next time when the dentist offers to give you Ibuprofen before you leave the office, take it.
I’m in PAIN!! This is because I had a 30yr old silver filling drilled out and replaced with the modern white stuff and even though I promised Dr. Mark (our family dentist) that I would take some pain reliever at home, I didn’t. I have been happily working away with my half-fat mouth until about 10 minutes ago when all of a sudden in a sharp, shooting fashion I was reminded that traumatized teeth have a way of communicating their angst.
life is still good. Summer is official today and I’m still liking it! Snapped these three pics after my jog this morning:
Found my cheap Adirondack furniture at Domestications. Required "some assembly" but saved me a bucket load.
Love that my flowers are filling in and just thought the little weed was adorable. Made me think you can even "bloom where you’re not planted!"
Glad so many enjoyed the clipboards and other ideas.
Popsicle jobs? so far so good. My teenager likes to cut corners and tell me he’s "done," but I’m taking it one day at a time. Today he pulled the stick with dust/vacuum TV. He grabbed the ostrich-feather duster, ran it over the surface of the TV and check off the box. When I called him on it, he said he did exactly what the stick said and that if I expected more, I should have put it on the stick. The job is to pick-up and vacuum the TV area and then dust the TV and entertainment center. Let’s just say we postponed his plans for a few minutes while I showed him what I had in mind (kids!) So .. for those of you with independent children that want to make assumptions regarding what is implied in the popsicle stick notations, consider yourself warned!!
These jobs (since someone asked) are like 10-15 minute tasks all around the house. The three oldest will be vacuuming individual rooms, wiping down bathrooms, organizing toys and games, etc… Taft will be doing a fair amount of appliance shining (stove, fridge, washer, dryer etc..) He can also wash windows and mirrors, straighten the shoe closet, dust and put water-bottles in the outside fridge. There are two popsicle sticks that say FREE and two that say "Mom Picks." The rule at our house is you need to have your checklist done BEFORE you make plans for the day and if by chance you blow something off, you forfeit plan-making privileges for the following day.
Yesterday was Kid/Costco day — haven’t had all my kids in Costco at the same time for awhile! We got some interesting comments and looks as we made our way through the aisles with two carts and five kids!! I loved it. A couple of times I smiled and said "Yes, I meant to do this!" We passed a young couple with a screaming one year-old and I said "Stop while your ahead" followed by "Believe it or not, it get’s easier!" We really did have FUN, bought fun treats, and swimming suits and fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries!! We did however set a new spending record. In fact, I have a really pretty dark green 6×8 Anthology album (ScrapWorks) for the first person that can correctly guess the wad I blew, stocking up for Summer. Remember The Price is Right game where you had to rearrange numbers to reflect the "right price?"
The numbers are: 6,9,1,3, and 8
I’m look for dollars and cents here. good luck.
p.s. did a Diva Craft Lounge on Blog Talk Radio interview yesterday (from a parking lot — you can listen here)