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January 13, 2003
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A Great Day with Jet

10:31 pm: Jet and I had a really good day today, at home. It started with a really good night. Jet only got up once and when I went to take care of him, he didn't even ask to nurse! That surprised me mildly, but he learns quickly, and he didn't even ask.

Instead we took a while to get back to sleep, but he was pretty happy for the whole time. I just lay with him on his futon, and he cuddled up next to me and went back to sleep after quite a lot of tossing and turning. It took about an hour, but once he was back to sleep, he stayed that way until nearly seven. Wow.

That was really cool. John took care of Jet in the morning and I got to go back to sleep for a bit. When I got up, I had yogurt and granola and one leftover scone with some tea. It was a good breakfast. Jet ate a whole banana, some cereal, and part of my yogurt. This after having nursed big at 6. I guess he was just hungry then.

He had a great time at Joan's. He came home, went right to sleep while nursing, and then slept for nearly two hours while I worked. I got a good deal done this morning. Sadly, I didn't have the usual afternoon meeting, so I couldn't call that my fifth hour. So when John came home, I set up some short grained rice to soak and went upstairs to work. John took Jet downstairs and rode the exercise bike.

I got more done. Then I had a lot of fun and fixed tokatsudon by making some dashi, flattening out big chunks of pork tenderloin, and then breading it, frying it, and dumping hot soup mixed with egg on top. Jet got the fried scraps, plenty of rice, and lots of tonkatsu sauce, and he ate with gusto. I was pretty impressed at how much pork, peas, and rice he got into himself. The huge amount of sauce that went with it was what he added, too, and I didn't mid given that a) he was seated at the dinner table with us instead of running around and b) he was EATING.

Yay! Eating!

I really liked how it turned out. I really enjoy the Japanese cookbook that Kathy gave me so long ago. It just turns out dishes that I really enjoy. I'm glad that Jet enjoys it, too.

Jet and I had fun headbutting, wrestling, and watching Bob the Builder's White Christmas. He's just watching it a lot these days. It was fun to be able to sit down and watch it with him, as I don't usually get to see the whole thing at a shot. Usually I'm half asleep on the couch while he's watching it.

I got to play with Jet while John was on the phone with some of his brothers and their family, as we suss out all the January ad February birthdays. Since Jet's one of them, we've had to come up with another wish list and figure out what everyone else wants as well. Plenty of work.

My hands still ache a bit from spinning this weekend, so I'm not entirely sure that I really want to spin a lot; but I really do want to knit again. So I succumbed to temptation and spent some money on some sock yarn on the Web. I also got a pair of slipper bottoms for Jet. The wool socks I made him are so slippery on the bottom that his feet just slide right out from under him whenever he walks on the wood floor in them. So I'll have to do something else to keep his feet warm in the winter. Then again, he might just be like his dad and have antifreeze for blood. He may just not get cold. We'll see if he takes to them or not.

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