Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Peanuts Obsession

Victoria has has various obsessions throughout her 7.5 years. The first was Elmo for maybe ages 18 mo-3? Then Disney Princesses of course. A small Frozen interest, right when it came out - maybe age 5? Scooby Doo for a while. Then it was Winx videos on the Ipad, a short Monster High time. Now it is mostly Shopkins.

Benny liked Elmo for a while. The current obsession, probably for the last four- ish months is Peanuts and Charlie Brown. P had purchased a three pack of the Peanuts holiday specials (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) for Victoria and we watched them at appropriate times. Benny somehow became obsessed with them. I ended up buying a few other Snoopy and Charlie Brown DVDs I found around. He also likes my Charlie Brown Dictionary that I received for Christmas in 1978 (complete with inscription). He can name every character, and quotes (sometimes not so nice) things from the DVDs - "You blockhead!" "Momma, I'm NOT your sweet Baboo". He carries around the DVDs, scratching them in the process and begs to watch it. He screams out loud when he watches it and finds something funny. His favorite characters when prompted are "Marcie" and "Charlie Brown".

What a surprise. But Peanuts is great (with the exception of mean Lucy) and it's been fun memories for me.

Snoopy and Woodstock shirt. The headband was his own selection.

With one of his precious DVDs. He took it to bed.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Night Leftovers

Friday Night Leftovers

Why yes, I’m alive. I always say how busy I am, but it’s true. Some nights, I don’t have time to eat dinner, so just grab a smoothie or something fast like toast and cheese.

I been doing a much better job of putting the laundry away lately. P has been taking V to counseling appointments on Wednesday nights instead of me, so I’ve been putting away laundry those nights, so it’s not such a terrible job (around 5 loads) on Sunday. So much laundry.

Also helping with laundry put away is that I’ve gotten into watching “The Walking Dead”. I run it on the Ipad while I put away laundry. I have always read and watched a lot of post-apocalyptic movies and books. We had watched the first four episodes on Netflix some time ago, but P wasn’t that huge of a fan. When I was off having surgery there was a marathon, so I Tivo’d the rest of season one and most of two. Then I started downloading on Amazon. I’m now on Season six. So amazing. So heartbreaking. I’m a Rick fan of course. Rick all the way! Carol has to be my 2nd favorite character, followed by Glenn.

I’ve been trying to get back into running after my break for surgery. One day I did one mile, and one day I did 1.6 miles. I wish I was back up to 2.5 miles that I had been doing previously. I still want to do a 5K in April. I need some serious training before then.

The weather has been crazy lately. 50 and sunny one day, 55 and artic force winds the next day, 42 the next day, 65 and sunny the next day. Welcome to Spring in Michigan.

We had the presidential primary here in Michigan last week. Trump and Sanders won. My two least favorite candidates. C’mon Michigan.