Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rough Week

Poor Ruby has been insanely ill for 7 long and miserable days.

Both Jonner and I are worn out! Fever, vomit, screaming, more fever, more screaming... And the sleeping has been almost non-existent if you don't count the occasional passing out from the screaming.

Please, please let it end soon.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Ruby's talking a lot these days. Most of which is extremely creative and unintelligible, but some of which is actually coherent and meaningful.

Her words include:
MORE! (along with enthusiastic signing)
kitty (interchangeable with "eow")
Rimsky (waski)
Bailey (only barely recognizable--who'd have thought that it would be harder than Rimsky?)
book (beuh)
socks (yockie)
shoes (shh)
night night
several Korean words including the ones for mama and papa.

I've been trying to teach her Terry Pratchett, but it's not working.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Cute poem

Jonner sent this to me, and it's really the perfect thing for today's mood.

'The Common Cormorant'

The common cormorant (or shag)
Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
You follow the idea, no doubt?
It's to keep the lightning out.

But what these unobservant birds
Have never thought of, is that herds
Of wandering bears might come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.

-- Christopher Isherwood