Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
- Since when is a football field considered a standard unit of measure?
- Because we live across the road from a pig farm, does that put us at risk for Swine Flu?
- Why do my kids wait til the last minute to decide what they want to take for the class snack?
- Why is the sky still dripping? When will the sun reappear?
- Can it be too windy to fly a kite?
- Why does Binny wake up every morning looking like a squirrel spent all night making a nest in her hair?
- Why can't I make a bowl of malt-o-meal without it erupting all over my microwave?
- Who thought that Dateline murder mysteries were a great programming choice at 4 AM? That's not going to help my insomnia.
- Why does my husband wait until all of his work clothes are dirty to throw them in the hamper and then get cranky when he has no clean clothes to wear?
- What am I going to do with an entire Turkey wing's worth of feathers? Or more accurately, what are my girls going to make with all of the feathers? Do I need to sterilize them first?
Friday, April 24, 2009
Who says only little dogs are cute?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
1.) I wouldn't ordinarily talk about moles and warts... nevermind, yeah I would. So yesterday I went to the dermatologist to have some things removed. Thinking that the nasty, ugly warts on the bottom of my foot would need to be removed surgically, I was a bit nervous. Turns out the Doc. applied some acid that surprisingly didn't sting or blister. He taped up my foot and told me to wash off the acid today, then apply Compound W wart remover and cover it with Duct tape every day for the next 2 weeks. What the? Duct tape?
Can you see the difference? Maybe not in these small photos, but it was really starting to bug me.
3.) I'm the recipient of another bloggy award.
This one is from blogger Cindy who actually has 2 blogs. In addition to her main blog MonkeyBoy Adventures, she has a second blog monkeyboy311 that she posts a photo to every day as part of project 365. Being a photo lover and mom, I love looking her daily photos. Thank you Cindy.
As most of the blogs I frequent have already passed this one around, I'm not going to send it along. If anyone reading this hasn't received this award and would like it, go ahead and take it, you deserve it.
4.) I streamlined my blogroll. I didn't remove any blogs, but it was getting a little out of control. I now have only the 10 most recent blogs on the blogroll, but the rest are there, I swear no one was removed. Oh and on my last post about
irresponsible parenting, I was christened with my first spam comment.
"Hi Friends, I Find Absolutely FREE PlayBoy & Penthous. If I find something else I'll inform you.Best Regards,Maria"
My friend Laura said it best: "WTF Maria?!?!"
Hopefully this won't be a trend, I don't want to have to start moderating comments.
5.) And lastly check out what I found growing in my flowerbed. I don't remember planting this little grape hyacinth but I'll take it.
Monday, April 20, 2009
He feels so bad for her and her situation that he frequently slips her $100 bills to help support her and her 4 children. What? I think it's all fine and good to help out a person in need, but come on. After 2 or 3 kids and mounting bills she decided to have another child with another deadbeat. I'm sorry but this seems like a woman who hasn't learned her lesson, not a woman who needs a handout. And why isn't her family stepping up to help her out financially instead of relying on the kindness of strangers?
What ever happened to the idea of having children when the time is right? What about a stable income and a roof over your head or a committed relationship? I heard a statistic recently that 45% of all babies born in the U.S. are born to unwed mothers. Almost half! While some mothers choose to do the solo parenting thing, I think that is the exception to the rule.
My first child was born 2 weeks after my 22nd Birthday, but I had been married for a year, we owned our own home and never once needed someone to slip me money so I could buy formula and diapers. My husband and I have never been rolling in money, far from it, but we live the best we can with what we have and not beyond. Same goes for mortgages and credit cards. We pay our mortgage every month and try not to carry a balance on our credit cards because it's not responsible. Having more children than you can afford is to me irresponsible. After he (my relative) could tell that I was not impressed with his grass roots philanthropy he said in an effort to cheer me up "she reminds me a lot of you." Not exactly the words I wanted to hear.
I'm sorry if I've offended anyone, but this is how I feel and I needed to get it off my chest. I promise my next post will be a more positive one. And to think this was the sanitized version.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Yesterday Mae dug holes in my (empty) garden.
Binny finished this painting today.
***I swear she had no help with this. It was all Binny.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
...and her outfit is pretty darn cute too!
*** sorry to all of you, who like me are baby crazy. Just looking through these old photos, makes me want to jump my husband and have another.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Just last week her and I were out shopping, not fun new outfit shopping, it was Menards, but still an outing. I paid for my stuff which included 3-40 lb bags of water softener salt. Instead of me trying to control one of those monster flatbed carts, I decided to pull my car up to the doors and have a twenty something hunk load it into the trunk for me. I'll never learn. Binny and I walked out to the car, got in and I drove away. As we exit the parking lot Binny asks "where are we going?" Well, we're going home of course. "Nooooooo Mommy" as Binny starts to have a panic attack. "You forgot the saaa-aaallt!!!"
Monday, April 13, 2009
glasses of whiskey mixers,
and a bag of stoker coal, in the middle of our front yard burning out an old tree stump? Well, that's family togetherness of course. I
Thanks Bonnie (my neighbor) for not reporting these
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Binny was playing "cook" in the grain bin (playhouse) and delivered her treats to us.
Uncle T was teaching Mae to play catch. She's about as coordinated and graceful as I am (which isn't very), but I have to say she was getting the hang of it.
Doopie wanted to play too.
Uncle T tried out the new ATV but didn't even get out of first gear while tooling around the garden then parked it back in the shed. I kind of get why. My brother and I are definitely the light weights of the family and aren't really into being tossed around on a bright green 4 wheeled monster. Anyhow, it's worth the experience. I know that if my husband didn't insist that I try to learn to be a country girl, I wouldn't. But then I wouldn't know how to help disassemble lift arm seals on the skid steer, a very useful skill around here.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
That is not Charles Manson themed body art on her forehead, it's marker. Also, did you notice that Mae is missing another tooth? Upstairs this time.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I have sort of given up on trying to get rid of them altogether. Last year when we repainted the exterior of our house, we caulked every seam and window, hoping that would help keep the ladybugs (and the cold winter wind) out of the house. Obviously that didn't work. Realistically I don't think complete eradication can be done without some serious pesticides, which we're not willing to go for... at least not yet. I will say that my vacuum with its super-extending wand is awesome for ladybug sucking!
And just for fun, because who can talk about ladybugs without thinking of classic Sesame Street? Not me at least...
Thursday, April 2, 2009
You know, it's going to be in the seven-tees tomorrow.
No... April Fool!
Did anyone else get fooled yesterday?
And now my response to yesterday's comments.
I can scream politics and my (wacky, non-believing) religious views, but it's my BUTT that has people expressing their dislike for me? Thanks ladies, I'll remember this the next time one of you flashes a photo of perfect skin, or a clean house. I'll be watching!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My Farm shoes (and rubber covers) are a real prize, but I think I'll keep that image to myself.
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