1. Natalie, apparently, reads this blog and does not want to be pigeonholed into the "good baby, good sleeper" category. How do I know? Well, the last two nights have been miserable. Like newborn miserable but at least with a newborn you expect it. Not really anticipating the two-hour wakeful stint with my four-month old. So if you're reading this, sweetheart, I get it. You are unique, quirky, and will not settle for being predictable. I'm so sorry I suggested otherwise. P.S., how's that teething tablet and tylenol cocktail working for you?
2. I might have to start shopping at Wal-Mart again in the future. Horror! There was an article in today's paper about how they're pushing their vendors to participate in a quantifiable green-labeling program, something akin to nutrition labels so that we (consumers) could tell in a glance whether that product's "green" claims are true. They want it in place by 2011. Since they're the world's biggest retailer (you have to combine the #2 - #7 retailers share to add up to Wal-Mart's piece of the pie), they actually have the power to make this happen. The article makes this point by mentioning concentrated laundry detergent. Apparently that exists because Wal-Mart pushed the manufacturers to make their packaging smaller and, therefore, decrease the amount of shelf space required. Who knew? Anyway, I find the idea of the green labeling awesome. I find Wal-Mart miserable. This, I imagine, will cause some sort of dissonance in my being in the next couple of years. Maybe the military will help me out and send me somewhere without a Target so I won't have a choice anymore. Check back then to hear me gripe about no Target.
3. Speaking of Target, I can't remember the last time I was there. I know! What is up with that? I'm going to have to think of something we need so I can visit again. I mean, I'd hate for Wyatt to stop pointing out every set of concentric circles and asking if that means the item came from Target.