Horray for sunny Saturday

 
 
 
 
 
Yes! We finally had sun! The day was spent participating in the Capitol Hill Community Garage Sale Day in which a handful of families in our neighborhood conglomerated together to huck our goods. I even got a bit sunburned, which sadly, I think is awesome. It was a perfect day to hang outside and immerse ourselves in the community. Additionally, I was able to purge much of the stuff we have been[...]

Pleasure and Indulgence

 
 
 
 
 
This cute pack of chocolates was a gift to me from Matt's Brother and his girlfriend, who visited us this weekend. I am such a sucker for good dark chocolate, and the little box and individual packaging is so intricate. I kept them up on the shelf above my computer, out of sight and reach of little hands, to save for an afternoon indulgence. Yesterday I took it to the back bedroom, where there i[...]

Irked

 
 
 
 
 
This happened to me. I found this article yesterday over at Daddytypes, it is from the NY Times entitled, After Cesarean's, Some See Higher Insurance Cost. I am so glad to see this getting major media attention, it is something that needs to be addressed. I am still irked that insurance companies can get away with stuff like this. We began shopping for new insurance when our family premium shot up[...]

'Yer in

 
 
 
 
 
Ok, so it's a play on words, of sorts. Your in. 'Yer in. Urine. Yup, she's in her Urine. We have dealt with liquids issues at night for quite some time. Going to bed with the aid of milk has been an uphill battle, a hill that hasn't been worth dying on. I still remember going down for bed with a bottle, I must have been older than 3. The problems aren't it going in, the problems are it coming out[...]

Plastics purge

 
 
 
 
 
BPA. Phthalates. Dialates. Mercury in Fish. Dangerous flame retardant chemicals in Carseats. Lead paint in toys. Recalls. There's always some new study or news story that whips us into a state of fearful frenzy. Not to minimize the very real research and concerns, but contrary to media hype, we have known this stuff for quite awhile, the information and studies have been out there. Twisted and sad[...]
 
 
 
 
 
Araiya never fails to surprise me with the random stuff she picks up upon. Today, Matt and I are working in the office (a.k.a. Sensory Deprivation Room) on a project we have a deadline on tomorrow. Araiya comes in for her phone, which is an old un-working cell phone she plays with. She takes it, runs back out to the living room to call people, this time she was calling Ryan (whomever that is). We [...]

Quirkiness

 
 
 
 
 
We all know what quirkiness is, but as a sensibility it’s become something like what “nerd” was to middle schoolers in the 90's: a set of rules (or moral assumptions) governing over a fictional world in which the participants create the atmosphere of sub-culture based on surreal observations of pop-culture-filtered flotsam and random encounters which becomes turned on it's head and exemplified a[...]

Mom Chop

 
 
 
 
 
My hair and I are in constant battle. A battle I most often loose. Wavy in the back, straight in the front, sometimes frizzy, sometimes flat. I don't really know what to do with it, so have worn it in a pony tail since about the 5th grade. I've tried, really I've tried. I keep coming back for more trials, with all my good intentions, to wear it down. Heck, wear it anyway that isn't tied back. Do[...]

Sweet Deal

 
 
 
 
 
Apparently there is a link between eating quality chocolate during the third trimester and a decreased risk of developing preeclampsia. This article makes it sound good to me. So I will be increasing my chocolate consumption in the next four months. For health reasons, you know. "Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is rich in a chemical called theobromine, which stimulates the heart, relaxes [...]

WPC #8

 
 
 
 
 
Our Weekly Photo Challenge word from Dictionary.com's Monday Word of the Day: chimera \ky-MIR-uh\, noun: 1. (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. 2. Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts. 3. An illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination. 4. An individual, organ, or p[...]