Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Out of the mouths...

Emma is starting to string words together. Her first combination is "Mor arbejder" ( "Mommy works" or "Mommy's going to work") and "Mor bye-bye". While I'm very happy she seems to be developing nicely, this word combination is not making me happy! For one, I really, really want her to call me Mommy instead of Mor, which she just won't do. Do I have to even point out the amazing amount of guilt attached to the other aspect of her saying how much I work, and how much I leave her? Harsh.

Oh well. Off to work...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Just try it, you'll like it

Giving away TV shows is a little mean. At least for someone who doesn't get American TV. I just watched "Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far", downloaded for free from iTunes. Yet another show to follow online since I won't see it here in Denmark.

I was such a fan of the 1978 series. Richard Hatch especially was that non threatening boy-man type that pre-adolescent girls find so appealing. I had seen the show when iTunes launched TV shows, but just assumed it was cheesy in a current way (as opposed to a 70s way). But it looks great. So, another U.S. TV show to add to Desperate Housewives, Lost and Gilmore Girls.

The thing is, if I was living in the States, I'd flip through my hundreds of channels say moan that nothing's on...

Fertility Help

So, I saw a specialist today. We're trying the least agressive method possible, all I have to do is take some hormone pills for 4 days a month. The doctor warned me that the pills could make my stomach hurt. Why do I think that's an understatement? If I'm not already pregnant (that would be ironic), I'll start the pills in about two weeks.

A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt - WSJ.com

Poor gamers. According to The Wall Street Journal's story A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt the sedentary are getting more than they bargained for with Nintendo's Wii.

A spokeswoman from Nintendo, says the company hasn't received complaints from any gamers about soreness. "It was not meant to be a Jenny Craig supplement," she says. "If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more."

But, hey, maybe it could be a way for a stressed out, low energy mother of the 19 month old to actually get exercise. Santa, all I want for Christmas a Wii (and to lose 20lbs)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sick of the Smoke

Denmark is finally cracking down on smoking in public places. According to this article in the Jyllands-Posten the Danish public is all for it.
Starting on 1 April next year, all public buildings must be smoke-free. The poll showed that 73 percent of the population, and a surprising 69 percent of smokers, supported the measures.

I heard about the new laws on Friday, sitting in a restaurant feeling sick to my stomach from the smell of smoke... This summer we can go to cafes with our two year old and not worry about smoking blowing smoke in her face. I'm very excited.

Well, if it can happen here, it can happen anywhere!

Friday, November 17, 2006

ChezLeah back up!

In case anyone noticed, ChezLeah took a little vacation... I have no idea how I managed to miss renewing my URL, but I did. Buying and renewing URLs seem to be a theme these days. I'm dealing with a mess of country URLs for work and registering URLs for a friend's web site. Network solutions and I are best friends these days!

But I'm so happy to be back, I'm actually going to try and blog more!