: Well, we had a decent trip - but more importantly, Beca seems to be ok. phew. I gotta say, my mother is seriously poisonous. And my dad, well, as much as I love him, he's just not an empowered person. Never stands up for himself, or his kids, I must say. Never did. But he's a real sweetie, and means well
The ground my mom and I share is shopping (which I hate), but we did get me some new tops and she bought me a cashmere stole in pumpkin orange that is to DIE for! I am SO happy! I bought a pretty sunburst pin in greens to pin it
And we found a great kids store having a blow out sale on summer stuff, such cute things! Dream come true, really. Loads of stripes, dinos, a few trucks, cats/dogs, butterflies, etc... and these are on the BOYS clothes! Ori got the cutest velour sherbert orange footsie with a froggie on the front - a frog with SERIOUS character
So he got bunches, and I got a Chez shirt for Beca, some hiking boots in purple for her (omg, is she in LOVE!), and what else... oh, some painting books (like coloring books, but they come with a watercolor paint tray on the cover) for like 10cents each
Beca loves those. And we went to the Norman Rockwell museum today, which was AWESOME!!! Orin was on LOUD the entire visit, so I didn't get in as much as I myself would have loved,but I got to see pretty much all the rooms, just had to sort of breeze through the basement, which was more historical and had family photos and stuff. waaaaaa. oh well. His studio was the best part, and Jerry took Ori in the backpack for a walk so I could take my time getting through it. Rockwell is for sure my fave artist ever. I am not super aesthetic, and his stuff just resonates for me. I got some nice cards in the shop, but no time for more as the little fella was just wanting some fresh air and grass in his toes, and nothing would change his mind. The property there is amazing, too, beautiful vistas looking over the Housatonic River and the Berkshire mnts. all around... so amazing. Sleeping last night sucked big time. Jerry wakes Orin up every 20 mins when he rolls, snorts, coughs, etc. And he was just so upset that by 2am he blew up and hollared for like an hour and a half. FINALLY I kicked jerry out on the couch and Orin and I slept till almost 7am. He took a 3 hr. nap later in the a.m., and was rubbing his little eyes (with hands covered in mini-broc. florettes) by 7:30. So he's out like a light and hopefully will sleep well tonight. whew. all in all, not too much sniping, beca had good bonding with my folks, Jerry got some time away from office and lawn, and I got some new tops and a stole and a pin
Now to you all!
Jessi - WHAT'S WITH KEEPING US IN SUSPENCE??? How is Evelyn!? I guess FINE or you would have told us, but MAMA! We are WAITING!!! :LOL I sure was sad to read about the fall, and I do hope there's nothing residual! Good nana for being on the ball and not letting it slide, and calling you asap. And yk, kids will fall a zillion times and we only ever get to kiss about 1/1000 of the boo-boo's. There will be loads more for you to nurture, but
for missing the first one.
Annie - Yup - CSA's can be tough. I actually bailed from the one we were in, just 'cause of those reasons. I have recently found another (further away) farm that will allow me to select what I want from what's on hand at a drop off point (like Aviva's). So maybe for next year. Kathy - I DO rec. getting in touch, because there are LOADS of fall fruits/veg. that they will have coming in and they will probably give you a prorated cost to join
Laura - it really sounds like you had a busy but GOOD and fun weekend. YAY!!! Tomorrow I'm hoping to work on your story. I know...not the first time I've said that, but w/jerry home and Ori hopefully taking a good nap at least once, I should be able to do SOMETHING!!!
!!! I'm so so sorry your mom is driving this one to the wall. There is really nothing you can do except breathe through it. If you are desperate for a place, call the HUD office (or local equivelant) and explain. They almost always have short term rentals for reasonable rates.
Karen - Glad you worked through those nasty dh issues - illness is always tough, but often it does lead to growth and strengthening in the long run (sometimes so darned long it's hard to see the end of the tunnel
) At least it sounds like the boys are feeling better. Meningitis is SCARY!!! Let's all root for a few drama-less days for you
sorry about missing your AWESOME sil! And a toddler sized
for T. I know how hard it can be on little ones who don't have a lot of words to express their feelings. I hope everything is evening out ... btw - I've been loving the tazo chai w/soy milk, so when we have our farm co-op, we CAN have a starbucks 'cause even the non-coffee drinkers will have something to drink that is just SO SO SO yummy!
I feel like part of the crowd now
Lisa - I just remembered what I wanted from Ikea :LOL And is dh being SUPER nice and sweet and helpful because he's leaving for a month, or WHAT? Seems he's been on your good side since last weekend's debacle. Or is he improving overall in leaps and bounds
He does sound like such a sweet fella, just somewhat, um, musguided?
Michelle - your Kaia is doing so well - and you know her best. Hot days are tough to guage, so ... how was she today? What a ride, you've had!
Nicole - yay! on Will sleeping through again
I can dream of the days... and a big YAY for having women around who understand at least PART of what you do, and WHY. Around here it's tough, I'll tell ya.
Aviva - did you sell you MT? Just wondering if you got linked into that Yahoo group. Or on the TP here...
On the girlfriend front, well, I have a few super great mama friends, some who are crunchier than me, but most about the same leve, though we do things somewhat differently. No catty crapola, and I guess that's part of why I love them so much. On the flip side, I do generally have more male friends than female, which has been true for me since forever (neighborhood kids were mostly boys and I was a matchbox car kid, not a barbie kid). For me it's more about meshing fun with intelligence and not grinding too much on each other's personality bumps. And sticking to one place long enough to make some good friends. I think just now I'm starting to have some good girlfriends in this area (3 yrs. this month).
Well, it's time for me to go sort laundry and get the dog's bowl filled and other odds and ends that have been neglected in the chaos of getting home, cooking dinner, getting kids clean in the bath, and bedtime. kwim
have a great night mamas!!! Andy