Skip to main content

New Media

Today I had a rare library date by myself. I had a doctor's appointment and on the way home I stopped to drop off my last inter-library-loan book, plus Stefan's policing books. I had an item waiting for me in the Holds, so why not stop by? I recently came across this lovely lady on the radio months ago, but never found out her name. Her second single, "Realize", I heard on the radio about a week ago and I knew it was the same girl. I found out who she was via iTunes, and of course, once I found out the library carried it, quickly put it on hold for myself. LOVE the library! Colbie Caillat is her name, (her dad worked with Fleetwood Mac) and she is a very easy-listening singer/songwriter. She is sorta a mix between Jewel and maybe Sheryl Crow? (in looks, anyway!) I have noticed that over the past 4-5 years, all I want to listen to is soothing music. I started just slightly liking jazz and blues, to pretty much the only people in my car's cd player are John Mayer or Harry Conick, Jr. (plus, I will never forget my dear Ani D.). She fits this mold very well, I think she may be a keeper.

Also, saw this book (this is their blog!) in the "New Release" section at our library, and with my current obsession, couldn't put it down. It has been added to the list.

Update: Doctor's Visit was to confirm normal blood count (for my celiac). I was so happy to talk to my doctor ( I LOVE HER!) for 1/2 hour today and she told me that the reason I haven't been sick with gluten issues since pregnacy and now nursing is because the body sometimes "forgives" people of their chronic issues during preg./nursing! How awesome! I need a normal count (13-15) to be considered "normal" (at my lowest count/most anemic, I was just above 8 or lower one needs a blood transfusion), then I can apply to a health insurance company that Stefan and I have been checking out. It would be the same deductible, but over 50% cheaper for monthly premiums...INCLUDING pregnancy! We'll see how it turns out. As for me waiting? I'm gonna' go make myself some cream cheese toast!


whoa indeed. didn't even notice that the first time. ok new picture is needed (this is a family establishment)

Popular posts from this blog

The Rule of Threes

Costco aftermath
This is what my kitchen looks like for at least an hour after a Costco trip. I haul in everything after an exhausting journey through the busiest store (seemingly) in this country and I just can't do a dang thing more. For an hour. While I get a breather. And eat some obligatory reward chocolate. Eventually I'll get to those piles and everything will be put in it's proper place, but usually it stays like this for that necessary hour. 
                                                                          *** I don't think I'm alone in sensing that our culture has gone hog-wild with unrealistic expectations in just about every department, and I want to tell my friends, and anyone else who will listen, that we can only do so much in a day.  My husband once told me a friend of his pondered the busy-ness of our modern lives and said something to the effect of, "God gives us just enough time in the day to do only the things we need to do." …

How To: DIY Sand/Water Table

How To: Build A Sand/Water Table for Under $30!
Sorry this took me so long to blog, but I had to have a tool list and full instructions before I could do so.
A little history on my love for the sand/water table. I love the idea behind tools for tiny hands, i.e. the Montessori Method, and like to have Lukka 'figure things out for himself', even when he is playing. I try to have the most simple and basic toys available for 3 reasons: a) simple toys generally have less parts, which means less of a hassle for me
b) simple toys inspire way more creativity and imagination than do 'exact replica' toys
c) they are much more aesthetically pleasing to look at, therefore, not making every nook and cranny of our house an eyesore!
I know the last reason is just for me, but it's true. Plastic things don't generally last 1/2 as long as wooden or fabric toys, and they are unattractive. For this reason, I started to look for a wooden sand/water table as opposed to a plastic one …

17 in 2017 // What Happened? What Didn't?

one of Ani's goals: learning to bake!
This year was a great one--we did SO much as a family and I really think by setting up some 'Things to Do' with the kids in my goal list for 2017, we made them happen rather than thinking we could do them 'someday'. We traveled a lot in 2017; we hit every state on the West Coast including Alaska! We started our 6th year of homeschooling and went a bit rogue in a few subjects like Math. I started and finished a beloved book series with the kids. There were a few things that didn't happen because of circumstances, but almost everything else DID happen, and I'm proud of that! Intentions + action for the win! 

What Happened

*Learn to make pakora and butter chicken (crock pot): This might be cheating but a friend of mine sells Epicure spice blends and they just came out this past year with a pakora packet. It's healthy, fast, gluten-free, and delicious and I'm counting it! I also made the most delicious butter chicken…