|Sunset while it was snowing. Looked more snowy a minute before but alas, no camera|
|The rare moment she wasn't crying|
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to soothe a crabby baby. I've watched her several times during her brief life (2 months old today!) and she has never fussed for more than a minute but last night, for 2 hours she screamed while we tried everything to make her happy. She had her first set of shots recently so she could have been reacting to them and she seemed to have an upset stomach. Julie must have eaten something that disagreed with Hannah. At one point, we had both of the girls crying as Steve hurt Allie's feelings. Are we having fun yet? We were very happy to see the parents return.
They were out entertaining Brazilians. A while back, Josh spent a month in Bahia teaching engineers the company's computer programs. They liked him so much, they wanted him down there on a long term basis. Unfortunately for Josh, he no longer is involved with training. He did enjoy seeing other parts of the world but now he has those 2 little girls. The couple they went out with is on a 2 year assignment here. No thanks to the Zika virus, Bahia has lots of the Zika mosquitos, this couple put off having a family but now that they are in the frozen, lifeless tundra of Michigan, let the family begin. She is due in the fall. In Brazil, almost all babies are born by C-section. Since she is due to deliver at Julie's hospital,i.e. the Chop Shop, perhaps it won't be different here. In Brazil, juice drinking is very common at every meal. Josh's favorites being mango and cashew fruit. At the Italian restaurant last night, the woman ordered orange juice. The waiter was taken back. No one ever orders orange juice at dinner (not open for breakfast). I assume the bar had some. A friend of mine came over to meet the new baby, who by that time had tired herself out and was quiet.
It has been very cold here but today, at least the roads didn't have ice on them so I could run without worrying about slipping.
It has been 5 months now since I began my self improvement plan. A bit more than 45 pounds now; nine pounds a month. I spent some time today removing the now huge pants from my drawers. Hopefully I will never need them again.