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The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

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Swimming pool, not oursSwimming: 05/20/07

You've probably noticed that yesterday's posts are publishing today. I had such a busy day yesterday that I ended up tumbling into bed at ten o'clock without bothering to blog. I needed the sleep! I also took a couple photographs but I haven't taken them off the camera yet.

Sean and I started the day with grocery shopping. He's been helping me shop (when I do the shopping) since he was a toddler and we'd shop together after work and daycare. Ian needed to stay home and work on his paper and Harriet was napping.

When we got back, the weather had warmed up so he and I decided to go swimming. This was Sean's first time in a pool since he was an infant. Since he doesn't remember his time before, it might as well been his first time. After putting on the sunscreen and blowing up his floaties we made our way to the pool.

The water was chilly and the concept of a deep end scared Sean so much he didn't want to move off the steps. I got him to splash around, practice kicking and putting his head under the water (only just). In between lessons, I swam laps. At the end of our swimming session I finally got him off the steps enough to practice floating on his back. He needs a lot more practice before he'll feel comfortable with the water.

Our time in the pool seemed like only a few minutes except that I was physically exhausted and Sean was cold. We had actually spent an hour! I hope to do some more swimming, perhaps after work. I also want to take Harriet one of these days.

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