November 11th, 2003

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Musings

In today's paper...

Millionaire Durst Cleared in Texas Death

Durst admitted that he killed the victim, and disposed of his body by cutting it up and dumping it in Galveston Bay.

The article says he still faces a bail-jumping count for fleeing following his murder charge, and that could carry a sentence of two to 10 years if he is convicted. It also said jurors considered only a murder charge, not lesser charges in addition such as manslaughter. And I'm wondering, would one of those lesser charges have been "abuse of a corpse" ?

John Rosemund dealt with a question about an 18-month old making the transition from crib to toddler bed in this week's column.

Which got me to thinking. I can't remember when Critter or Tigger made the move from crib to bed. I know for certain that Critter was still in diapers, from my vivid memories of the Desenex body paint.

He also had a low-stress approach to the toddler game of food dropping.
bundled up, walkabout, snow

My day, so far.

The team from Countryside is here to install the new pump. I let the dogs in while she was getting the hose. They made a bee-line to the pantry, where the second mouse this season has been stopped by a glue board. Got the mouse and board away from Flood, who'd managed to get the board stuck on her foot, momentarily. The mouse has been interred in the outside trash.

Critter requested a "rounded rectangle" shaped cake. So I stopped by Sweet Creations on the way home for a cake board, and made his cake out of one 8" round pan and one 8" square pan. Strawberry cake (the kind from a box, not the kind with carrots and fresh strawberries in it), and vanilla frosting with cream cheese frosting lettering.

I've got the meat thawing for pineapple meatloaves, Critter's preferred dinner. He's got a special request for the shape of his serving (I usually make "sailboats" out of the individual, capsule shaped loaves).

I made strawberry, banana & blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning. Critter liked them, but Tigger didn't get past the obligatory bite-for-taste.

I'm caught up on newspapers, will clip & sort coupons in carline, and sort laundry tonight, to get a start on it for tomorrow. There's a full dishpan collected for me, and about a half-week of mail. So, middling on the catching up, and we're not going to discuss whether I'm unpacked yet. I'll do that as part of sorting laundry, most likely.