Joyce - we need forks. we have an ikea set that we got yrs ago, so maybe they don't make them anymore. but we never seem to have enough forks. in fact, I'd get forks and knives (butter). I'll go look on line.
Also - the mwf/t th thing seems like a good compromise!!! Then you'd only be part-time crazy LOL. I feel for you mama. I really do. Some days here the nuthouse is just unbelievable. But then, other times, esp. if Beca is at a playdate or whatever, it's relatvely calm. I must say, that when she's back in school, I think it'll be easier. I'm actually looking forward to it, which is sad imo. I do miss my little miss. we had a super cuddle on the couch with daddy, it's nice. Orin has sure changed the dynamics around this place (mostly for the better, but as far as dd goes, it's sometimes for the (not worse...what's the word... detrminet?). At any rate, I do hope something like that could work out. It would be good for the babies to have some consistency in care too, beyond you and dh, that is. Do you write for the NGO? Like as in fundraising type stuff? Yup - in NY it's Harlem, but named for Haarlem. So I thought you'd gone native or something. I wondered though... The Netherlands, btw, is a WONDERFUL place to raise kids. VERY kid friendly (from what I've heard), everyone LOVES kids there (negative pop growth has it's benefits :LOL ) and helps out tons. You'd find nanny's free there in the grandma age range. But expensive to live...
Jess - there's nothing I'm really looking for in the hanna catalog. weird, huh? I guess if they have any size 130 stuff that's not TOO girly (she can't wear dresses or skirts to school, against playground regulations LOL, and she actually has a couple right now), but definately NOT boy-ey (oh the shame!), then let's just make a budget and you can have fun shopping for an older girl
I'll pm you.
Thanks Laura! That was quick work! I'll build it in and send you what I've got, hopefully this week.
Jessi - I'm so sorry for your family!!! What a total disaster for them, and so many others. Yeah, it's not the smartest/safest place to live - but then NYC is the first to get targeted in an all out attack by ???, Boston and DC are next. Un huh. The midwest gets cyclones, the west coast gets earthquakes, the south west gets heatwaves, the north gets blizzards, the north east gets blizzards, hurricanes AND heatwaves... so where is it safe??? And it is a funky cool place to live. I think the hard part for people like your family will be getting contractors committed to rebuilding. It's going to be gangbusters getting it rebuilt fast enough to house everyone. At least she'll have lots of help with the baby once it comes
Also - will you send me your extra back strap? I'll send it back with your fleece stacinator and the bumbo if you like - I just need to get placement for the snaps, which is hard because mine is diagonal - is yours? Not the straps, the snaps are diagonal. I'm tired...sorry this makes no sense.
tomorrow if Ori is still sick we're going to have to do some exercise videos. I'm seriously slugging here. I did make it out of the house with him after Jerry came home (to cook dinner LOL) to get a thermometer. His fever was 102.7 corrected (I did under the arm). poor guy. He's sleeping well, ate dinner ok, peed lots today...it's just uncomfortable I think. The pharmacist thinks it's teething (right age) and doubted seriously that it would be a UTI, but they didn't have any strips to test. I'm going to forget that for now, unless something else shows up (dark urine, less frequent pees, obvious swelling or redness in the penis, etc.). So far so good there. He actually has a little red spot on his inner ear (not INSIDE, just on the inside part that is on the outside of his head - does anyone understand that???). It isn't infection, just kind of a hot spot looking thing. Hrmmmmm. My brother had a lot of ear infections, so I'm wondering if that's a possibility.
Pam - I don't know how to make a drum. I never have. I think there are courses offered occasionally by people who do know, or you can put the call out and find someone who does and try to get it offered through the local community college or something. But trading for it would DEFINATELY be easier. Also, I think at least for the mama non-santa gift swap, the salve you make would be an excellent gift item
think about it... it would be nice to have you in on that.
Ok, I'm off to bed too. I want to finish my book and move on to some my mom passed on to me.