Saturday, September 27, 2008

You are what you eat

I enjoy seeing what other people are eating. It inspires me to do more, save more, and be more creative and healthy.

I've been working my 2 week menu around what I've already got in the house right now in addition to our WIC foods and our expected CSA delivery. This menu has a focus on frugality with a few fun things added that are still really affordable. The only things I'll need to buy for this menu are corn chips, tomato sauce (though I could make it since we are getting 25lbs from the CSA but I was planning on using those for salsa), and steak (I've found that petite sirloins at Winco are just as cheap as chicken so its a nice splurge).

In case you are curious here is my menu.

And because a blog without photos just isn't as interesting, here are a few:

I got a haircut but dammit if I can make it look as good as the stylist.

And here is Ivy. She's only happy sitting upright now. Thanks G for the chair.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Because it was requested and I can't ignore a chance to show off my beautiful kids...

My mom came for a visit

We went to the coast

That's about it for us. How are you doing?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Pipe dreams

So I don't care much about tobacco or pipes but I do like my husband and he's started his own blog to include his ruminations in regards to pipes and pipe tobacco.

As you can easily see he's a much better writer than I.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


I'm not sure what kind of homeschoolers we are. I know what kinds we aren't though. We aren't strict and stuck to a schedule of book work. We aren't unschoolers.

We got a late start on Tuesday because Grey woke up snotty and possibly sick on Monday. (Looks to be a very mild cold or allergies)
On Tuesday and Wednesday we did a few pages from Singapore Math and a few from Phonics Pathways. We read 2 pages in the Usborne History Book. I read to the kids and they read themselves. Wednesday we went to the homeschool bowling day.

It was a hit!

Today Amara practiced writing her name and address while Grey drew pictures. Then Amara did a sorting project from a work book while Grey drew pictures. She read from her poetry book (thanks B). Then Amara drew. She is now playing outside (t-ball) and reading books in the sun.
In a little while I'll read them some new books and then they will go to play in their room (hopefully) quietly.

I don't know what kind of homeschoolers we are but I hope we are happy ones.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Labor Day Meme

How long were your labors?

1. none
2. 5 hours of earnest labor
3. 4 hours of earnest labor

How did you know you were in labor?

1. I was having Braxton-Hicks that came at regular intervals so I asked to be checked
2. I wasn't sure until midnight
3. contractions finally stabilized into a pattern, got stronger and longer

Where did you deliver?

1. Hospital in a surgical room
2. Home
3. Home


loads the first time, none the second and third


the first time

Who caught the baby?

1. stranger a.k.a. OB
2. Me
3. Me