Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stereo update

In an attempt to keep our now one-year-old son from injuring himself, I have decommissioned my crazy person stereo for now. Alas. I've replaced it with a weird little compact Japanese thing that I got out of the free bin at a yard sale. It is tiny and has a minidisc recorder (!) If the built-in CD player also worked, that would be pretty great, but at least I can line-in a Cqromeqast Audio or a tape player. Anyway, not having that crazy stereo around has, for some reason, made me feel a lot calmer. I miss it, and I miss playing disco LPs for my baby, but I'll set it up in my office at some point.

I am glad that my bowing-to-reality stereo setup is just as ridiculous and janky - if not more so - than its predecessor. Just smaller.

First birthday

Today was my boy's first birthday. We hung out with the grandparents and aunt and uncle and cousins and ate cake. He took it all in (including the swirl of excitement from three cousins) with an air of calm bemusement, even the cake. So sweet. Here is a picture.