Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Here we come to the view he has while in his swing. The fish spin, and there are lights. This pleases him, sometimes. At other times, it enrages him.
And here is his view when he is eating, which is often. I actually am usually looking down at him, but that picture did unflattering things to my chin. I don't mind if he sees that, but you don't need to! He most likely sees a bit more boob, as well. That is also unnecessary for your viewage.
Ben was fussy until after midnight last night. He's not quite colicky, but close. I am looking forward to be done with that particular phase.
A few "snapshots" of what's around me:
My hair is quite wild and in my face.
My coffee is cold.
Ben is smiling up at the fish on his swing--wait, no, he's fussing...oh! he's better now.
Mike has just went up to the bathroom.
It is FREAKIN' COLD outside. 34 degrees according to iGoogle.
It has become almost impossible for me to go bra-less and not end up with milk stains on my shirt.
Ben's eyes are opening and closing in time with his swing.
I really REALLY want to go back to bed.
This post is going nowhere.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I DON'T usually get up early. I LOVE TO SLEEP IN TOO. If I don't have an early morning commitment-that I can't get out of-then it's next to impossible to get up early, if I don't choose to.
What I love are those mornings when I wake up early and just....want to get up. It was 7 am this morning when that happened, and I have had breakfast, drank some coffee, and read my favorite blogs.
I have also cuddled a bit with my daughter, but that has turned into her complaining about me being on the computer and begging to be fed. Sheesh, kids these days! Sometimes she even asks more than once a day for food!
Plans for this day include shopping for Thanksgiving pie and veggies with Andrea, doing dishes and laundry (though what day doesn't include those two!?), buying snow boots for my daughter, and sledding down our back hill with Kaia. All in all, a good plan, don't you think?
Monday, November 19, 2007
"You mean like 'Do you love your goat?'"
Now that would be an interesting interrogation.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So! To begin! In a large bowl, mix TWO boxes of devil's food cake mix, 4 eggs, and 2/3 cup of oil. As you can see, I don't use oil, I use melted butter. Again, up to you.
Mix on low, then medium until thoroughly blended.
The batter will be THICK.
Either roll into one inch balls, or cheat like I do and use a cookie scoop!
Flatten with something...I used a measuring cup.
Add 4 cups of SIFTED powdered sugar. Sifting removes lumps. If you don't have a sifter, or don't want to sift, that's your choice. :-)
Should have consistency of frosting...cause that's basically what it is...cream cheese frosting...we are just going to use it as filling....
place about this much filling on the bottom of one cookie...you may want to put more, I had left over filling, but what I used was a good ratio, in MY opinion, of cookie-to-filling.so, yes, about so much....
Place second cookie on top and while pressing down, spin the cookies a bit...will help spread filling.
Feed to hungry beasts of all ages.....
Here is the finished product!
...don't worry, the recipe made more than this - about 20 or 30 sandwiches (so 40-60 cookies, sorry, didn't count)
The original recipe called for coloring the filling red and green...looked very pretty, but I try not to use artificial colors like that when I have the choice....once again, up to you!
Friday, November 16, 2007
So, something I didn't know, is that when you change the name of a photo, something still keeps track of when it was taken (!!!!!!)
On Flickr, it will tell you when each photo was taken even if the title of the photo has been changed! What a wonderful thing to include!
I absolutely adore Flickr.
Want to see my pictures?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I'm still tired, but I feel more awake at this time than I have in a long time.
Oh! AND though he still was in bed with us, he was sleeping without me holding his hands!
independent sleeping here we come!! slowly....
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
He has not smiled at me. What am I? Chopped liver?
Oh...no....I am just the Milk Dispenser. :-)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I really mean to follow through on things. I have gads of enthusiasm for everything I start. then....
It's not that I am flaky. Well, obviously I am, but not deep down. I am actually quite a reliable person when it's important.
I don't lose interest....I don't get frustrated. I FORGET. out and out, complete amnesia. someone will bring up a goal..."so, how're the simplicity lessons going?" and I will look at them, blankly at first. then it will hit me what the hell they are talking about. "OH!!! RIGHT!!!" I will shriek, making them regret mentioning anything. "umm...yeah....well....I forgot...."
"Oh..." they will say. "You seemed so enthusiastic about it."
"Yeah....I was....I mean am....well...yeah...." I will lamely mutter.
I would prefer to think of it as an endearing quirk than a horribly annoying fault. I guess that depends on how much you love me, eh?
*can't you just smell the sarcasm?!
Friday, November 09, 2007
was a fun day today though. will (probably) write about it tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
West Side of Washington, HERE WE COME!!!!! I am so excited, and relieved, that he got the offer. It's at one of his first choices too! Now the Moving Planning can officially begin...
DA DA DUUUUUUMMMMM.
I have a list of 5 possible apartment complexes I am most interested in. I figure I'll go over at the beginning of December to look at them and see which will be available. At that time I'll also get a local phone book so I can start to research everything else...Internet, phone, electric, etc. We already have Kaia signed up for school, and I've located the local Whole Foods Market. When we get there, the first couple months will be hectic, finding a doctor, dentist, chiropractor, and getting caught up on all those things for all of us. Unpacking....ugh, I hate packing....I love unpacking though...putting everything away in it's place, pretending to myself and anyone who'll listen that THIS time things will STAY there!
The only downer, and it's a big one, is how much I will miss Andrea, John, Katia, and Liam. Living in the same area as they do has been awesome. It's not often you meet people who you know are going to be friends for life. I've already known Andrea for 21 years, and John for over 11. We will definitely be visiting as often as we can (Silverwood, guys?!) But not living close to them anymore is going to be very sad.
wow...my head is just whirling with things I need to do...most of which aren't practical to start until December at least....
Yay, Mike!! Honey, you ROCK.
Monday, November 05, 2007
"Mom!! I want Ben to come watch me play!"
"You know he can't play WITH you, right?"
"Yeah, mom, I KNOW"
"All right, I set him up in his buzzy chair in here. Call me when he gets fussy."
about 10 minutes later-
"You two okay up there?"
she yells down, "WHAT?"
"I said, are you doing okay with Ben?"
"YES! HE'S ASLEEP!!! SO BE QUIET!!"
But isn't cool?! My kids are having fun together! sort of...kinda....
Sunday, November 04, 2007
First, here's Kaia, as the Little Bad Wolf...my mom made the costume, isn't it awesome! Kaia had a blast wearing it, the growling almost got out of hand.... :-)
And here is Ben....you can't see the full effect of his cow costume, because the other pictures of him aren't the most appealing, and you must only see him at his cutest! So here he is, half of a cow, with a bit of a horn problem.... And here are Batman and his Pirate companion. Not my boys, but so cute I had to add them...would have added the Pirate's older sister, also a Pirate, but there weren't any pictures of her in full regalia....both of us moms weren't the best this year at picture taking, the evening was a bit hectic.
It wasn't even close to as cold as it has been, which meant Ben and I could go with everyone! Strangely enough, this year was also the shortest time we've spent out too....but all the kids got plenty of candy, and the stew dinner before heading out was sublime! Rolls with butter are also one of life's wonderful things......
Saturday, November 03, 2007
here are a few random thoughts, however, for your perusal.
--Today we went to Andrea's. Mike went too!
--I am not sure I can nurse for a full year, unless he stops the daily frenzy in which he eats CONSTANTLY for varied lengths of time.
--I want to get rid of my chemical cleansers-how the hell do you dispose of them?!
--we might know soon where Mike will be working.
--Symphony chocolate bars are the way to my heart.
--Kaia has a Strawberry Shortcake game. We are all flummoxed on how to get them back to the damn cookie party. It's very very annoying.
--I want to go take a bath, and this isn't very interesting anyway...so....good night!