I have a lot go do, but I'm so tired that I'm having trouble thinking. I thought I'd blog for a while to try to jumpstart my cerebral cortex, which seems to be napping.
I haven't had a good night's sleep since some time last weekend. A baby (toddler, now?) with a bad cough and two infected ears is very high maintainence during the night. I nebulizied Elizabeth twice during the night. (For the uninitiated, a nebulizer makes a medicated fog that one must induce the child to breathe. It doesn't smell good, so some coersion is involved. A nebulizer treatment takes about 15 - 20 minute.) Also, because her ears are stopped up, she wants to nurse for as long as an hour at a time, because it makes her ears feel better. I know of other women who can sleep while nursing but I'm not one of them. When detached before she's ready, she throws a tantrum involving a lot of kicking and flinging her head around. Not good.
Since Elizabeth is sick and uncomfortable she hasn't been to her morning program all week and mostly doesn't nap. It snowed this morning and is ferociously cold. High temperature for today: 9 degrees Farenheit. It's going down to 2 below zero tonight. School is closed, so Peter is home, too.
At least it's sunny out, so the weather looks good. The winds are up to 23 mph with gusts to 30. This may be the coldest day I've ever experienced, though it's hard to tell since I feel like I've been hit over the head because of the sleep deprivation.
MEANWHILE, I found this interesting tidbit, a Drudge Report "Exclusive": PORING THROUGH THE BOXES: KERRY'S DIRT DIGGERS ON DEAN TURN AGGRESSIVE IN VERMONT
A woman named "Robin" from John Kerry's New Hampshire campaign has been rummaging through files at Vermont's Secretary of StateÅfs Office in recent days, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
I do wonder how "sources" know she's from the Kerry campaign, though it certainly sounds plausible. Robin, if you're real, here's what I'd like to know: Isn't the goal to defeat Bush in 2004?
IN FURTHER CONSPIRACY NEWS, Magnus Linklater theorizes about the farmed salmon scare: Thunderer: Answer this: who benefits from the salmon scare? and a week and a half ago expressed complacency about Mad Cow.