Wednesday, April 30, 2008
So there it is my very enlightening tip for this Wednesday:)
Head over to Shannon's for more!!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Also, if one of your children wants a night light on and the other likes it dark these little lights can be clipped to the side of the kids bed and is just enough light for the one who is scared of the dark and not bother the one who likes the dark ( I always sneak in and turn it off once my child is asleep).
Anyway, if you have kiddos of varying ages who share rooms this little light might alleviate some nighttime arguments.
They're also great for the car when driving at night!
For more tips head over to Shannon's!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Yep, that's my memorable moment for today. I realize I take so many things for granted from the little things to the big things. For the last month I've been having some health issues and to spare you the details let's just say I pretty much believed I had cancer or some other terrible disease. On Friday I saw a specialist and after some camera's were inserted into my body and I laid on a table that talked to me while moving around taking pictures of my insides as I was injected with dye that made me feel as if I wet my pants, I was given the clear. Praise the Lord!
One of my daughter's has been talking to me for months, telling me what is bothering her the best way she knows how and I have only been semi-listening! Then pow your world explodes into lots of little pieces and you suddenly realize you haven't been listening, really listening. And I'm grateful that I now know we have some work to do and that it will all be okay.
I take for granted that WB can fix or build just about anything around the homestead. While building some stairs up to our front door (he was moving heavy RR ties around by himself), he comes into the house and I know something is wrong. He tells me it's his knee...he had surgery on it in September...it feels funny. So today we have a doctor's appt. and I pray all is well. But, if not, we are grateful for the months he had with no problems, he got a lot done!!
Each day is a gift, I'm trying not to take it for granted and being grateful for each moment!
***I'm grateful I finally finished this post after three days:)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
They were just laminate tops.
Then sarcastic WB asked if I was getting a good shot of his backside. I was trying to ignore his cute tush, but since he mentioned it.... Pioneer Woman did a post on Wrangler's and even though I thought it to be a nice piece, I prefer Wranglers on WB the most! Okay, sorry, back to the kitchen.
I love them and I especially love my new sink. It is nice and deep and wide and will hold my large casserole dishes. In fact, I could probably load up a majority of my dishes in this sink all at once...that could be dangerous! The sink was actually free, a promo they were running. Oh, and I love the high curved faucet and soap dispenser. I feel like a new woman!! We got a new range and microwave back in January and someday my noisy dishwasher will be replaced, but it still works so it might be awhile.
I plan on spray painting the hardware on the cabinets with a textured silver paint. I saw that on a home show once and it is a lot cheaper then new hardware. So we'll see how that goes. Oh, and I want some of those lights that hang down over the island. But for now I'm so happy with this and I'm happy it's paid for!!!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I will keep trying.
Today it turned very cold, wind chill in the 20's. Yes, it was 85 yesterday and supposed to be in the 70's tomorrow! Gotta love this panhandle of Texas weather:) Of course we've been planting away so hopefully all our flowers will survive or I will cry. I mean really cry after all the money and time we've been putting into our flower gardens.
We had a landscape architect come out last year and draw up plans for the front yard. We experimented at our last house and after 10 years had things about where we wanted them. I didn't want to wait that long this time...hey, I'm getting older by the minute!! So, anyway he drew up some nice plans for us and we have been working on getting all the flower beds made and established. Of course they could come in and do that for you but I would have had to take out a second mortgage on our house to do it. Some day I will post our before and present pictures of the property. It was a huge mess when we first moved in...weeds, I mean native plants up to our waist and no sidewalk to the front door, etc. etc. We won't even go into the critters that had made themselves at home in our front yard! It has been an adventure, but we are getting there.
Okay, babbled long enough, I'll keep working on those pics.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
That's my earth shattering tip this Wednesday for more head over to Shannon's!
Monday, April 14, 2008
"Twirl me more sissy!"
No ballet slippers for my girls, athletic socks work just fine. If you look close enough you can see the mud on their legs from their rousing game of football right before the performance.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my kiddos school and being Soph's homeroom Mom that puts me in charge of her class. The PTO decided we'd all make totes with the students painted fingerprints as artwork. We made a lovely garden and it turned out really cute. It would have been a breeze if 1. I had worn knee pads as I was kneeling on the floor assisting with the painting for an hour and 2. I did not have fussy Little One in tow. At one point I was kneeling, holding Little One in one arm and dipping little fingers in paint with the other hand.
Em had gone outside at recess, not sure why since the wind is blowing 50 MPH, really, that is not an exaggeration. She managed to get a big chunk of dirt in her eye and as soon as I walked into the school I was greeted by her music teacher who thought I was there to pick her up. So I checked in on her and her poor eye looked a mess so she got to go painting with me. I'm happy to report her eye seems to be fine now and it was actually nice to have her help in the classroom.
Whew, I'm glad I got that all done and behind me. Teachers deserve a special week, heck they deserve a blessed life. And I don't just say that as a former teacher, but as a parent who really appreciates the wisdom and kindness these women bestow on my children each day. I know there are some bad apples out there, but so far we have been blessed with really special women who definitely are fulfilling a ministry. Amen!
Okay, I am off to lay on the couch and count the freckles on my arms. On second thought I think I better do some laundry and put away clothes, oh and then there are dishes to unload and I need to dig something out to go with our pot roast....then I'll laze around:)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Anyway, here's one tip: If your children like sugary cereals give them a bowl of vanilla (or their fav flavor) yogurt and sprinkle the top with the cereal. This way they are getting protein, calcium, and just a little of the sugary stuff. Great way to teach moderation!
Second tip: My five year old likes to pour her own cereal and sometimes we have half the box on the kitchen table and floor and just a little in the bowl...so I put a scoop in the box and she scoops out her cereal instead of pouring it. This also helps her with how much cereal she knows she can eat. I use a scoop from my husbands protein powder or you could use a measuring cup.
Third tip: The pouring of milk...again a full gallon of milk is just asking to be spilled when little hands are pouring into the cereal bowl. I pour a little bit of milk into a glass measuring cup and this way they can pour the milk easily and it keeps them from having way too much milk in their bowl and wasting it!
Hope these tips help and head over to Shannon's for more!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
-why are your children standing over your body with marshmallows on the end of sticks smiling and giggling...blink,blink...oh, there they are again without the sticks and marshmallows, I guess I was just mistaking my body for a burning campfire.
-I wonder if my friends husband is on duty tonight...he pilots the lifeflight helicopter... I know he can find our house in the dark.
-when did I grow those extra body parts because things are aching I've never felt before?
-why does it feel like I've run a marathon after I walk ten yards to the bathroom?
-did I hear sizzling as you put that ice pack on my forehead?
Oh, and there were so many other crazy thoughts that ran through my head, if only I had had enough strength to write them all down at the time!! I'm sorry for my long posting break, hopefully I am now on the mend!!
Happy MMM to you:)