Category Archives: Spreadsheetmom Tweets

Twitter: September 29


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2009 6:58 AM
Calvin’s on his stomach again. Maybe he’s just going to learn to sleep this way . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2009 8:02 AM
Maybe part of the problem with trying to feed Calvin solid foods is he doesn’t appear to like being constrained in his high chair.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2009 8:11 AM
Well, the sweet potatoes did not appear to provide Calvin with an epiphany regarding solid food. Tomorrow I try pears.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2009 11:43 AM
I’m working at Carbon Valley today. Kind of weird working at the library again.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2009 4:00 PM
Ugh, the cats made a huge mess in several spots on the carpet while I was away. :S


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2010 6:36 PM
Calvin was such a great helper today! He helped clean up legos when asked!!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2013 4:43 PM
I just harvested a gallon of basil leaves.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2014
First squash pie of the season :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2015 4:50 PM
Carbon Valley Regional Library has a great section for kids!
Calvin standing in front of a board with tubes that can be rearranged and allow balls to roll down in various configurations.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2015 6:27 PM
We’re eating at Noodles tonight. Turns out I can eat with my left hand and feed Julian with my right.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2015 6:56 PM
This is Calvin’s lucky night: Cotton candy ice cream with gummy worms . . .
Picture of Calvin grinning while holding up blue ice cream and a gummy worm hangs out of his mouth.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2015 10:17 PM
I’m still up. I’m going to hate myself tomorrow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2018 8:09 PM
I took a nap this afternoon and am actually coherent this evening. It’s amazing!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 29, 2019 7:39 AM
Julian has formed his magnaforms into a camera and is instructing me to say “seaweed” prior to getting my picture taken. No idea why.

Twitter: September 28


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 8:01 AM
Well, Calvin’s still not fond of the food but seems to enjoy chewing the spoon.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 8:20 AM
Calvin’s rolled over from his back to his front and back again at least 3 times in the last 10 minutes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 5:58 PMm
Calvin’s first nap of the afternoon started 10 min before I arrived to pick him up so I waited another 20 min so he’d get a reasonable nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 6:06 PM
I was hoping he’d be in a good mood tonight since he just had a nap but apparently that was too optimistic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 7:02 PM
Calvin’s asleep. Now I can eat.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2009 7:05 PM
I suspect Calvin’s “nap” at 5 might not have been a nap at all but him ready to go down for the night.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:22 AM
Calvin is still sleeping. I’m always a little nervous when he sleeps this late.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:22 AM
I’ve already done strength exercises and showered. Of course, it helps I went to bed at a reasonable hour.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:23 AM
I _know_ that to be my normal happy self I need to be in bed before 10 but that often leaves only 15 min of relaxation :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 8:00 AM
Calvin is up and in a pretty good mood today though I think he’s still limping a bit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 3:43 PM
It’s too hot.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 5:30 pm
I gave Calvin a (very small) piece of brownie in reward for using the potty but he’s so mesmerized by the video he’s ignoring it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:01 PM
I was just attacked by a slobbering Calvin trying to give me repeat kisses with a wide open mouth.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:01 PM
thought it was hilarious and did nothing to intervene

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2010 7:39 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed coloring with crayons today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2011 3:37 PM
Back home from the airport. Grandma is now reading Calvin’s newest library book to him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2012 8:07 AM
Calvin is walking after 5 trying to show her his passport photo.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2012 8:24 PM
I interrupted “family stretch time” when I walked in on @calvinsdad
doing stretches with Calvin because Calvin complained his legs hurt.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2013 9:04 AM
Within the last week I’ve seen four announcements of new books from authors I like. Why don’t they space them out more?

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2013 9:05 AM
Last year I also noticed that early fall seemed to be the time all my favorite authors’ new books were released.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2014 1:33 PM
I am so very, very close to legally changing my last name. It turns out Target is one of many that doesn’t really understand hyphens.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2014 2:00 PM
Calvin is having his knight minifig singing “Baa Baa Black Sheep.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2017 6:23 AM
Have to fast for a blood test. Looks like morning breakfast takes up more time than I expected.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2018 6:25 PM
Today seems to have been a hard day for everyone. Related, I wish I could just inject calories into Julian so he could calm down enough to eat.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2019 8:40 AM
It feels like it might finally be time to turn the heat on in the house.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2020 2:07 PM
Results of my bagel experiment. As you can tell, they fell apart a bit in the water and became more spiral-like. Still, probably worth trying again.
To pieces of bread in more of a crescent than bagel shape. Covered with sesame seeds.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 28, 2020 2:07 PM 9:16 AB
Well, they need more salt but other then that I thought they were good. However, Calvin doesn’t like them at all.

Twitter: September 27


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2009 8:32 AM
Calvinsdad got up with Calvin this morning so I could sleep in :) It was very nice.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2009 8:51 AM
Calvin started on his stomach and then rolled over to the right to his back and then rolled over to his right again back on his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2009 8:51 AM
(He looks like he’s trying to roll over on his back again but the table is stopping him)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2009 8:52 AM
I wonder if he’s figured out he can travel the floor this way.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2009 7:01 PM
Calvin has been put in his crib for the night. He appears to be fast asleep.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 7:03 AM
Calvin is a awake but doesn’t want to get out of his crib.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 11:10 AM
Calvin had his 18-month Dr visit today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 11:10 AM
It didn’t go well. He screamed from the moment he saw the nurse till we were back in the car.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 11:11 AM
The good news is he’s completely normal developmentally. 50% for height, length, and head circumference.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 11:11 AM
Calvin is also now vaccinated for the flu season!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 5:21 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed making beautiful music to dance to with our rhythm instruments.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 5:21 PM
Daycare also reported that Calvin was crankier than usual today which I can confirm back here at home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 5:22 PM
Of course, while he was screaming getting his shots I noticed he has a bottom right molar coming in.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2010 7:39 PM
Calvin currently has a pronounced limp. My best guess is it’s due to vaccinations earlier today. I know he didn’t fall (for once).


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 7:40 AM
It looks like our old finally dishwasher died a week before our new dishwasher is scheduled to arrive.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 10:04 AM
Our dishwasher may no longer wash but the heated dry function makes it a top-tier dish rack dryer.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 3:10 PM
From daycare: “Calvin loved making mat man.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 7:34 PM
Got back from the pool late. So glad @calvinsdad
got takeout for supper.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 7:46 PM
It was an insane day but I got almost everything marked off my to-do list (exercise being the exception, *sigh*).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2011 7:46 PM
I’m headed for an early bedtime since I woke up thinking that I’m getting sick.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2012 5:11 PM
Ok, we managed to negatively impress another service provider, this time our fireplace.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2016 7:09 AM
Well, first 15 min delay on BART. Probably going to miss Caltrain.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2016 7:31 AM
Well, they were delayed but not as much as projected so I still made Caltrain :)


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2018 2:27 PM
The kids just visited their new pediatrician and got their flu shots for the year!


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2019 4:43 PM
Today in the back of the bus I was with a whole row of people who were reading. It was s delightful experience.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2019 6:50 PM
It’s really amazing how often we pull out On Food and Cooking to answer questions around the dinner table.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2020 1:51 PM
I still haven’t made it out of the kitchen since breakfast. On the upside, the kitchen is now clean and I have 3 different types of bread rising.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 27, 2020 1:55 PM
I miscounted. 4 types..

Twitter: September 26


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 5:38 AM
Calvin’s up. I’m hoping I can feed him and he’ll go back to sleep but probably not *sigh*

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 5:40 AM
Well, maybe I got lucky. I made his formula but now I don’t hear anything from his room.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:12 AM
After waking up at 5:30 (complete with eyes open and mouth grinning) he went back to sleep until around 7.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:12 AM
I didn’t get completely back to sleep but did manage to doze for a bit.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:16 AM
I think I need a smock for Calvin when I try feeding him sweet potatoes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:21 AM
It seems like Calvin might like sweet potatoes more than rice cereal.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:21 AM
I don’t think much, if any, ended up in his stomach but he wasn’t making faces when he spit it out.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 8:30 AM
I think the hair on Calvin’s bald spot is starting to grow back.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 2:53 PM
Calvin and @calvinsdad
were playing the piano together.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 2:54 PM
Now we’re attempting to convince Calvin it’s time to nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 3:22 PM
He’s still crying . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 4:36 PM
I eventually gave up and gave him his 4 o’clock feeding early. He slept for about 10 min after that before waking up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 4:58 PM
Calvin just finished talking to Nana. He’s cranky so we’re going to attempt a nap again . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 5:21 PM
No luck so far.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 5:40 PM
I’ve given up again. I’m not sure if I should but it doesn’t seem healthy to cry for 30 min straight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2009 6:27 PM
Calvin happily played outside for the last 30 minutes or so.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2011 3:50 PM
From daycare: “Calvin had fun playing’I spy.'”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2011 3:50 PM
In other news, he didn’t have a nap . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2015 10:51 AM
Julian’s first playground swing experience.
Julian sitting in a baby swing in a knitted red sweater.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2015 3:24 PM
I think Julian has reached the clingy stage. He’s happy as long as I hold him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2015 3:35 PM
It appears Julian’s objection to solid food is the adult feeding him, not the food. He eats when he does it himself.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2015 3:31 PM
I see more baths in Julian’s future.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2015 3:42 PM
An infant Julian, mostly bald with big eyes, sitting in a high chair putting a spoon into his mouth.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 26, 2021 11:22 AM
We need more bookshelves.

Twitter: September 25


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 7:51 AM
Calvin’s 6 month checkup is today. Not surprisingly, I have lots of questions for the Dr. Now if only I can remember them all.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 9:07 AM
Yea! The audio version of the newest Hannah Swensen Mystery has been added to our library’s holdings.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 9:09 AM
[The old URL no longer works because it was for HPLD’s old catalog. However, here’s the equivalent link in Worldcat.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 9:09 AM
(I listen to audio books while taking my morning walk with Calvin and Hannah almost feels like family at this point)

[14 years later and I still feel a deep sense of gratitude for the books and podcasts that helped keep me saner my first year after having a kid. Sometimes they felt like the only good thing in my life. I’m not sure I would have survived without them.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 9:12 AM
(Since HPLD only has brief records at the moment, here’s info about Hannah Swensen: )

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 12:41 PM
At Calvin’s 6 month Dr appt we learned he is 18lbs 7 oz (75%), 27 1/2″ (80%), and 44 cm HC (50%).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 12:42 PM
Calvin has been cleared to use the baby backpack carrier we got as a baby shower gift. (@calvinsdad
will be ecstatic)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 12:42 PM
Dr suggested we try vegetables and see if Calvin prefers that over rice cereal.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2009 6:53 PM
Calvin was cranky so I fed him and put him to bed.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2010 2:52 PM
Calvin is really upset and I have no idea why.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2012 3:27 PM
Calvin is very excited by his new bed. He’s pulling all his toys out so they can be on the bed with him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2014 4:36 PM
Well, our cat budget _was_ positive, before I took Cat5 to the vet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2014 4:43 PM
Sometimes it doesn’t sink in exactly how much stuff one bought online until you see the boxes.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2014 4:44 PM
The UPS driver told me, “Merry Christmas.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2014 4:45 PM
I think each time I get pregnant I buy less in person and more online. It’s just so much easier.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2015 7:08 AM
Julian is already down for his first nap of the day.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2015 11:24 AM
Julian has two teeth coming in. This explains the crankiness.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2015 11:33 AM
In the last week Julian has grown noticeable hair, height, and teeth. What’s next?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2021 5:31 PM
We went to the beach today!

At the beach with sand and waves. Silhouette of Jaeger standing up at the beach just touching the water with Julian beside him kneeling by a body board.

Twitter: September 24


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2009 7:44 AM
Calvin is just now waking up. He seems to be sleeping longer all of a sudden.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2009 8:42 AM
Calvin just rolled over from back to front while I was watching.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2009 5:35 PM
Calvin didn’t get an afternoon nap again at daycare. This can’t be good for him :(

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2009 6:22 PM
Calvin is oddly calm this evening for it being so late and without an afternoon nap.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2009 6:23 PM
He took a bath after getting home and is now amusing himself trying to eat the activity center sunflower.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2010 4:48 PM
Calvin is insisting I wash of his sandy hands.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2010 6:35 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed playing with the kitchen cups and plates today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2012 7:46 AM
Calvin is sad because the sun isn’t out.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2013 6:56 PM
Compiling list of questions for kindergarten interviews. Calvin wants us to ask if they have a big crane to play with.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2013 8:11 PM
Just ran out of my extra plastic bags *sigh*. I was hoarding before the bag fee but there’s only so much hoarding it’s practical to do.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2014 7:04 AM
Calvin is using his magnetic alphabet to spell name suggestions for 2.1. Latest suggestion, “Gim” (I think he means “Jim”).


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2015 4:04 PM
All of a sudden Julian’s head started sprouting hair. I swear a couple millimeters grew overnight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2015 7:49 PM
I think it’s time for me to go to bed. 5-5:30 mornings combined with multiple night feeds are not a good combo.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2017 11:56 AM
It seems appropriate Julian is watching a show on electricity as I wrestle with finding a LED replacement for evil 4-pin CFLs.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2017 2:20 PM
I hate it when I know exactly what I want and no one carries it.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2018 9:10 PM
I now own a rain skirt.

[When asked what a rain skirt is.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2018 2:48 PM
It’s a wrap around skirt made with rain coat-type fabric. So, basically a raincoat for the lower half of my body. Haven’t tried it out yet so I’m not sure how well it works yet.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 25, 2018 2:51 PM
I got this one: There’s also a lot of rain “kilts” from various vendors for men who don’t want to wear skirts.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Oct 5, 2018 1:21 PM
I can verify my rain skirt works. Not perfect but good enough for a lunch walk in the rain. It had a tendency to ride up when I was walking fast so the lower part of my calves got a little rain. Overall stayed pretty dry though.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2019 6:54 AM
My phone just told me the high was going to be 77 today and I panicked because that’s not what I dressed for. However, the weather app thinks its wrong. So I don’t know where my phone thinks I am.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2020 8:39 AM
Today Julian’s class tricked his teacher into thinking she was frozen.

[I believe this was frozen on Zoom.]


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2021 10:34 AM
I would like some rain please. I want to go for a walk in a downpour and then come back to a cozy house and drink hot chocolate while reading a book.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2021 5:00 PM
I’m still annoyed my iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack. (Had to remove the lightning adapter prior to plugging earbuds into my computer and will frantically be re-adding it next time I get a phone call.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 24, 2021 5:02 PM
I also have four Bluetooth earbuds (2 for my audiobooks at night on my Android phone and 2 for the day on my iPhone). I still prefer corded earbuds for some things.

Twitter: September 23


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:41 AM
Calvin woke up at 4:30am but I put another blanket over him and he went back to sleep fairly quickly.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:42 AM
Now he’s still sleeping. I don’t remember the last time he slept this late. He’s not even thrashing in his sleep, just sleeping.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 8:03 AM
Still sleeping . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 8:21 AM
I think Calvin finally just woke up.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 9:15 AM
Trying to feed Calvin “solid” food is still proving to be problematic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 9:44 AM
Although Calvin got up so late, he’s already cranky so I think we’re going to go on a walk after all.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 10:31 AM
Calvin didn’t fall asleep on our walk but he seems moderately happy now and I got a little bit of exercise :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 6:26 PM
Calvin woke up from his (short) afternoon nap at 5:15. Now I’m wondering if he’ll be ready to go to bed at 7.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 6:26 PM
Since he got up so later this morning, I think he might only get 4 meals today instead of his regular 5.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:11 PM
Well, I’m trying to put Calvin to bed at 7 but so far he’s not very happy.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:12 PM
He’s been in bed by 7 all the previous nights this week but he hadn’t slept in till 8:30 before either.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:34 PM
Well, I listened to Calvin complain for at least 15 min thinking he was just complaining about going to bed early.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:34 PM
Nope, he was on his stomach again *sigh*.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2009 7:34 PM
I view video monitors as a little over the top but this would be a case in which it would be handy.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 7:56 AM
I completely forgot the bread sponge I started last night and it sat out all night. Sadly it had milk in it so I think I have to throw it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 4:47 PM
It’s amazing how Calvin is the nicest child in the world as long as you have your COMPLETE attention on him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 8:56 PM
Calvin kept falling down and skinning his knees today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 8:57 PM
I decided to serve breakfast for supper and Calvin enthusiastically enjoyed his French Toast.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 8:57 PM
From daycare: “Calvin explored the Sea Snorkelers room today investigating all of our toys.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2010 8:57 PM
All of my tasks are finally finished for the day so now I’m off to read for a couple of minutes before bed.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2012 2:17 PM
Calvin is using his spoon to chop up an apple I gave him.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2015 10:32 AM
I am throwing out all but 6 of Calvin’s toothbrushes.

[@buffyro asked why he had so many.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2015 10:36 AM
@buffyro I’m not entirely sure. Some obviously come from the dentist but presumably not all.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2015 4:41 PM
The optometrist said if I had six more children I would have perfect vision. Though, he did concede glasses are cheaper.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2016 6:59 AM
Trying an experiment today: BART TO Caltrain for work.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2016 6:59 AM
Made it to BART just in time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2016 7:36 AM
Well, I _think_ I made it on the right train.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2018 12:01 PM
Julian: “What are you doing?”
Me: “Oh, I’m just getting rid of a spiderweb.”
Julian: “Hey! I like spiderwebs!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2020 1:59 PM
This is a really good article about libraries and ebooks:

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2020 2:01 PM
I particularly like the summary at the end:

“Don’t stop reading ebooks.

And don’t feel guilty about reading them.

Don’t yell at authors if their publishers have bad terms.

Do contact publishing house executives about their bad terms.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 23, 2020 2:01 PM

Do be patient with your library if the wait times are forever or if they don’t have every book you want.

Be nice to your very stressed out librarian.

Most of all: do advocate for your local library when budget season rolls around.”

Twitter: September 22


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 9:00 AM
It got _cold_ in our house last night.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 9:00 AM
Calvin’s fingers were ice cold when he got up (though the rest of him stayed pretty warm).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 9:01 AM
Calvin is still having great fun sitting up except when he gets too excited and starts flailing his arms wildly which causes him to fall.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 5:36 PM
I love fall. The air is very invigorating :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 5:36 PM
In other news, Calvin had no nap this afternoon :S

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 6:04 PM
Calvin has developed a new obsession with nose diving into the water as he reaches for the other side of the tub.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 6:04 PM
It’s a little nerve racking.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 6:47 PM
Since Calvin had no afternoon nap I’m trying to put him down extra early for bed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 6:48 PM
He was fast asleep after his bottle but woke up as I was transferring him to bed. Now he’s talking to himself somewhat unhappily.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2009 7:41 PM
Calvin did fall asleep relatively easy. Now to see when he wakes up tomorrow . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2010 1:21 PM
Finished work late now I have to rush cleaning in order to pick up Calvin on time.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2010 3:27 PM
Calvin visited the next room up in daycare today.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2010 3:29 PM
From daycare: “Calvin visited the Sea Snorkeler room this morning and enjoyed rolling cars on our mats.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2010 3:37 PM
Calvin found his 2nd Nalgene sippy cup and I still have no idea where it was or if I should be worried about him drinking from it.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2010 3:42 PM
I’m afraid Calvin is getting addicted to cooking videos. Watched this and now he’s demanding more.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2011 4:54 PM
From daycare: “Calvin had fun making silly faces.”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2011 4:54 PM
In other news, we’re being good little consumers by buying a new dishwasher.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2012 1:34 PM
Whew. Didn’t get out of church till 1pm but Calvin was very, very good.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2013 12:11 PM
By request, I’m carrying Calvin in the carrier while on the treadmill. He tells me he feels like he’s exercising.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2013 12:11 PM
Calvin, to me while I’m carrying him on the treadmill, “you’re doing well!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2013 5:20 PM
I wonder how long it’ll take for my innocent delight in rain to come back. I still like it but immediately start wondering about our sump.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2014 5:43 PM
I think the universe knows I want a new stove. I think one of my burners me be on the fritz.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2015 5:24 PM
It’s weeding time!

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2015 5:25 PM
We have room on our bookshelves again.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2015 8:05 PM
Well . . . the good news is Julian can now sleep on his stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2015 8:05 PM
Now I’m wondering if I should roll him back over since he can only roll from back to stomach, not the other way around.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2016 6:30 PM
I made a spinach salad and the thing in it that Calvin is refusing to eat is the cucumber.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2016 6:35 PM
Calvin is taking seconds of the salad . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2019 8:59 AM
Never a good sign when I try to balance the checkbook and I’m off by $0.01.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2019 11:05 AM
Ah yeah. It’s time for me weekly chat with Amazon in order to figure out mysterious charges that don’t correspond with receipts. *sigh*

Amazon Twitter notices my tweet and directs me to common reasons charges appear.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2019 7:20 PM AM
The charges are always legit. It’s just the items on receipts, and order emails, are often grouped differently than how the credit card gets charged. Thus, support and I often have weekly-monthly chats trying to figure out how to reconcile everything.


[Context: Someone linked this this Vogue article.]

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 22, 2020 8:28 AM
This is a really good article. I hope more men take the time to read and think about it before it’s too late for their partners.

Twitter: September 21


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 7:38 AM
I think I need to get another baby spoon so Calvin can hold one while I attempt to feed him with the other.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 8:04 AM
It’s raining outside and I don’t have an umbrella or anything to stop the rain from getting on Calvin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 9:39 AM
Calvin and I just got back from a rainy walk.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 9:40 AM
I used @calvinsdad’s gortex clone coat to keep Calvin from getting wet. It worked pretty well.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 5:52 PM
It’s a sad day when @calvinsdad ends up taking a longer total nap time than Calvin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 6:12 PM
Calvin spent the last couple of minutes happily banging on the piano.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2009 7:40 PM
I’m thinking of making Calvin’s new bedtime 7. He’s almost always asleep by then anyway so it seems right.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2010 1:11 PM
I can’t get the _Chicka Chicka ABC_ book out of my head (

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2010 6:33 PM
Calvin is _very_ cranky tonight.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2010 9:14 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed playing with the trucks today!”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2011 7:46 PM
From daycare: “Calvin made a yummy meal in home living.”


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2012 8:44 AM
Today Calvin has no preschool. Work should be interesting today . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2012 12:45 PM
Calvin is mesmerized by _The LEGO ideas book_ we found at the library: The original URL went to High Plains Library District’s old catalog, which no longer exists. However, this is the same edition as old the link.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2012 5:58 PM
All things considered, the day went very well except for the last hour. I really hate whiny voices . . .


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2013 9:17 AM
Roasted vegetable crepes and blackberry blintzes for breakfast.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2014 3:05 PM
Very good luck at the thrift store. Lots of maternity clothes, pants for Calvin, NF baby book, and exciting Duplo train tracks.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2015 9:16 PM
It’s nice we have proof that infants grow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2016 6:00 PM
I think there’s some great conspiracy where @calvinsdad
gets home late on the days where supper doesn’t keep well.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2016 6:45 PM
Staring at a housing map doesn’t appear to produce more housing.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2018 7:58 AM
Hm, coming to work today might have been a mistake.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 21, 2018 6:07 PM
It is taco night and we are having an avocado emergency. The avocados I bought at the beginning of the week are still not ripe . . .

Twitter: September 20


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 7:19 AM
This morning wasn’t as bad as I feared. Calvin woke up at 5:30 but went back to sleep and didn’t wake up again till 6:30.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 7:19 AM
I even had a dream between 5:30 and 6:30 so I must have fallen back asleep :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 7:49 AM
Well, I think Calvin’s solid breakfast experiment is over for the morning. He starts crying anytime I come near him with the spoon.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 7:50 AM
Of course, when I just hand him the spoon without anything on it, he immediately shoves it in his mouth.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 11:30 AM
We just came back from sitting on the lawn outside.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 11:31 AM
Calvin is obviously in need of a nap so he’s currently screaming in his bassinet. Good thing it’s sturdy he thrashes side to side.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2009 6:10 PM
I just dressed Calvin in a “0-3 month” outfit that fits perfectly.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 8:35 AM
Calvin “helped” me with my exercises this morning by bouncing up and down on my stomach.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:08 PM
Calvin bit another kid at daycare today. Fortunately, I don’t think he broke skin.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:11 PM
Daycare noticed that Calvin was unusually cranky today and the pattern seems to be continuing at home.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:12 PM
At least one of his lower teeth is coming in which may (or may not, who can tell) be the cause.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:41 PM
From daycare: “Calvin really enjoyed holding his friends hands to dance with them!”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:41 PM
It’s very handy that daycare writes notes in tweet compatible amounts :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 5:46 PM
Calvin is enthralled watching daddy change bike tires.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2010 8:22 PM
1 chocolate piece


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2011 3:09 PM
From daycare yesterday, “Calvin had fun coloring with his favorite color (yellow).”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2011 3:09 PM
Sunday his favorite color was green.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2011 3:09 PM
From daycare today, “Calvin made a track with legos for the cars :)”

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2011 7:41 PM
The pool wore me out but seemed to wind Calvin up.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2012 5:15 PM
I broke down and bought Calvin a full size bed. He kept insisting it was the “right size” for him.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2012 5:16 PM
Of course, once you factor all the stuffed animals Calvin has, he might need a full-size bed.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2012 5:25 PM
Calvin ate two servings of Indian-style spinach yesterday and cried when we didn’t have any more to offer.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2012 5:26 PM
I’m hypothesizing that Calvin will eat any green vegetable. I wonder if I can dye carrots green . . .

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2012 5:45 PM
Calvin has become 5’s early throw-up alarm system. He tracked me down to say she was meowing like she was going to vomit.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2013 7:56 AM
Oh. Picture day was _yesterday_. I wonder what Calvin was wearing . . . Probably pajamas.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2013 5:52 PM
PDF of satellite images of Lyons and Longmont: This originally linked to Boulder OEM but the file no longer exist there. However, I believe this link is the same file.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2014 7:21 AM
I think it’s time to go through my closet and exile anything I can’t fit into. Then, I need to go shopping tomorrow.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2015 1:01 PM
Today’s project is to calculate historical monthly expenses and extrapolate for the next nine months.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2016 5:38 PM
Today we learn that Julian can open Nalgene bottles by himself.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2018 3:42 AM
Julian’s habit of becoming completely incoherent when he’s upset is really not helpful.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2018 2:27 PM
I spent most of the morning in bed and felt good enough to go for a walk with Julian which may have been over ambitious.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2020 5:51 PM
Huh. I did not expect to find the door mats in the box in Julian’s room. (I’m a Seattle, Julian’s room was on the 3rd floor of the house).

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2020 6:27 PM
I still haven’t found the shower curtain though.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Sep 20, 2020 6:49 PM
Finally got Julian’s room unpacked and organized!

Julian's bedroom. Julian is sitting in a rocking chair. To his right is a bookcase with books and to the right of that is his dresser. Above the rocking chair is a caricature of Julian. The rug on the floor has multi-colored polka dots.