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Have a I ever mentioned that Nico goes to sleep when he hears my alarm clock? And is frequently awake for at least a full hour before? : Apparently, he does this in August as well.

Happy August. Mmmm, what is that? The faintest little whiff of Halloween. :

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ugh Mad was up and down last night, going pee (okay it's a good thing she wakes to go pee instead of sleeping though it), but then she wanted to play, stood at the top of the stairs crying for me, which woke me and I told her it was time to sleep. She wanted to watch cartoons and I said that it wasn't cartoon time. I fell back asleep, woke up to her needing to put her pjs back on. Noticed that the light was on in her room. I don't know how Carson slept through it.

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Happy August! Jake woke up at 6am wanting to celebrate August I think it has something to do with him going to bed at 7:30 last night.


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Lee.. how big is your parents house? $4,000 would be doable probably.. but much more than that.. not so much.
Their second home is about 1600 sq feet.
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flicks in the parks

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Happy August! Jake woke up at 6am wanting to celebrate August I think it has something to do with him going to bed at 7:30 last night.



Yah, I kind of wonder if Nico wouldn't be waking up, and I mean wide awaking, at 3am if he wasn't going to sleep at 7. They seem to be related... but I so like the early bedtime! What to do...

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Talula also thought 6 a.m. was an awesome time to wake up.

I smell that faint Halloween smell too. :
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Sometimes I sleep in until 6:00. Luxury!

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Ok...leaving in a few to HOPEFULLY get the lease signed....

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Ditto to that!

M was in and out most of the night too! He's just helping me get ready for sleepless nights...
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Ok...leaving in a few to HOPEFULLY get the lease signed....
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Ok...leaving in a few to HOPEFULLY get the lease signed....
: Good luck Eliza!!

My house is bigger than that so I am sure it would be more expensive than that.

So any idea's how to keep a 21 month old from playing with the plugs? He pulls the outlet covers out, he unplugs and plugs back in anything that is plugged in. None of my children have been as fascinated with outlets as him.
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Yeay!! It's almost fall!!


OH yea I have another question I wanted to ask last night.. but I was tired and forgot.

I made jam for the first time. I am pretty sure it turned out good. Jars are sealed... it looks like it set... but the directions say to remove the bands and store in a cool dark place. Why would you remove the bands? Once you open it, how do you re-close it if you remove the bands? I am confused.
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Eliza - I hope she shows up today!

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I made jam for the first time. I am pretty sure it turned out good. Jars are sealed... it looks like it set... but the directions say to remove the bands and store in a cool dark place. Why would you remove the bands? Once you open it, how do you re-close it if you remove the bands? I am confused.
If they sealed correctly then taking off the bands (NOT the lids) will not affect what you have in them. If they didn't seal correctly then what is in them will get gross whether or not you take off the bands
FWIW I never take the bands off what I can.


Oh, happy August!

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So any idea's how to keep a 21 month old from playing with the plugs? He pulls the outlet covers out, he unplugs and plugs back in anything that is plugged in. None of my children have been as fascinated with outlets as him.
Chase does this too. We bought some outlet plug covers that fit over the plugged-in cords and prevent him pulling them out. In other places, we've put furniture (couch, bookcases) in front of the outlet.

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I made jam for the first time. I am pretty sure it turned out good. Jars are sealed... it looks like it set... but the directions say to remove the bands and store in a cool dark place. Why would you remove the bands? Once you open it, how do you re-close it if you remove the bands? I am confused.
I've never heard this advice. Nor have I ever done this when making jam. But the lid part is what seals the jar, so you don't really NEED the bands until you break the seal. Then the band holds the lid on.

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i had like NO sleep last night. between Niamh staying up til 3. then slightly drifiting off, then Addy waking for water, a BAJILLION freaking times, (ok maybe she does drink too much water) and Morgan getting up for work at 5:15, then Addy being up, and wanting to conversate.
i am exhausted. i really feel a lil loopy.
hopefully my mom can chill with Addy later while Niamh and i nap.

i too smell candycorn and pumpkinseeds. :

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Ok...leaving in a few to HOPEFULLY get the lease signed....
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And yes. VERY tired this morning. Thought I had enough flour to make bagels, discovered I don't... before I got dressed, so I have this VERY wet dough proofing in the oven... Guess I'm going to the damn store in my jammies.

I'm smelling pumpkin pie this morning. Mmmm...

Would there be any interest in a HFCS free halloween celebration? I'm thinking of doing one this year.
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We got keys!!!! WE GOT KEYS!!!! And when we went to clear out the mailbox, we found that the house comes with a free subscription to Playboy...

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HA HA! Bonus!
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We got keys!!!! WE GOT KEYS!!!! And when we went to clear out the mailbox, we found that the house comes with a free subscription to Playboy...
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And...uh...yay for Playboy?
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YAY for free playboy!! lol. There was also People and some other stuff, but I thought the playboy was worth mentioning...

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that is so funny!

Did she say why she didn't show up yesterday?
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Hi everyone! I guess I better introduce myself before the thread gets far too large and intimidating! I'm Nicole and have been lurking on MDC for years. I've been in and out of PDX over the past two years for a PhD program over at PSU. Luckily, DH found a job in PDX for this coming year, so we are all going to be there together starting August 20th! Hurray! Oh, and "we" includes myself, DH, and our 8 month old son, Martin and a cat named PITA.

We live off of Belmont and SE 39th. Part of the reason why I'm introducing myself is I know that baby needs more interaction with children and I wouldn't mind more with like minded mamas. So, I'm going to try and keep up with this thread and see if we can't come out to one of the play/park dates in late August.

I also am thinking that I need some mornings during the week to work on some research (seeing as that is the reason we are in PDX... well that and people are wonderful there!). So, if anyone is interested in doing some sort of pre-Preschool (I'm thinking 9-24 months of age in September) childcare swap/coop in close-in PDX, I'm all ears.

Finally, I'm trying to learn how to knit. If anyone wants to be my knitting tutor (really, just show me how to finish shorties and longies... I have the basics down), that would be great. I'm an excellent seamstress, so perhaps I could provide some hints there in return.

Alright. That is enough for now. Looking forward to getting to know you all better!

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Howdy Nicole! its def a good idea to jump in at the beginning of the month, before things get too hectic

i got my woolies today!!! YAY! so soft. so scrumptious.
off to give em a quick wash in monkey farts

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i'm not having any pre-nostaligia for halloween i will grasp onto the straws of summer til the bitter end

if natural gas prices go up 40% we could spend a couple of grand on insulating our 100 year old house and it would probably pay for itself in ONE winter. this house has nothing in the walls. nada. zip. zilch. superbad. our bill was up to $250/mth last winter. insane!


hi urbanmamma - i'm pretty close to you. ~45th and lincoln. i have a nanny at my house 2 days a week for my 14 month old. maybe we could do a share or something.
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YAY for free playboy!! lol. There was also People and some other stuff, but I thought the playboy was worth mentioning...
YAY!! KEYS AND PORN!! How much better could this morning get?

I hope you have enough help moving Eliza. If I didn't live on the complete other side of the metro area I would be there in a flash. Good luck, happy move!

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Luckily, DH found a job in PDX for this coming year, so we are all going to be there together starting August 20th! Hurray! Oh, and "we" includes myself, DH, and our 8 month old son, Martin and a cat named PITA.

I love the name of your cat!! And



I am no help with anything else as I am not close in, can't knit or sew.
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I think I need to lay off the steel cut oatmeal for breakfast. I keep having horrible vertigo after I eat it. Ugh.
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