Also, thanks SOLELY to facebook, I just found out that one of my younger sisters moved to California for the summer?! I knew she was looking for a job in Calgary... and that was the last I heard of it until just a moment ago when I read a note she wrote detailing her first couple days in Fresno! No hard feelings that I had to find out on facebook, but that big green monster is definitely rearing its ugly head. The weather here in the past two... wait, what am I saying?... the past... oh, NINE months has been mostly ridiculous. It seems as though in spring or fall, when it is actually not BONE COLD or swelteringly hot, the days the rain lets up always yield to the dreaded WIND. Although I suppose if I'm complaining about the heat, Fresno is not where I want to be either. I'll still take hot over cold any day, including when my aching self is six months pregnant. Two months from now I may be singing a different tune.
As for Grant, he is a little boy who knows what he wants, but he is also quite open to suggestion. There are the non-negotiables: if he sees juice, his blankie, pens, sunglasses, scissors, or 'real' utensils (knives! forks! spoons! The ones Mom and Dad use!) - if he wants one of these and cannot have it, he can pitch quite a fit. But he does have his agreeable side! He'll switch to a different toy if you suggest it, and will dart off course faster than an ant for an Oreo if you say one of his key words: boots/shoes/sandals, jacket, outside (remember the latest obsession with the great outdoors), blankie, cookie.
He's also at the continuous bumps and bruises point - it's taken him a while, but now his forehead cannot be found a single day without at least a couple bruises demonstrating one of the four bruise-color stages of healing.
Now for the follow-up I promised earlier. I have begun making the following two simple craft items and selling them. Very exciting for me. I'm keen to replace my delivery of Lethbridge Living, which is exhausting despite only being every two months. If you're interested and you don't live in Lethbridge, I can certainly give you a shipping quote before you order. You can find me at www.facebook.com/skyecurtis or firstname.lastname@example.org, and more info is available here, such as pricing, delivery time, and color options. Happy shopping!