Friday, July 1, 2016

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.-Jonas Salk

I had such odd dreams last night...Do you ever have anxiety dreams? I've had lots recently. Mine are usually relatively mundane things I am trying to do but keep running in to obstacles. The other night I had one in which I'm pretty sure all I was trying to do was put Daphne's shoes on but it was REALLY REALLY difficult.

Last night I dreamt I was in Petaluma for some "business" purpose and I needed to get home to Novato (I haven't lived there in 15 years but apparently to my subconscious that is still "home"). I didn't have a car so I tried to take a taxi but the taxi driver told me it was too far and I'd never get a taxi to take me (FYI these two cities are next door to each other and the drive takes about 15 minutes). So I went around the corner to figure out what I should do and suddenly instead of Petaluma I was in New Orleans (now the cab drivers objection makes way more sense). So I saw a train station and thought I'd just take a train home in the morning (I'm not 100% sure about New Orleans but I know for certain that there is no train station in Novato).  I decided to go the the hotel we usually stay in when we are in New Orleans and see if I could get a room for the night. The "train station" was just down the street (in the middle of the freaking French Quarter) so I walked to the hotel but somehow managed to enter on the top floor and had to make my way down to the lobby. I can't clearly remember all the adventures I had while traversing this hotel but I do remember at one point thinking that it was a "plot hole" that I was no longer carrying a bag.  I eventually made it to the lobby and tried to check in when some rude lady comes up and starts  talking to the front desk clerk in Italian. She and the clerk continued to ignore me for several minutes until I got pissed and pushed her face away while telling her to "shut up". Not sure if I ever got a room because then I started dreaming about the owner of my company criticizing my choice of dish soap...

I woke exhausted.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

One if the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.-Ace Frehley

Every morning when Daphne wakes up she wants to cuddle.
I go to get her out if he crib and she says "Rock?" Which means she wants to sit in the rocking chair with me. 
On the weekend sometimes we stay like that for an hour or more whille I drink my coffee. 
Sometimes Fiona joins us. 
Sometimes she wants to cuddle even during the day. 
She's going to grow out of it soon enough so I'm savoring it while I can. This is my favorite part of the day. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.-Scott Adams

Daphne: Oh flowers!

Me: Yes flowers. Do you like that one?

Daphne: Yeah

Me: Mamma painted that.

Daphne: Mamma paint flower! 

Points at different picture

Daphne: Daddy.

Me: Yes Daddy painted the bridge.

Points at various other pictures

Daphne: Mamma's, Mamma's, Fona's, Mamma's, Fona's, Daddy's 


Daphne: Daphne's?

Me: How about this summer I'll get some finger paints and we can paint together. Would you like that?

Daphne: Yeah 

Points at wall

Daphne: Daphne's 

Me: Sure we'll put your painting up

Daphne: YEAH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B-The Andrews Sisters Bogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Dave got a new bugle
Dave: I'm going to bring this baby camping. I can play reveile every morning. 

Me: Awww sweetie, it'll only be one morning then I'll stab you in your sleep. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

On the plains of the red planet I uphold the law. And I do it with a pair of robot fists.-Theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars

If you haven't already found the Thrilling Adventure Hour you are missing out. I 1000% recommend it. It is hilarious and brilliant.

If you have found it you'll love this. Sometimes at bedtime I sing Daphne the theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars. Tonight she did the "Pow!"

Thrilling Adventure Hour

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard-Winnie the Pooh*

When I was four my Dad took me to the hospital to see my Mom and new baby brother. On the way we stopped so I could pick out a gift for the new baby. I picked a Winnie the Pooh that played music. After he died I found the bear in his room and kept it. 

This morning Daphne spotted it in my closet and tried to claim it for her own. I told her no she couldn't have it but she could play with it. 

A few hours later I looked at a calendar and realized the anniversary of his death was last week. 18 years. He's now been gone as long as he was alive. 

I think maybe I was wrong. She should have the bear. He wouldn't mind. 
*F you auto correct. Don't you dare tell me that's the wrong way to spell Winnie!

Monday, March 21, 2016

I'm the leader of the geek patrol. That makes me king geek.-Gambit, Gambit #12

Me: No thank you Daphne. No I don't want a cheeto. No please don't rub it on my boob. No Daphne, Rogue doesn't want a cheeto either.