Wednesday, February 07, 2007

We Are Alive, Honest!

It has been a while since I've been here to purge my thoughts and opinions to you, the loyal readers. The CamMad family has been gripped with the cold that has put a strangle hold to the area schools. The end of last week I came down with it, I shouldn't have been to work on Friday but there were some things I had to get done. I spent much of the weekend resting. On Monday I came down with a case of laryngitis (due to the coughing). I've been building up strength since then.

Monday Child2 came down with a minor version of the cold. The child had a slight fever and the runny nose but it really never got any worse. Child2 is our sickly one and for it to be a 24 hour type thing has made everyone's life easier.

Today, Parent2 called me on the ride home to indicate the onset of the cold. Oh the joy in our house!

Beyond people being sick there really isn't anything new to report (but I'm sure when I regain full capacity I will have a boat-load of stuff). Until tomorrow...

Monday, January 29, 2007

Remind me why I live in the frozen tundra...

I enjoyed living in my state when it was almost 50 degrees about 2 and a half weeks ago (when I should have been golfing) but now that it is the frozen tundra I'm not as glad to be here. This type of weather affects CamMad. They are not able to get out and burn off their energy plus they need to hang out in cars that are not as warm as we would like. Basically, we tired of the frozen weather because we know it doesn't have an immediate end in sight. We haven't even had a snow day to help balance the temperature.

Life with CamMad lately has been predictable, holding these together M-F (afternoon) then let it go Friday night and Saturday, and a balance on Sundays. Fortunately we are getting to a period over the next 3 weeks in which the social calendar starts to fill out with school/work related activities until the February siesta. I'm hoping that the February siesta brings a little more calm than it was in December.

One last note before I end this posting, I can't image television without HD and know I can't wait until I can get my hands on a Blu-Ray disc to see the difference with movies. Now you understand why I might a strategically placed snowday!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hump Day Blues

Well we've made it to the hump day of the week. It hasn't been the best of weeks so far with the blast of snow we got yesterday kinda set everyone off enough to make everyone on edge. We are still in morning to a certain extent from the Pats game on Sunday night and maybe that explains why everyone seems off.

Saturday night was a great night for everyone in the world of CamMad. The 'rents went out and had fun with adults (a novel concept) and the kiddies got to have a babysitter who's goal was to entertain first provide security second.

Child2 has enjoyed the normalcy of work week (I wished I knew what that is like). Child1 is doing well in school. I'm hoping the second half of the week is better than the first half. There really isn't anything else to report (or my mind is mush and I can't concentrate on things longer than 2 minutes at a time).

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Parent2

Today was Parent2's birthday. Given it is a work day it wasn't the day we wanted. We tried to make the best of it. I cooked a meal that Parent2 would have ordered if we had gone out to eat and yes there was cake. I was kind and did not put all of the candles that would match the number of years old. In fact Parent2 hasn't even gotten our gift yet. Given the number of active readers I don't feel ashamed to announce it here:

On the night we're going to the Red Sox game we will be spending it at the hotel of Parent2's choosing or I will choose it if that is Parent2's choice.

I hope everyone's Monday was pleasant enough. I know mine was tolerable. CamMad's day was a typical Monday all things considered.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Tag, I'm it!

A new round of tagging has begun. Yesterday Sheepish tagged me. This tag is to turn to page 123 and provide 6-8 lines of text to provide a little insight to what might make you tick. Well here's mine:

The Book: The Education of a Coach
Author: David Halberstam

Text: He was preparing himself to be a strength and conditioning coach. If the field of strength and conditioning was not exactly a virgin one at that time in the NFL, then it was somewhat a new one, an area in which most football coaches were just beginning to explore. But it was something that fascinated Reese and fascinated Belichick as well. Most other young coaches might not have been that eager to learn that was a bit arcane, but Belichick, Reese thought, knew from the start that the game was changing, and if the game was professional, that meant being professional about every aspect about it.

I am the tag stopper, sorry folks.

Friday, January 19, 2007

A nice surprise

Tonight I was flipping through the channels and saw a surprise. I was going through the HD channels and came across 713. I then realized that our CBS affliate is now in HD. This is great news for the Pats game Sunday night.

I know it has nothing to do with CamMad nor is it that big of a deal but I was surprised and now I'm happy.

A more complete roundup of CamMad events will come tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

How cold is cold?

The answer is simple: go outside for 10 seconds!

CamMad went in two different directions today. Child1 got more and more tired throughout the day. Child1 went to sleep very easily tonight which is very rare. Child2 to a nap that almost set records for naps. In some ways the day care service providers didn't have to put much effort into the day. We are paying for it now!

Today was the day that TimeWarner Cable actually fixed our issues with cable and Internet. We didn't realize it but one of our neighbors has been calling as well complaining. When TWC came they realized that one of the jumps was not performing the way it should. The tech monitored it for 30 minutes and saw the same things I've been reporting for the last month. The tech changed an amp and monitored it for 15 minutes and everything was fine for him. As we speak there has been no drops in service (knock on wood)!

Tomorrow night I'm on the road on a work-related trip so there may not be an entry. Please stay warm! Tomorrow should be better temperature-wise.