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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


from Pebbles and Bam Bam. (Grandma got a little confused and he looks a little more like Fred but the point was there!) We had a great night trick or treating Sat night and a visit to a church for Trunk or Treat on Sunday.  By the end of Sunday even Baby Waffle was getting into it and carrying his bucket to receive his treats.  I only wish I had thought to take pictures of that.  It was just so darned sweet I didn't think of it.  


 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gobbling Turkeys

Not really a lot to say today, I am making bows for a bow exchange and I have 21 Turkeys to churn out! It is fun but would be nice if I was making money on this deal, maybe one day my little bow business will take off!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pratfalls

Baby Waffle, future stunt man!

Monday, October 25, 2010

In what era or time period would you want to visit or live

So today was such a busy day I couldn't think of anything to write about myself so I went to the NaBloPoMo page for prompts and came up with this one.  If anyone actually reads this they may totally freak out by my answer but here it is anyway.

I would love to live in the 50's.  Back when the men brought home the bacon and then the women 'fried it up in the pan'.  Women were in the home and took care of the family and house and no one questioned it.  Kids could play outside and no one worried, they could go 'into town' to the corner store without anyone having to worry about the perv on the corner kidnapping them or what not. I like me opening doors for me and all that comes with that!


So there you go, I need to go hit Pleasantville!  That's it, TTFN!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Super Busy day

I spent the whole day prepping for family to come by tonight so we could celebrate the departure of the second step waffle.  

I cut up tons of chicken this morning to make the requested sweet and sour chicken and rice for the waffles and the grandwaffles.  The left over chicken will be cut up and fried with the rice for dinner tomorrow night.  I also used the bones and 'stuff' to make some chicken stock and will grind up the left over bones, celery, carrots and what not to make some sort of treat for the Waffle mut!

Well, I am spent and heading to the bed.  Tomorrow will be a busy day as I am not only keeping my own two along with the 3 month old I keep three days a week but I am also helping out a friend in need and keeping her 18 month old while she goes for a bone scan.  It is going to be a busy morning. Thank goodness for Little Waffle she is such an amazing helper! TTFN night all!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall festival and weddings

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Today was a good day.  Grandma Waffle joined me and the little Waffles for a morning of fun at Smith Family Farm for a Fall Festival.  We were able to walk around and see their few chickens, a donkey and goats as well as a trip through a millet maze and some old pumpkins.  The farm looked pretty much done for the year but we still had fun.  I will post a few pictures tomorrow but right now I don't know where my camera is and I am super tired!

Then we had to rush back (farm was about 45 minutes away) to get ready for the wedding of one of Daddy Waffles nephews.  It was such a pretty ceremony.  Both the bride and groom have children so they not only include the children but said actual vows to them. SOO sweet! 

Well that makes this short and sweet but I am BEAT, going to be in bed by 10 tonight, I promise!  Tomorrow I am making sweet and sour chicken for Middle Waffle (number 2)for his going away dinner as he has to be at the recruiting station at 1 pm Monday.  So TTFN 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Freaky Friday....ok not really but hey needed a title!

So today on the NaBloPoMo site they offered a prompt for writing and it was: Do you have any scars? How'd you get them? So as a matter of fact I do, several-major ones!  Well probably three to be exact.  The first is two fold and my proudest badge of honor and probably biggest regret my c-section scar (two c-sections so two fold).  I would hope it is obvious why it is my proudest but it is my biggest regret because I really really wanted natural childbirth.  With both pregnancies I made it so far with no pain meds but as it turns out supposedly I have what is called an android pelvis and as soon as the babies hit that point nothing was moving, my bones don't spread like they should and I went from totally cool with the pain to 'that' woman, you know the one-screaming down the hall, telling her husband he did that to her and he should be in pain too, you know!  With baby waffle it was so bad once it got to that point I would push and push and his poor little head was right there, we could see it but it just wasn't coming out and the pain of trying to get it out was SO bad I ended up having to have FIVE boluses of my epidural which basically at that point was not doing a thing.  

I really tried after Little Waffle, I had gotten it in my head that in her case it was because I let them induce me but then after Baby Waffle I have had to try to come to terms with the fact that it is just not meant to be for me, although really now out of the heat of the moment I think, what if I did something different- different position, not in the hospital but lets face it no one would let me try to have a baby out of a hospital after two c sections, so....

But anyway, I digress.  My UGLIEST scar is from a bowel resection.  I have crohn's disease and while the disease itself was never that bad, I got some side effects (too gross to really describe so I wont) which I was told would be resolved with the bowel resection.  It was a horrible surgery, kept me away from Little Waffle for a week which resulted in her weaning (which was ok because she was over 2 at the time) and overall just sucked but the WORST part was although I had the head surgeon running my case I ended up with the ugliest Frankenstein scar! You would think the could use something better than the staples they used but I guess I am not a movie star so my gut wasn't important enough to try to make pretty!

Finally I have a small set of scars from gall bladder surgery.  The least exotic and most unnoticeable scar so I will just leave that be.  

Well I guess that is it for tonight.  We are going to a fall festival for hay rides and pumpkin picking tomorrow.  Hopefully the weather will at least make us feel like late summer so we can enjoy it somewhat.  TTFN!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Ok so I am a dork.  I was going to join a blog circle for random Tuesday thoughts but for some reason I can't figure out how to grab the widget.  Guess I can still post my random thoughts, I will figure the rest out later!

So I am in my last year of graduate school to get my master's in experimental psychology.  I really thought I was going to crash and burn but fortunately it would appear my prof don't think I am as dumb as I have thought I was lately as he offered my a chance at a research group which may help me develop my thesis, the only thing left between me and my degree after this semester!

Now that mid terms are behind me I am concentrating on making bows for a few days. I am in a hair bow exchange with some online friends of mine and I have to make the Thanksgiving bows.   Really, can Thanksgiving REALLY be like just about a month away....(please excuse my lack of proper punctuation, Baby Waffle spilled water on my macbook and now for some reason my question mark wont work and I have a few letters that wont shift!

Well enough rambling for today.  I was up until 1:30 this morning and back up at 5 am thanks to baby waffle. I would say I am about ready to CRASH! TTFN

Monday, October 18, 2010

short but sweet

I should be working on school work and since I am not I will be up late and stressing all day tomorrow but I really want to stick to blogging every day so I am putting out this short post.  

There is a missing one year old in the news in my area.  It really makes me appreciate having Baby Waffle laying in his crib so close to me.  To that end I had to take this picture and I will leave you with this....




hug them close and let them know you love them!  ttfn

Sunday, October 17, 2010

back again! (this time to stay??? )

Ok, so it has been awhile but I am back.  I originally wanted to start blogging for NaBloPoMo last year (national blog posting month, it is officially the month of November but now you can work with them all year www.nablopomo.com) I never made it last year but I am determined to stick with it this year so here I am!!!

So that said a little catching up.  School has been stressing me out.  This is the first semester since I went back to school after little waffle was born that I honestly feel like I can't keep up.  Little Waffle was always such a breeze and really until that thing called walking kicked in so was baby waffle but you know they have to grow and it is so much harder now.  I am supposed to read so much this semester and it just isn't getting done.  IF I pass one of my classes it will be by the shear grace of God!  

All of that stress is really effecting my weight loss (or lack there of!)  I try to walk at least 3 miles 2 or 3 times a week but since I also started baby sitting a friends 3 month old, that isn't happening as often as I would like BUT it is cooler now so I am trying to throw a walk in in the evenings on the days I can't do it in the morning.  My other new discovery is B12.  Apparently it is said to work wonders because long story short lots of women are lacking it.  I am going to start with that as soon as possible and will see what happens.  

So, OH about the walking.  I recently bought a used Phil & Ted stroller with the doubler seat. It is SUCH a fabulous stroller, it really is however I have to say there was apparently a recall at some point that we didn't know about.  All I can say is IF you have a Phil & Ted BE CAREFUL.  (apparently this is a good warning for most strollers but I speak only of the one I have).  Daddy Waffle was taking the stroller out of the car a few weeks back and didn't grab it right, he felt it grab his finger and yanked.  Next thing he knew the tip of his pinkie was GONE! I would post a picture but really, it isn't for the faint of heart so I will spare you! It has been a slow healing process. There was nothing really that could be done so it is just slowly healing over.  It hasn't made me like the stroller any less though for the record!!!

On to the rest, well one of the older waffles has flown the coop.  He is off in San Diego in the Navy and in one week we will lose the other older waffle.  He will be heading out to basic.  It will seem very strange when they are both gone, it is already odd to be short one!  I wish them the very best though, they deserve it.

And last but not least little Waffle has learned to ride her bike on just two wheels!  (One last thing her brother did before he leaves next week was make sure she could do it, isn't he great!) I am glad she was able to have that time with him. Now that the time has finally almost arrived for him to leave we can start moving rooms in the house and get down and dirty with her schooling.  We have kind of taken it a little easy since she was pretty much ahead anyway so we will really start her year Nov 1 and go through probably July.  We will be starting off serious with a handwriting program, reading, Story of the world for some history, and after she gets reading down, hopefully by January, we will start Latin.  We won a WHOLE curriculum steered to her age so I am excited.  We also have to buy her math program so we will just keep doing hodgepodge math until probably January or so and then start Right Start A. We also will be doing some art projects weekly and for now stick with the science survey from enrichment day supplemented with some experiments at home.

I am really looking forward to be a little less concerned with my classes and to be able to focus on little and baby waffles studies! 

Well I guess that is it for now! I will be back tomorrow.....ttfn