Twitter: April 18


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2009 10:37 AM
Today I’m going to try power pumping: 10 minutes pumping, 10 minutes off, repeat.

[Things I would tell myself if I could go back in time: the negative mental health aspects of this definitely outweigh any potential positives from increased milk production.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2009 10:39 AM
(This was something our lactation consultant recommended and it seems to make sense.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2009 8:36 PM
I’m done with power pumping for the day. After 10 min on 10 min off for 8 hrs I’m relieved to be back to only 1 pumping every 2 hrs.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 8:16 AM
Calvin started waking up around 5 today and insisted it was time to get up at 6. @calvinsdad got up and has now gone back to bed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 8:19 AM
We had 2 woodpeckers (?) assaulting the side of our house.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 8:32 AM
I could use my new kitchen computer now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 12:12 PM
Just got from the grocery store and did a whirlwind of feeding Calvin and putting him to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 12:13 PM
Now going to try to go thrift store shopping while Calvin is napping and @calvinsdad is watching him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 5:17 PM
Just came back from getting ice cream and going to a new park.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2010 5:18 PM
This park was more of a “big kids” park and had many more exciting slides and higher swings than ours.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2011 5:51 PM
From daycare: “Calvin enjoyed painting this morning and gluing yarn on paper.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2011 6:51 PM
@calvinsdad in casual conversation, “I want to have my cake and eat it too.” Calvin, “CAKE! CAKE!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2012 5:35 PM
For supper we had: baked potato, soy chicken nuggets, and broccoli smothered in cheese sauce. Not the most nutritional meal ever.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2013 12:59 PM
5 is acting even odder than usual.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2014 4:49 PM
My hunt for Easter Eggs was not terribly successful. Apparently I shouldn’t have waited till Friday to buy lg plastic eggs.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2016 2:26 PM
Julian’s first word appears to be “hi”.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2019 7:17 PM
The problem with non-candy Easter egg fillers is I don’t want random small things scattered across the house.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2020 8:45 AM
“Not to worry, Mouse. I’ve got an idea!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2020 8:45 AM
I have many, many persimmons in our freezer. It just occurred to me that I might be able to use King Arthur Flour’s Banana-Oat Pancakes and substitute persimmon pulp for the bananas.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2020 8:45 AM
This could be particularly fortuitous as the recipe only uses oat flour. I have pretty much _every_ flour left except for all-purpose.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2020 8:49 AM
(I expect to be able to get all-purpose flour tomorrow during my weekly grocery shopping. At least, last week they had it in stock. I just didn’t want to make a special trip for it.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2020 11:52 PM
I’m getting better at face masks but there’s still room for improvement.
Julian's eyes look soulfully into the camera while the rest of his face is covered with a  cloth face mask.  The mask has a blue background with small brightly colored dragons flying around the  fluffy white clouds.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2021 1:13 PM
Well, now that I have most of the books packed, I have to figure out where to store them. This is my current solution for some of them. These are good solid bookcases so hopefully they can take the weight . . .

Three tall bookshelves, with 5 shelves each, with a numbered box on each shelf and then additional numbered boxes on top of the bookcases.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 18, 2021 1:15 PM
I will not try this on my $30, 10+ year-old, bookcases.