building stuff with her legos (she has more than her brother ever did). I love the blend she is, perfect for her.