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Thursday, March 29, 2007

An Egg Story

Passover is just days away, and today was the BusyBee's model seder at her nursery school/daycare program. BusyBee was SO excited for it. The only parental involvement required was the contribution of a small cooked potato, a piece of lettuce, and a hard boiled egg for each kid. No biggie, right?

Wrong.

We are in the middle of having our entire kitchen renovated, and have no means with which to boil an egg. Mr. Bee thought he'd determine some alternate means of boiled egg production, but after two eggs exploded in the microwave at 9:45 pm last night, the situation was getting dire.

After some frantic text messages after 11 pm, we secured a possible egg from my best friend. Said egg was to be exchanged (and no, not for directions to a rave, for the 90210 fans out there) before we left for daycare this morning. Said egg was, unfortunately, a bad egg and did not boil correctly.

Last minute dash to our wonderful neighbors. They came to our rescue and boiled a perfect egg for the BusyBee and we made it to daycare just a little later than usual. Phew.

It all sounds insane - it's just an egg, she's only three years old, blah, blah, blah - but the BusyBee is a temperamental kid. If her egg was in any way different to anyone else's, it would be a tragedy for her. I would hear about it for many months to come.

It's hard to believe Passover is just days away (and that our kitchen is still not done). Next year (boiled eggs) in the new kitchen!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What I've been up to

I've been living up to my Blog name lately and keeping very busy.

I just started a new job. I'm still with the same firm, but a new group. A better position and definitely more interesting, but also more challenging. For the first time in my career, I don't have "daily" tasks. It's strange to come in and not really know how I'll be spending my days. Even at my first job, I had a fairly good idea of what I'd be doing, since I had an exhaustive job description. That position evolved over time, but I was there for nearly six years and definitely knew the rhythm. Now, I have no idea what will be coming next. Very exciting for me.

The BusyBee and I took a trip to Cleveland, Ohio, to visit my parents for a long weekend. It was so much easier travelling with her now that she's potty-trained and our diaper and bottle days are long behind us. We had a good trip - lots of DVDs, two really nice playgrounds, and lots of presents for the BusyBee. We missed Mr. Bee though; BusyBee couldn't get her words out fast enough to tell him everything. Thanks for having us, Mom and Dad.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Weekends

We seem to have a few weekend patterns that dominate, and this one has been a shul & shop weekend. Yesterday, we took the BusyBee to Tot Shabbat at our synagogue in the morning, then hit the mall later in the afternoon.

The Natick Mall has been undergoing a major expansion effort for over a year now, and it's due to wrap up this fall. The StrideRite at the mall seems to have the best shoe selection of the local StrideRite's we've tried. They're all very chaotic and under-staffed, but at least when we go to the Natick store we usually leave with shoes in hand. No point in surviving the chaos otherwise.

We also attended a birthday party for a nursery-school classmate of BusyBee's this morning. A fun time had by all. We began the three-year-old circuit in October, and BusyBee's birthday party was in January. I think we'll be going to a bunch in April. I love seeing all of the kids interact with each other, and how they grow up into these little people.

By the way, I love the BusyBee nickname. Since she was born, I've used her name in conjunction with various words beginning with the letter B. Belle, Bear, and of course, Bee, have been in constant rotation, so BusyBee seemed a natural fit. I'm not sure what to do for my husband though. I don't think any man likes to be described as little, and Mr. Bee just isn't very exciting. Suggestions are welcome.

Friday, March 16, 2007

It's About Time

Hello, and welcome to The Life of LilMisBusy.

I've been wanting to start a blog for a long time now, and I'm excited to begin.

LilMisBusy was my AOL Instant Messenger screenname, taken from the "Little Miss" series of books. I'm hoping to find a picture of Little Miss Busy to add here at some point. In college, my closest friends gave me a copy of the book, which described a very scheduled person who isn't very good at relaxing. Needless to say, I could relate.

I am 29 years old and live in the suburbs of Boston with my husband and daughter. I work full-time and am almost done with a part-time master's program as well. I'm not sure yet how many details I want to reveal here. I could link to my husband's blog and you could find many of those more personal details. But I think I want to save this place to write a bit and get some ideas out, yet not necessarily make it easy to find.

While I have a lot in my life for which to be very thankful, it hasn't come that easily. I think having this space to chronicle some of these experiences will be cathartic for me. I can't promise that posts will actually revolve around a theme, or that they'll fit neatly into labels. But I hope that if you chose to read along, that at least you'll find it worthy of your time.

Here's to a new beginning.