First Trip to the Zoo!!!

When Meadow was born, I created an email address for her where I send her updates on significant events.  And I finally thought, why not make these blog posts as well?  Below is the latest email I sent to her…….

Hey there, honeypot!

I’m so sorry I’m so late with this one because it was actually last week that we went, but on April 13th, we took you to the zoo for the first time!! You had a great time, and quite frankly you had a better time than I thought you would.  You got to see the pandas and giraffes very close and personal.

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For Sale: My Smith and Wesson M&P 9c

Sold! Sold! Sold! Sold!

OK, everyone. Time to sell it. I REALLY want to get a Glock 19 back for carry, and I won’t need this anymore. The M&P works perfectly.

Side View

For sale, my Smith and Wesson M&P 9c purchased brand new from the old American Classic Marksman in August 2011. The gun has been my daily carry, but has only 303 rounds fired (I can provide a detailed logbook if desired). It hasn’t been modified in any way: stock trigger, stock 3-dot sights (NOT night sights), unmodified grips.

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Installing ownCloud: The easy way…

For those who don’t know what ownCloud is, it’s the same thing as Google Drive or Dropbox, only it’s yours and on your own server AT HOME.  It can get as big as you want.  You’re only limited by your own hard drive.  There are no subscription fees if you go over a certain size.  PLUS, it has the ability for you to manage Contacts and Calendars.  You can use it as a backup to Google or Outlook, or use it as your primary contact database and calendar.
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She Told Me That She Loved Me

So I know it’s been forever since I posted ANYTHING on this blog, and for that I’m sorry.  In a way I’ve kind of done myself a disservice because I wanted the blog to be my own memory of Meadow growing up and parenthood and all that.  But nonetheless, I’ve slacked and there’s nothing I can do about that.  Besides, she’s still a kid and she’ll be a kid for a long time. So I’m sure I’ll have plenty to write about.  She’s on the verge of being 20 months old, and SO MUCH has happened in the last year.  I know, duh, right?
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Slight Improvements to the Site

So, php is tough. Tougher than I thought. There are so many more things I would like to do but can’t because I don’t have a single clue how to even start it! I would love to change the color scheme of all the pages, but I don’t know where the code is in the CSS’s. I would also like to put a picture behind the Page Titles, but I don’t where that code is either… WHEW!
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23 Weeks: A Parent’s Diary-Sleep is in style again!

Whoa it’s been WAY too long since I wrote anything. I’ll blame it on whatever: no time, felt lazy, too busy with the baby, too busy with work, and the list goes on and on. Either way you look at it, I’ve done all of you a disservice by not keeping you updated, but I’ve also done myself a disservice by not posting regularly. Now my parenthood log has a gap. I’ve got to try and go back to my memory banks (which have been leaking like a sieve since graduate school) and pull up all the nuggets of development that Meadow has given us the last, what is it?, 7 weeks now!! Wow, it’s been 7 weeks since my last article! Ouch!
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16 Weeks: A Parent’s Diary-Open the Flood Gates!!!

She’s drooling now. I mean really drooling. Like all the time… non-stop. The only time she swallows anything is when it’s feeding time. We need to somehow teach her that it’s safe to swallow things other than milk. It’s cute, yes, but it’s also frustrating. If you have a rag close by it will be too damp to be effective within 15 minutes. Now is the time where blankets really need to be repurposed into towels. They simply last longer. They absorb more. And then, of course, you can’t get it all. The onesie gets wet, and what a gross, clammy feeling when you reach down to pick her up and she’s cold and clammy. Yuk! Oh, but the one that takes the cake is the drool that drips and hits your hand while your baby is in your arms. There’s nothing more alarming then the sudden warm, slimy feeling when a huge drop of drool hits your fingers. Gross! You know what the really sad part is? I know it’s only going to get worse! :(
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13 Weeks: A Parent’s Diary – She Talks!!!

It is so hard to find time these days to even attempt to keep a regular blog, but I also find myself in NEED of recording things so that years from now I can at least remember things that I felt, or saw, or heard. And this is a tough balance to maintain, because parenting moves SO FAST: no time to do anything, but you better write down the stuff when it happens or you’re going to forget.
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