Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006


I am sending out a request for some volunteers to try some recipes I have created. The job is pretty simple, buy ingredients, make recipe, eat food, email me your opinion on taste, looks, ease of preparation, and any suggestions for improvements. If your interested let me know, and I will be glad to provide you with a little more information.


Yesterday I went shopping and bought a really neat seat protector for the van, it goes under the carseat, has a toy box attached, drink holders and just random pouches. I was so impressed with this find, that I decided to clean and vacuum the whole van, so I dressed up Sara and Hannah and went out into the relatively nice weather and cleaned out the van, and I took everything out, even stuff the belongs in the van. I couldn't vacuum however with Hannah running around our front yard as I doubted my ability to watch her and vacuum simotanously, (I am only human after all). So my plan was to vacuum after they were in bed, and then reassemble the van. But well bedtime came and I no longer felt like vacuuming. So I procrastinated, and now I wake up today and it is snowing, and not just snowing a little, but the ground is covered, the van is covered, the trees are covered, and it is still snowing. I think the universe has turned against me and is teaching me a lesson about procrastination. Well I get the point, so if the snow could just melt I will go outside and finish what I started. (Sorry about my little rant, but I really wanted to try out my new seat protector)

Carpet adventures II

Well I decided I should post to update everybody on the result of my cleaning spree to my carpet. I did try the magic eraser on the chocolate soy milk, and it worked, but unfortunately it really chews up the eraser, and I ran out of eraser before I ran out of stain. I then tried a concentrated mixture of water and dish soap. And it actually worked, I was rather surprised by this as I have tried more powerful cleaners to no avail. So the two mystery stains are gone, and the chocolate soy milk stain, while it is substantially lighter has unfortunately come back, so it will be off to Walmart to buy the stuff suggested by Lynne. And I have actually not even touched the crayon yet, because well dragging out the iron sounds like a lot of work, and I am afraid water will just smear it.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Your know your tired when

Do you think I can safely blame this dumb moment on being sick:

As I was cleaning the livingroom, I put one of the fisherprice men into the fisherprice house. I of course used in the first available entrance, the chimeny. I go about putting books back into the book shelf, when I spot this man again, so I put him away again. I did this about 6 times, each time getting more annoyed at Hannah. Finally after putting it back into the chimney for the sixth time I realized that the chimeny just shoots the man back out the window on the side of the house.

I could perhaps pretend that I didn't know that that is how the house worked, but I've always known that, and usually I have enough sense to open the roof to put the men away.


Somebody is taking this halloween thing to far. In the last hour I have been scared by:

a mouse in the garage

Freaskish hail suddenly hitting the window

two spiders jumping out of towel, in the basement, at me

I think I should just park myself on the couch under a blanket for the rest of the day, or I might end up with a bat in my hair.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Everybody loves a picture

Why I will never own a house with carpet?

I have some questions for my many faithful readers.

1. How do you get chocolate soy milk out of a carpet?

2. How do you get crayon out of a carpet?

3. How do you get the mysterious spot that just showed up one day out of your carpet?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I finally got around to uploading all of my pictures to Walmart, so if you didn't already get an invite to view them, let me know and I will email you one.

Not much is happening in our world, Sara-Lyn is still growing, and Hannah is still opionated. We're off to Edson for Thanksgiving, which I am sure will be a perfectly enjoyable weekend, with lots of good food, and good company, and maybe just a few hours away from the kids. Well it is late and I am tired so I will keep this post short and end it with a picture of my two favorite people.