Thursday, February 26, 2009

it's settled

After careful consideration, I've decided that, were I given the choice, I'd choose to be Elastigirl.

Flying or laser eyes or invisibility would be pretty cool, but as a mom, there couldn't possibly be anything more useful than being suuuuuuper stretchy. Watching your kids play in the front yard? Uh oh, they're fighting? Just reach out and pull one of them back. Clean up a room from the comfort of a sofa. Change a diaper far enough away so you don't have to smell it. And stretch marks from pregnancy would be a non issue! It would even be a help when it comes to breastfeeding. (Go go gadget... well, you get the idea.)

Oh yeah, that's what I need. I guess until then I should keep working on yoga. At least then I can bend.

P.S. Mary, my "navel-gazing" posts are those where I talk excessively about myself. Maybe I should label them Omphaloskeptic Thoughts. (See the navel-gazing link for the definition of that one, if needed.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Yeah, all of you already know, but here is the OFFICIAL announcement.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Music Monday

Most of you are probably more up on music than me, but I love this song and only heard it first fairly recently.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

so much to say...

so little time.

I've been wanting to blog about how much I've missed having my mom here this week, and how wonderful it was while she wase here. She kept up on dishes, laundry, did my mending (which was mostly all the knees on Noodle's pants...I guess that's what happens when you buy clothes for a six year old secondhand from Savers...), brought me glasses of water to keep me sufficiently hydrated, baked LOTS of cookies, held Sprout so I could shower/eat/homeschool/whatever, listened to me ramble about whatever, made me feel loved, and other fabulous things. My mom had a hip replaced last October (or maybe the very end of September) and so my dad was worried about her coming here. She still has to be careful about bending and lifting things. She brought her "grabber," which Spud thought was fabulous. He enthusiastically picked up toys with it on several occasions.

I've also wanted to blog that David's not very great job ended. They kept upping the requirements to make sales, and he wasn't able to meet the requirements (and neither were a lot of other folks) so that gig is over. He's working on a few other things and looking for other opportunities.

I've worked 30 hours each of the past two weeks. I'm grateful to have a job that I can do while nursing a baby. A lot of the time, one hand is sufficient. It would have been nice to take a break, but we can definitely use the money and I think keeping busy (while still being able to sit and "rest") is helpful to me to not get too down.

This week has been hard. Physically, I'm feeling pretty good, but have had some back and neck issues. Trying to balance everything is tough. Spud has had a bit of a rough adjustment to no longer being the baby of the family and we've had to deal with quite a lot of attitude, though I think he's done better this week than he did the previous few. Noodle has been a great help, though she is struggling with a challenge of her own right now (which I may or may not blog about in more detail later.) Anyways, we are in the process of getting some help with that.

We had our homeschool Valentine exchange/party on Monday, which was fun. The kids painted their boxes and wrote out their Valentines that morning. Next year I have aspirations of making homemade ones, but I think I had those aspirations for this year until Sprout arrived. :o)

Yesterday we went to the Harley-Davidson shop for a homeschool field trip. It was pretty awesome. The guy who gave us the tour was really cool and accommodating of our group of youngsters. (The bulk of our group is in the 4-8 range, which can be a bit daunting for tour givers.) I thought the kids were pretty attentive and well-behaved overall, so that was nice, too.

Oh, Noodle lost her bottom front incisors last weekend. They started wiggling back in December, I think, but she wasn't an avid wiggler so they hung on until recently. She was happy to be able to use my cute Tooth Pillow (made by my mom years ago for me) to put under her pillow. She made out like a bandit with $1/tooth! Whoo hoo! (It might not have been so much, except that she lost one Friday and the next one Saturday. I don't think the tooth fairy was aware the second was quite that loose!)

Well, I guess that's condensed version of Mindy's life lately. Just add water. Or milk, if you prefer a thicker consistency.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

a little bit of additional fun...

So, another friend is doing a FIVE person gift giveaway, so I figure I can add this ADDITIONAL post with two more gifts and call it good. But if you reply to this one, you have to offer five gifts. Or two. I'm not really that much of a stickler for details, but you do have to offer SOMETHING. :o)

Here's the official BLURB:

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.

The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

(Remember, only the first two people for this one!)


I got this off one of my friend's blogs and thought it sounded like fun. So here's how it works:The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise. There's a small catch though...Post this same thing on your own blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you're in. Fun, huh? Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the gift!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

i dream of...

someday having a "style". Call it fashion sense or whatever, but I would love to have it someday. And I would love it to correspond with enough money to indulge it occasionally.

I see the people on this blog and think they look so put-together.

Till then, I'll maintain my jeans, tee shirt and sandals style. At least it's easy. And comfortable.

big yawn!

Whenever he yawns, he scrunches up his eyes really tight. It's pretty funny, and, of course, very cute. :o)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"every mother crow...

...thinks her chick is the blackest."

Actually, I think I'm objective enough to know that my little guy isn't the absolute cutest baby in the world. But he is still pretty darn cute, and I sure do love him.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Welcome to the World!! (now with pictures & a name)

Baby boy arrived this morning at 6:25 a.m. He's 10 lb 13 oz, 23 inches long. Name & pictures forthcoming. Now I'm going to get some sleep.

(P.S. This is my 600th blog post. That's kind of cool!)

UPDATE!! He has a name now! His first name is Leif (after Leif Erikson) and we are still batting around some middle names.