Sorry these are a bit blurry - my kitchen is dark in the morning. I should've turned on the overhead light.
Otto's new fireman-inspired rain jacket arrived. He loves it, though he decided not to wear it yesterday because "Jake goes crazy and chases it!" Guess he was up for being chased today. He also wore his soccer socks, and wanted to leave the shin guards in (I said no). He's decided he wants to try soccer again this year. Our neighbor has signed his son up for a different league, so I think we'll try that one this year and see if Otto likes it better. Hopefully it'll warm up -- it's still winter-cold out right now.
He came home last night singing "Yellow Submarine," switching out yellow for purple, then marshmallow for submarine, and kept going with all sorts of funny combinations. I asked if he'd like me to download some Beatles for him and he said "Yeah! I want Beatles 1, and 2, and 3, and 4, and 5..." In other words, he's discovered the Beatles and loves them and wants to listen to them all day.
I made "Better for You Banana Bread" last night from our new favorite cookbook. Annabel ate three (thin) slices this morning, cramming most of the last one into her mouth at once when I said it was time to get coats on. When I dropped her off at day care, she told Leslie it was goooood. I'll be making that recipe again!
I'm working from home today to try and get a grant application finished and catch up on some other things. We've had epic IT problems the past week or so, and I've been spending way too much time troubleshooting problems, talking to our IT consultants, and trying to figure out how to pay for all the things needing to be fixed. If I'm not in the building, I'm not available for any of that -- and here at home my Mac and my printer and my wireless all work.
Money may not buy me love, but it could buy me an additional wifi access point, new catalog computers, a new firewall, a couple of harddrives to backup the new server, a second T1 line, and lots of hours of IT support to debug and reimage virus-ridden computers.