One of the toddlers I watch, O, is talking a ton, even more than usual. and I just have to keep up with her.
She got very impatient today in the car, "I want to get out, I want to get out, I want to get out" she says as we're just arriving at the zoo. she does that toddler robot monotone, so it's sort of funny, sort of annoying. "Alright, O, first we have to park the car and then I need to get everything out, and then you can get out. But I'm going to need you to be more patient."
She wants things and she wants them now.
we saw squirrel monkeys, Siamangs woop wooping. went to see the goats and sheep and I only saw a tiny glimpse of the golden retriever. sigh. that elusive dog. got to see the cats, though. happy about that.
we went by the alligators and I asked the girls if they wanted to see. they were curious. once O got a good look at a huge and creepy alligator which was almost entirely underwater and we could see his whole body, she said, "I want to have it!" heh. my instinct is to walk on by the alligators and not look, they give me the creeps. O wants one. alrighty then.
I had the girls walk through most of the zoo, I only pushed them in the stroller a bit. I wanted to wear them out and do so early. the house cleaners are coming this afternoon and they always arrive before the girls are done napping. it worked nicely. :) they are sound asleep now.
wow, I'm so very sleepy. maybe I should nap rather than do homework. sounds really good actually.
I've got a big assignment due on Friday. nearly done with my first draft. just need to review 3 more things. digital media things, I forget what the category is.
and I've got a stack of books to review for my big final assignment. I keep bringing them to work thinking I'll get some reviewed if I feel the urge to do so.
the cable tv isnt working, the remote is failing. if I turn on the tv, it tells me the cable box isnt on. when I try to turn on the cable box, the tv turns off. I've done it over and over, and it just turns the tv off. weird. guess I've had enough of hgtv for awhile.
oh I did tell K about the unimpressive custom design help I got at Container Store. I noticed something else when looking at their catalog - she did it all wrong. she didnt put a shelf at the very top of the closet hanging system. in all the pictures, they do that. her design was pretty silly, really. I explained to him how I basically did everything, that she was doing really bad ideas, so I'd say, "oh, if we're doing the shoes on the left, maybe we should put the two closet rods on the right hand side so they are more accessible."
at any rate, now he knows they werent fabulous and isnt stuck on their design. he was surprised, as I was, that they didnt really offer any great suggestions or show me products we could use or anything. so if the Container Store comes asking why I didnt use their product, it's because they did such a very poor job of it.
also, interesting thing I learned from reviews: the container store closet rods have stops so you cant slide your hangers all to one side if you want to. by looking carefully at pictures, I can see how that is true. funny, for such an expensive product, I want the best usability from it. all the other closet systems let you slide your hangers the full length of the closet rod.
in the fertility topic, I'm doing great this cycle. yay! I got a positive on my ovulation test yesterday, I've had the signs that I'm ovulating, and everything looks good so far.
though I woke up around 430am and couldnt sleep, so got up around 530, went back to bed. might have messed up my temperature reading, which stayed up instead of dropping down. not sure. but glad I have been doing the ovulation tests the past couple days.
I have extra hope this month, as I've always wanted an April baby, so we'll see. though I'm trying to not get too worked up and crash yet again. just going with whatever happens. that's my hope.
ok, that early morning is really hitting me, must close my eyes awhile and rest. so much homework to do tonight.