Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Joe and Mama.

Whew. This past week has been ass-kicking. I was hit by a double whammy - massive work deadlines and sick baby. Those faint, muffled cries you hear coming from the San Francisco Bay Area? That's me suffocating under the heaps of paper currently covering my desk. And Maggie got roseola, a childhood illness characterized by high fevers (that primarily spike at night, of course) and a full body rash like something out of the Middle Ages.  Good times.

She's much better now, thanks. And my project - we are so, so close! If I squint and hold my head at a certain angle (this is a bit difficult considering I'm buried in documents), I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel ...

It's all going to be okay.

So I'm just dropping in to say hello, readers! Don't take my blog off your feed quite yet! (Speaking of which, Google Reader is shutting down. Boo hiss. I am switching to the Old Reader, which has the sharing capabilities of, you guessed it, the old Google Reader. Which were awesome! So if you'd like to share links with me (and others), let me know! An additional aside: I've been reading so many posts about Bloglovin' lately. Do I actually have to sign my blog up there so that you can add it to your feed? Please advise.)

Recently, while I was at work trying to make sense of yet another Word document that was more "track changes" than original, Steve sent me a photo of Joe making a "cheese" grin.

Now, everyone agrees that Joe is the spitting image of his father, but a couple of very nice people have told me he looks like me, which I blew off as kindness (because, I'm sorry, Joe is mini-Steve). But when I saw this photo, I was like, "Ooooh. Maybe he's not just Steve's clone. Heeeyyyyyy, he kind of looks like me there!"

To wit:

Look! We have the same "cheese" face!

To my friends who have said, "he has your smile," I reluctantly concede that you may be onto something there.

(Also, seriously, who let me cut that poor kid's hair? It looks terrible!)

Hope y'all are having a great week! I'll be back shortly with Maggie's post-rash Nine Month Photo Shoot and other fun updates.


  1. Oh, poor Maggie and poor you! A sick baby throws everything out of wack. Doesn't she know that this was a very inconvienent time for her to be ill :)
    Hopefully she's feeling better now and is back to her super-cute (non-rashy) self!
    And yes, joe totally has your smile. Cheese!

  2. Holy bummer, I'm so sorry that Maggie has been sick, it really is the worst. I am so glad you can at least sort of see the light at the end of the tunnel. I love the cheese smile, too cute, and matching for sure!

  3. I was *just* thinking of you and feeling like it had been awhile since you posted. I was wondering if something has gone awry with my google reader feed. (and yes, boo about google reader! i must check out your recommendation!)

    Iris got roseola while we were beginning a remodel and in the middle of moving out into an apartment. It was awful. Mostly because she spiked very high fevers for 4 days before she got the rash. And the dr was starting to worry because they were in the 103-104 range and we didn't know what was causing them. Then she broke out in the rash and it looked like she had measles. Oh it was soo awful. And so stressful, too.

    I definitely do see the resemblance. I can relate to your story - everyone says the same thing about my son (that he's a clone of his dad) but every once in awhile you get a glimpse of me in there, too. Love that cheese smile!

  4. Hope things are already on the mend....gotta love these crazy childhood illnesses....
    Think Joe has your shaped face as well as your smile :-)
    As for Bloglovin' - I don't understand it either...


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