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Reviews:
200% of Nothing by A.K. Dewdney
Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Cats of Moon Cottage by Marilyn Edwards
The Devil on Horseback by Victoria Holt
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krause Rosenthal
Far from the Tree by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl
Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
Lamb by Christopher Moore
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
Sabine's Notebook by Nick Bantock
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend Signspotting by Lonely Planet Books
Simplify your Life by Elaine St James
Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Terminal Velocity by Bob Shaw
Typee by Herman Melville
Whizz Kids: Painting & Drawing by Moira Chesmur

Miscellaneous:
F is for Farmers' Market
Family Update
Harriet
Living on Two Hours of Sleep
Settling in as a Family of Four
Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Tomorrow
An Update on My Recovery
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Comments for Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Owl MoonThree Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: 09/23/06

Feeling well rested yesterday I volunteered to make dinner for the family. It took me about an hour and a half to make home made sauce, boil up some noodles and banana bread. During dinner I regretted all that effort, suddenly coming down with a stomach ache (from over doing).

It took until about one in the morning to feel well enough to go to bed without throwing up. Ian and Harriet stayed upstairs and Ian took care of her middle of the night feedings with a couple of bottles so I could get some uninterrupted sleep. At five in the morning we switched off. Harriet having missed real milk, nursed for three hours, finally stopping around eight in the morning.

Unfortunately I couldn't go back to sleep because Sean was now up for the day and Ian really needed some good sleep too. So the three of us got up and let Ian sleep. He got up around 9:30 and I went back to bed until eleven.

For the rest of today I've been physical sore and exhausted. I haven't had the energy to read at my usual pace or even to do my usual morning blog update (it's now five in the afternoon). I'm tired of this "recovery process."

 

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