“Miscellany” would make an awesome collective noun. Like a miscellany of Matuszeks, or a miscellany of collective nouns.

I’m pondering going back to school. I doubt I would actually go for more than one class any time soon, as I want to make sure I can actually finish this time. Right now I’m just trying to figure out what I would need to have in order to get back to it. I also need to find out if I could take time off for maternity.

Speaking of which. I got an update on the insurance coverage for AABC. My insurance company will accept (and, I get the impression, not scrutinize very closely) a form from AABC expressing a medical need for me to use them instead of a more traditional OB. Although AABC doesn’t offer these forms for regular checkups, they do have one specifically for pregnancy/maternity. I have a checkup tomorrow so I’m hoping to get a copy of the form then so I know what it says for when I get pregnant.

(Sarah is chasing Chen around the house as I type this. It is, as always, adorable.)

We also sold our Wii and picked up an Xbox 360! I’ve been playing a lot of Portal 2, which is way more fun than I expected (and I expected it to be pretty awesome). Papa T. has been playing Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, which is a wrestling game. He loves wrestling games for some reason. We have yet to find a cooperative game that we both really enjoy/are decent at, so for now we’re taking turns playing our own games. Once I finish Portal 2 I’ll start pushing harder for something else we can play together.

In more unrelated news, my family mail server started having problems again earlier this week. Turns out our IP had been put back on Spamhaus’ PBL. This isn’t really a big deal because the PBL isn’t really a blacklist, and getting off it only involves proving that the IP for our server really is a mail server. But I did this last year, almost to the day, which indicates that there’s some sort of automatic process pulling our IP off their suppression list. I wouldn’t be surprised if our hosting company itself resets their IP’s with Spamhaus once a year. But as I was looking through my notes on everything I’d done on the server since we migrated to it, I realized that my already-unwieldy Google shared document is a terrible long-term solution for tracking the history of the server. So I’m thinking about installing RT, which I used to use as a primary ticketing system at one job. I also know at least one person who uses it for his own personal scheduling and to-do list. This would be awesomely easy to use and install. But I’m not sure how well it would migrate to a new server if needed. I’m also not sure that it’s really appropriate for historical referencing. I’ve pondered putting a wiki up, but I’m not sure that it would be worth the work of maintenance. I’m open to suggestions if anyone out there has a system that works for them.

Possibly the biggest news is that as of today, Papa T. and I are no longer Not Trying. We’re not actively Trying either. I expect if I’m not pregnant in a couple months I’ll be good and annoyed and actually start tracking things.