Rambled Mutterings from a Scattered Mommy Brain

Because sometimes, it’s fun to see where the brain goes when released of its chains – and is half asleep….

Lil’ Diva woke up six times last night, all before 1 AM.

Today, she napped about 25 minutes.

CG – my husband – worked late.

Take a guess on how happy my two sleep deprived (as The Tackler “gave up” his naps) children were this evening? Just a little guess…

I survived it. Thanks to once again to Pixar and the genius that is Toy Story 2.

Lil’ Diva loves the opening sequence, as do I. I wonder if they had to pay George Lucas for the rights to all of the sound effects used there….

Yes, I’m a Star Wars geek – original trilogy. I am a huge sci-fi fan.

I have a box set of the entire Farscape series purchased on Amazon last year when it was super cheap.

I have yet to watch a thing – it not being very appropriate for The Tackler’s eyes.

I dream of the day I can watch my DVDs again.

I haven’t even watched last night’s Glee.

Which has nothing to do with sci-fi – but since Sci-Fi became Sy-Fy there is a decided lack of actual sci-fi programming left on Sy-Fy.

I miss the new Battlestar Galactica. And Farscape. And Buffy.

And Firefly.

But not The X-Files. Because it was so very wrong without Mulder at the end.

I need to add another string of lights to my tree – because if you can’t see the words of a book to read by the light of only the tree, there simply aren’t enough lights.

What can I say, I love Christmas lights.

The Tackler takes after me. He goes crazy over most holidays and their decorations. The excitement is bursting forth.

I love that enthusiasm.

It gives me more incentive to decorate.

And now my eyes are closed, so I hope there aren’t any typos. I need to crash in a bad way.

I promise to be back to my old self for Friday’s “What the frak…” post.

As long as Lil’ Diva doesn’t wake up and stay up tonight too much tonight.

Just saying.

Night all.


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos (www.writingwithchaos.com) sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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8 Responses to Rambled Mutterings from a Scattered Mommy Brain

  1. mc6pack says:

    “I need to add another string of lights to my tree – because if you can’t see the words of a book to read by the light of only the tree, there simply aren’t enough lights.” Great piece of writing. The glow from the lights on the tree is just different than other lighting, isn’t it?

    All of the Toy Story movies are awesome. I don’t mind them being on perpetual loop. Toy Story 3 got me a little choked up, in fact. I knew that Ken and Barbie would prove all of the naysayers wrong.

    Hope that Lil Diva had a more comfortable night.

    • Kelly K says:

      I’m what one might call “slightly overzealous” with regards to The Number of Lights a Christmas Tree Needs for Proper Illumination. It comes from childhood when our ancient artificial Christmas tree was so thin you could see completely through it – but it still was amazing thanks to lights everywhere – including the interior. I’m accustomed to that depth of lighting, so even though my tree is much thicker, I still follow the technique I grew up with.

      My favorite thing is to turn off all the house lights and just live by the glow of the Christmas ones – even when I read. 🙂

      My husband finds me slightly weird. Ok, very weird.

      I’m a huge Pixar fan – movies you can view without wanting to shoot yourself in the head from the stupidity of it all and even enjoy are a rare and fabulous thing. I think Toy Story 2 is my favorite because of the Star Wars connections, but I love the other ones and Monsters Inc as well.

      I also choked up at the end of Toy Story 3. 🙂 I’m glad your dreams for Barbie and Ken came true.

      Lil Diva’s nights are doing much better thanks to yet another round of antibiotics – and no odd sleeping positions to my knowledge, but for all I know she sleeps upside down – as by the time I get her she’s awake and demanding release from crib jail.

      I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Katie says:

    The only show I watch on SyFy anymore is Eureka. Since they canceled Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, it’s the only one left that’s worth watching. I must say, though, that Eureka may just be my favorite show on TV right now — I’m very excited for the Christmas episode on Tuesday!

    And Tuesday’s Glee was just okay. Seemed to be missing something — can’t quite put my finger on what it was. Have you ever watched Parenthood on NBC on Tuesday nights? Probably our other favorite show.

    • Kelly K says:

      Eureka Christmas episode on Tuesday??? I had no idea. As Eureka is now the only Syfy (it still chafes to type it that way) show I watch – as Caprica was canceled, I don’t see the five million previews hyping an off season show.

      What do you expect with a station that prefers Wrestling RAW for programming – I’m convinced that very show is why they changed the name – no viable way to explain programming for it on a science fiction network.

      Never seen Parenthood. I don’t get a lot of time to add new shows right now – TV time is much less with two young one’s running around – at least the non-children friendly programming.

      I’m with you on Glee from Tuesday. I don’t think the writers are staying true to the characters they spent season 1 developing. (Warning SPOILERS)

      The writers are turning Rachel into a cruel character, first the crack house visit for her competition, and then cheating on Finn – it chafes against what I think would be true to the character. I don’t really miss her constant solos though – I like to see the other characters sing for a change. Having Emma elope also seems out of character – I mean really — that’s almost two marriages in two seasons. I don’t think she would’ve skipped sectionals because of Will – she would’ve done it for the kids.

      Thanks for the heads up on Eureka!

  3. marinasleeps says:

    Disney struck gold with Toy Story. Something about it even gets parents to sit down and watch. I cried like a baby on the 3rd one. Like a baby!

    • Kelly K says:

      I don’t think of it so much as Disney striking gold as Pixar striking gold – Disney seems tapped out in the imagination department since they abandoned traditional animation.

      The Toy Story movies are great – but my son won’t watch Toy Story 3 again with me – he’s scared of the Evil Monkey with the Cymbals at the end. 🙂

      I teared up at the end of it – very confused and pondering if I was being overly hormonal – because it didn’t seem like a “crying” moment. I have since learned that every mother who has watched it at teh very least had watery eyes – to out and out bawling like a baby. Another testament to Pixar’s genius.

      I’m just happy I can watch a movie 100 times and still not hate it or want to take a baseball bat to my TV – as so many kid movies/shows make me want to.

  4. educlaytion says:

    Hey, hey DWK! Oh those sleepless nights. meh.

    I recently read a book (by read I mean listened to it on CD) called The Pixar Touch. It’s all about the history of Pixar including the guys who started it all and how they were part of Lucas Films for a long while before Steve Jobs owned everything. Don’t know if you’re a read, but most of it was interesting especially if you know the movies (and are a geek). Ciao.

    • Kelly K says:

      Back when my life wasn’t all about preventing two kids from permanently maiming each other – I used to be movie junkie – and a behind the scenes movie making geek. This book sounds like something I’d love to read if I had the time.

      I might have to see if I can find it on CD – then I can listen while tackling the mountain of laundry that awaits me. Multitasking is always good. 🙂

      Thanks for the suggestion!

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