Archive for October, 2009

Saturday, October 31st, 2009


library-159So I think we love Halloween around here just a little bit.  It comes as a little bit of a surprise because it never meant much to me and Ben has this deep seated moral opposition to all “made up” holidays.  But it’s really, really hard not to take just a little pleasure in something that makes the wee ones so very happy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009


library-070Sorry if I’ve been a bit neglectful.  I’ve come down with something and have spent the last couple of days more or less being a slug.  I hate being sick while I’m pregnant because I worry about all kinds of things I wouldn’t otherwise worry about.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I call my ob to put my mind at ease.  It means I go back and forth between worrying that something’s wrong and wondering if I’m overreacting.  Makes me feel like a maniac.  The good news is my regularly scheduled visit is tomorrow so hopefully I can get this off my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, October 26th, 2009

5 Bucks and 20 Minutes

library-148And no one will ever see that plumber’s butt again, cute as it might be.  We’re in some kind of size limbo.  Chase is stuck somewhere between a 2t and a 3t for pants.  Somehow a 2t is too small and a 3t just won’t stay up.  Well, no more!  Now I can cinch them up tight.

These were quick and easy to make.  Just the way I like it.  I’m not really supposed to be working on any projects because a) I have to finish up Chase’s costume in time for the big day b) I have last minute party details to think about and c) There are some personal finance matters that I have to attend to.  Booo.  That’s all I have to say about that. But I let myself make these because they really only took 20 minutes inclusive of the time it took me to run into Joann to grab the webbing.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

library-140We hit the pumpkin patch today.  Not the best idea after a day of torrential downpours but we made the most of it.  Plus, I wasn’t that lady that wiped out in the mud.  Nope, not this time.

I had one of those grass is always greener moments and decided to try North Run instead of just going to Webber’s.  That was a mistake.  Now I know better and also feel compelled to go to Webber’s before it closes for the season.  I’ll probably try to squeeze in another visit sometime this week against my better judgment.  I’ll figure it out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Dry Run

library-62I wish I could wait for the big unveiling but I am seriously excited about this costume.  We had our first fitting today.  I was truly convinced that C would take one look at it and say, um, what is that?  Somehow though she knew right away  oh, it’s a popcorn box.  Also sometimes referred to as a popcorn bag.  Either way, it doesn’t bother me so long as she likes it.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Random Thoughts at 31 Weeks

library-50So I think I posted pictures every other week with Chase and this time… not so much.  I figured it was about time for a little progress report.  There’s a lot going on in there.  Sometimes kind of painful but in weird places like way down in my pelvis or right on top of my bladder.  Maybe she decided to turn a little?  Dare I dream?  Meanwhile, I’m slow and lumbering.  I always start out strong in the morning but by 7 or so there’s just nothing left.  My back hurts and I’m crabby.  Ben loves it.  He gets me and Chase at our best early in the morning when we’re grumpy and at the end of the day when we’re grumpy all over again.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

And the Winner Is…

randomLucky number 5, Danielle, who said: I want the blue one with the stripey brown button…  As soon as it was time to pick a number I realized that I’d only be able to pick one number and wished I could pick more.  I would love for each of you to have one!  Look for it the mail soon Danielle.

Probably a lot sooner than my chairs will get here.  I did it though, I ordered.  It’s just that the confirmation email I received says to expect them in late November.  Seriously?  Bummer.

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Monday, October 19th, 2009

Fear of Commitment

I finally settled on a style but I can’t seem to commit to a color.  I’m leaning toward blue but I think orange would really be best.  Or maybe even white.  See, but then again, if I was going to go with white I’d order this one.  I don’t know if this is one of those times when I need to apply my George Costanza rule of decision making and get the blue or what.  My only prerequisite is that the chair be painted so I don’t have to match the wood to the table.  There is no fun in buying anything anymore.  None.

What about black?  This is following a close second on the heels of buying shoes for toddlers.  Thoughts?  And don’t tell me that you’d go with something completely different unless it’s absolutely fabulous AND within my price range because I just don’t need anymore options in the mix.

Don’t forget, this is your last chance to enter to win in the great crown giveaway.  Good luck!

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Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Sunday Pot Roast

dsc_0030This dish might be the perfect wrap up to a cold and rainy weekend.  I did a little poking around on the internet and came up with this from Elise at Simply Recipes.  It’s good, really good.  I’ve never truly studied the technique so I was skeptical about being able to braise an entire roast using only a half cup of liquid but it works.  I used my biggest pot and it worked just fine in the oven.  Although I did find that I had to keep the oven set at 300 to maintain a simmer.  My pot worked fine but now my desire for an enamel cast iron dutch oven is rekindled.  My birthday and Christmas are coming up.  Good timing, no?   Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, October 17th, 2009


dsc_0010The day is drawing to a close so I’ll just take these few minutes to send a few more happy birthday wishes his way.  He had a quiet day and took it easy as you can see from the picture… though maybe you can’t tell that he ate dinner in his pyjamas.  You can do that kind of stuff on your birthday.  I certainly intend to. Read the rest of this entry »

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