Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Did you see the lady in her rubber gloves, pjs, morning hair and au naturale face frantically digging through her garbage that was out on the curb already to be picked up by the garbage man? Her husband standing there holding three other garbage bags?
Here you can get . . . THE REST OF THE STORY!
I would like to also mention that I am a new reader of Juliemom, and have found her a very expressive writer . . which I love.
Not only that, but soon her, her husband (deaf), and three girls are going to South Africa to be missionaries with the deaf there . . .How Cool is that?!?!?!
Because of a lot of little black ants.
After trying to use those little ant bait hotels and other remedies, we found out that Windex will kill them on contact. But with their numbers they win the battle, and Windex is only going to clear a spot for you at that moment.
Really, for being in a 'foreign country' it could have been a lot worse. I know this, so I'm fairly tolerant of these little creepy crawlers . . .
Lately they've been loving the kitchen. My husband says they would go away if we didn't have crumbs laying around.
So, ye mothers, when does it happen that you get a crumb free house with kids????
Picture me washing dishes and this line of little black ants crawling about, up and down the wall, around the sink. I'd Windex 'em, clean up the carnage, but soon reinforcements would be taking up where their little buddies left off . . .
I felt like Cinderella with her mice friends. Started talking to these guys, resigned that if I couldn't lick 'em . . . but every once and a while I'd find one on me. *HATE that* and it had to end!
Then from the recesses of my mind I remembered that somewhere I heard that ants don't like baby powder, and baby powder I have! So I drew my line around the kitchen sink and so far it's working!!!!
Shame, though, I couldn't have taught them how to make me a party dress . . .
Monday, July 23, 2007
How very "Toy's"-esk. Can't see it? Here:
Aiming directly at me . . .
I think I'm being warned.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I am in that rare moment that there is a bit of quiet and all is *almost* as it should be.
Boy is napping, dinner is in the crock pot, daughter is watching 'sound of music' and the house is presentable for the most part except that daughter has the couch cushions off the couch and they have been transformed into either a bridge or a boat . . .
Anyway, that's doable.
It has been tiring already keeping things straightened after these two kiddos.
What did someone say before . . . . ah yes, "like nailing jello to the wall" . . .
Aaahh well. I'm ok, after all, she is a mother too . . .
A delightful treat has been that my brother and his wife (in the video here) will be coming over tonight too . . . for me that is all sugar . . .
So if you don't hear from me . . .
Saturday, July 14, 2007
(the small hall sounds out "Hello, Michelle")
I've been an addict off and on for most of my adult life. But it started much earlier.
I remember when I was just a child - a child by grabthars hammer! - when in the basement of the Lutheran church ('cause all "good" Lutheran churches have a basement) other addicts would give me some . . . CAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE!!!!!
I never had a chance!
I've re-posted this post in response to Belizagial's Blog about caffeine.
Now, I'm not guzzling coffee during this pregnancy . . . so don't worry. But I do think loving coffee during pregnancy affects your kids . . . both my kids BEG for sips of my coffee. I've restricted them to a finger dab at a time . . . but you know . . .
Here's an excellent article about caffeine.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I've been tagged by Heavenly Voice . . .
It's "The 5 things I dig (love) about Jesus" meme.
Here are the Rules:
Those Tagged will share 5 things they love (dig) about Jesus.
Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers.
Those tagged will provide a link in the comments section here of their meme so that others can read them and the creator of this meme John Smulo.
- I love that Jesus is our lover, and with anticipation like a groom for his bride on the wedding night was able to endure the cross for me!
- I love that He is available and ever there for us.
- I love that I can approach Him with even the small stuff . . . like where I left my keys . . .
- I love that He is a gentleman in his approach with us.
- I love that He doesn't condemn me, criticize me, but instead is my defender, my shelter and is my resting place.
I could go on, but I will now leave that for the five (or more if you want, consider yourself tagged) that I tag.
Kelly (of course, cause I tag you for every meme)
Life in Oaxaca
Barefoot in the garden