Twitter: December 1


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 8:09 AM
Calvin started waking up every 1/2-1 hr around 12:30 last night. The good news is he kept putting himself back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 8:10 AM
Breakfast today was baby pears & mangos. He seemed to like it. However, he clammed up when I tried mystery squash.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 8:10 AM
Calvin just took a couple of steps while I was holding his hand. Hard to tell if it was intentional or not.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 9:25 AM
I’m experimenting with trying to get stuff done with Calvin at home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 9:25 AM
Right now Calvin’s down with his nap so I’m frantically trying to get money done.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 9:26 AM
Of course, this would help with Gnucash condescended to open . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 9:53 AM
It’s such a nice feeling knowing my baby is peacefully sleeping upstairs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 10:55 AM
Okay, we’re now approaching the point where it would be useful if Calvin would wake up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 4:02 PM
New plan for this afternoon: move everything from the upstairs freezer (which is dying?) to the downstairs freezer.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 5:44 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed playing with blocks today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2009 5:45 PM
Looks like he didn’t take an afternoon nap but with a 2 hr morning nap he’s probably still ahead for sleep.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2010 8:18 AM
Calvin seems to have potty training down at for in the evening but not so much in the morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2010 5:48 PM
I love my cast iron skillet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2010 5:52 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed dancing to the song ‘Rock Rock Rock’ today”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2010 9:09 PM
Calvin just settled down to sleep . . . I’m tired so I think I’m going to bed too.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2011 1:20 PM
Ok, the cats are sitting on our computers again. Not good.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2011 1:41 PM
Willow does not seem to believe me when I tell her there is snow.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2011 6:07 PM
Calvin has entered the “why” phase of development.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2015 1:01 PM
I want a house VM so I can always revert back to right after the cleaners have left.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2015 4:35 PM
In case anyone asks, I’m making cookies because it’s one of the easiest things to do while carrying a baby.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2015 4:35 PM
Julian appears to be going through an attachment parenting phase.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2015 5:07 PM
Well . . . the house _was_ clean.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2018 2:08 PM
Note to self: next time but a house with wider stairs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2018 4:27 PM
Our movers hoisted our sofa, by hand without any straps, from the ground up and over the balcony to get it up into the livingroom.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2018 6:45 PM
The kids are very excited to have access to their toys again.
The family room is cluttered with boxes and bins from moving. In the middle of the floor Calvin is playing with waffle blocks while Julian looks on.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Dec 1, 2020 4:29 PM
I’m so happy!
[This references a Tweet where Ursula Vernon says that audio versions of Swordheart and Paladin’s Grace as coming.]

Twitter: November 30


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 6:54 AM
Calvin did wake up last night but I was able to get him back to sleep without feeding him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 8:25 AM
Calvin is fascinated with my cookbook shelf. Actually, I think he just likes waving books around.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 5:36 PM
Well, Calvin made up for his 1 1/2 hr nap this morning but refusing to nap the rest of the day. He looks exhausted.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 6:12 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed crawling all over the classroom! :)”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 6:13 PM
Calvin pulled himself up to a standing position for the first time today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2009 6:13 PM
In other news, I can no longer contain Calvin in the toddler bathtub so I guess it’s the full size tub for him now.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 4:27 PM
From daycare: “Calvin had fun playing in the ball pit and trying hats on. He loved the green furry hat! :)”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 4:28 PM
In other news, Calvin is extremely jealous of the computer.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 4:55 PM
Calvin picked up a pair of socks I have and tried to go to my sock drawer and put them in.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 5:55 PM
Calvin is a true Logan. He’s so much happier after being fed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 7:36 PM
Calvin and I just played the piano and sang for the last half hour.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 7:37 PM
Calvin is fairly good at the “meow, meow” part of _The Three Little Kittens_.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 7:58 PM
I think Calvin’s getting smarter. He used the potty 2 min before bedtime which entitles him to an Elmo episode.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2010 10:02 PM
2nd batch of Christmas Candy done. Now off to bed.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2011 7:35 AM
Calvin remembers that yesterday I told him there would snow today. 1st thing he does this morning is look out the windows. No snow :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2011 1:42 PM
My hair stylist remembered a conversation we had over a year ago and emailed me when she found a place in Boulder that serves Dosas.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2011 6:37 PM
I’m happy to report that _Bob the Builder_ is no longer in our house. Not sure why, but I hated it the moment Calvin started watching.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2011 6:54 PM
From daycare yesterday, “Calvin had fun making a snowman.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2011 6:54 PM
From daycare today, “Calvin enjoyed painting.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2012 7:53 AM
Well, that wasn’t an especially restful night but Calvin’s fever appears to have gone down finally, for the moment anyway.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2014 9:29 AM
Either my hormones are fluctuating again or King Soopers was really smelly today.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2015 8:08 AM
Well, that wasn’t a good night. Julian decided it was important to wake up every 1-2 hrs the entire night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2015 3:59 PM
Julian is in his “you must hold me but I reserve the right to be unhappy anyway” mood.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2018 5:50 PM
One more day and I’ll have a garlic press again!!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2020 11:07 AM
Well, this is exciting.
Emergency Alert: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. The Health Officer has issued updated risk reduction directives to slow the spread and protect hospital capacity, effective today. Also effective today, you must quarantine for 14 days after traveling more than 150 miles from Santa Clara County. For more information, visit:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2020 11:07 AM
As an aside, of the 3 active cell phones in the household, mine is the only one that got this alert. We technically live in Santa Cruz County so possibly the other 2 phones are using a different cell tower than mine?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2020 11:12 AM
The emergency alert didn’t give a time frame. Here’s what the website says, “These revised and new Mandatory Directives will take effect on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until December 21, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless they are extended.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 30, 2020 11:12 AM

Twitter: November 29


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 10:26 AM
Calvin has been sleeping for 1 1/2 hr!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 10:37 AM
King Soopers has _no_ produce items on sale? That seems unlikely . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 2:53 PM
Found an unfamiliar pair of jeans in my drawer today. Tried them on they fit great. Turns out they’re an old pair of @calvinsdad misfiled.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 2:57 PM
After a fair amount of crying, Calvin went down for his 2nd nap of the day. Wonder how long he’ll sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 3:12 PM
Calvin woke up 15 min after he went to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 4:02 PM
Well, took Calvin for a walk but he never got back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2009 7:53 PM
Just finished making a test batch of rice caramels.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2010 7:48 AM
Calvin is still sleeping . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2010 6:16 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed playing with our helicopter toy today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2010 6:22 PM
I ended up with about twice as much coconut candy as I intended *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2010 8:29 PM
Calvin really doesn’t want to go to bed tonight.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2011 7:39 PM
Life is _so_ much better when Calvin has an afternoon nap. He’s been pleasant all evening!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2012 1:05 PM
Calvin’s preschool just called to let me know Calvin’s has a fever. I must say, I didn’t see that one coming. He seemed fine this morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2012 1:09 PM
Yup, he’s sick. Has a fever of 101.5 axillary.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2012 5:10 PM
Under the armpit. Not so accurate but much easier with a preschooler if you don’t have a fancy ear or forehead thermometer.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2012 9:17 PM
It looks like I may actually make it to bed on time tonight.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2014 8:08 AM
I thought I was done throwing up while brushing my teeth but apparently that was just wishful thinking.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2014 8:08 AM
Such a strange pregnancy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2014 9:34 PM
Wondering what I did all by myself this week? Answers are in a long and rambling blog post:


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2015 6:12 AM
Julian may be down for first nap. I’d be more excited if he was just now waking up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2015 12:19 PM
Julian has discovered the cat door.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2016 7:21 AM
Julian slept through the night!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 29, 2018 5:15 PM
Julian asks what’s for supper and I tell him pesto. He responds with, “No, I want something perfect.”

Twitter: November 28


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 7:33 AM
I think my body is now conditioned to wake up at 3am. However, Calvin didn’t start waking up till 5:30!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 7:33 AM
I’m hoping my plan to feed him often during the day is working.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 7:33 AM
I fed him around 5:45 thinking it was close enough to 6:30 but he went back to sleep until 7:20.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 7:34 AM
He only woke up then because I decided he needed to get up then in order to nap on the way to church.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 5:44 PM
We went for a walk this afternoon which gave Calvin his first decent length nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 5:45 PM
Now Calvin is ecstatically destroying the paper bulletin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2009 7:00 PM
Calvin and I took a bath together. We splashed a lot and got the bathroom floor quite wet.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2011 7:55 AM
It’s amazing how much frozen fruit we go through each morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2011 8:14 PM
From daycare, “Calvin enjoyed reading books.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2012 9:37 AM
Huh, apparently my old Palm T|X will turn on.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2012 5:59 PM
I magically managed to hotsync my Palm T|X over wifi, load Mobipocket, and download an ebook. However, I suspect I have no battery.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2012 5:59 PM
It looks like the last time I used my Palm was right before I was admitted to PSL when Calvin attempted to come early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2012 6:38 PM
If I were Calvin and my mother asked me to put the little broom away, where would I put it?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2014 9:00 AM
I have to go to the grocery store today. I wonder if I can avoid all the other stores.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2014 10:23 AM
Willow is watching the Christmas decorating with great (and possibly nefarious) interest.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2014 3:41 PM
I’m off to find cream! (Vitamin Cottage notes there’s a shortage so hoping King Soopers has conventional cream available.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2014 4:07 PM
King Soopers has cream! (Though they also noted a supply problem.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2014 9:51 PM
2.1 is very active this evening. Possibly learning kickboxing?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2015 4:32 PM
Ok, that was a hot onion. Don’t remember the last time I cried so hard.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2015 4:33 PM
At the grocery store today the bok choy had tags that claimed they were romaine.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2015 4:34 PM
This might explain all the weird non-bok choy items I’ve received when ordering bok choy for grocery delivery.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2018 6:06 AM
I really don’t want to be awake.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2018 1:22 PM
I needed to mail a letter but forgot to put a stamp on it. The post office I went to was out of all boring stamps and only had Kwanza, Hanukkah, Roses, and Hot Wheels. So I now have Hot Wheels stamps.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2019 3:43 PM
We took the kids over to Rosario beach after dinner and they’re having lots of fun on the logs. It’s cold but sunny!
A rocky beach with very large  driftwood. Two kids are balancing on the logs.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 28, 2020 2:19 PM
The tree is decorated!
Christmas tree decorated with lights and various family Christmas ornaments. Calvin and Julian are standing in front of the tree.

Twitter: November 27


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 11:43 AM
New plan: try feeding Calvin every two hours during the day instead of every 3 in hopes of filling him up during the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 11:43 AM
This feels like we’re regressing but so far I haven’t figured out why he’s waking up at night. Last night was pretty bad he cried for hours.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 3:16 PM
Today we went out and bought quite a few 9 mth outfits for Calvin at the 2nd hand store.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 3:17 PM
We just came back in from sitting outside. It’s really warm today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 5:31 PM
Calvin just woke up from an hour long nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2009 6:36 PM
@calvinsdad I believe mom bought an infant tub. We can get by while at your parent’s house.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 8:00 AM
Calvin is mesmerized by the Christmas wreath I put up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 8:00 AM
Now to introduce him to Christmas music.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 2:55 PM
Calvin has been sleeping for almost 2 hrs in the car.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 3:41 PM
Calvin just woke up and now is enjoying some cheese.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 5:04 PM
I have Christmas lights up on the back porch and a wreath on the front door.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2010 5:04 PM
I think I’ve now done more Christmas decorating this year already than last.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2011 6:34 PM
Just got back from Calvin’s first concert. He did very well :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2012 5:41 PM
Me, “Why didn’t you eat your raisins for lunch?” Calvin, “Um, I think it has too much protein for me.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2012 6:06 PM
I return home from buying a light bulb and the first light I turn on promptly goes out. Naturally, it has a different bulb.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2012 6:18 PM
Well, after playing musical light bulbs, I _think_ all our lights are lit again, at least for the moment.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 8:20 AM
I’m out of both cream and eggs! How could this have happened?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 9:17 AM
Solved my egg/cream problem by making apple biscuits for breakfast with fried tofu.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 9:17 AM
I’m going to make a stuffed kuri squash for dinner.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 10:11 AM
I’m not sure how I could possibly be running out of pans cooking for one. Though, really I’m running out of small pans which makes sense.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 10:54 AM
I’m mystified as to how the dish cloth is multiplying. There’s only one of me, I can’t blame it on anyone else.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 12:24 PM
I took a nap and am now feeling the urge to make coconut candy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 12:28 PM
Wow, it’s really warm outside. I might need to find some way to squeeze a walk into my busy schedule :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Belatedly, I’m a bit curious what would have happened if I had used coconut oil instead of butter for the coconut filling.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 7:07 PM
Either T-Mobile lost a cell tower or Windows update killed my cell reception.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2014 7:07 PM
I’m not sure which but this is actually too little coverage even for me.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2015 1:14 PM
Calvin is playing tag with Julian but Julian is just playing “let’s crawl rapidly in random directions.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2015 6:17 PM
Still waiting for stroller to appear . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2018 11:44 PM
Ugh, it’s one of those weeks where I don’t get to sleep. *sigh*


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2019 9:12 PM
Making sweet rolls seemed like a much better idea before I put myself to sleep while rocking Julian to sleep.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 27, 2020 5:26 PM
I’m about 200 lights short for the Christmas tree. It doesn’t look terrible but the top is definitely on the skimpy side.

Twitter: November 26


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 3:40 AM
Calvins up. At least he didn’t wake up at 11:30 like last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:15 AM
Calvin was up for about 45 min last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:16 AM
When he first woke up I gave him Tylenol and then about 1/2 hr later I broke down and gave him 4 oz of formula.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:16 AM
He wasn’t asleep when I put him back in the crib but neither did he scream. I’m hoping the 4 oz doesn’t ruin his appetite today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 7:38 AM
Mental note: Calvin can grabs shoes from the 2nd step now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 9:03 AM
Calvin got sleep only 1 1/2 hr after getting up. I put him down and he cried for quite a while but it was a sleepy cry so I didn’t get him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 9:21 AM
#breakfast today: scrambled tofu, baked apples, and pastries

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2009 5:55 PM
Calvin took a long nap. We finally woke him up at 5:30 and he’s been grumpy ever since.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2010 8:43 AM
We’re almost ready to head off to the zoo.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2010 8:04 PM
Calvin didn’t have any accidents at home today and used the potty many times.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2011 4:10 AM
Ugh, I hate windy nights. It’s too loud to sleep through.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 5:26 PM
Ugh, deep cleaning the carpets always takes 4x as long as I think it should.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 5:57 PM
Tonight Calvin appears to be eating a balanced meal of edamame and soy milk *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 6:22 PM
Calvin just demolished an entire package of edamame in the pod by himself. How much is too much?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:35 PM
Calvin just measured me and apparently I’m 1/2″ tall.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:51 PM
We’ve officially listened to Mr. Popper’s Penguins too much. Calvin is quoting it almost verbatim at the moment.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:52 PM
(I should note, he’s quoting it while supposedly going to sleep lying down in his bed, hours from when we last listened to it.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:53 PM
Hm, now he’s on to Homer Price which we only listened to once. He’s getting that one a bit confused.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2012 8:49 PM
Bother, just as I got out the ipod to record Calvin’s recitations he stopped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2013 2:16 PM
We’re at OMSI and Calvin is once again enjoying the Port of Portland exhibit.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 12:58 PM
I’m sure @calvinsdad will be delighted to learn I’ve ordered more pregnancy-related pillows.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 12:58 PM
Also, a protective custody cage for Cat5 so she doesn’t get murdered when waking up sleep deprived parents after 2.1 is born.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2014 4:19 PM
Calvin’s room has been re-organized! And that is probably as far as I’m going to get with my cleaning streak.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 4:17 AM
Argh!! Detectors should be made so they somehow don’t fail in the middle of the night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:09 AM
I just killed my phone by accidentally spraying it with grapefruit juice. *sob*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:09 AM
The screen is now unreadable. So . . . if you know me and are trying to contact me via phone, call @calvinsdad instead.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:53 AM
:) Though, in my case, I don’t want to upgrade because I prefer the smaller SE size. (Calvin just got the new one and I think it’s just enough bigger it won’t fit into the wimpy pockets women get in their pants.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 10:54 AM
Though, I will admit it’s nice to upgrade to 256 GB. My 128 was getting a bit snug.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:22 AM
Yeah. I did a brief review of the upper tier Android phones and, at least from what I could find, nothing has a smaller form factor. (I generally like iOS but would be willing to switch back to Android because it has my favorite audiobook player.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:32 AM
The good news is that I was able to enter my passcode, and tell the phone to trust the computer, by guess and was able to initialize a backup! (Touch ID wasn’t working for some reason.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 11:32 AM
I was worried I might accidentally wipe my phone but got lucky.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 1:55 PM
The rest of the family is playing Catan while I finish making dinner.
Ted and Julian around a green card table with the hexagonal Catan tiles lade out. Calvin's arm is visible but the rest of him is off screen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 2:03 PM
Ok . . . Got a last minute request for Orange-Apricot Gel so I guess it’s time to experiment and see what happens.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 2:08 PM
Looks like it’s going to be Cherry Mango Gel.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 26, 2020 6:21 PM
Now to clean up the big meal . . .

Twitter: November 25


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2009 8:32 AM
I didn’t get much sleep last night so @calvinsdad took him this morning so I could sleep in.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2009 5:31 PM
From daycare: “Calvin loved playing in the mirror today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2010 4:47 PM
Calvin _really_ likes the Christmas Pecan Roast. He’s asked for 3rds. Not so fond of the Izze.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2011 7:38 PM
The Christmas tree is up and decorated!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2011 7:38 PM
I was surprised, since we’ve never had a full-size tree before, to discover that I had enough decorations.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2012 8:52 PM
The good news is that now we know Calvin can sleep on the airplane. The bad news is he’s now wide awake.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2015 7:50 AM
Baby has decided it’s much more fun to meltdown vs take a nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2015 7:56 AM
Julian is going to fall asleep seconds before we’re ready to leave . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2017 6:09 PM
I ran the Roomba and just realized since we’re decorating the house for Christmas tomorrow, I’m going to need to run it again to catch all the random tinsel and bits of fluff that are going to result.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2020 8:11 PM
I love that this exists:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 25, 2020 10:45 PM
Marketplace talking about durable goods, “Machines do break and need replacing, while families and schools need more computers for remote work and learning.” That’s very much us. The amount of money we’ve spent on school at home . . .

Twitter: November 24


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 5:07 AM
I think Calvin might have a high temp. However, I didn’t want to wake him up more to check so I just gave him Tylenol.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 7:03 AM
I think I’m going to stay on the safe side and not take Calvin to daycare today. I don’t want to risk it and get the other babies sick.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 9:31 AM
It’s unclear to me how one is suppose to take the temp of an upset baby. I think I’ll just wait till tonight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 2:19 PM
Just got back from lunch with @calvinsdad.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 2:20 PM
To my surprise not only did Calvin sleep on the way there but also on the way back and another 1/2 hr after we got home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:17 PM
For all that Calvin apparently has a temp, he’s as wiggly as ever.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:19 PM
Kind of took Calvin’s temp. He wormed away before it beeped but I know it’s over 100 axillary.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 4:19 PM
Well, Calvin just threw up but is still pretty bouncy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2009 11:29 PM
Calvin is having a really restless night. I gave him Tylenol almost an hour ago and fed him again but it doesn’t seem to have helped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 4:10 PM
I forgot to buy pumpkin puree at the store this week so am using baked Buttercup Squash for the “pumpkin” pie.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 5:16 PM
Calvin is being extremely clingy tonight!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2010 8:04 PM
Some nights with Calvin feel like a war *sigh*


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2012 2:13 PM
Calvin is upset at me so he wants to go into our room and not see me.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2013 11:06 AM
Calvin is missing @calvinsdad. I believe he may be finding the other adult’s Lego skills to be inadequate.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 7:45 AM
Morning is so calm when I only have to worry about getting myself ready for the day. I slept in and am still ahead of schedule :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:32 PM
I made 3 (non-work) phone calls today. I think that’s my quota for the rest of the year. That much stress can’t be good for 2.1.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:41 PM
Apparently my phone also decided I had used it enough. It appears to have randomly lost all coverage.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 3:41 PM
Maybe I should explain the difference between talking and texting to it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2014 5:30 PM
I suppose it’d be insane to add hemp milk to our existing milk collection in the fridge?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2015 6:42 AM
Julian is exploring the cabin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2015 6:24 PM
Calvin is trying to test @calvinsdad’s reflexes while Julian tries to gnaw on Calvin.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2017 6:51 PM
Today I had to explain to my son what “pop” is. Obviously we have not been spending enough time in the NW.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2019 2:24 PM
We’re at the Museum of Flight.
Calvin hanging onto the engine of a large pretend plane.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2020 2:02 PM
I fear for my fridge capacity . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2021 10:18 AMm
There are two empty seats next to me. I don’t remember the last time that happened.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 24, 2021 10:18 AM
Also, today we learned Southwest does family boarding for *6* and under. I had assumed we had already aged out of that category but a flight attendant hunted us down to let us know.

Twitter: November 23


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 8:54 AM
Trying to have Calvin take a nap in his crib this morning isn’t going so great.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 4:16 PM
Going to pick up Calvin early since he doesn’t feel well.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2009 5:28 PM
Dinner tonight: Broccoli Soup with Blueberry Muffins.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2010 10:26 AM
Forgot to schedule someone to come and fix our oven till just now. At least we don’t have a big Thanksgiving dinner planned . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2010 1:10 PM
Off to clean house . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2011 4:14 PM
Got packages from Amazon today. They included packing paper that goes from one end of our house to the other. Calvin is ecstatic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2011 4:18 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun working on puzzles.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2012 10:07 PM
Calvin stuffed his new turtle under his shirt and is sleeping that way. It looks most peculiar.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2013 9:12 PM
Calvin just explained how macrophages and neutrophils attack rhinoviruses using waffle blocks.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2015 7:07 AM
Leave for the airport in about an hour. Wish us luck . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2015 10:15 AM
We don’t need to worry about Julian growing up without getting exposed to a sufficient amount of germs.
Baby Julian stands up by bracing his hands against the airport seats.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 11:55 AM
Julian does not like pumpkin spice. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to a recipe and now he’s holding his nose anytime he enters the kitchen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 11:57 AM
(He’s holding his nose now.)
Julian, standing in a kitchen, holding his nose with one hand.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 4:04 PM
I really love watching Julian climb trees. It makes me feel like he’s having a proper childhood.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 23, 2020 4:05 PM
Not 100% sure the tree is going to survive the experience though.

Twitter: November 22


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2009 9:23
Breakfast today: Puff Apple Pancakes –


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 3:57 PM
I have no ideas for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 5:41 PM
Calvin has had a fairly successful day with the potty. He had a couple of accidents but also correctly used it 4 times.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 5:42 PM
He gets Elmo after each successful use and I think he’s learning to portion his contributions to maximize Elmo time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2010 9:42 PM
From daycare: “Calvin liked dancing with his friends this morning!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:20 PM
From daycare, “Calvin loved painting today!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:20 PM
Calvin visited the next room up today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:41 PM
He did not take a nap so I’m dreading swim lessons. Skipped last week but I don’t think I can 2 days in a row.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2011 4:41 PM
Calvin is insisting our sofa is green. I will admit it has a greenish tinge to it, but it’s definitely brown.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2013 10:09 AM
Calvin just wrote his name using wooden blocks.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2014 8:04 AM
A little to my surprise, I’m turning out perfect crepes on my induction stove and cast iron griddle.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2017 11:06 AM
We’re at the children’s museum in Burlington.
Julian stands on a fishing boat in a museum exhibit. Grandma stands behind him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:00 AM
At the airport. Now standing in line at the gate for my stroller tag.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:24 AM
On the plane! Children are being fed. So far I have not forgotten everything but did bring 2 booster seats.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:27 AM
Should have had second thought about the croissant. Julian has flakes everywhere. But he is eating with gusto so hopefully we can avoid hangry.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2018 7:31 AM
I’m now drinking a smoothie that tastes exactly like liquid oatmeal. Probably because the ingredients are the same as oatmeal . . . I am relieved the sea salt is not organic.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:23 AM
Today I learned that the collective noun for cows is “kine”.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 8:12 AM
Julian’s recipe: Two tortillas, guacamole, cheese, 1 tomato. The instructions also show how to put it together.
White piece of paper with thick blue marker showing various shapes, with lines drawn between and marking like 2x and 1x.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:05 PM
Another recipe.
A white piece of paper with thick red marker showing some shapes with lines drawn between and markings such as 2x. The upper left corner says Tomato with taco.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2020 12:44 PM
ALL the flours are back!!!! Safeway even has King Arthur White Whole Wheat which I haven’t seen since February!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2021 11:03 AM
I have just discovered if I have dark curtains behind me, my face is no longer in shadow. In retrospect, that makes sense. However, now I’m trying to decide if this is a problem I want to fix (i.e. buy yet more curtains).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 22, 2021 11:05 AM
I wonder what it would look like if I dyed the existing curtains . . .