10.25.2005

Rearranging fun!

Today, Jody and I moved our computer/computer table/scanner/printer and all that stuff into our bedroom. I rearranged the dining area too and theres SO much more room out there. No more paper mess in the kitchen area which makes it look so much nicer! YAY for rearranging fun!

10.24.2005

Well Ding-a-ding-dang my dang-a-long ling-long.

Its WIC recertification time again folks...fun fun fun. Nothing like being badgered about not vaccinating my kid, nothing like the raised eyebrows and jaw drop when they hear hes STILL breastfeeding. Nothing at all like the insistence I face when they try to poke him with a needle to "check him for iron", and I decline. "But he was low last time he was checked", they say. "Hes breastfed," I say, "He will be lower in iron than the bottle fed babies you are used to. His diet is good, and he is growing normally, physically and mentally. Thank you for the visit now give me my vouchers." I am not looking forward to this.

10.23.2005

I love books.

Not every book, or all books, but I love certain types of books. That sounds kind of silly, I mean, everyone loves certain types of books. Anyway, I love conversation books. Big thick books that have stories to go along with information. I have in mind specifically, these great cookbooks that I have. One is titled "Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet...A culinary journey through southeast asia." Its basically a southeast asian cookbook, but its so much more than that. This family (mom, dad, two darling long haired scruffy boys) travels all up and down the mekong river stopping in each town and discovering the food of the different regions. The boys are young and so free. They run off to the towns with the children of whomever offers to host the family for the evening (or week or what have you). These people are truly blessed to be living such an amazing yet simple life. Travelling around and searching for food secrets from all over the world. They are homeschooled (or unschooled likely) and just free to be. There are alot of great stories of their trips, and some scary situations that they found themselves in. All in all its a really fascinating read and great recipes to boot!
The other book I have been thinking of is titled "Soup...A way of life" and its basically all different soup recipes from all over the world, but again it goes deeper. It goes into the lives and homes of these great people and tells such wonderful stories. I just love books like that.

That was fun. :)

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last night. Thank you!

10.08.2005

No phone

Hunter broke the battery cord on the phone last week, in case anyone wondered why I haven't called. Not that anyone would be around to call, but you know. :P

10.07.2005

MY day

Today started great, woke with hunter at 8, snuck into DH's bed to snuggle as a family. I really cherish our early morning snuggletime. We layed in there for an hour or so until it was time for J to get ready for work. Hunter and I snuggled a bit more while daddy took His shower. After J left, Hunter and I had a delicious breakfastof fruity pebbles and milk. :D I finished tidying up the livingroom and kitchen before choosing my daily chore cards from my organizer. Bathroom day, so i scrubbed and swept, mopped and shined up the mirrors of both bathrooms. Nice, now the whole house is clean again. I also cleaned out the fridge because I forgot to do it yesterday. Its sparkling now, and that funny smell is gone. *chuckles* I also cleaned out under one of the cupboards because it was really unorganized and messy.

I danced a short while today, going over each beginner movement that I can remember, trying to get it all back in my head. Its really sort of like riding a bike though. A little practice...

For dinner tonight, i roasted some beets, and sauteed their greens in bacon fat and shallots, drizzling them with vinegar when they were done. We also had ribeye steaks which were seared to perfection and medium rare, just how J likes it. :)

After dinner, I cleaned up Hunters toys and put the dishes away. Its now nice and clean for when J gets home tonight. He appreciated a clean house even more than I do.

I know this might just seem like boring old nothing much to say stuff, but let me just say that I value my simple mostly uncomplicated life more than words can say. My wild boy, my bratty girl, and my amazing husband, (oh, and our awesome dog cloe) I wouldn't trade my life with anyone.