Friday, November 16, 2007

One of those days...

Since I'm trying to do the "honest" thing on this blog, lemme just tell ya that it's been one of those days...

Seth's been cranky. I know he's teething. He was teething yesterday, though, and he was still cheerful for all the different people who kept him. I think he's bored with me, so it's easy to give full vent to his frustrations. Of course, it's personal... =) Hopefully he'll nap better for his afternoon nap than he did for his morning nap. Ugh.

In my attempt to keep costs down, I thought I'd try getting a movie tonight at our local library. Since one of the largest libraries in this state is just down the road from us, I thought cheerfully of how great this would be. I walked in and asked where the videos were. "Wake County doesn't carry videos." You've got to be kidding me. That dream of cost savings just went up in smoke. Looks like I'll be buying every educational video that I might want to show Seth. So I guess he won't be seeing many. Apparently this decision has been made by a single man who is adament that libraries can't do both books and videos well. Hogwash. Hoover Public Library in AL proves that that's an absolutely ridiculous assertion. Don't even get me started about the Homewood and Mountain Brook libraries. It's a good thing I don't have this guy's name and address. I'd take a possee of stay at home mom's over there to picket on his lawn...

I lost the address I was going to use to mail a book somewhere in the library parking lot. I got to search for it fruitlessly while Seth wailed in his car seat. Guess that errand won't be getting done for awhile...

I cut my finger on my kitchen shears while attempting to make homemade enchilada sauce. But hey, at least the sauce smells delicious. I'm attempting to make freezer beef and bean enchiladas in record quantities tonight.... If it turns out well, I'll give you the recipe.

Let's just say, I'm glad it's the weekend. It's getting down to freezing tonight, so maybe my man and I will try lighting a fire in our fireplace and playing a game in front of it after the munchkin goes down. That and some hot cocoa might help...

4 comments:

Sherry said...

I just thought I'd let you know that some video stores rent kids movies and educational ones for free. I don't know if Wake County has a Family Video there, but there is one in Guilford County and we love going there for the great prices on movie rentals. So down the road when you do want to get movies for Seth, you may want to check into that.
Have a great weekend!

Shannon said...

Sometimes larger churches have libraries too, where people can check out books or videos. I know of at least one here in Wichita Falls that is stocked with some pretty great kid videos...it might be worth calling about just to see.

Momma B. said...

There is nothing like a bad library experience to ruin my day! Sorry for the let down, maybe by the time you get ready for educational videos your library will have caught up with the times!

Andrea C. said...

Sorry you've had 'one of those days'. I'm not sure how this would help in the cost cutting part of things, but we love Netflix. Doing Netflix has cut down our costs of renting movies/going to see movies. That plus Clearplay (filtered DVD player) has made movie watching fun and clean. Netflix has EVERYTHING and you never have to leave your house. Just set up your queue online and watch them start coming in...so easy! I think we pay about $14/month (this beats paying for cable or dish for us) and we have 2 movies out at a time. It works out pretty well.

Have a relaxing evening! Sounds like you have some fun plans. :) And...if your enchiladas turn out great, my husband would be thrilled if you passed the recipe along for me to try.