Friday, January 30, 2009
Lumpy was on a rampage. She was slamming the glass dressing room doors, taking off with tiaras, putting heals on and attempting to run around the store, hiding under dresses, playing 'ballerina' on the stage, and she put some random veil on her head and started to pirouette on top of the little chair they had, fell off, and knocked 8 boxes of shoes over. In the meantime, I'm trying to help Meghan pick out a dress and shoes, Rowyn is crawling INTO the glass doors (red mark on forehead) and crawling OFF the little raised stage they have (another red mark on her forehead). Then, my mom is off talking to the sales woman, I'm chasing Lumpy on the other side of the store, I come back and find mom's purse and my purse and ROWYN sitting there all by themselves...Meghan left them to go try on a dress on in the dressing room. Camdyn walks behind the counter by the cashier, she walks into the store room, she's screaming, "I want a wess!" (dress)
omg...if I never go there again, it will be too soon.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Lumpy didn't care for that.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades.
A sobering U.S. Labor Department jobs report Friday showed the economy lost 524,000 jobs in December and 1.9 million in the year's final four months, after the credit crisis began in September.
The steep annual drop in jobs marked the highest yearly job-loss total since 1945, the year in which World War II ended.
November, in which 584,000 jobs were lost, and December marked the first time in the 70-year history of the report in which the economy lost more than 500,000 jobs in consecutive months.
Construction employment shrank further by 101,000 jobs, and the rate of construction unemployment soared to 15.3% - by far the highest of any group.
New-home construction plunged to an all-time low in December, capping the worst year for builders on records dating back to 1959.
I'm not looking for sympathy. It's not self-pity that prompts me to write this, it's because I'm sick and tired of hearing people minimalize the state of the economy. I know it has ebbed and flowed throughout history, I know it will eventually improve, but for here and now, for a lot of us, it sucks.
Now that I've got that off my chest, in the words of Clark W. Griswold,
"Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?"
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
What's this you give me?
Not exactly the cat's meow. Here, you eat it! No, really, you eat it...or I'll jam it in your ear.
Okay, okay...she was a little dramatic for her first go round with the Mum-Mum's, but it was her first try at solids. I think they're awesome, they are just the right size for her to self-feed and the dissolve really well.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
It was finally warm enough for the kids to go out and play in the snow, so our 3 older kids and 2 of the neighbor kids headed out to the huge snow piles at the end of our cul-de-sac. Clyde and I check on them periodically, so when I looked out and didn't see Camdyn, I opened the door to yell to Riley. She told me she didn't know where Camdyn went, that they were looking for her.
I hear Lumpy yell, "I'm right here, Mom."...as she comes walking from the side yard of the neighbor's house. So there she is, walking down the street towing something in her little red plastic sled. It was a statue from the backyard she'd just emerged from. I about died. I made Clyde throw on his coat and boots and find where she'd snagged the yard art from and hopefully replace it unscathed. Hopefully this isn't a foreshadowing of things to come. She better not be one of those teenagers that steals Christmas decorations from some unsuspecting soul.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'm sure this picture doesn't need much of an explanation, but it is sold on Etsy and here's what the seller wants you to know:
This award winning doll received both "Most Creative" at the 2006 Foster Old Home Days fair, Foster, RI and "Best in Show" at the 2006 Woodstock Fair, Woodstock, CT.
She is anatomically correct, as is her newborn son!
Her embellishments include a wedding ring, earrings and necklace and her son has a tiny belly button, made with a real button to which the umbilical cord attaches.
She makes a great addition to any midwifery practice, or for any birth professional that works with siblings.
Note: The doll is available for sale. THIS LISTING IS FOR THE PATTERN ONLY.
The pattern is for the experienced crocheter and includes all information for making the Mama and baby (with detachable placenta and umbilical cord) as well as the maternity clothes for the Mama. Suggestions for embellishment are included.
Finished doll measures approximately 15" and the baby approximately 4.5"
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Say hello to Cooper's little friend
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Anyway, Clyde bought me a small box of Betty Jane Gremlins for Christmas. I love them, but don't need them...they are as evil as those damn peanut and Oreo balls. So after opening them, I had several (ugh) and then asked Clyde to put them on top of the refrigerator so I'd stop eating them. A few hours later, I went to sneak just one more and the box was missing.
Clyde, what did you do with the gremlins?
Put them on top of the fridge.
Well, they're not there now.
Now we're both looking all over for them. I hear paper rustling. I peak in the rose petal cottage, and there sits my very happy 3-year-old, with a now nearly empty box of Betty Jane Gremlins.
Guess that's one way to keep me from eating them.