Sunday, April 22, 2007


Our new dictionary (the one I'm making up) has a new word in it..... puke-erific.

Did I mention the girls were sick?! Well, the lovely germies they hatched were sent out on a mission to knock that mama down and take her out - well, they can report back to someone that wants them that that is just what they did.

Thursday I called DH home at 3:00, because I was feeling very very under the weather. He made it home with about 10 minutes to spare, before I was in the bathroom, worshipping the throne of the porcelain goddess. I can honestly say I've never ever ever before been hit by something so fast, so ferocious and so vile in my life. Every square inch of my back ached, and thank God for the wonderful invention of the plastic bucket and 'disinfectant.' Without going into details because you really really don't need to know. I'm much better now.

The only problems..... 1. we had a house guest arriving Friday (great, "Welcome to our humble abode affectionately named 'the home of the Plague', don't mind the stench- my wife is probably worshipping the throne again, and please excuse the mess, she hasn't moved her lazy backside off the couch since Tuesday - when she claims that snot nosed little chickee there got sick...")

2. S has a classic ear infection, and I'm second guessing everything I'm doing, cause I can't get the meds into her - which ordinarily I would refuse but she needs them, poor mite.

3. Life would be simpler if the folks in our house could adhere to the 1 person sick at a time rule.... you know - NO syncronized vomitting, and NO sharing infectious diseases no matter how badly you want rid of them.

Back to my books - this is EI - #2 for S in less than 2 months, so I need to dig out my Healing Childhood Ear Infections book, and run with the ideas in it, then the super-immunity book, because I'm tired of doctors!

Anyway - I'm back, I think.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

So Many Things

First and foremost, I'm slacking.
The girls are both sick. Sick as dogs and were up most of the night so we're having a quiet day.

Second, my pretty hats won't stand up... they give new meaning to flacid tulips! *pout!* So I haven't sent my hats yet.

When we get back from vac in may, I'm going to attempt to start cutting our operating budget. I'm gonna attempt to feed my family on less than $8.33 per day... Can I do it? I guess I'll need to get to work on the food price book everyone has always mentioned on the frugal sites. Our Freezer had a problem a little while ago... the power went out so our perishables have apparently perished, and now I have to restock and clean the grape popsicle stains from the freezer. Oh well, means a good opportunity to make homemade popsicles our first start on the trail of cutting costs. I'm planning to make ice cream (probably sorbet with just fruit, juice and water) along with some good snackables. Wish me luck and if there really is anyone out there reading my ramblings that has ideas for cutting an $800 a month for 4 (yes 2 adults 2 kids) people down to $250 per month, I'm all ears. I want to do this... LOL!

Fourth! My free time is about to come to an end! LOL! I might have my dream job! I might be starting to teach crochet at the local P&R. How cool is that? Plus I'm jumping into a Brownie Troop with my daughter and both feet. :) I'm excited and love the crafty side of things so this would work for me, while I think the other 2 moms like the community service/adventure aspect of things.... so this should be interesting.

I'm itching to get some wool together and start playing with dying too.... just so many projects and not enough time to do any of them!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

40 Hats

Life has just general been busy and my computer not my friend... I don't love it like I once did, so lately I've been knitting, spending time with the kids or crocheting and doing a little reading. School actually gets a little more serious next year so I'm trying to fathom my way through that too! So that's my excuse for vacating the blog! LOL!

In the mean time for Milli's Lenten Journey she decided to make 40 hats in 40 days for her local NICU, and challenged a few others to do the same - and a few took up the challenge. I went along for the ride! :)

I managed my 40 hats, and got a little creative in putting them together but so far haven't managed a picture of them. My goal is to take them to the NICU on Friday of this week, so will get a picture up before we take them down to the hospital.

If she does a 100 Santa Hat challenge, I'll do that one too, but will probably add Tree hats into the mix just for fun! :) And I may just have to throw in some pumpkin hats on the side.