Friday, July 30

accuweather is a liar

I had Daniel open windows last night because it was 78 outside and supposed to get down to 72.

So why did I wake up at 3:30am? I felt stifling hot.

Our house is now 83 degrees and counting. It was cooler when we went to bed.

Outside? Yeah, its still 78. 'Real feel 82.' That is fine and dandy, but the house is now 4 degrees warmer than when we went to bed. So tell your lies Accuweather. I will still use your site for weather information. I am just up at 3:30am and sweaty because I trusted you.

Thursday, July 29

Daniel's last day of summer class!

Is today! Yay!!!

He will be home in 10 hours. So I have plenty of time on my own to be driven mad by the kiddos.

On the to do list for today:
Get red nail polish out of the carpet. (I have a stack of things recommended by people on the internet.)
Wash diapers (The bins are PACKED!)
Vacuum the living room. Its not that bad, but that is where the nail polish is spilt. And a steam cleaner won't get nailpolish out, even if you clean it same day.
OK I am getting crawled on by Alice and thomas is cranky pants. So its food and then nap time.

Wednesday, July 28

Its 7 am

And the house is all awake. Thanks to Alice. And breakfast has been eaten.

Tuesday, July 27

Guess what I got....

A brand spankin new serger!

OK, so I have had it for a little while. But I haven't let myself play with it until this last weekend. You see I did a sewing trade for the serger. And man those things are exhilarating! Its like driving a really fast car on an empty road. Vroom!

I sewed a dozen of these bad boys. Itty bitty newborn diapers. The scissors arel ike 8 inches long for size comparison.

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Of course, once I was done with some of them, I realized I had stuck the soakers in too low. But, the snap in soakers are in the right place.

So last night I whizzed through some flannel to make some baby wipes. Now that Thomas has started solids, we wipe faces and hands ALL the time. Most of them are smaller than I probably would use for bum wipes, but are good for face wipes.

Tuesday, July 20

The proud parent of...

My own Oompa Loompa!
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And yes. Her hair is now 'strawberry' blonde.

Wednesday, July 14

The Heat Test Cometh

Sometime during the last week or perhaps more than a week ago our AC stopped working. So far we've had a fairly easy time of it, cause it hasn't been overly hot.

This upcoming week there are days where is forecasting that it will feel like 111. The scary part is that some of those days are times when I without question need the car.

We'd decided that we were going to try holding out until after the summer to get it replaced cause it might be cheaper...

Does anyone know if it is cheaper? Maybe you should pray for Rebecca, she'll be a hot one!

Tuesday, July 6

Well today was worse than a Monday

Actually it didn't start out that bad. But by 5pm I was wearing thin. Here is a brief synopsis of the day.

While nursing Thomas I hear a noise that sounds like eggs hitting the tile floor. Unfortunately, I know what that sounds like. Leave Thomas and find Alice with about half a dozen eggs/egg shells on the kitchen floor and in a large bowl. Clearly she was cooking. Mop kitchen floor.

Decide to try and sew. Find out my bobbin is out of thread. Fill bobbin. Thomas wakes up screaming.

Attend to Thomas.

Come downstairs to find Alice with the empty pitcher that had held kool aid and 4 bowls of varying sizes with koolaid in them. Take the remainder of the kitchen towels out from under the sink and mop up the koolaid.

Find Alice unravelling some ribbon. Take it. Then see her unwinding a spool of thread. Twitch. Take the thread. Twitch. Lock off the computer/sewing room. Hear Thomas bellowing again (the boy had better have a tooth pop out sometime soon).

Change some diapers. Let Alice in the back yard. She picks 3 'bubbles' also called GREEN tomatoes to the English speaking world.

Try to ease my mental instability with the internet. Stop Alice from more destruction. Hold a screaming Thomas.

Take my mental pill. Wish Daniel were home. Finally beg Daniel to come home from class.

Then what happens after I am rescued from a certain demise?

The flipping cupboard holing all of our dishes crashes and falls. Yes, all of our plates, bowls and some cup are broken. Well, a few probably made it. Its not completely picked up yet. I am on child containment duty. Oh and when it fell, it landed on the george foreman grill and busted it. Who knows what else is broken. But Thomas fell asleep while I was typing this and Alice is locked in her room, so I should go help Daniel pick up broken glass.