Well, there’s been a lot of stuff going on at once, and little time to write about it (much less to be online in general). So, here’s a short list of things going on that I hope to have time to write about, but may not:
- As of yesterday, Mathias seems to be figuring out the entire crawling thing. It’s kind of a step back from his assisted walking, but, hey, whatever the little guy needs to do to get going is cool with his mom and I.
- I’ve been accepted to the Carlson School’s “Managing in a Global Environment” international seminar, which means I’ll be traveling to India for the first two weeks in January. It’s a great opportunity for me both personally and professionally, and I’m excited beyond all belief.
- Speaking of traveling, Lisa and I are heading to New York the middle of next month to catch a Yankees game, see some friends, visit the city, and have some much needed non-baby time. For the amount we’re spending on this trip we could do three weekend trips to Chicago, or two to San Francisco, or a week-long road trip along the gulf, a little fact I’m trying not to dwell on that much.
- WALL-E was really good… But not quite as good as everyone else was saying it was. I’ll get a review up if I can find the time.
- Our daycare situation has been… Challenging. The son of the friend Lisa has a daycare arrangement with is back in the hospital, which means we’re still relying on babysitters and half-days to take care of Mathias. It’s getting expensive, quick. (Lisa’s friend’s kid is at Children’s at Abbott now, so at least we know he’s in good hands. Still, we’re all worried about him, and it’ll be good to see him healthy and back home with his folks.)
- Lisa got a new pig. Sigrid needed a friend, apparently.
- Up this weekend: The Dark Knight. One review too many ended up spoiling a significant portion of the movie for me, but I’m still excited to see it.
- Money is tight these days. The above items may make it sound like we’re doing OK, but the truth is we’re mostly staying at home (and eating at home as well), and taking extreme-for-us measures like grocery shopping at (cringe) Wal-Mart. Granted, our debt load is roughly 60% of where it was the same time last year, but it still sucks.
And for the rest of the night tonight, there’s homework to do. More later.