Secondly, I have all kinds of stuff to get done today because I leave TOMORROW for Sacremento! Swag for the Blathering. Library run for adequate amounts of trashy novels for the airports. Figuring out what knitting project I'm taking and whether I have bamboo needles that size in order to get it through security at the airport! Laundry! I guess I should also think about packing. But which outfit which day? And accessories? I can actually wear fun earrings since there won't be anyone trying to grab them out of my head!
Thirdly, my child. Do the Terrible Twos start at 13 months? I'm beginning to think yes. She climbs, she takes things apart, she tears the leaves off my house plants! When Lucy gets it in her head to do something, God help the person trying to stop her. She can out-wait me. And by that I mean distraction techniques are no longer working.
Let's take the example of the garden, shall we? When we play in the yard, it is inevitable that Lucy will become at some point interested in "picking strawberries" whether or not there are red ones, and mostly this just means terrorizing my garden. I will correct her, play in her sand box with her, show her how to pick dandelions, and otherwise occupy her. She will wait until the very second my guard is down and then bee line for my garden again, tomatoes be damned! She's like a super robot that calculates my next move in order to destroy me. I have nothing more to say about this - other than GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND, BUBBA!