Thursday, October 29, 2009

sick, sicker, sickerest *update*


we're sick
it bites
no one likes cleaning up things that should just stay put
especially me
especially not at 3 am


*Now that we're all feeling better & I can sort of laugh about it I should inform all of you that I am now the expert at cleaning up throw-up and am also the expert in reading the warning signs of when it will make an appearance and the best way to get the kid in front of a toilet.
a quick tip: the sink is NOT a good choice for throw-up, but I know a good home remedy for unclogging that sink if you happen to make that mistake & it's 1 am and your husband is at work- oh your husband isn't at work at 1 am? -huh, well I guess you can forget the home remedy & just send him to the store for Drano.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

oh no!

Remember THIS post? about our loverly pet manti, mantis, mantises (honestly what is the plural?) Carolyn & Joe? Well we have an update on those two love birds*
*it's not pretty

The other day Lily was helping me hack my way through the jungle of weeds in the out of site, out of mind backyard. As we worked toward a corner Lily excitedly informed me she had found our long lost friends Joe & Carolyn. She sat there studying them for a few seconds while waving me over and insisting I drop in to say hi. As I was leaning my double edged hoe* against the fence I heard her cry out
"Oh NO!"
I ran over (okay, my backyard isn't that big) quickly took the two steps over to where she was and asked what was wrong.
"Carolyn is EATING Joe!"
she told me in utter shock, horror & disbelief.
What do you tell a 5 yr old after she witnesses one of her favorite pets whole heartedly consuming the other? I was about to start explaining the wonderful & wonderous circle of life. How when one thing dies it helps feed another, but she beat me to it,
"EWWW she just bit his head off his body- that's so COOL!"

RIP joe


* while purchasing this wonderful double edged hoe at Home Depot a man waiting for his paint asked me what sort of tool I had and what was I going to use it for. I was in shock- SHOCK! "why it's a double edged hoe" I politely & incredulously informed him, "it's used for weeding and turning up dirt." He acted as though it was the most ingenious thing he's ever seen. Then promptly help up his 500 gal container of liquid poisonous weed killer, "this is my double edged hoe" He chuckled- uh yeah gotch-ya.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

the lesson I learned while making dinner tonight


and I'm going to share it with you:

While making dinner- namely tortilla soup ( and not just any tortilla soup but the most amazing delicious, spicy, goodness you could ever stick in a bowl then spoon over your tongue, goodness. I'm telling you when I first tasted this at my mother-in-laws dinner table I literally went to food heaven. I dream about this soup.)- and you are preparing the jalapeno pepper to be roasted in the oven- and here's the lesson-
DO NOT, DO NOT
( i cannot stress this enough do you see the capitalized letters & the red?)
TOUCH YOUR NOSE!!

Ignore the itch, tell it to go away, break up with it in a crowded restaurant so it doesn't cause a scene and you are forced to stay with it. And trust me don't even try a napkin or towel barrier, it will not help! the force is strong in these jalapenos.

IF you don't heed my warning, IF you don't believe what I'm telling you, IF you do cut up a jalapeno pepper, remove the seeds with your fingers, place said jalapeno pepper in the 350 oven & IF you scratch that itch, your nose will yell and scream at you, as if from the depths of hell, for the next 24 hours.

People believe me when I say:
jalapeno + nose = pain x 24hrs

but ohhhhhhhh the spicy goodnessssssss

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

feeling loved


did you notice all the comments I received on my last two posts? (okay 1 or 2 of them are my own but still more than one comment that isn't mine is a pretty big deal, for me) I did and I am feeling the love & wanted to send it right back to you, paying for the postage and all. but I don't have everyone's address so this will have to do-


photo found via flickr

(Doesn't it feel cold enough for there to be snow on the ground? What happened to our transitional 70's period? No one should be thrown into this kind of serious weather relationship so fast! It's not fair to my toes or wallet. My feet are having serious sandal withdrawal)

And you know what else I love?? When I'm having a headache-y, grouchy, pms-y, kind of day but then I trick my fabulous neighbor or amazing sister to stop what they're doing, come out, talk to me and listen to me whine or laugh annoyingly loud while my & her kids run a muck.

Friday, October 2, 2009

nothing better...


than watching my kids learn the disco roll from Jack Black on Yo Gabba Gabba.