Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Today I heard the water running for a long time. I asked M. what he was doing. "Just washing my hands" he replied. Ok, finish up then, stop dilly-dallying. Then I heard the water going on and off. M.! What are you doing? "I told you, I'm washing my hands" Knock it off already. What's going on with your hands? "I'm just washing the blood off." BLOOD!? I shot into the bathroom faster than Carl Lewis or whoever the fastest man in the world is these days. Turns out it was only loose tooth #4 and so little blood it didn't even qualify as a drop. Thank goodness!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Typical Monday

Here is May's 12 of 12 layout:

The journaling reads:
Just the usual weekday around here…
1. making P.’s vitamin mix
2. packing lunches
3. reading for half an hour over my own breakfast once the boys have gone to school
4. lots of errands: visit to the JCC to see if we
want to join, the library, grocery shopping
5. gotta have my Tim Horton’s tea. $1.65 may
seem a lot for some hot water and a tea bag,
but it is soooo good and since I’ve cut back
to one cup a day, I feel justified!
6. went to the BAC for the first time in 2 weeks and managed to stay on the Stairmaster for 15 minutes!
7. waiting for the school buses
8. P.’s school had a flower sale for Mother’s Day. We sent in the money and he brought home the red one on Friday. This morning the bus driver said they had one leftover and did I order 2? I said no, I didn’t think so. Well, apparently I did, so the yellow one came home today. Poor Teri, she babysat this flower the whole weekend and all of Monday, keeping it alive. I tried to give it to her but she wouldn’t take it.
9. Signed up for Stacy’s “Have More Fun” class at BPS starting in July. I can’t wait!
10. Made a quick playground visit after dinner. We’re finding the boys sleep better if we do this and now that it is light out longer, they want some outside activity.
11. laundry, it never ends
12. stayed up too late watching a movie (Unconditional Love with Kathy Bates) sometimes Netflix is a bad thing

I'm not totally happy with how it came out, I had some cropping and sizing issues and I think that big green space at the top is distracting... Maybe I'll slap a big 'ol flower there or something. Or maybe not.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Doesn't Smell New, But Looks Pretty Good

Today I decided to clean out the car. Here's what I found:

  • 1.5 plastic easter eggs (1 purple, 1/2 green)
  • a metal monkey bookmark
  • a broken pirate eyepatch
  • 1 red wool headband
  • a baggie of crushed Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows)
  • 1 plastic thingamajig
  • 4 rocks
  • 10 books (2 Halloween theme)
  • 4 coloring books (2 Christmas theme)
  • 31 crayons (26 whole, 5 broken)
  • 1 colored pencil (yellow)
  • 1 cardboard tag that says "Rush" (what or to where I have no idea)
  • 6 bank envelopes (empty)
  • 4 raisin boxes (also empty)
  • at least half a box of petrified raisins scattered all over
  • 3 torn paper chef's hats from Ted's Hot Dogs
  • 3 donut bags (empty; 2 Tim Hortons, 1 Dunkin Donuts)
  • many many sprinkles from said donuts
  • 2 ATM receipts
  • 3 errand lists
  • 2 shopping lists
  • lots of used tissues
  • a bottle of eyeglass cleaner
  • 3 petrified french fries (we haven't eaten these in the car in I don't remember when. Other than the dust they looked a lot like they do when you buy them. That right there is probably reason enough to stop eating them)
  • 2 blankets
  • a box of emergency stuff (jumper cables, flares, etc.)
  • a box containing wipes, the harnesses & cup holders from the booster seats, portable potty liners, and a first aid kit)
  • the diaper bag (doesn't get daily use anymore but still good to have in case of emergencies)
  • 2 kid winter gloves (not matching)
  • 1 pair kid mittens (matching)
  • 3 baseball hats (1 adult, 2 child - too small now)
  • 1 winter coat (adult)
  • 1 windbreaker (adult)
  • 1 tobaggan
  • 1 tote bag of swim gear
  • a bag of gummy worms (empty)
  • 4 toy cars
  • 2 kaleidoscopes
  • 1 bendy plastic cat
  • 1 plastic princess ring (pink)
  • 2 plastic knights and thier matching horses
  • 1 transformer
  • 2 toy phones
  • 2 toy alphabet games
  • 2 drawing boards
  • 1 tic-tac-toe game
  • 1 broken happy meal toy
  • 1 winter scarf (child)
  • 1/2 box of tissues (clean)
  • my sunglasses
  • my wireless headset
  • 3 pens (2 blue, 1 red)
  • the snowbrush
  • 1 flashlight (still in package)
  • $2 in change ($1.45 that I spent later, .30 that I sucked up in the vacuum and .25 that I can see but can't get out)

What's in your car?