Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Archive for November, 2011

Bring on the Yule!

I don’t know about you, but all this tepid weather is making it kind of hard to get into the Christmas spirit.  That should change this week when we pick up and decorate our 2012 tree; Sebby’s first.  The process will no doubt take longer than usual with many photographs to be taken and temper tantrums to be calmed, but a little apple cider, some Christmas music and the smell of pine should be enough to kickstart this ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge into a seasonal Santa.

I’m still not looking forward to fighting in lines at stores to get my Christmas shopping done, but I guess that just comes with the territory.

I’m thinking that Sebby’s first gift should be an iPad.  Since he’s still a little young to use it, I’ll probably have to take care of it for him, but being a parent is all about sacrifices, right?

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Life as we Know it

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when keeping fresh content rolling in this blog was easy, as was finding the time to share it, but those days feel like they were so long ago.  Alas, our 4 and a half month old boy seems to finally be getting the hang of sleeping in his crib, so those days may return yet.

As far as life updates go, things are pretty basic in our lives.  We just attended Jared and Danielle’s awesome wedding, we’ve made a few new grown up home purchases (living room furniture, washer and dryer, new exterior doors) and we spend a lot of time looking after Sebastian.  I’ve been doing a bit of work around the house to get ready for winter, and our Christmas decorating will begin in earnest this week.

Over the next two weekends, we’ll be hosting some family visitors, which means some quality family time and a few extra hands to either help out with the house, or help out with the baby (I’m guessing the latter).

I really need to find a few minutes to keep plugging away on this blog, if only to have a future record of everything that’s gone in this whirlwind time in my life.  After all these years, the archive for this site has come in handy with figuring out when all sorts of things happened, and as my memory slips into oblivion with the further greying of my hair, I’m going to need this site more than ever.

So, with that in mind… this morning I had a cup of coffee and a granola bar for breakfast, and for lunch I will be having leftover meatloaf and scalloped potatoes.  That is all.

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If You’re Reading this on Facebook…

… it’ll be the last time.  Despite the fact that my posts have been few and far between, Facebook has been very diligent at importing each one into Facebook for most of you to enjoy.  Well, it seems the heady days of blog importation into Facebook notes are over and I will have to manually add each post if I want it to show up.

Is this worth it?  You tell me.  I don’t really understand why they made this move, but I can’t really complain much since Facebook is free and I’ve just been using that tool as a cross-promotional tool for this blog.

If you’ve enjoyed what I’ve posted in the past, and are looking forward to new and regular content (which will probably start up again when Sebby decides he’ll let us sleep through the night), you can still subscribe to my RSS feed in the feedreader of your choice, check the site when you can and want to catch up, or lobby long and hard for me to manually add each post in Facebook when it posts in my blog.  The choices are yours.

If, like me, you have content importing into Notes on Facebook, you should see a little notification next time you log in, but be warned that your days are numbered too.  All good things must come to an end.  Someone famous probably said that.