The essence of this blog project was always a lesson in self-discipline. To get me writing every day (or two, or three). It’s been a while since I wrote any true blog posts. I have notes jotted down on some things I really want to talk about but those things take time and energy to write. And I’m tired. Waa, waa waa, I worked all day, I have a baby at home, I didn’t get much sleep last night (last week, last month, last year) blah, blah, blah.

Excuses.

Anyway, I may not have the energy to write the longer pieces I want to write so I’ll throw together a bunch of smaller bits and see what sticks.

I may not have written much lately but I have been reading a lot. I finished the graphic novel Signals to Noise by Neil Gaiman. It was interesting. Dave Mckeon’s artwork in this is stunningly beautiful and darkly adds layers to Gaiman’s writing. It won’t top my lists of favorite graphic novels or anything but it was a good read and I’m glad The Wife added it to my library this christmas. I’ve been plugging through Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. Its the latest in the discworld series and I think I may put it down until I read more of the earlier books in the series. Characters from earlier books have popped up without much of introduction and I want more of the back story before I get here. I’m sure I could read this without starting at the beginning of the series but I think I’d enjoy it more if I knew these characters better. I was very interested to see if Pratchett’s writing had changed much since his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. None that I could see in the 150 pages I’ve gotten to in this. I also started reading Gaiman’s Fragile Things which is a nice little collection of short stories and poems. I think I’m going to start reading more and more short story collections for awhile.

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Liam has been doing very, very well. He made it through the Holidays and his birthday without incident or illness and we are starting to get back into the routine of home nursing. Over the Christmas and New Years holidays we had very limited nursing help due to the calendar and some unfortunate family emergencies for our nurses. It was wonderful to spend so much time alone with Karin and Liam. The holidays are of course, a time for families, and having so much of it privately (especially since it was our first) was very special to us. Nursing care started getting back to normal last week and we are now able to get back into our routine of sorts. Routine can mean comfort.

Liam is of course growing like a weed and pushing through more and more teeth. His seizures have been controlled very well but he is getting a shot tomorrow that may give us a few more attacks in the coming days. We’re ready. He’ll be fine. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and his vision specialist will all be starting to come to the house more often so Liam’s schedule, which has been relaxed the past three weeks, will come back to a full sprint soon.

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This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Trying to find some footage of the Talking Heads performing it I found this. Not bad. Veder’s range can’t pull it off the way Byrne did though.

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A fantastic collection of photos of the urban decay of Detroit. Some of these seem pulled right from some post-apocalyptic movie. Sad.

Well, that’s all I’ve got right now. Liam needs a new diaper and needs to be suctioned. Then, bed.

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