Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just another manic Monday.....

WHY why is it the days when I have my sights set SO high on getting SO much done that the entire world seems against me. Let's go chronologically, shall we...

6:00 AM Stupid beagle wakes me up, running around the room. Take off her collar so it will stop jingling, then put her on my bed (DH leaves early for work). She proceeds to jump up and down and run around the house so that I cannot fall asleep.

6:35 AM I fall back asleep finally, right before DDs wake up in a typically crabby mood.

6:50 AM Try to entice the girls with TV, but wind up having to fix breakfast and feed them in the living room.

7:30 AM Try to entice girls with TV AGAIN to no avail. Decide to get ready for the inevitable Walmart trip.

9:30 AM Finally ready for the stupid Walmart trip. Leave front door.

9:45 AM Leave drive-way. Yes, it does take that long, I swear.

10:00 AM Re-discover timeless truth: Walmart sucks. They just suck. HUGE whopping Super Walmart with only two, count them, TWO double carts. Thought I was lucky to find one then realized it was soaking wet. Get cart dried off, then realize straps are broken. Too late to back out now. DDs ride STANDING in the front of the double cart.

10:15 AM Tell DDs 27 thousand times to not stand on the seat. Stand on the floor of the little front cart car thingy. DO NOT STAND ON SEAT.

10:45 AM Criss-cross ginormous store finding about half of the items I actually needed, forgetting the other half. Tell DDs DO NOT STAND ON SEAT.

11:00 AM Spend 15 minutes locating a manager to politely suggest, ask, or beg, that the store "invest" in at least 2 working double carts. Manager looks at me as if I am a little OCD and then asks how old they are. "UMmmmm. Old enough to need to be buckled into a cart, and not old enough to walk along side it."

11:15 AM Unload groceries, get DDs into house, take incessantly barking dog outside, try to start chopping veggies to put in crock pot for soup. Turn around and DDs have sprinkled flour on roughly half of the contents of our pantry, and generously dusted themselves as well. Close door on pantry and try to forget that.

12:00 PM Give DDs lunch, realize (once it is too late) that all ingredients will not fit into crock pot. Recipe is probably now ruined as I haphazardly scoop out "half" of the ingredients.

12:10 PM Stupidly decide it is a good time to clean out fridge, so pull out most of fridge stuff all over the kitchen which is already covered in groceries, half chopped soup ingredients removed from pot and flour. Decide I should either clean out fridge much more often, or never.

12:25 PM Girls have taken applesauce and milk and made a paste that is now coating chairs and table, and their flour-dredged dresses, that, might I add, were new until today. DD1 cries because I refuse to replace milk she has deliberately poured all over kitchen.

12:30 PM Clean girls off, strip dirty clothes. DD2 cries that I will not let her continue living in filthy dress. Trash can is starting to smell from fridge which is still open and half scrubbed out. Counter is now covered in empty cans, choppings, half of ruined soup and the contents of fridge.

12:40 PM Something SMELLS. BEAGLE HAS POOPED IN LIVING ROOM. DDs are screaming in horror, still naked. Fridge is still open, food is all over kitchen. Applesauce/Milk paste is covering furniture. It gets worse.

12:45 PM Realize too late that BEAGLE HAS stepped in poop and tracked it on rug and floor. Capture beagle and cage her, while telling her of all the places she could live that would make me quite happy, realizing all the while that I will now have to bathe beagle and clean cage. DD1 starts crying because apparently, she has wet her diaper and that just CANNOT WAIT. Clean poop off of floor, apply carpet cleaner to rug and search fearfully for more.

1:00 PM Take girls to bedroom, change them, dress them and put them in bed for nap. Sigh in relief, start to leave bedroom. See poop-covered Croc (Croc Mammoth OF COURSE) in corner and realize the poop has now been theoretically spread from living room, down hall, and into girls' room, covering throw rugs, laminate floor, and carpeting in it's journey.

1:15 PM Cook chicken pot pie, fattiest food item I could find in freezer and eat it with a taboo Mt. Dew. Decide we must move to get away from the omnipresent poop.

Thanks if you hung on till the end. I think getting off Prozac was a huge mistake.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Amber Necklaces


I just realized that I never posted a review of the amber necklaces we bought nearly a year ago.
I bought necklaces for each of the girls and one for myself . We love them!
I was concerned that at their age (when we first got them, the girls were 21 months) they would be bothered by them, try to take them off, or worse PULL each other by the neck. But they were delighted to see they got necklaces that matched mommy's and we haven't had a moments trouble with them. When they wake up in the morning they point to their necks and are ready to get dressed and put on their necklaces. They look so adorable too!
I love my necklace (I now have two from Inspired by Finn). It's been really difficult the last two years, as I developed a nickel allergy during pregnancy and can no longer wear most jewelry. My wedding ring and all my expensive jewelry irritates my skin; sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, etc. I was told anything of a lesser quality than platinum would be a problem, because most metals contain nickel as a firming substance. Even beaded, plastic and cord jewelry is often made with metal clasps that I can't wear. I've tried "hypo-allergenic" jewelry and can't wear that either.
Now I have jewelry that I can wear all the time, and I don't even feel it. I was delighted to see how light and comfortable it is, and I LOVE that the clasp is all plastic, so NO irritation for me! It is a pleasure to be able to put on jewelry again! I also love that the clasp doesn't catch my hair the way almost all jewelry used to.
As I mentioned before, amber jewelry has natural analgesic properties. After wearing this necklace for months now, I am amazed to report that I do believe it is effective. I have fairly constant neck pain and should be seeing a chiropractor regularly, but I haven't been in months. The necklace really dulls the pain. When I forget to put it back on after showering, I can feel the difference. It's not a miracle, but it definitely takes the edge off of the pain. My grandmother wears her amber bracelet for bursitis and she agrees it does help.
I also wanted to comment on the quality of Kate's jewelry at Inspired by Finn. I have worn my multi-colored necklace about 23 hours a day, every day (occasionally switching it out with my "dressier" dark amber necklace) since we bought and it is still going strong which is impressive! My daughters, parents, brothers and grandmother all have them too and no one has had any quality complaints.
I highly recommend Kate at Inspired by Finn, she's very helpful and her jewelry is lovely. Shipping is also very reasonable, so check it out:
Who doesn't want jewelry that makes you feel better?!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."

Fortunately, I grew up with the knowledge of the love of Christ and came to His forgiveness at a very young age. I am so thankful for that! However, having grown up as a Christian, it has been easy for me to take salvation for granted, to find the message of the cross to be common place and ordinary, to view forgiveness as expected, even to imagine the privilege of prayer as some kind of right.
Today, Easter Sunday, is an obvious time to reflect on the Lord Jesus Christ’s love for me and the sin I could never have escaped. I remember that the guilt and condemnation of sin have been forever lifted from my soul, that I can look to each day with hope, and face eternity with boundless joy.
Today, I have been thinking of salvation as the BIG blessing in my life. Bigger than any other gift I will ever receive, more than I could have hoped for, and more precious than I even begin to comprehend. It is a gift given in love that cannot be shaken by anyone or anything. My eternity in Christ is secure. That overwhelmingly huge, all-encompassing reality will always be mine. But that is not all that Christ gives….
To take it a step further, I am reminded that every other thing in my life is like a bonus gift. Imagine that! He has given us more than just to be forever forgiven, more than His everlasting presence, more than love that does not quit. He has given us life abundant. Family, friends, homes, food ….bonuses! Laughter, health, skills, safety…..bonuses! Transportation, employment, pets, hobbies…..bonuses!
For me, it is important to realize that no matter what I may face, whatever frustrations, sickness, or worries come my way; my salvation is eternal, the BIG blessing will not be removed. Anything else is just extra and should be appreciated and enjoyed, but salvation is the foundation for it all. Thank you, Jesus, for the big blessing and all the bonus blessings that you pour on me daily.

1 Peter 1:3
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Area Consignment Sales

Almost time for consignment and yard sale season. YIPEE!!! Here's the latest info I could find on the local sales. Please let me know if I am missing any events!

Tickled Twice: Sale will start on 03/04/09 for the general public and run through 03/07/09, Hours will be 9-6 all days.

Belles and Beaus, 3/13-3/15

Tot Trade 3/19-3/25, Jamil Temple

MOMS Sale (Twin Sale)
Our Spring Sale will be held 3/28/09. We will again be meeting at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington.

Spring/Summer Sale has been postponed until further notice
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