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November 30, 2011

Mum Song

I found this song on YouTube and wanted to share with all the other mums out there.  Enjoy!

November 25, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Yesterday was my birthday. I received the above CD as a gift. What a lovely voice he has!

DH and I took Miss C to the mall Christmas shopping while Miss S was at school. We managed to find everything that we needed from our list and I was also treated to lunch at Chili's. Yum!

I spent some time crafting in the afternoon. I have been enjoying creating these exploding photo albums.

In the evening DH and I watched While You Were Sleeping (with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman) while munching chocolates. One of my favourite movies with one of my favourite treats!

I even had a couple of sales in my Etsy shop.

All in all a lovely day.

November 16, 2011

Thinking


Where do you do your best thinking?  

I always have great ideas that pop up when I'm in the shower.  It's the one place where I have no distractions (the littles are out of the room!).  I make sure to keep a notebook by the side of my bed so that I can actually write down all the great ideas I have and they don't disappear as I go about my day.  

What about you?  Where do you think best and how do you capture those ideas?

November 11, 2011

Wet Oatmeal Kisses

I came across this poem recently and wanted to share with all the mothers out there. 

Motherhood is a tough job, but this poem reminds you to keep all the exasperating, frustrating days that children bring in perspective. 

It’s the best job you will ever do. 

Wet Oatmeal Kisses

A young mother writes: "I know you've written before about the empty-nest syndrome -- that lonely period after the children are grown and gone. Right now, I'm up to my eyeballs in laundry and muddy boots. The baby is teething; the boys are fighting. My husband just called and said to eat without him, and I fell off my diet. Lay it on me again, will you.''

Okay. One of these days you'll explode and shout to the kids, "Why don't you grow up and act your age?"
......and they will.

Or "You guys get outside and find yourselves something to do. And don't slam the door!"
......and they don't.

You'll straighten up the boys' bedroom neat and tidy -- bumper stickers discarded, bedspread tucked and smooth, toys displayed on the shelves. Hangers in the closet. Animals caged. And you'll say out loud, "Now I want it to stay this way.''
.......and it will.

You'll prepare a perfect dinner with a salad that hasn't been picked to death and a cake with no finger traces in the icing, and you'll say, "Now, there's a meal for company.''
.....and you'll eat it alone.

You'll say: "I want complete privacy on the phone. No dancing around. No demolition crews. Silence! Do you hear?''
.....and you'll have it.

No more plastic tablecloths stained with spaghetti.

No more bedspreads to protect the sofa from damp bottoms.

No more gates to stumble over at the top of the basement steps.

No more clothespins under the sofa.

No more playpens to arrange a room around.

No more anxious nights under a vaporizer tent.

No more sand on the sheets or Popeye movies in the bathrooms.

No more iron-on-patches, wet, knotted shoestrings, tight boots, or rubber bands for ponytails.

Imagine. A lipstick with a point on it.

No babysitter for New Year's Eve.

Washing only once a week.

Seeing a steak that isn't ground.

Having your teeth cleaned without a baby on your lap.

No PTA meetings.

No car pools.

No blaring radios.

No one washing her hair at 11 o'clock at night.

Having your own roll of Scotch tape.

No more dandelion bouquets.

Think about it. No more Christmas presents out of toothpicks and library paste.

No more sloppy oatmeal kisses.

No more tooth fairy.

No giggles in the dark.

No knees to heal, no responsibility.

Only a voice crying, "Why don't you grow up?'' and the silence echoing,

"I did."

by Erma Bombeck

November 04, 2011

Quick and Easy Pizza

Pizza is a hit in our house.  It's a great quick dinner at the end of a busy day and is something that Miss S likes to help make.  This is a pre-made base, but I am experimenting with finding a great made from scratch dough that everyone likes (I'll let you know how that goes!).  This is a great way of using up bits and pieces of meat and veggies that are in your fridge.

Spoon pizza sauce on to your pizza base.
Add veggie toppings of your choice. The girls enjoy mushrooms. DH and I also add peppers to ours.
Add your meat. We have honey ham on ours.
Add cheese. This varies depending on what we need to use up. We use regular cheddar (old and medium), marble cheddar and mozzarella.
This pizza cooks at 375F for about 20 minutes. 
Enjoy!
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November 02, 2011

Halloween Night

Pooh Bear
Dinosaur
Bat Pumpkin
Scary House 1

Scary House 2
The girls had a great night.  

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