Tuesday Odds & Ends #4

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Since moving to Texas, Ephram has started sleeping in.  Like beyond 5:45am sleeping in.  And each day I think, maybe I should get up and start my day before Ephram wakes up.  Take a shower, get breakfast ready, do some computer work.  But every day I've lounged in bed, reading or catching up on Twitter or just dozing off and on until he has woken up.  Until today, that is.  I woke up, showered, put in a load of laundry, and got our breakfasts ready all before my 23 month old woke up for the day.  And. it. was. glorious.  If you have a toddler, definitely try it. Of course, now that I have realized this little early morning secret, I'm sure Ephram will quit sleeping in.  Isn't that how it always works? A certain uncle requested I get back on the Instagram wagon so he can keep up on everyday life with Ephram.  So I'm back, sharing random photos throughout the day, mostly of Ephram, but hopefully as we decorate our new living space, I'll share bits of that as well.

Some things I've noticed about Texas so far:

+ We lose power just about every time it rains. At least seeing the CenterPoint Energy trucks is somewhat exciting for Ephram.  Whenever there's an outage, we get to watch them fix the power lines from our window.

+ I cannot find sausage pizzas in Texas.  And I can't seem to find out why!

+ The Houston Ikea does not have Huge A** Fans like the one in Minneapolis.  And apparently other Ikeas have them too.  Houston, I think you need to get with the program here.  It's my son's favorite part of Ikea!

+ Bugs. Other than a few bees who visit our lemon tree occasionally, there are no bugs in Texas.  Do they come in the Summer?  I don't care at this point because no bugs + Texas Winter is like Minnesota Summer - pesky mosquitoes!

Reading: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, the third book of the Hunger Games series.  I think it was Ashley that mentioned this book sometime last year and I was hooked on the plot immediately.  I am so glad I finally had the time to read this series because it's so well written.  And just in time for the movie! Any Houstonians want to see it with me?

Working on: A new combined blog.  I asked for opinions last week on Ephram's blog if I should combine the two and I that's just what I'll be doing.  It's going to take some time, but the blogs are in the process of combining into one simple blog.  More on that later.

Until then, I'll be pondering how a not-even-two year old can operate an iPad so well.  He of course calls it the "pad" though - can't put more than 3 words together in a sentence but he can use an Apple product.  Now that's how you know it's a good company. ;)