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Archive for June, 2009

Well my sister’s baby bedding is all done now!  One quilt, bumper pads, and set of curtains, plus valance done!  Yippee!    Plus extra material to make a pillow or 6.   That is what I did this weekend.  Sewed, sewed and sewed.   I want to make a dress for my cousin’s daughter…. But I just haven’t had the time =(     I will get to it!  I promise.     Well, my mom came down to help me with all the sewing!  (Thanks Mom!)  and my dad decided since Martha was sick last week, to come down too.   So Martha got to spend time with Papa and Gigi.   And she was so happy!  Today was very rough on her!  She was in 6 kinds of trouble!     Well I went to go talk to her, and she had Papa and Gigi’s picture.   She is such a picture person!   And I asked her if she missed them, and she just started shuttering and crying.    She is like, but I have an idea!!!!   I can just build a bridge to there house and then i can go see them when ever I want.    I just wanted to cry!

I wish they lived closer too, but for now, we will have to make due!   She gets to go see them on Thursday when we leave for Chicago.

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So I would like to start my own business one day where I make my own Jam and Jellies.   I have alway loved making jelly and jam.    Before recently, I have not been able to make my jellies from my own kitchen.   Alabama law prohibited.   This year they apparently changed the law and I can now cook it in my own kitchen, I just have to label it as such and can only sell at Farmer’s Markets and places like that.    I thought I would keep a list of things to do.   First of all, can I even make jelly for the cost to sell them!    So here is my list:

Jars

Lids

Fruit

Pectin

Sugar

Lemon Juice

Labels

So now I just need to go price everything! and figure out how much fruit makes how many jars!    Good think I have a freezer full of fruit ready to go!  Yippee!

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Why does my family have issues with poop?  It seems like it is a constant in my life ever since my daughter was born four and half years ago.   And yet, it is still a constant problem.   I have one daughter who can put any man to shame by the size of her poop and the other that I bake a cake if she has anything remotely solid.    So today, Martha asks me, “Mom, do rabbits poop?”.    “Why yes, Martha, they do poop!”  “What does it look like?”  “It is just round pellets.”   “Oh, well maybe we can scoop there poop…. ”  I now am like.. no, we don’t touch other animal’s poop Marthat… But Mom, why not?

Am I the only mom in the world who has detailed conversations with my 4 year old about poop and its properities!

So 2 days ago we ended up in the ER, because the doctors and I thought Martha has apendicitis.   The ER doctor took an x-ray of her tummy and said, OMG, she has poop in her intestines.   Well no shit shirlock.   I had no idea that my daughter has poop in her colon.   Doh!   Anyway, he put her on Miralax (which we already have at home, because she does get impacted at times.)    Now she has diarrehea!  Grand huh?  Which I could have predicted because it always gives her diarrehea at that doseage.

So any how the other daughter cannot have any milk.   She gets diarrehea if she has any milk.  Isn’t that just grand.  I feed her banana’s like they are going out of style.   I can tell you based on the color of poop what the kid has eaten.  I have seen diapers with every color of the rainbow.   (Just added red to the list this weekend!   But I haven’t figured out what caused that one yet.)

Well I guess that is enough about poop!   I am sure it will come up in conversation again in the coming days!  ha!

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To the Open Road

I have been wondering for days what to name my blog.   As my mom asked me to start a blog of my daily meanderings.  She gets a laugh out of them so she thought others might as well.    So here I am…

Well, we have a tradition here at the house when toasting.   The traditional saying is: To the open road.   It came from some silly Mickey Mouse cartoon we have on DVD but it has stuck for years now.  And upon reflection on it, it is very apropo.    We do not know what lies ahead and we have to met the challenges that occur on the open road!   Anyway, thanks to my 4 year old daughter, we have a blog title!

My mom’s liked the life of a ghetto mom, but for some reason I didn’t take to it as much as she did.    So in the future, you will begin to hear about my sewing project, my children, my cooking success and failures (believe me there are many), about how I really don’t fit in with the neighborhood I live in.  But they just have to get over it.

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