Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday...We picked some apples to eat for snack and Sam thought it would be great to cut through a few that had worms so he could study them. Then he just kept on going through all the apples and some potatoes. Funny guy!
Thursday...These are some of the Hubbard squash from our garden that have taken over our food storage room. Aren't they huge?! Ruthie got to be snack girl for school today and I did my Visiting Teaching. Yay!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
So I was going to do a Make a Meal, to stretch my bloggy bone a little, but my picture card won't register when I put it in and it's just no fun to do Make a Meal with no pictures so I won't do it today and will have Daniel figure it out when he is done picking the many potatoes from the garden. Speaking of the garden, it froze. Good thing all we have left is potatoes, pumpkins, gourds and really cool Hubbard squash.
I still have snot. Not as much as before but I'm still a snot machine. We aren't sick anymore, though. And we did not have the swine/H1N1 flu! Just head colds. Please don't spread rumors about us. Speaking of rumors, did you hear about the guy...Just kidding.
This is the first year we've gotten apples from one of our trees. We usually get a few along with tons of worms. So Daniel sprayed the trees and the red apple tree produced. I will be making some apple cake, apple crisp and apple other things. Until I run out of apples. Mmmm. They are so good. The other tree had worms. Maybe next year we'll get more apples and no worms.
My bloggy bone is healing. I can feel it! Wow! It's getting stronger. I will be blogging again soon. Stay tuned! Have a fantastic Saturday!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Then she said it.
"Mom, this is what stylish people wear!"
I guess I used to be stylish.
She cracks me up!
And I'm so not stylish anymore.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday...Because I was down all week I didn't get any pictures. So I am showing a series I took yesterday of Sam's car racing the track. Here we have the red car at the end of the loop!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Ruthie started getting pale and sneezing and her eyes were super watery. Never a good sign.
Ruthie is really pale, sneezy and can't get out of bed. She stays home from school. I start to sneeze. Thinking it's allergies, I take some allergy meds before bed. I don't sleep at all.
Ruthie is feeling better and she doesn't want to miss centers. Centers are very important to a Kindergartner. Very. Since it's short day, I agree to send her to school. I, on the other hand, feel like crap. No, worse than crap. I can't breath and everything above my neck hurts. Except my earlobes. But the earlobes do start to hurt eventually. I can't even sit up. I am sicker than a dog. That is, if dogs get super duper sick. Daniel comes home from work and finds me in bed and unable to move. He gets tacos for dinner. Through the night, Isaac is coughing and sneezing and doesn't sleep. I don't sleep either.
Both boys are up and coughing and sneezing. I call the school and no one answers. Because I really need to go back to bed, I leave a message and then I drop. I sleep for 2 1/2 hours. Ruthie is feeling great and goes to school. My face doesn't hurt so much, but it doesn't matter. Even though I can feel that I am better than Wednesday, I still feel worse than crap. My boys are in bad shape. Especially Isaac. No one has a fever. No one has body aches. It's a head cold from h-e-l-l. Really. It is.
The boys are slightly worse than yesterday. I call the school. Even though it's short day, they just can't go to school. Nothing as exciting in 2nd and 4th grade like there is in Kindergarten. Ruthie is coughing a fake cough and hoping I will ask her how she feels. When I do, she coughs a fake cough again and says she isn't feeling so good. Tough. I, on the other hand, feel great. Well...not great. But so much better than the last 2 days. My nose isn't stuffy and I'm not sneezy. My head only hurts slightly. I realize I haven't had a diet pepper in the last 2 days. I am enjoying one now. I actually feel human again.
Everyone will be cleaning their rooms today. I will be going to the school to get the boys' work for yesterday and today. They will be doing said work this weekend. Sorry boys. Now that mom is on her feet again there is no mercy. When mom feels human, everybody pays!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is a chicken dish simply referred to as:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wednesday...Laundry day. I always keep the dryer sheets on the bed in a pile as I get laundry done. It's always a form of pleasure to wad up the dryer sheets to throw them away. Isaac also had a check up with the orthodontist. He teeth are still in place, but we have some rogue adult teeth coming in. We need to get 2 baby teeth pulled soon.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
3 years is a long time.
A really long time.
Even with another opportunity to adopt domestically, China has been our long time dream. To go back to the Great Wall. To eat real Chinese food again. To smell the smells of China, even though they make my tummy turn. To go back and enjoy where Ruthie was born and really enjoy the sights and sounds. To go and be united with Sarajune.
We don't know when we will go to China. We may not ever go. We still say we have about 2-3 years more to wait. I think it's optimistic.
We have an opportunity to do some fun traveling in the early summer with Daniel's siblings, their spouses and his parents. I started out a little uptight about the whole thing. Why? Because of how easy it is to plan an adventure like this and have all the details squared away when I don't have any control over when I will have a baby. It really sucks. But. I am starting to get excited about the opportunity. If we have a baby before then, we won't be able to go. So. I am getting more and more excited to go. Maybe we won't get to go.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
They put 2 brand spankin' new springs on. Beautiful. Then the guy said that because we had lifted the door while it was still hooked up, the teeth were worn and the door was slipping. He said it could last for months, days, a year. So we put the door up then down then up. I paid them. They left. I closed to door.
Time for a run to the store...I press the snazzy door opening button and it didn't open. Ruthie screamed and ran in the house thinking it was going to be like last week's scene. The teeth slipped and now we really need another opener. Darn.
It was running so wonderfully for the morning. So my van is in the driveway again. This time it's because I can't reach the door to pull it down when we leave. I'm short. I need a tall step stool. Nevermind. Emergency fund, here we come. Mama needs a new garage door opener!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Yeah, well. Here are the answers...
"Stat! Stat means now!" The Office
"Your pits are entirely tolerable." Jimmy Neutron
"And whoever said that orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed." Legally Blond
"Red, yellow and blue. Each one has a message for you and me. Each is a symbol true." Primary Colors song from the Children's Song Book
Jen, Katie and Laurie got one or 2 of them. I already rewarded Katie and Laurie. Jen, we ate your reward. Sorry. I will be swinging by one day this week with a new reward.
Monday, September 7, 2009
It's so good you might even put it on bread when you run out of croissants! Simple. Elegant. Delicious. Perfect for an afternoon lunch with friends.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday...With a little time to myself each afternoon I made sure I got some Rocky Road ice cream from the Schwans guy. I have been putting milk in my ice cream since I started babysitting a particular family when I was 11. They got me hooked!
Friday, September 4, 2009
That ginormous spring! It had Isaac and Ruthie running in the house screaming, and poor Sam, who was already in the van, hunched down with tears in his eyes, asking, "Is it over?"
As I ran down the street in my flip flops, trying to catch my boys to make sure they were okay, I really tried to hide the tears coming down my face as many people passed and waved. Hello!!
As I yelled down the street to my boys to get to school as fast as they can and to just walk home, my gallant neighbor rode up in his big red truck. He got my boys, drove them to school and then came back to my house and lifted the ginormously heavy garage door and held it there so I could get my van out.
And yes, I was crying!
I thought it would be a good time to release toxins from my body!
Then I called the school to have them check on my boys to make sure they were okay. I cried again. The lady said, "What Happened??" I began to explain that the garage door broke and then I felt a little dumb to have to explain something seemingly trivial while sobbing on the phone. At least someone should have gotten hurt or died or something. Just kidding!
Thank you, Amie and Jeff, for saving me!
My boys were fine.
We all went to get a donut and soda after school. We needed some serious therapy.
We need a new garage door opener. And possibly a new garage door. Isn't 10 years the limit for stuff like that? And I also need new blinds on one of my windows. It won't open. And in my state, I need as much sunshine as possible.
And a diet pepper! And a donut.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
But there are some other things that make me happy. And some things that are just weird. And some things that gross me out. So since I have your attention, I thought I'd share some of those things with you.
- Costco tortillas make me happy.
- N*ked taco night makes me happy.
- I really hate that french fries are fattening. If they weren't, I'd be more happy.
- I got diet Mt Dew yesterday and thought it would make me happy. It didn't. It just made me think about the stomach flu. Gross.
- There are some people who shouldn't be on HDTV. It's just weird.
- I think people who pay to have acrylic toe nails put on are weird. Really weird. I mean, how do you wear closed toed shoes with claws? I just don't get it. It's weird.
- I have naturally curly hair. It looks like a bad perm sometimes. I'm happy when I have a good curly hair day. I wish I could be happy more often!
- The potatoes from my last Make A Meal make me really happy. They also make Ruthie really happy.
- I always think it's weird when people ask if I have Diabetes "really bad". You mean like when you have a crush on someone really bad? Or you have the stomach flu really bad? It doesn't work like that. Some things just make me laugh. Not happy. Just laugh.
- Rocky Road ice cream makes me happy.
- My family is weird.
- My family makes me the happiest.
So there you go. I can't think of anything else right now. I need to go make me another tortilla. They make me happy!
Have a happy day!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Potatoes, sliced thinly and placed in a 9x13 baking dish.
8 tsp or cubes of chicken base or bouillon, sprinkled over potatoes.
1 pint of whipping cream poured over the whole shebang.
Put in the oven at 350 for about an hour or until the potatoes are cooked.
You won't be disappointed!
You will love this.
I am making it again tonight.