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Bathtime Fun!

"Poooop?" he declared.

I groaned, hand on the shampoo bottle. We were more than halfway done with his bath, and I had *just* gotten him to finally sit/squat in the Tummy Tub so I could safely do his hair, which was the reason he was getting an impromptu post-dinner pre-bedtime bath in the first place.

"Argh. Please tell me you're not going to poop."

"No poop!" he exclaimed, gleefully.
But what about those rather worrying grunts??

"You sure?"

"No poop!" he repeated.

Then up pops a turd (or four) in the tub. (There were non-floaters too. Ugh.)


Silver lining: he *did* tell me before it happened. I guess potty training can start anytime.

Hand Foot Mouth?

... more like Arm Leg Mouth for Nev
... ... and Mons Butt between-Toes for Nova

yup, that's right, the stupid coxsackie virus has struck this household again.

Mommy hasn't had a day off to herself for 12 days and counting since one got hit, then the other, and while the pediatrician's stand is they aren't contagious once the fever is gone for 24 hours, daycare insists they do not return until all blisters are at least scabbed over. So once Nev was daycarable, Nova wasn't.


(attached pic: Nev looking so miserable last week)

not jobless, but it didn't last

I have been meaning to update this blog's tagline for a while now, because, hey! I wasn't jobless anymore! I landed a part time massage therapist job in June, started for real in September (you know, after Nev) ...
Massage photo source: sxc ... and within 4 months that position has been eliminated.

Yup. Guess who got served a 30-day notice this week?

I was assured it's a "purely financial decision", I was last in and therefore first out, blah blah blah.


I won't go into details about it, but let's just say that many balls were dropped, and it's really frustrating that I was finally just about to start pushing for making my presence known within the organization, and that's when they cut me loose.



Now to start the job hunt all over again.

At least this time all I need to do to my resume is add a new entry in the "Previous Experience" section. Still gotta cast a wide net, compose cover letters, make some calls, attend …