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Archive for September, 2008

Awesome Side-of-the-Road Find

Hurrah! By some miracle of the Junk Gods, I pretty much found exactly what I’ve been looking for, for free, on the side of the road. We were on our way back from getting some Freecycled kale (kale! who knew people Freecycled kale? apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch), and saw [...]

Children’s Book of the Week: Cat Up a Tree

Cat Up a Tree by John and Ann Hassett Cat Up a Tree is one of the books in the Raising Readers compendium we got at Henry’s five-year doctor’s appointment. I love the illustrations, and we all like the story. Nana Quimby keeps finding more and more cats up a tree, and calls every city [...]

Great Balls of Peanuts

One of our new favorite snacks is peanut butter balls. I got the idea from a recipe in Wondertime; I think they called them Power Balls. The original recipe called for chocolate chips, and while I am always trying to up my chocolate intake, I want to keep it out of the boys, so I [...]

thirty second post

Henry has decided that he wants pants with pictures on them. I got him some guitar-print pants, but then he informed me he wanted pants where “things were happening in the pictures.” Does anyone have any ideas that don’t involve me learning to sew? Do they make toile pants for boys? addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title [...]

Etsy: Paper Sparrow

There are some artists on Etsy who do things that I love so much that I feel an unreasonable urge to buy everything they’re making. Maybe some people would look at their stuff and not care about it one whit, and I’m sure there are artists on Etsy who do nothing for me but who [...]

thirty second post

Things Eli said today, all while he was in a different room than I was in: There’s something crawling! I’m all blue! Look! A huge spider! I don’t have to pee. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘thirty+second+post’; addthis_pub = ”;

Lost Cup Reunited with Owners, Film at 11

We went to the Cumberland County Fair last Sunday, and on the way back from watching the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride (which was fun but they kept pushing how great it was to join the RCMP, and Dave and I kept wondering: Don’t you have to be CANADIAN?), we found a Klean Kanteen [...]

I get the creepy feeling someone’s watching me.

One of the hardest things about parenting is the constant observation. My 30s are really all about me having essentially no idea who I am and trying to figure out who I am, trying to reconcile the 20s me with some imaginary future responsible adult me. Why this coincides with parenthood I have no idea. [...]

Doctor, there’s a whining noise in my ear.

Today was a day when Henry whined about nothing for 20 minutes, and then at Minute 19 Eli would start whining, and back and forth so it was this completely seamless whine. It was a lot of whining about stuff that didn’t make any sense to me, like Henry seriously sitting on the counter with [...]

Rocket ship to organization

Thank you, Target, for solving one of my more annoying organizing issues. I could not figure out what to do with the boys’ stuffed animals. It’s not like they have an outrageous number of them, but I could never figure out where to put them. They usually ended up on their bed, where I would [...]

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