The Ramblings of a Caffeinated Woman

The following is brought to you courtesy of a very strong pot of coffee. My apologies in advance for any caffeinated rambling. I’m not in control of it.

Dash has been running a fever on and off for the last few days and is now waking up roughly every half hour through the night. Awesome. We think he has some more teeth coming in, resulting in much drool, fever, and need to be in mommy’s arms every moment of every day. Again, awesome.

And the moments he’s not in my arms, he’s walking around the house getting into the cabinets and bumping his head. Yes, that’s right, he’s WALKING. It started last week and it’s come in fits and spurts ever since then. I’ll save you the math- he’s only about 10 months old. Is that early? He seems pretty excited about it. Hmm… maybe that’s what’s causing the fever?

Anyway, fever boy is sleeping it off (for now) so I have a few blessed moments with my coffee and a stack of things to do. Must wrap gifts. Must pack up HappyDashery goods and Christmas gifts for family out west and head out to the Post Office (should be fun, what with this being prime holiday shipping time, yay!). In stark contrast to how I usually procede through the day, I’m going to keep my To Do list to a bare minimum to accommodate the Dashster’s feverish needs. Also, let’s be honest. This was the last of the coffee, and I don’t think I can do anything more than what’s listed above without passing out.

But if by chance I do pass out, I hope I land somewhat near our Christmas tree. I really love it this year. We decided to go with a short tree and put it up on a table out of reach of Dash. Strangely, we’re lacking in tables so it’s on my hope chest. Right at Dash’s level. Good plan, eh?

Anyway, I love it.
And that’s all just to tease you because I can’t seem to get the pictures up right now. Grrr….

Here’s the flickr link to satisfy your curiosity until I can figure out this problem.

Also! My new favorite place to hang out and get my vintage Christmas groove on? Vintage Christmas 1945-1970. You will not be sorry.

4 Responses to “The Ramblings of a Caffeinated Woman”

  1. Emily Says:

    oh – I think that is TOTALLY the reason for the sleeping issues. Duncan just started walking too and we are having a heck of a time getting him to take naps, which is unusual for him. The walking just makes him kind of vibrate with excitement, and I’m sure he’s thinking about it all the time – probably feels like THIS IS NO TIME TO BE SLEEPING! I HAVE BECOME A BIPED! or something like that.

  2. Emily Says:

    also, hope you got my message re: sidewalks. Sorry about no show. Catch you later.

  3. HappyDash Says:

    Agreed. Life is suddenly so much more exciting, why bother sleeping? I wonder when he’ll learn the value of a good sleep?
    Re: coming over. Whatev. Jerk.

  4. Melissa Says:

    Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep. Don’t worry, it will get better.