Post # 1
Just a little vent. We are finally having GORGEOUS fall weather, and I have a 10 month-old and want to get outside as much as possible before it turns to winter (we have LONG winters, like he was born at the end of November and didn’t see the son until he was 4 months old…) And there have been repeated mountain lion sightings in our area. Including 3 lions that appear to be traveling together. One mountain lion is tricky enough, but I’d feel safe going outside if I kept a close eye out, but 3???
I can take him to a park in another part of town, but sigh…I just want to go on a walk around our neighborhood.
That’s all. What’s annoying you today?
Post # 3
I’m sorry about the mountain loins. What a bummer! Well, I too am excited for some cool weather coming in and unfortunately, I can’t enjoy It. I have a sinus infection from allergies and can’t breathe! That’s what’s annoying me as of now.
Post # 4
@Jess1483: Yikes! Sorry the mountain lions are keeping you trapped inside your house.
I had planned a long walk this evening, just to get out of work and find out it was raining. Boo. Although I’ll gladly take rain over mountain lions!
Post # 5
Stay safe!!! What’s annoying me right now is how unfit I am, just did 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer and I am sweating buckets. Too Much Information sorry.
Post # 6
I am a Canadian. I can understand this rant.
One of my babies was born in late October… when the weather was damp, chilly, and awful. Outside of regular trips to the Mall (2 or so times a week) we literally didn’t go for walks anywhere else until April !!
That was a horrible winter, I felt so housebound !! And I quickly grew sick of the Mall !!
Spring & Summer Babies in a Northern Climate have it waaaay better, both for them & Mom.
Post # 7
EEEEEP that sounds scary!!!
What’s annoying me today: I ordered a pizza for dinner tonight. My 1 year old started getting sleepy and fussy so I decided to check my confirmation email to see what time the delivery guy would be here so I could make sure that I wasn’t giving my kid a bath or something when he arrived. I pulled up the email and saw something awful:
Order Type: CARRYOUT.
I forgot to select Delivery before I ordered. And my husband’s out of town for work so I had to put on pants and go get my stupid pizza. (This is truly a first world problem if there ever was one.)
Post # 8
Gah! The mountain lion thing sounds scary! I hope you are able to enjoy some of the weather though!
The thing that’s currently annoying me is: I learned today that I will be getting my degree at the end of this semester (yay!) but, there is not a Fall/Winter graduation ceremony. Isn’t the point of doing all this work being able to walk across the stage?!?
Post # 9
We used to have mountian lions & bears roam down into the valley I grew up. As a kid I’d still go out exploring (alone) because my parents armed me with mace.
Usually the wildlife is more afraid of you, especially if they haven’t been fed by someone.
If they’re creeping into populated areas, there is an issue that needs to be resolved. They don’t wander down just for funsies.
Post # 10
@omglauren: Bummer! My allergies have been much better since doing allergy shots, but I’m still waiting for my annual sinus infection.
@MrsEdamame: Yeah, rain isn’t quite as scary as lions stalking me 😉 …they’ve stopped looking for them now, because no one has seen them for a day. I don’t know if that’s good or bad… And also, the article about the guy who is in charge of killing them said that while they were driving, the dog he uses (that apparently finds mountain lions…) got all excited and he was like “well, he could be smelling the lions…or maybe just a bear.” REALLY?? Just a bear?? I’m moving to a new state…
@Jacqui90: I haven’t worked out (really) since my son was born. I’m too scared to walk into the gym.
@This Time Round: Yep. Definitely timing the next baby differently…
@ASH.: Yuck! I feel ‘ya. Especially because grumpy one year-olds LOVE to be put in their car seats…
@SOONTOBEMRS_Z: I went to a college where people who graduated in the winter would ski down a ski hill to get their diploma. It was awesome. But I was lame and graduated in the spring.
Post # 11
@Jess1483: That’s the same thing as a cougar, right? Those things are scary! Luckily, while they are sometimes spotted in the mountains they don’t come into the cities here.
A little bit of Too Much Information:
Darling Husband and I went for a walk but had to cut it short cuz I had to poop. I hate it when that happens!
Post # 12
@Jess1483: Yeah no way am I going to be going to a gym anytime soon!! We have an elliptical at home that my Dad bought a few years ago.
Post # 13
@AB Bride: yep, same thing. They usually stay in the mountains here but they come into the city to eat deer in September and October. It is unusual to see them in groups, though.
No joke, in elementary school gym we used to practice what to do if we ran into grizzly bears, black bears, and mountain lions. I can’t imagine what my studenta in Chicago would have done if I’d tried to do that 😉
Post # 14
@Jess1483: We did some bear safety, along with hypothermia, avalanche, etc. but it was all a part of outdoor ed stuff, not city living. Mountain lions weren’t really covered, as they are pretty rare compared to bears.
Coyotes were becoming a big issue in my hometown though. They started attacking kids in playgrounds.
Post # 15
@AB Bride: Oh my! We can hear coyotes , but they almost never come into town. Scary.