7 Quick Takes (13 September Edition)

Plumfield Dreams: Noah Months 1 and 2

  1. Did I mention I kicked my reading goal’s butt? ‘Cause I totally did. I set a goal to read 60 books this year, and I’ve currently finished 65. When I hit 60 I set a new goal to get to 80. I may have to get even more ambitious. I’m positively giddy about the prolificness of my reading this year.
  2. If you’re looking for me this weekend, you can find me at BloggyCon13. I’m excited to attend my first blogging conference. A little nervous, too. I’m hoping to learn some new skills and gain inspiration. Next week I’ll fill you in.
  3. The downside to going to the conference is it means I’m leaving Aria overnight for the first time ever. Two nights, in fact. I’m not excited about that at all. It’s probably a good step, and I know she’s independent enough now she won’t need me (she’ll have her dad), but I still don’t like it one bit. (Noah is going with me, of course.)
  4. This week (9/10) marked nine years since Andy and I got engaged, and (9/11) nine years since his dad returned from deployment overseas for the last time. That was a good weekend. 🙂
  5. Firsts for Aria so far this month:
    1. Baseball game
    2. Park equipment – she enjoyed the slide at Pokagon State Park with some friends.
    3. Putting “Hi” and “Bye” together with names. And it. is. adorable.
    4. Saying “nose” (she says it with a softer “s”, like in the word “self”, rather than with the more “z”-like pronunciation we tend to use round these parts. It’s cute.)
    5. Playing on our deck/with her sand table – she loves the deck already. Sometimes it’s difficult to get her to walk past the chairs and sand table so we can leave.
    6. Taking a bath in the tub – she loves it. I can’t stress this enough. Which leads us to…
    7. All-out temper tantrum. She may love the bath a bit too much.
  6. Monday marks two months for Noah. Next week we head to the doctor for his two month check-up. I’m eagerly anticipating hearing how he’s doing. We’re doing SO much better now that I have his food issues basically figured out. He’s becoming interactive and smiley, and is simply a joy.
  7. I’ve started planning for Christmas. Is it early? It doesn’t seem early to me. I’m only getting started, but I like thinking about it ahead of time so I can plot things out and start keeping my eyes open for the gifts I want on the cheap.

What about you? How was your week?

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