Sunday, May 23, 2010
- 2 antibiotics for a lovely dose of tonsillitis
- 2 ibuprofen for said tonsillitis's accompanying headache
- 2 multi-vitamins in sweet tasting gelcaps
- 2 vitamin Cs, also in clearish white gelcaps that look like something illegal
- 1 probiotic, because i don't want to get sick from the antibiotics
- 1 weird feeling analgesic throat lozenge, just to get my mouth working right
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
- I don't want to blog about my kids. Meaning, I don't really want to quote all the cute things they say, what they are up to (aside from the basics - Yemima crawls all over the house now.), and how I feel about it. Some day, Eden and Yemima will be better at internet searches than I will be, and will find all these things. As will all their friends, potential boyfriends, possibly employers - who knows?
- I don't want to complain. Vent - yes, but complain and constantly complain - no. That cannot be healthy, and I don't want to do it.
- I also don't want to continuously tell everyone how wonderful my life is. I have a severely jealous streak in me, and I know that I wouldn't want to read that about someone else. So I'll save the stories about what a wonderful family and life I have and how lucky we feel, and how much we feel that God has blessed our lives in countless ways for a more private place. (Ok I just had to get some of that out...)
- I refuse to write about work, other than a few words here and there. It's a major part of my life, and I enjoy it, and that's all I'm going to say about it. I think that any more is unprofessional.
- I also refuse to talk a lot about family. I have too many family members as readers to risk that. If I did, I might end up with no traffic at all.
- I also refuse to talk about religion. While I have some interesting thoughts (I think), the above goes the same. If I did, I might end up with no traffic at all.
- Sometimes I have big and great ideas (or more often, Ben has big and great ideas, and I say - Ben! You should blog about that! and he says - No, you should blog about that!). But I also don't want this blog to be about our great ideas. I mean, even if I do think that we are great and wonderful parents and have some great and wonderful parenting schemes, ideas about religion, balancing work and family, etc, I don't need to go on and on about it.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I love getting tagged.
Thanks, Dr. Savta.
I'm not one so big on "bests" and "worsts" - I mean it's all relative, right? So i modified this a bit (also why I didn't use my friend's new meme site. But you should).
I'm not tagging anyone. But feel free to take it!
Rules: Fill in the following questions & tag 5 friends (try friends who travel a lot).
- A really great trip…Our senior trip to - I think hiking in N Carolina? Gosh I don't remember. I'm also not sure how many people who were there actually read this blog.... Anyone remember the nudists in Asheville? Not sure if I'm remembering that right either...Also our stint up in the Italian Dolomites.
- A really awful trip…When Ben and I thought to go out for dinner on Yom Hashoah, just because it was the one night we could both get away. Right...nothings open.
- Important things lost on a trip…I left my coat in the airport in Rome. However, Ben got his wallet stolen on the subway.
- Important things I forgot to take on a trip…I also can't think of anything! Maybe something like my glasses.
- Thing I miss most when I’m away…My bed, kitchen, bathroom.
- Thing I miss least when I’m away…The mess.
- Favorite travel partner…Ben
- Place I hope to travel to someday…You know, I have no real interest in any particular place. Give me quiet, serenity, privacy. Perhaps a swing in back. Cool air. Yummy food (that I don't need to prepare). Maybe some snow and a fireplace. Interesting town. Books.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
1/2 cup nut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon your favorite cake spice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup diced rhubarb
2/3 cup mollasses
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup milk
1Tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup fruit
1/3 cup nuts
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
- I pulled Eden's many small ponytails out of her hair and washed it, and then rubbed Eden dry and gave her a big cuddle.
- Made Eden a grilled cheese for supper so that she wouldn't scream from tiredness as well as hunger on the way home from dance lessons.
- All the way to Eden's dance lessons, and home again. Thank God she slept during the lessons themselves. Though she looked VERY VERY angry the entire time she slept. Probably at me.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I realized today that I've become a somewhat spacey conversationalist. Not to say that I've always been fascinating, but I can do better than this. And yes, you can make all sorts of excuses for me, like that I only sleep for an hour out of every two at night (ok I'm exaggerating a little bit), the real truth is that I blame it on the baby.
For all it's benefits of breastfeeding, such as increased immune system for the baby, weight loss for the mom (really? let me know when that one takes effect), easy to pack and go, cheaper, it's a myth that it does not chain mothers a bit. Not just to their babies, but to the couch.
1) It's easier to nurse on the couch that at the dining room table.
2) If there is anyone at the table who you'd prefer not to flash - at least while they are eating - it's much easier to go to the couch.
3) Yemima knows when she is not my main focus, and she doesn't like it. She eats much better when she knows that she's the center of my attention - and that I'm not involved in something else, like a conversation.
4) I would not want to eat under a hot blanket, I don't blame Yemima for not wanting to either.
So if I'm lucky, and Yemima sleeps during dinner, then I can be an adult and talk about interesting things. If she's awake and just chillin' - also OK, although there is always a part of my brain that is switched off from normal life to listen for her cues. And if she's awake but crying then forget about talking, I can't think straight.
If she's hungry - the couch. And you just can't participate in what's going on at the table very well from the couch. You can try, but it's a tad forced. Sad, sad fact.
And sometimes there's the awake, but not hungry, not crying, but not totally cool either. That's when I'm trying to stick a pacifier in her mouth every so often, talk to her, make eye contact, perhaps change a diaper. And that's also where the spacey conversation comes in. Because I'll be talking or listening and then I'll just fade out. My brain goes to Yemima. Sitting on the couch nursing I can usually at least listen in.
And if someone said something really interesting, I've lost it. It's a little silly to ask them to repeat it, since it happens so often. ("What? Can you repeat that? Sorry? Wait, say that again? What was that you had said 2 minutes ago that I was really interested in hearing but didn't?") And if its a conversation turner - something for getting the rest of it, then I'm gone, and I start saying things like, "Really? Wow. So interesting. Ah. Right. Got it."
I don't think I'm really such an airhead....ok just a bit of one. But if you hear me start to sound like that, you might offer to take the baby.