Look at this folks - it's currently 11:28 p.m. and my little guy is asleep! Out like a light! Mandy just went to bed and after I write this post and maybe play a game or two of Zuma while watching/listening to Leno, I'm hoping to hit the old sack myself. Last week, Mandy started to give Kurtis Melatonin in his late night bottle. A lot of folks on an "Autism Message Board" I subscribe to have recommended this as a way to help little ones with issues -like poor sleep patterns along with autism (or who are suspected of having autism) to fall asleep easier and stay asleep too. With Kurtis the past so many months have been wicked because if he fell asleep between 11 p.m. and midnight, odds were that he would be awake and screaming bloody blue murder somewhere between 3 and 5 a.m. We thought it seemed to be helping a little last week with his conking out easier but he was still waking up several times during the night. However, this week - Sunday night he was down for the count by 11:30 and last night it was pretty much the same time that he gave up the ghost but both nights, he actually slept clear through till between 6 and 6:30 to 7 a.m.! However both those two nights I was still prepared for the other shoe to fall, waiting for him to wake up howling in the middle of the night that I was wired for sound then till after 7 a.m. both mornings! Geez, seems I couldn't win there for losing. But tonight, I'm gonna try to get my head on the pillow a lot earlier than 7 a.m.!
Just heard on the 11 p.m. news that Hilary won the Ohio primary. Hmmm. I could have sworn all those reporters who tell us how each candidate is doing in this or that primary had pretty much been convinced Obama would take Ohio. Wonder if they are considering eating crow right now? My own preference, when it comes time for us to cast our votes here in PA I think will probably be Obama even though I do think Hilary is a very, very smart lady, well-educated and just as qualified for the office as are her rivals - Obama and McCain too. But I have been somewhat disappointed in the vibes I got while following bits and pieces of the campaign as I often felt she was sounding all too often just like the shrill, overbearing candidate some reporters got reprimanded for describing her in that manner. Just didn't give me good feelings as much as I'd love to see a woman be elected. But then too, either Hilary or Obama would bring a big first to our government if elected - first woman or first black -taken just in that context, either would then be fine with me. But I don't like or dislike either of them for that "first" aspect they bring to the race - I just like the way Obama puts his message across -sounds to me like a person trying to use the utmost of common sense along with trying to give people a message of hope, inspiring, I would hope, a lot of people to exit their apathetic shells and come forward to vote for a change!
Today, the weather here has been wet - very wet, as a matter of fact. If I hadn't had to leave the house tonight to go to a meeting at church - the Women's group monthly meeting - and give a little information to those present about some stuff I'd been researching for them on the 'net about trying to purchase some dishes -preferably pure white in the Corning Corelle group -I'd have been perfectly content to stay home, stay inside and try to STAY warm. As it was, when I left and when I returned home, it was pouring down rain, temps plus the wind chill factor both combined tonight to create that cold damp and very wet rain that chills you clear through to the bone. It's been over three hours since I got home, I'm wearing the warm-up jacket Mandy got me for Christmas overtop of a long sleeved hoodie type top and velour-type slacks, along with socks too and still I can't get my system to warm up here at all. BRRRRR! Baby, it is cold outside -and also inside!
Now, one more thing that I forgot to mention in my mother of all convoluted posts that I did late Sunday night/early Monday morning - a little mention of something that happened at the supper table here Sunday night.
We had lasagne for supper that night. I made the sauce which meant it has a little extra kick to it in the seasoning department but not so much so that SIL wouldn't eat the lasagne anyway. But, I had the salt and pepper shakers on the table along with a big new bottle of red pepper flakes which I like to sprinkle over most any tomato-based pasta dishes. I generally purchase the generic spices - basil leaves, oregano, garlic salt and the like along with the red pepper flakes but somehow or other this new, just opened very recently bottle of red pepper flakes just happened to be of a "name brand" seasoning company.
Maya was taking a bite here and there, doing more along the playing with her food lines than anything but actions like that at mealtime are more often than not, the norm here these days. She was glancing around the table frequently too and at one point, she spied the jar of the red pepper flakes and just stared and stared at it before she finally pointed to this jar and said simply, "McCormick's - that's what that says, isn't it?"
And by jeepers, you know what? She was right! Now had any of us at some point mentioned the brand name of this spice, I would have thought nothing of that comment from her. But the fact of the matter is that I don't normally tell someone to "Bring me that bottle of McCormick's seasoning (whatever flavor it might be.) So when she identified that name on that bottle, needless to say, I was - so were Mandy and the SIL -totally flabbergasted!
And yes, I was seriously considering perhaps I should have my hearing checked that I couldn't have heard her say that, or could i?
Turns out I wasn't hearing things at all, although I sure did feel that way when she said that!
Amazing, isn't it how quickly they DO learn and the things they DO pick up too are often quite astonishing, aren't they?