Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quaking

My baby begs for broccoli. She really does! Currently the only thing she doesn't like to eat is any sort of tomato-based sauce. She used to love spaghetti and chili but now she sees it coming and won't even try it. Perhaps an aversion to the color red?

Over the past couple of days she's taken to shaking her head violently whenever we ask a question to which she means to answer "yes! please!" It's terribly cute and the more excited she is about the question the harder she'll shake her head 'no.' We've been demonstrating how to nod 'yes' but so far 'no' is more fun for her. No is always more fun!

Sometime this week Superman will get his assignment for his first year of work. We could go anywhere in the state and Superman has a feeling that we'll have to move (though hopefully not too far.) It's a pretty stressful time for us, not knowing if and how far we might have to move... and not knowing the best thing to do (or not do) with our house. Once we get the news I will either breathe a sigh of relief or leap up and begin acting not unlike a chicken with its head cut off. Stay tuned for further developments.

Holy cow I do believe we just had an earthquake. It felt pretty substantial too. So what did I do? Throw the computer off my lap and snatch up my alarmed baby to stand directly under the fan (good one) and look outside to see if I could see telephone poles moving. Everything had stopped shaking by that time. I just looked it up online and it had a magnitude of 3.9 and the epicenter was less than 30 minutes from here. Love technology.

6 comments:

  1. I hope Superman gets his assignment soon. The not-knowing can drive a person crazy!

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  2. I'm impressed she likes broccoli. No matter what wonderful faces and excited expressions we put on, Shea literally GAGS when she puts any vegetable in her mouth. I wasn't even thinking that you guys might have be moving! Hopefully you will receive just the right news this week. :-) Keep us posted!

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  3. If she doesn't call broccoli 'trees' in the universal tradition of children, then there may be some deep problems:-)Next time there is a quake: run out and max the credit card, then claim back from insurance under 'Acts of God'.

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  4. You are calm for just sitting through an earth quake! :-) The "not knowing" what to do can be pretty stressful, I'll be praying that you find some peace during this exciting, and somewhat scary time!

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  5. My mom and dad said they had to MAKE my older brother and sister eat pizza when they were younger. I can't imagine. But maybe the aversion to red sauce is more common than one would think? I love broccoli now, but I would've NEVER begged for it as a child.Aside from the stress of it all, would you be excited to move? Seems like it would be nice to start from scratch somewhere. I hope it all works out like you want it to.

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  6. Wow - an actual quake! And yes, technology is amazing - lovelove that you can get the information immediately, seeing as I'm an instant gratification kinda gal.

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