Category Archives: Notes to Self

Change is in the Air

There has not been a lot of blogging this last six months or so for reasons most homeschooling mothers of lots of little people can understand!  But other than busyness I have been reluctant to share all the different changes happening around here.  They are wonderful changes, but I wanted to make sure where I stood before I started sharing ideas, recipes, and thoughts.  Now I have just decided to preface what I say and just say it!

Now for the “changes”.

FOOD–HA!   You thought it was something really mysterious didn’t you!

For the past almost two years or so our family has attempted to change our food and lifestyle.  So now I want to write it.  Now I will not only focus on the cute things the children say and do or the garden or the chickens, but about healthy food, yearly goals (will list those on the sidebar soon), herbs, homeschooling, and what God is doing in my life and that of my family.

This blog began as a way for me to document our life and this year I hope to do a better job.

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Note to Self~~What to NEVER say!

[Warning: If you can not handle gross stories or you are eating, this is not for you.  You have been warned….]

I believe every day brings lessons for me to learn.  I thought I would share one of my lessons from yesterday;  in hopes you can avoid the need to learn this lesson.  If by chance you have already learned this lesson, then shame on you for not telling me and just enjoy the laugh!

Do not ever, ever, ever, EVER say, “I am totally caught up on the laundry.  Everything is put away (I had forgotten about the socks) and there is not even one load of clothes anywhere in the house.”

Because if you do say this to your dh (who was very happy the laundry was under control) one of your children will prove you wrong!   Within TWO minutes of uttering these words, a child will rush into your bedroom excitedly saying something that sounds a lot like, “MOM! I just threw up on my bed, just a little.  MOM, I think I am…………………………”  [By the way your hands will be occupied with changing a REALLY horrible diaper]

Said child will then attempt to throw up on you (remember you already have your hands full).  By some miracle you will free one hand in time to direct the child in a direction other than your lap, while pleading VERY loudly for help from your dh.  Said child will then be rushed to the bathroom leaving a trail in his wake. 

When it is all said and done will you then have about 4 loads of laundry, because remember it started in said child’s bed.  Do you know how difficult it is to remove the bed skirt from a King sized bed????  I do. It is HARD.  Thank goodness for a strong hubby.

Lesson:  If by some chance your laundry is caught up and you are very excited do NOT tell anyone.  Pretend it has not happened!

April,

Happly doing laundry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Note to The Mama

Do NOT eat the bread that is meant for breakfast the night before!  Okay, so I did not eat it all but I could!  Check out the pumpkin bread recipe here.

 

Smile

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