Month: January 2008

Related Posts

I installed a new plugin on this blog today: “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” … to be exact. (Referered to as YARPP)

I had been thinking of finding some such plugin for some time, and finally went hunting for one today and am very pleased with this one, how it’s working, the ease of use, etc.

It is fun for me to see what posts are called up as “related” for different topic-ed posts, gets me looking at past content from a different perspective and that will help me with “tagging” some of them finally, no doubt.

I worked on the Sandbox theme I’m using too. I fixed up some code and now my blog is more fluid for resizing

I also just spiffed up my laptop, on the outside a bit. Nothing fancy, just cleaned off the dust and dirt and so it’s shiny black again, and finally removed the big sticker from the left palm rest area — a very faded HP sticker. I saw no reason to remove it before now. I’m the sort of weirdo that leaves plastic stuff on new things too, the clear film stuff that protects different things, I leave that on whatever until it’s ugly as can be, then take it off and the device is new looking underneath. Sort of a “screen protector” sort of thing, though it’s never a “screen” that’s covered, and I don’t do it to it, just leave on the original manufacturer stuff.

Let’s see, like the bread machine, the stove, the washer, the dryer, radios, etc. The sticker on the computer was a different sort of thing, sure, but similar enough to me, it looks so very nice there now.

Baby Q – 7 Months Old

Baby Q is officially 7 Months old today. He’s crawling, has been “creeping” some since right before turning 6 Months old … he has not “mastered” crawling, but for all intensive purposes he gets where he wants to go when he’s on the floor. For him it’s more the hard floors that are keeping him from “full crawling” for now, while on my bed he’s very capable of fast moving-ness, more so the real knee crawling.

All in all, he is more mobile than any of his sibs were at that age.

He’s getting so big, nearly growing out of his clothing again, so it will soon be a needful thing to go get “more” stuff.

He’s not in his crib yet either. We just got a new hardware kit for it (the one we bought for our 2000 baby) and I need to clean off each piece of the crib and get it ready for putting back together. It was partly together since June, but never completed since a few parts were missing and some things were loose and would need replacing.

It’s a necessity to get the crib done so that I can put him there night or day when needed. He needs a full size crib. He’s no little baby any more πŸ™ But that’s alright. He’s cute still πŸ™‚ Of course. Growing up so fast. Sigh.

More Tiny Tush Diapers

We ordered more of the blue diapers that I posted about in December. They arrived on Tuesday, finally, with that “finally” meaning it took a LONG time for them to arrive. Sent “Fed Ex Home” … we ordered them ‘last year’ and they didn’t arrive until the 8th of this NEW year.

A funny way to look at it, of course it wasn’t THAT long, just too many days long. My hubby ordered them via the internet and we thought he chose Priority Mail for shipping, which in fact seems it would have been faster (from the sending to receiving of the package.) Anyhow, one diaper is on backorder, so that is one thing about the order that wasn’t straightforward, so perhaps there is a reason for the shipping difference. Not that it matters, or that I need to know or am asking to know, no. I’m just rambling on about it since I thought they’d arrive during the first week of the new year, not a full week, or plus that.

I now have enough decent diapers for Baby Q – !!! πŸ™‚

Next in line: new covers.

I also need to re-lanolize the two in-service wool covers I have. I don’t have any lanolin though, just the eucelan stuff, which isn’t doing the “trick” I need to be performed.

I have two old Mother-Ease Airflow covers that fit, and a few others in larger sizes for the future as Baby Q grows, which he continues to do, of course.

The wool covers are Stacinators, I really like them, but the ones I have don’t really fit over the Mother-Ease Popolino’s I do have and use along with the Tiny Tush one-size, and also some Mother-Ease Sandy’s (Large). Baby Q isn’t “big enough” for the Large Sandy’s yet, but is. If that makes sense.

Overall I am thoroughly impressed with the Tiny Tush diapers though. The old Mother-Ease diapers get soaked so easily. The Tiny Tush’s hold so much more liquid, and don’t feel “sopping wet” in any situation like the Mother-Ease diapers would be sopping wet. That means, Tiny Tush wins hands down, better for baby, and for “covers”. Happier Mama.

Happy New Year

2007 is gone. 2008 is here. We had “fireworks” out front on New Years Eve to mark the occasion (Costco sells big packs of “fountain” type fireworks made by TNT, this time of year and around the 4th of July.) We’ve gotten this sort of thing for the 4th starting in 2006, continued it in 2007, and now have added New Years Eve to the schedule.

In GA things that fly up are basically not for sale, of course people do buy them in the neighboring states, like S. Car., Tenn., or Ala.

We just stick to what’s available here, thus far we have, that is. I love fireworks, firecrackers, etc.

We bought the biggest package Costco was selling this time, and it’s the biggest we’ve ever bought. It had many more larger type fountains than previous packs. We thoroughly enjoyed the show, including our dear little 6 month old. He fell asleep near the end, but watched intently through most of the “show”.

Along with a new year are new temperatures. It was a tad nippy that night, and only getting colder ever since. The sun has been out though, so it’s pleasant, unlike the few days before with gloomy gray skies and rain off and on, the temperatures then weren’t that cold either. It’s been a very mild “winter” whereas it’s usually nice enough to turn the A/C off in September or October, and start fireplace fires in November and more of them in December and into Jan. & Feb. … this year we have had the A/C off and on through December. A few fires, one early, it wasn’t THAT cold but was cold enough “just to do it” and one other time or two since then before Christmas. We had fires for Christmas just to have fires, but we didn’t NEED to have them, it was warm enough to live without them (heat pump working in the warmer cool temperature just fine.)

So now 2008 has brought us to the “we need a fire to be warm enough” place. Reported temperature right now is 32 degrees F. It was well colder than that over night and most of today.

Temperatures are often mild in Georgia, over winter, but times of very cold, snow, ice do occur, but last winter 2006/2007 we had nothing. I’m wondering what’s to come in 2008, since both ends of 2007 were very mild. FWIW.

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