12 November 2006

More bodies than morgue space...

...in Baghdad.

And we want to offer a timetable to pull out? Are the Dems f'ing NUTS? We shouldn't be leaving until the only bodies showing up in morgues are the bodies of 'insurgents'.

Silly Parenting Tip #2

If you unbuckle your baby from his/her carseat for comfort while you're waiting someplace, clip your keys to the carseat. That way, you remember to buckle the baby back in before you go driving off somewhere.

Don't ask how I know this one.

07 November 2006

Voting wait times

There's a three hour wait at the Thornton Rec Center, but there is a fifteen minute wait at the firehouse at 140th and Colorado Blvd.

If I were a conspiracy theorist, part 2

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd say that John Kerry made his comment about the intelligence and work ethic of our troops, and continues to press the issue, to sabotage all the gay rights bills on the ballots across the nation in this election. Kerry didn't show up for the vote on the Defense of Marriage Act in '04, and his recent remarks are a way of mobilizing the right to show up at the polls, and, as a consequence, sink every gay rights bill. You know, since so many conservatives were saying they were so disgusted with the state of things that they weren't going to even bother showing up to vote.

(h/t: Ace of Spades)

If I were a conspiracy theorist, part 1

If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd go out and fill all my cars up today, because gas prices are controlled by Chimpy McHitlerburton and the cost of filling up my gas-guzzling SUV will be going up like my husband jumping on a chair to avoid a spider.

06 November 2006

Waah! My Senseo is dead!

Or at least on its last legs, anyway. Everything breaks down a month after the warranty expires, or if it is still under warranty, it's impossible to actually get it fixed (yes, I'm talking to you, CES Covina).

The Senseo just suddenly stopped forcing water through the pod. Enough water will come through when there's no pod in it, but as soon as I put a pod in, it only fills my mug a third of the way.

I'm thinking about buying a SimpleHuman Pod Brewer, but there's not the instant gratification of having my coffee RIGHT NOW - or even this week, possibly. Thursday seems like about as long as I'd want to wait. But there's no way to tell how long it takes SimpleHuman to ship. UPDATE: Crate and Barrel actually carries it in store!

I guess this solves the problem of my bimonthly coffee delivery from Cool Beans not being here yet. I was grousing about that this morning, as I'm out of my favorite brews from them, Midnight Blend and Sumatra Mandheling. The *really* odd thing about it is, they charged my card on the 31st, but I still haven't received a shipping notice. Not typical of them.

02 November 2006

Silly Parenting Tip #1

When we just had one kid, it was easy to handle medication dosing - one person (usually me, since I'm the stay-at-home parent) was in charge of medication and keeping track of when the last dose was given. With two kids, the lack of time, and the lack of sleep, my husband's reluctant to wake me up to ask just when was the last time I gave Boo a dose of ibuprofen for his ear infection? And what's his dose again? And am I really giving a coherent, accurate answer when I'm not awake?

I bought a dry-erase board that's designed to go on the inside of a locker, so it has magnets on the back. It hangs out on our refrigerator. The dosages for every medicine that the kids could possibly need is written on it, and when we give one of the kids some medicine, we write the date and time on the dry-erase board. The important thing to remember is to write the date and time on the board just before giving the medication, to ensure you're checking the last medication time before dosing.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a link to the dry erase board I bought, and most of the 'magnetic' dry erase boards just seem to accept magnets rather than being magnetic themselves. I would think that magnetic tape could be bought to be stuck to the back of a lightweight dry erase board. The board I bought is really only big enough for two kids worth of medication anyway - if I were this gal, for instance, I'd probably need at least an 11x14 board. (Chris has a fantastic blog, hop on over there if you haven't read it.)