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I wouldn't recommend it as a weight-loss aid, but I think the clove oil I've been using has helped me lose the couple of pounds I was fussing over earlier in the month. The downside is that it tastes awful and kills my appetite because when my mouth isn't hurting, everything tastes like clove. Bleh.

Vogon offered to go out to Benedict's for brunch on Sunday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Laurel's and my arrival here, but I wasn't feeling up to going out. On that note, I finally gave him and Biko their own pages in the about us section of my site. There's not much content on his page yet, but it's there. I wrote most of Biko's, but you were expecting that. *g*

Since I am cheap and Laurel can't really tell time yet, I'm stretching out Easter activities across this week. This afternoon we pretended to be rabbits and hopped around on the patio. We have an egg dying kit but I have to buy more eggs, after which you can expect photos of eggs she dyed and eggs I plan to paint to look like ¡Mucha Lucha! characters (Laurel likes to pretend to be Buena Girl).

In other good news, she peed twice in the potty today -- a huge leap from the handful of times she's peed in the potty in the past couple of months. That earned her a potty reward (a light-up Astro Boy figure) and an after-dinner bubble bath, which Vogon thought might be a good incentive for her after she regressed and stopped using the potty after that cold we all had a few weeks ago. We'll see how she does the rest of the week with potty use, but I'm cautiously optimistic again.


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Mar. 29th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
You're such a good mom.

It touches my heart.

Mar. 29th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
^^^ Ditto. When I have kids, I'm going to re-read your entire journal looking for good-parenting tips.

I read your Biko write-up and really liked it! I adopted Trillian (RIP) and Zaphod both from Operation Kindness, so maybe our kitties are related!
Mar. 29th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
All hail proper micturation!

Also, hope you're feeling better, and I like the pictures of the kitty. But I like kitties quite a bit. MORE KITTIES, I say.

Hope you're feelin' better soon.

Also -- is there anything at all I can do to help with the Wiki Conversion Going Over To For TODCRA-Ness? I posted on the list, but I get the impression that no one else but me and you care, which I suppose is sort of par for the course or somethin'. But I like the Wiki idea, just because that'll allow it to be more hyperlinked and for explorin', and also provide opportunities to write smaller stuff and whatnot. But I don't know if anyone else cares or anything. Oh well. I like the idea.
Mar. 29th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
I hardly think you need to lose weight.
Mar. 29th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
I know I don't need to lose weight. I was fussing over it earlier in the month because when I'm pushing the upper limit of my usual weight fluctuation, three of the four pairs of pants I own become uncomfortably tight. Summer is much easier since most of the shorts I own are baggy and oversized.

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