Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bye, Bye, Balloon

Oh my goodness. I failed my son today. He was so excited to earn the balloon he received today at the dentist for being a great patient! He did so great! He even got the color he was hoping for... green. Everything was fabulous until mama, aka me, tried to carry one to many things into the house at one time. When I dropped everything at the door to unlock it, I felt it something drifting away. Of course little man spotted it right away, and with a very distressed look on his face he said, "Mama go get it". The tears and sobs that followed when he realized the fate of his balloon made me feel like a dog. Bless him. He had earned that balloon and now as he said, "it's with the birds". So off we went to the store to replace it with 2 new wonderful balloons, which by the way made it into the house and are safe in his room.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Swim, Bike, Run - YIKES!

My sis and bro in law are headed to Canada to do an ironman. It will be her 1st and his 4th. The thought of just completing the training for this event is amazing to me in and of itself. Let's see it's something like a 2.4 mile swim, a 100 and something bike, and to wrap things all up a 26 mile run. He's hoping to finish in around 10-11 hours and she's hoping to finish in around 13-14 hours. I'm thinking when do you get to stop for snacks, lunch and rest time. Anyway more power to them! I know they'll do great!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Farmer's Market

I love going to the farmer's market. I love all the fresh fruit and veggies, the great selection and prices. It's getting later in the summer so some of my favorites are drying up, but I bought something today I wouldn't normally: butternut and acorn squash. Can't wait to try them. We also got some purple hull peas - yummy, okra, green tomatoes, and italian green beans. But, the clincher was a huge basket of ripe-right-now peaches. We spent the day making freezer peach jam - yummy! My other favorite thing we made today was roasted tomatoes. Mix olive oil, chopped garlic, fresh thyme and tomato slices on baking sheet. Roast for 1.5 hrs. on 350 - mmmmm the whole house smelled like a pizza parlor!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mama.. you fixed my knee

Yesterday evening was my chance to demonstrate my mommy skills to my toddler and his first opportunity to really be able to appreciate it. After riding his big wheel on black top he inevitably fell and scraped his knee. After coming inside to take a bath he was terrified to let me even look at it, let alone touch it. I promised I would be gentle and that it might hurt a little, but I would be very careful. I used a small washcloth and gently washed away the specks of dirt and then blew on it to take away the sting. He was actually surprised that it didn't hurt and when I applied that antibiotic lotion he said, "Mama, you fixed my knee!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Financial ....What?!

Financial Peace University - baby I am enrolled. Tonight is the first night of class and I am stoked. I'll be passing along all that I learn...stay tuned!

Hello Again!

I'm back. No really good excuses for my absence, but it feels great to be here now. Kind of like catching up with an old friend.