Author Archives: kiesa

Twitter: November 21


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:36 AM
Calvin woke up around 4:30 this morning but I fed him immediately instead of letting him cry in hopes of him going back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:37 AM
He then slept till almost 7:30. It was _wonderful_.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:37 AM
Of course, now our Sabbath morning routine is a little messed up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:42 AM
My current solid food mix for Calvin this week: 1 tbs rice cereal + 1 tbs water + 1 tbs pureed banana + 1 tsp formula.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:53 AM
Wow, I splurged at VC and bought “Organic Fully Fuji” applesauce last week. It’s amazing. I’d never guess it has no added sugar.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 3:20 PM
Today Calvin wasn’t extraordinarily loud in church but he was wiggling all over.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 3:20 PM
As soon as I finish feeding him some pears, we’re going back to church to practice for next week.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:10 PM
Calvin only ate 4 oz for lunch and refused his afternoon bottle.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:11 PM
He wouldn’t really eat his night bottle either until I fed him in his darkened room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2009 7:11 PM
It’s not that he’s full, he just seems _extremely_ distracted and can’t concentrate on eating except in a dark room.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2010 5:19 PM
I have had the stomach flu all day but if I’m lucky, the worse may be over.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 10:04 AM
Just got back from the dentist with Calvin. Best appointment yet. No screaming even though we didn’t get a complete cleaning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 10:05 AM
Dentist says Calvin’s teeth look good and he expects Calvin might have 4 more by Christmas *ugh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 3:35 PM
Whew! After an hour of looking, I found the $0.01 entry error. I will be able to sleep better at night now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2011 5:48 Pm
From daycare, “Calvin had fun playing with cars and trucks.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2013 1:04 PM
Calvin is singing about the “Hostess man.” I wonder if that means anything to him . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:37 AM
I just calculated my extra time worked for the migration project. It came out to 54 hrs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:38 AM
Assuming all goes well, this is exactly what I needed to combine with sick/vacation to get my to 3 months fully paid maternity leave.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2014 9:38 AM
(Those numbers turned out to be happy coincidence rather than by design.)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 7:27 AM
Julian decided to wake up every two hours last night :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 8:43 AM
Julian is now refusing to nap. I don’t think we’re going to make it to church today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:02 AM
The swing was a wash so we’re trying the crib which Julian is now cruising around.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:02 AM
At least he’s no longer screaming . . . at the moment.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 9:53 AM
Julian _still_ hasn’t taken his first nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 10:38 AM
If I’m very lucky, Julian is finally down for his first nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 2:11 PM
Where do all the pacifiers disappear to???

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 4:33 PM
Hm, the microwave appears to have died. The last appliance we hadn’t replaced in the kitchen.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2015 4:36 PM
Or, maybe the breaker just flipped.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 5:20 PM
Have I mentioned recently that the library’s hot chocolate is amazing and works better on me than caffeine? (Yes, chocolate has some caffeine but caffeine doesn’t keep me awake.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 5:21 PM
Ok, time to pack for Thanksgiving. I’m _really_hoping I don’t have to stay up late to finish. We have to leave the house at 5:30am tomorrow . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2018 6:28 PM
Why can’t I convince my children that if they sit on the chair properly they won’t fall off?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2019 6:04 PM
I feel like some omissions were made in the recipe I’m trying tonight . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2020 3:44 PM
Calvin is now grudgingly wandering outside, dazed by the site of the sun.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2020 4:27 PM
Our landlords have 4 dogs, one of which especially loved being petted. He’s super dirty though. I have to wash my hands every time I pet him.
A right hand, palm up and fingers spread, with obvious dirt coating the fingers.

Twitter: November 20


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:14 AM
Calvin woke up at 3:30 today. I fed him and put him back to bed and he slept until 6:30.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:14 AM
I feel like his sleep schedule is regressing.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 8:29 AM
Calvin has a little bruise on his forward :( I wonder where it came from.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 12:49 PM
I just discovered that our family has bought more books in 2009 than the smallest library in my district.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 5:22 PM
We just got back from an impromptu trip to the library.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:02 PM
Well, Calvin was too wound up to eat so I (and @calvinsdad) fought with him for 1/2 hr and only got 4 oz down.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:03 PM
Finally, I gave up and put him to bed. Then it occurred to me that it might work to feed him in his darkened bedroom.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2009 7:03 PM
That worked great. Wish I’d thought of it 45 min ago.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2010 8:29 AM
Calvin just poured water on his pants and then got upset because he pants were wet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2010 8:00 PM
We’re still alive. We currently in the process of another potty training weekend so I didn’t do much other than follow Calvin around today.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2017 8:34 AM
I keep forgetting that Julian doesn’t like Maple Syrup.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2017 12:27 PM
Whoever heard of a kid choosing to eat a pesto and sun dried tomato pasta salad over basic Mac & Cheese. On the upside, I ended up with the Mac & cheese which is pretty good.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2018 1:25 PM
Dear HR, a self-assessment is not going to take me a mere 30-40 minutes. It’s going to take hours. I’m not saying they’re unimportant, but let’s try to be realistic about the time commitment.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 20, 2019 4:31 PM
Julian is intimidated by Willow, the cat. I heard him yelling, “Shoo! Shoo!” at the top of the stairs. I assumed he was playing a game till I saw Willow lounging indolently in the middle of the staircase.

Twitter: November 19


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 5:11 AM
Calvin woke up at 1 and appears to have woken up again now. Wish I knew why . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 7:44 AM
Calvin isn’t eating well this morning. I had to coax to get him to take his bottle and now he isn’t at all interested in solid food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 9:17 AM
Spent part of the morning reorganizing Calvin’s clothing. I stored all the too-small stuff and started categorizing the too big stuff.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 9:18 AM
Just brought home another art piece of Calvin’s. This time I can almost see hand prints. They also attached a photo of him hand-painting.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 11:19 AM
The good news is that the outlet covers are hard to pry off. The bad news is that the outlet covers are hard to pry off.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2009 6:43 PM
Calvin seems to have gone down for the night without uttering a peep. Any bets on when he’ll wake up?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 7:14 AM
Calvin is excited to be flying to Grandma’s house today. He woke up a little early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Calvin is drawing a macrophage eating a rhinovirus.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2013 3:05 PM
Also, 2 laptops sounded like a better idea before I was hauling them through the airport.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2016 7:36 AM
When life gives you no eggs . . . make Cream Tea Scones.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 19, 2020 12:03 PM
Julian has a great deal of trust in the tree he’s climbing.

Twitter: November 18


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 6:56 AM
Well, Calvin has discovered the cords behind our tv as well as almost knocking over our light.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:06 AM
I feel fairly confident now saying Calvin once again will take naps in his crib. Not sure why he went through a spurt where he wouldn’t.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:06 AM
Maybe the room was too hot in the summer?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 9:08 AM
For the first time since I was pregnant, I was able to do my step aerobic exercise video while Calvin took a morning nap :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:36 PM
Forgot to mention earlier that we went to library story time today. As usual, Calvin loved it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:36 PM
Apparently, I wasn’t paying enough attention to Calvin’s spare daycare clothes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 5:37 PM
I left a 3 mnth outfit in his cubby and at first the daycare teachers couldn’t figure out why they were having trouble stuffing him into it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM
I’ve seen some suggestions that putting Calvin to bed earlier might make him sleep in longer. I’m dubious but put him to bed 1/2 hr early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2009 7:32 PM
I hope I’m not going to regret this at 3:30am . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 5:57 PM
I’m a little scared by the grin Calvin wears as he stirs his yogurt. It doesn’t look like he’s grinning because of the great nutrition.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:08 PM
Last night I thought my oven took an unreasonable amount of time to warm up so I’m doing on oven test now.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:56 PM
My oven took 45 min to preheat to what it claims is 350. My oven thermometer says it’s 275 degrees.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 6:56 PM
Somehow I always thought it would be the dishwasher that would die first.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2010 8:23 PM
Calvin said he needed to go to the bathroom during bath time then sat on the big potty and actually used it!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2011 9:28 AM
I’m putting a note on my calendar to plan Christmas next year in June.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 7:22 AM
I have entered into the cough phase of my cold :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 3:42 PM
Julian is giving me a spit shower.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2015 7:20 PM
We went out to eat and no one ended in tears!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:37 AM
Ugh, almost missed Millbrae BART (it was early) and then somehow managed to lose my Clipper card.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:37 AM
Fortunately, had enough time to buy Caltrain ticket so I’m not going to be late.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 18, 2016 7:38 AM
Also, fortunately remembered my wallet as I forgot it a couple of days ago :)

Twitter: November 17


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 8:37 AM
Calvin made noises throughout the night but didn’t actually wake up till 5:45. I gave him a bottle and he dozed for another 45 min.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:00 AM
Good thing Nana was here today. I had emergency work on a work server and would have hated to put Calvin in daycare this early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM
I was originally planning on taking Calvin to daycare before taking Nana to the airport.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 9:57 AM
However, he still hasn’t had his morning nap so maybe I’ll take him to the airport and let him nap then.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 11:59 AM
Calvin took a very good nap on the way to the airport. He didn’t wake up till I dropped him off at daycare.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 5:28 PM
Calvin does not have an ear infection and now weighs 20lbs 3 oz (with his diaper).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 10:59 PM
I’m having the worst time falling asleep tonight :( Watch, Calvin’s going to want to get up at 4.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2009 11:09 PM
Apparently an uptime of 72 days is too long for a Windows VM desktop. I guess I should be grateful it worked at all.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 7:07 AM
Calvin had another restless night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 11:08 AM
Calvin has raised my expectations for small mammals. I keep expecting the cats to answer when I ask them questions.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 8:09 PM
From daycare (part 1): “Calvin liked pointing to the different parts of his face during circle time today. He was great at it!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2010 8:09 PM
From daycare (part 2): “He loved lunch today, especially his pie :)” (They had daycare provided “Thanksgiving” lunch today.)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2011 6:16 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun dancing like a kitty cat.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2013 11:18 AM
Calvin can make really weird sounds. I didn’t realize some of these sounds could be made by a human.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2014 12:35 PM
My manager has said that I should try to stay within normal work hours this week. So, we may actually eat real food.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2014 5:46 PM
Possibly not working extra today was overly optimistic.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2015 6:53 AM
Hm, there does not seem to be snow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2017 6:59 AM
Julian woke up from a 4 hr nap and promptly demanded kiwi and cheese. He ate 3 kiwi and I was starting to worry I was going to run out.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 8:09 AM
I am out of baking powder at egg and I promised my kids muffins. Trying sweet potato instead of egg (no applesauce, banana or flaxseed in my house at the moment). I guess I’ll just do baking soda and hope for the best . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 8:10 AM
Oh! I have cream of tartar. That was unexpected.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 9:13 AM
The muffins stuck badly to the muffin pan but other than that they seem perfectly normal.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2018 10:36 AM
At the zoo. Julian’s jumping up and down and shouting , “Go penguin go!”
Julian, with his back to us, stands in front of a wall of glass with greenish water on the other side and a penguin frolicking.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:22 AM
We are firmly in the clouds this morning. It’s very refreshing!
View of a deck with some green bushes visible but most things past the deck are obscured by the thick white fog.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:44 AM
So . . . could we all agree not to go to in-person conferences right now? _Especially_ if they’re about COVID-19.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 8:46 AM
I get there are things about in-person conferences that are harder to replicate online. But could we try??

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 9:18 AM
I really need to stop reading the news today. SFUSD is ordering school administrators back to work in-person so they can get use to showering again (!!!??).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2020 9:23 AM
Ok, finished reading the article. Apparently they’re reconsidering. Look, sometimes you need people on site but there needs to be a good reason.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2021 9:27 PM
Good news, I have reached the limits of the internet. No one has design suggestions for an irregular heptagon living room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 17, 2021 9:35 PM
As @calvinsdad mentioned a while back, I have a living room layout that works for now ( However, it still feels slightly off to me.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
I created a requirements doc for the living room with contributions from @calvinsdad and Calvin. I stayed up way too later last night and have a new plan. Now that I have a plan, I can target my used furniture searches better.
Living room layout. Furniture on right side anchored by a round rug. On the lift is the media cabinet and tv. Across from the TV is the couch. The round swivel chair is perpendicular to the couch. The couch and the swivel chair have a c-table.  In front of the fireplace, with is at a 45 degree angle from the TV, are two round ottomans. Behind the sofa is a narrow console table with a lamp and books. In the awkward corner to the left, next to the built-in bookcases, is a round table with four chairs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
I was originally planning to put the Eos swivel chair in the awkward corner. However, Calvin really wanted it close enough to lounge in while watching TV. Upon reflection, I realized a table could work in the corner for things like puzzles, writing, or electronic-free homework.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 21, 2021 10:41 PM
The two round dots in front of the fireplace are intended to be ottomans that can be easily moved to where we sit or provide additional seating. Behind the sofa I’m hoping to get a narrow console table we can put another light on.

Twitter: November 16


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2009 7:10 AM
Calvin woke up at 10 and then started muttering at 3. However, he didn’t seem to fully wake up till around 5:30.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2009 7:27 AM
Calvin’s breakfast today: mystery squash.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2009 7:47 AM
Calvin didn’t seem very interested in the squash but I’m going to try again in a bit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2009 2:11 PM
Nana took Calvin to the clinic to get vaccinated so I could keep working.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2010 7:31 AM
Calvin had a very restless night :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2010 3:07 PM
It’s pretty windy out there. Reminds me we haven’t heard back from the roofing company yet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2010 6:10 PM
Calvin ate two cups of broccoli. I’m so proud :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2011 8:18 AM
I was in the shower when Calvin got up this morning. He opened the gate, walked downstairs, and was reading a book sitting on the potty.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2011 5:46 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun making animal noises.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2012 7:40 AM
Well, that was more excitement this morning than I was hoping for but everything seems back on track now.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2013 1:50 PM
Hm, how did I run out of canned tomatoes?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2013 4:26 PM
Hm, Calvin might have given the iPad one drop too many.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2018 9:14 PM
It’s amazing how much harder it is trying to put Julian to bed only 1/2 hr late.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 16, 2019 1:10 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how kids can teeter precariously on their seats and then be shocked when they fall off.

Twitter: November 15


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2009 8:34 AM
Calvin woke up at 4:30 again. I fed and snoozed with him till 6:30 and then passed him off to @calvinsdad.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 7:40 AM
Calvin had a restless night and is still sleeping. I need to go to work this morning so I’m going to have to wake him up soon.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 7:55 AM
Definitely a soup day. It’s snowing outside so we’re going to have Holiday Bean Soup for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 8:02 AM
Ok, I’m making too much soup. My large crockpot is overflowing.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 5:42 PM
I love my Crock Pot. It’s great to come home to dinner already made.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 5:51 PM
Of course Calvin’s 3rd word combination would be “more cheese.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2010 6:17 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed playing in the snow outside!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2011 1:15 PM
We might need to buy carpet cleaner by the case. It’s amazing how much mess the cats can make in one night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2011 5:46 PM
From daycare, “Calvin enjoyed playing with puppets.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2011 5:49 PM
We skipped swimming class because Calvin hadn’t had a nap. Good call on my part.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2012 4:28 PM
Calvin seems quite subdued today. This can’t be a good sign.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2013 8:05 AM
Calvin is creating letters in his oatmeal this morning.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2013 3:14 PM
Calvin is being very quiet . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2014 7:31 AM
It turns out I still have some variation of morning sickness when I sneeze on an empty stomach.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2015 8:28 AM
I think Willow might be getting her exercise running from Julian.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2015 12:01 PM
We are out of peanut butter.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2016 6:25 PM
I have this bad feeling I really should learn Minecraft.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2018 6:36 AM
Hm, setting up devices for Thanksgiving trip and Kindle is still more family friendly than iOS *sob*. Listen Apple, I need multiple profiles on my devices. (Though the parental controls are finally starting to catch up.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2018 6:52 AM
Also, Argh! Can we stop with the “security” questions already?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2018 7:48 AM
So . . . I thought when I entered a number for Apple support to call, they wouldn’t actually call until a person was available. I am capable of dialing phone numbers myself. Mind you, I think chat should have been an option, but I can press numbers.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2018 7:52 AM
Though, it turns out I should have just Googled by Apple question. First result . . . (If Apple _says_ it can’t verify your security code, it might be something else, like your address, it doesn’t like.)

Twitter: November 14


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2009 7:41 AM
Calvin got up early again today but we both managed to snooze until 6:30.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2009 7:59 AM
Calvin seems to like real yams (not baby food variety) because he opens his mouth wide for them but swallowing still seems a challenge.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2009 7:30 PMm
We went to potluck today. It was tricky getting Calvin to take a nap between church and potluck but it worked fairly well.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 8:04 AM
Even though I was bad and stayed up late to finish a book, I actually feel much better than I have for the past couple of days.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 8:05 AM
Maybe becoming so deeply involved in a book rests my mind.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 9:08 AM
Calvin woke up this morning saying “momo! momo!” (Elmo)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 10:37 AM
Just finished talking to Grandma. Calvin has demolished @calvinsdad flower cube.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 3:35 PM
Well, this has been a weird Calvin nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 3:35 PM
I dozed in the rocking chair in his room for an hour waiting for him to stop happily playing in his crib and go to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 3:36 PM
He did end up going to sleep around 2 and now I’m wondering if I should wake him up so he’s sleepy at bedtime.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 4:32 PM
Calvin finally woke up so now we’re off to go grocery shopping.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 4:36 PM
I’m impressed by how clean the washer can get Calvin’s shoes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 6:00 PM
Calvin distracted me so much with his crying that I accidentally gave him the block of cheese I was holding. Oops.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 6:18 PM
I think Calvin may have bit either his tongue or cheek :( At first I thought the food was too hot but it’s barely warm.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2010 7:05 PM
All the budget books say you spend less money at the grocery store when you have a menu. Why do I spend less without one?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2011 5:48 PM
From daycare, “Calvin had fun making a bear.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2011 5:48 PM
Calvin actually told me about his day at daycare when I asked.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2011 5:49 PM
He reports that he had chocolate (???) and then went out to play before I came to pick him up.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2012 3:36 PM
Calvin is laying down on the sofa listening to an audio recording of _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory_.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2012 3:36 PM
It almost feels like I should count it as screen time but it really isn’t . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2014 5:34 PM
Our basement is completely overrun with baby stuff. Just acquired a frame stroller off Craigslist.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2014 5:57 PM
I worked 49.5 hrs this week. Not much for some people but a lot for me.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2016 5:07 PM
Julian is ruining his supper with green peas. Though, I suppose there are worse alternatives.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2018 7:26 AM
I miss when websites weren’t quite as fancy and could load in a reasonable amount of time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2018 11:48 AM
Our new carpet installation is suppose to be finished tomorrow and I’m feeling very impatient. I’m taking my Veterans Day holiday tomorrow so will be able to see it soon.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2018 9:57 PM
I can’t find Julian’s rainbow light and I’m worried this is going to come back to haunt me in the middle of the night.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2019 9:20 PM
Calvin’s school pictures arrived today. Calvin looks very Calvin-like.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 15, 2019 6:49 AM
That wasn’t exactly what I meant. However, now that you mention it, I can imagine that expression on Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 14, 2020 7:15 PM
It turns out our house comes with a rare mask tree.
A black cloth mask with lightning bolts is hanging off the branch of a leafy green tree.

Twitter: November 13


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2009 8:13 AM
Calvin slept in today!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2010 8:43 AM
Calvin has turned over the container I had almond toffee in, which I had foolishly left on the floor, and is now playing it like a drum.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2010 5:01 PM
Potluck was good today. Got back about an hour ago and now picking up before the babysitter arrives.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2010 5:01 PM
Since @calvinsdad is in Lincoln this weekend, I’m getting a babysitter so I can have a little bit of “me time.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2011 4:30 PM
Today I managed to stump 3 checkers, 1 bagger, and 1 manager with my purchase of a Kabocha squash. I think that’s a record.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2012 4:29 PM
The 72W Halogens I found that fit in normal light fixtures are making me giddy. I have light in the dining room!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2012 4:30 PM
I guess I don’t have to hoard traditional incandescent bulbs after all. At least, not yet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2012 4:36 PM
For some reason, Calvin always decides to “clean” the bathroom mirror right after the cleaners have been to our house.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2013 5:49 PM
Worked 6 hours today and also finished up the Christmas shopping. I feel productive.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2015 4:56 PM
Calvin and Julian have a cousin!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2015 4:58 PM
Julian _adored_ the children’s section at the library today. He was doing laps back and forth from one wall to the other.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2016 5:14 PM
Finished my first reference desk shift in a decade and nothing crazy happened!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 13, 2019 7:06 PM
In retrospect, maybe I should have learned to make basic risotto before trying fancy risotto.

Twitter: November 12


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2009 4:06 AM
Calvin was sleeping really well until just now. I gave him Tylenol and I’m going to try feeding him and see if he’ll go back to sleep.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2009 7:50 AM
It appears Calvin can change from stomach to sitting position without any obvious support to grab on to.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2009 8:07 AM
Today we’re trying the peaches I pureed yesterday.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2009 1:07 PM
I have an appointment for Calvin to get the 2nd seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2009 5:37 PM
From daycare: “Calvin was very vocal today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2010 3:11 PM
This is the first week I’ve worked over 40 hrs since Calvin was born.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2010 6:13 PM
I don’t think I would mind working full-time. Particularly if we regularly got take-out.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2011 5:09 PM
Just got back from church, potluck, and then the library.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2011 5:10 PM
For potluck, I gave Calvin some ravioli and he was eating it with his fork in one hand and his knife in the other to help cut it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2011 8:59 PM
I think both Calvin and I are getting sick.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2013 5:31 PM
Pumpkin for supper!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2014 1:32 AM
I always thought I would like an alarm that could talk to me. Turns out I’m wrong.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2014 1:32 AM
Random spoken “low battery” warnings in the middle of the night turn out to be even more annoying than chirps.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2015 4:04 PM
I’m not feeling good so tonight we’re having miso soup. My equivalent of chicken noodle soup.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2015 10:19 PM
5 is extremely upset I’ve moved her food to allow room for the child gate. She sits at meows at the old spot.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2016 5:23 PM
No. No no no no no no no.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2016 5:53 PM
I dislike reading dystopian novels, I want to live in one even less.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2017 10:10 AM
Julian & Calvin at PDX.
Toddler Julian sits is the cockpit of a plastic toy plane. Calvin hangs off the tail.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2018 12:32 PM
The library’s staff bathroom sinks seem to be constantly struggling to balance saving water with basic hand washing hygiene requirements . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2020 1:27 PM
Julian climbed this tree all by himself! (He also got down by himself.)
Julian sits in a leafy green tree partially obscured by the leaves.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2021 10:27 AM
I have given up and put the air conditioner back in my window. In November.

(I have ordered blackout shades which I think should help the situation, once they arrive. It’s not hot outside, there’s just too many windows and not enough ventilation in the sun room.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Nov 12, 2021 10:28 AM
The sun room is a great place to work except for the major temperature fluctuations. You may recall earlier this week I was trying to run the space heater.