I joined the hunt too! Ought to be fun. Too bad I never did buy the computer (KIDDING!) but it would be convenient to be wireless. Oh well. I've enlisted Beca to help w/the hunt. She can go meandering around while I cook or whatever. 100 is 3-4 a day every day. Yikes! Is there a list of sites? There's only 60 or so sponsors listed. I think I'm already confused. Maybe I'm multi-tasked out...
I FINALLY found some wonderful looking and smelling organic lavendar plants. It took like 3 months of searching! I kept missing the shipments by a day or so everywhere I looked, and it would just be gone so fast! I guess lavendar plants are kinda hyena!
anyway, it'll get put in by the front door tomorrow, thank goodness. It's looking somewhat barren and ugly there. Dd has agreed to help me clean up tomorrow. In exchange for madagascar (nothing free in NY!). I wanted to see it anyway. maybe dh will join in, a real family adventure. he's so tall that sitting in theater chairs isn't very comfy for him, so usually he passes.
Joined the June swap...hopefully something we actually want / need will magic itself to our door! yea!!
Have a GREAT IRL meet annie and karen!!! Take pics and post them when you can! How FUN!!! There's a big MDC mama meet up in NYC on the 12th June, but I'm going to have a backyard full of brownies tie dyeing their shirts. Very unlikely I'll be going (unless it's with the little monsters! :LOL ), oh well. I think they're meeting in the Sheep's Meadow, which has many fond memories for me. I slept there for a week one spring (when I ran away from home. I think I was 14?) and saw the dead there once a couple of yrs later, and saw the free clapton show there and ... those bushes are pretty private :LOL .
Does anyone know if I can use non-wheat flours in a bread machine? Or do the recipes HAVE to be bread machine recipes? Something finickey about them, I remember, but I've never used one. ** edit** Ok, I just read some of the recipes Lisa sent me,and they give me the bread machine info I wanted. thanks anyway
We took an 'alternative' birthing class with dd, but w/ds we opted for an evening meeting that the midwives put together once a month. It was informal, just a way to chat up about people's experiences. If ya'll remember, it was foul weather like 3 times in a row and we had a private tutorial, which was awesome! I never once entered a hospital for this one, thank goodness
. Both dh and I have real aversions to them.
Lisa - I'm glad Zoe is in recovery
: . My one true love-pup Casey (she's gone now) had to have the cone when she got broken (why do they call it 'fixed'?). She was most upset with me. But no hot spots and she was a happy puppy when she was finally free! I'd give her time off it every hour I was home for a few minutes, so she could lick herself (tmi?). I made sure she stayed away from the incision site. It's so hard with puppykids. they just don't ever really understand why they should have to wear such a silly looking thing. I KNOW she was embarrased in public. She'd only poop in the backyard and wouldn't go for walks wearing it. She was a VERY smart pooch.
Anyway, my new thought is this: I am willing to cut out wheat entirely, and even elim. the little tiny bit of dairy (parm cheese - nothing can replace it and don't even MENTION that rice/veggie stuff eeeeuwwww), BUT the milk I pumped...what do I do??? If I toss it I won't have any for the June night out. If I don't toss it he's just going to get the wheat back into his system! So...
1. how long does it take to get wheat BACK out of his body from say 6-8 oz of milk?
2. do I just save enough for that one event? I was REEEEEEALY hoping to see starwars this weekend
3. that's all I can remember.
Laura - I read through your birthing story (
, more comments there). I want to say here that Mama, if it's been said once, it's worth saying a thousand times. You are TRULY an inspiration. You have been so incredibly strong and dedicated. Numb, grief stricken, exhausted, rejected, sick, stretched, stressed, you have managed somehow to keep your children intact, and pulled your family together under the most incredible circumstances. Thank you so much for sharing it all.
Time to finish cutting fleece liners. I cut Jessi's last week (I think) and still have the rest of the fabric just sitting on the side couch. waiting. for elija??? Hope you ladies all have a good night.