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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Was that a niner in there? Were you calling from a walkie-talkie?

I'll probably jinx myself, but I'm going to go ahead and say how glad I am that Aspen has yet to get into real trouble while I'm taking a shower in the mornings.


She usually resorts to a few favorite past-times: watching SuperWHY; crying outside the shower door; or pulling laundry out of the basket and bringing it to me.

Some mornings she gets creative. She'll climb into the drawer under the TV and empty out the VHS tapes. Yes, we still have VHS. I don't really mind when she pulls all those tapes out because it reminds me of some of the good movies we have that I never watch. This weekend I might have to have a mini-Julia-Roberts fest and watch Stepmom and Notting Hill. I don't know why we haven't replaced all the VHS with DVDs. Probably because we're cheap. Why buy something in duplicate if we don't have to? Although, Kev did put my original Tommy Boy VHS in the "donate" pile downstairs. It's the copy I left with for college, and even though I later got it on DVD, it's hard to let go! That probably sounds weird to anyone not in my immediate family. We just have a thing with Tommy Boy.

But back to what I was kind of thinking about when I started writing this... I'm totally hopeless with tools. I tried to attach the baby-proofing hardware to the drawers yesterday and completely failed. I tried a manual and a power drill to no avail. The space in the TV stand is so awkward that I couldn't get any leverage. So I ended up removing the drawers completely to keep Aspen from climbing atop the stand and dancing in front of the TV. Poor Kev will have to do the install for me (as always) when he gets home. Otherwise it's going to get tricky figuring out how to sleep with all those VHS tapes in a drawer on our bed.

Seriously, when it comes to even simple things like that, I feel like my brain freezes. I could stare at a little project for hours with no hope of determining how to start, let alone finish. But give me a recipe, something to clean, organize or throw away and I'm your girl.

I'm also good at bargain shopping, but I don't think that counts as a life skill.

2 comments:

  1. I consider myself as being pretty handy, but for the life of me i can't figure out how to get the baby proofing stuff to align right or even work, so I feel your pain, at least keven has it figured out!

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  2. Bargain shopping definitely counts as a life skill.

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