Friday, January 22, 2010

Seven Quick Takes - 1/22/10

1. We got cable today! I am so excited to have the Tee Vee back. And of course, NOTHING is on right now. A million, bazillion channels and I have Law and Order: Criminal Intent reruns on. But dude, I have MISSED the DVR. It's like welcoming a old friend back into your home.

2. I bought Jack a pair of sunglasses yesterday. It's just so darn sunny here! Like...ALWAYS. So I thought he needed some cool shades of his own. Here he is modeling a pair at the store.

3. Yesterday, I went to a fancy, healthy grocery store that is INCREDIBLY close to our house. And I nearly passed out from the prices. I want to go organic and get rid of hydrogenated oils and preservatives and artificial flavors, I really, really do. But DANG, YO. That stuff is EXPENSIVE. I bought two boxes of cereal, two frozen meals, and a 6 pack of root beer. And the only thing that wasn't on sale was the root beer. And the cereal? Not even organic! It's a kid's cereal too. But I gotta admit, it's VERY tasty. If not very healthy.

4. Speaking of going organic and such, I watched Food Inc. earlier this week and holy canoli, y'all. I knew very, very little about the food industry before I watched that movie. I still know very little, but at least I have a better understanding of what all that grass-fed, no anti-biotic business is all about. Also, I know a lot about soy beans too. It was a definite eye opener and a very interesting movie. Even if we don't make any big changes to our eating habits, I like knowing where my food comes from, you know?

5. My child is officially old enough to be annoying. He waited until I was settled down with my breakfast this morning to come over and stand right next to me and SMACK HIS LIPS. Smack, smack, smack! Stop eating and give me the rest of that bottle I SOUNDLY rejected a few minutes ago. Smack, smack, smack! He was happily playing away until he saw I had food and then BAM! I'm all up in your face, mom! (And really, he had JUST eaten. Yogurt and a bottle. I promise I wasn't starving him.)

6. So. Bugs. I forgot that the south had so many bugs. Especially here where it gets cold for maybe 2 weeks out of the year. ('s in the upper 70's here. I am wearing t-shirts and flip flops. Jack is wearing t-shirts and no socks. I saw people wearing SHORTS this week.) So the bugs don't get a chance to die in the cold, which is sad. Because I have to call upon Alex to kill them with whatever is handy, instead. I guess that's the price you pay for warmth year round.

7. And because you haven't seen him in a while. Here's my own personal Jack in the Box. Look at what a big boy he is!


AI said...

Goodness that child is cute.

Jodi said...

OMG he went from baby to toddler in a big hurry! What a cutie!

And ummmmm, stop talking about the warmth or you may have 7 permanent house guests soon. We are getting freezing rain which will soon turn to snow today.

phil said...

I forgot about the bugs... cracked me up!

Cora said...

Now Jodi, don't go mentioning the "T" word around here. We are officially still using "baby" until April 3rd and I am milking it for all it's worth. :)