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she holds my hand

Yesterday morning, cleaning up breakfast dishes in the kitchen, I found myself thinking, "I can't remember what kinds of things I blog about." I think we all go through these blog-phases where it doesn't seem like there is much to be said. Although this seems to contradict my thoughts just a few posts ago…hmn. 

But if I really stop to think, there are plenty of things each day worth noting…

walking stick

*I'm beginning week 4 of no oven. It's a challenge, let me tell you. Someone wrote and said they hadn't used an oven in two years. That blows my mind. Especially when I'm itching to revisit my Artisan Bread
book after Erin's post, and cookies just don't turn out well in the toaster oven, and I'm really wanting to whip up a good scone recipe, and make granola and, and….  Dan said to me last night, "Why don't you just try using it again? What's the worst that could happen? You blow up the house?" Yes, exactly. I'll wait for a new one, thank you. (He was kidding, of course.)

*We got a little snow yesterday and of course my chore companion was still happy to join me to let out chickens and feed the cats. The chickens weren't as fond of the snow as she was. You'd think they were walking on fire, the way the avoid stepping in the snow. Poor things.

sycamore with adornment

*I went to the "baby doctor" yesterday. The baby is breech. And I'm measuring almost 36 weeks instead of 32. She also told me to "take it easy" after some "incidents" the week before. Taking it easy isn't so easy. Dan said maybe we should think about starting to get prepared… What!? The one measly sweater I've managed to knit for this baby isn't enough?? How am I ever going to fit in the knitting of this blanket I'm dying to make?? 

*There are new faces over at habit

*I'm really liking the discovery of the NewYorkTimes skimmer. For someone who doesn't (often) read the newspaper and never watches the news, it's a quick and easy way for me to stay current. 

*I found this article about snacking yesterday. It was really eye-opening and interesting to me. 

*Does anyone have a good solution for crazy-static-y child hair? My girls' hair is crazy and it's driving me crazy.

*The final season of LOST is here. I remember thinking when it started, "There's no way I'll last all the way until 2010 to see how it ends!!" Yet here I am.

*I'm inspired by Rachel's "thrifted wardrobe" set on flickr, once I get out of these maternity jeans.

next year's supply

*After a brief hiatus around the holidays, I'm back to collecting goodness on tumblr. Go take a peek. (And click on the "following" link. You may see what a few familiar faces and names are "collecting" as well.)

See? I guess there were a few things worth sharing. As always, friends, hello and thank you for stopping in here. 

she holds my hand

Yesterday morning, cleaning up breakfast dishes in the kitchen, I found myself thinking, "I can't remember what kinds of things I blog about." I think we all go through these blog-phases where it doesn't seem like there is much to be said. Although this seems to contradict my thoughts just a few posts ago…hmn. 

But if I really stop to think, there are plenty of things each day worth noting…

walking stick

*I'm beginning week 4 of no oven. It's a challenge, let me tell you. Someone wrote and said they hadn't used an oven in two years. That blows my mind. Especially when I'm itching to revisit my Artisan Bread
book after Erin's post, and cookies just don't turn out well in the toaster oven, and I'm really wanting to whip up a good scone recipe, and make granola and, and….  Dan said to me last night, "Why don't you just try using it again? What's the worst that could happen? You blow up the house?" Yes, exactly. I'll wait for a new one, thank you. (He was kidding, of course.)

*We got a little snow yesterday and of course my chore companion was still happy to join me to let out chickens and feed the cats. The chickens weren't as fond of the snow as she was. You'd think they were walking on fire, the way the avoid stepping in the snow. Poor things.

sycamore with adornment

*I went to the "baby doctor" yesterday. The baby is breech. And I'm measuring almost 36 weeks instead of 32. She also told me to "take it easy" after some "incidents" the week before. Taking it easy isn't so easy. Dan said maybe we should think about starting to get prepared… What!? The one measly sweater I've managed to knit for this baby isn't enough?? How am I ever going to fit in the knitting of this blanket I'm dying to make?? 

*There are new faces over at habit

*I'm really liking the discovery of the NewYorkTimes skimmer. For someone who doesn't (often) read the newspaper and never watches the news, it's a quick and easy way for me to stay current. 

*I found this article about snacking yesterday. It was really eye-opening and interesting to me. 

*Does anyone have a good solution for crazy-static-y child hair? My girls' hair is crazy and it's driving me crazy.

*The final season of LOST is here. I remember thinking when it started, "There's no way I'll last all the way until 2010 to see how it ends!!" Yet here I am.

*I'm inspired by Rachel's "thrifted wardrobe" set on flickr, once I get out of these maternity jeans.

next year's supply

*After a brief hiatus around the holidays, I'm back to collecting goodness on tumblr. Go take a peek. (And click on the "following" link. You may see what a few familiar faces and names are "collecting" as well.)

See? I guess there were a few things worth sharing. As always, friends, hello and thank you for stopping in here. 

42 comments on “worth sharing”

  1. You’re such a busy bee!

    Wishing you good days ahead and a baby turn-around. Remember to be kind to yourself and take it easy. You’re doing wonderfully, even if that blanket doesn’t get knitted in time (I’m sure baby will still enjoy it if it’s knitted after the birth 😉

    All the best!

  2. Molly, I had the same experience with Bee: our due date got changed by a month (earlier) and she was breech, too! I turned her with homeopathics and didn’t need our scheduled external version- email me if you want more info. Can’t believe your little one is almost here!

    xox K

  3. I’m loving Rachel’s set too. After the maternity jeans here too.

    Do you use conditioner on the girls hair? That seems to help some. We also use a detangling spray. Both by California Baby (the calming scent) and between those two products do pretty well with the static.

    Off to read the snacking article…

  4. I just read the article on snacking. I think this year I’m gonna stick my neck out when my son’s baseball season starts (because it’s the next opportunity I can see for this) and email the coach and fellow parents and suggest that 6 year old boys do not need a snack after playing for an hour! I hope I can get some traction with other parents.

    Even my son’s half day kindergarten has a snack time–and he’s going to school right after eating lunch!

    Clearly, this has touched a nerve with me.

  5. This sounds a bit crazy Molly, but lip balm. I rub a tiny bit of lip balm in my hands until they kind of feel tacky. Then I quickly run my hands through their hair. Works like a charm. And better yet, we always seem to have lip balm in a pocket.

    I’m glad you are liking the wardrobe photos- it feels crazy to see that much of my face in my stream every day. 🙂

  6. You and I are in the same boat on getting prepared. Sounds like you’ll be going sooner than me – baby clocked in right on schedule in the ultrasound this week. I’m so looking forward to seeing both of our wee ones.

    And I am so done with maternity clothes.

  7. I only have boy hair in my house, so static isn’t much of a problem with them. For me, though, I use hand lotion. Since I need it for my hands during the static-y winter, I just rub my hands through my hair after I’ve rubbed in most of the lotion and I’m good to go!

  8. Rub a tiny bit of lotion or hand cream on the palms of your hands through their hair, it works wonders! Too much makes it greasy looking though. All the best your new baby!

  9. I can’t imagine not having a stove. But I’m glad you’re not blowing up the house.Crazy that they moved your due date by a whole month. And I second the recommendation to take it easy. The babe won’t care if s/he has only one sweater!:)Glad you’re blogging- still a fave.

  10. thanks, kyrie. i may be coming to you for suggestions. we’ll see how things look at my appt in two weeks. Personally, i think it’s just a big baby. 🙂 My midwife says there’s still time for it to flip. Let’s hope so!

  11. I agree, Meg. And it’s not only the fact that they are snacking, it’s what is being served as the snack. Can you imagine the looks if we brought a bag of carrots? 🙂

  12. i’ve been known to put lotion on my hands (like megan and joann suggested) and then sort of “smack down” their hair. (they love that, by the way…) But i’ve never tried lip balm. interesting….

    P.S. I love seeing your face in MY stream every day. 🙂

  13. I wonder if you could skillet-toast some granola. It wouldn’t be the same, but might work with a small batch! It could be something to experiment with as you’re waiting for these final days/weeks before the new wee one arrives 🙂

  14. We don’t do many activities that require a rotation of being the snack parent, but when we did I wrung my hands over wanting to bring something homemade and healthy. I caved. I brought “natural” packaged cookies.

    My response to the article, though, aren’t we currently learning that grazing is the way we all to be eating? Many small meals a day instead of just three?

  15. Hey Molly,

    I bought spray, leave-in conditioner from the grown-up aisle to help calm my daughter’s static in her hair. Works well. The hand lotion trick works too in a pinch.

    Also, I feel your pain on the lack of oven. I recently went about a week without mine and thought that was hard. I wanted to tell you that I have successfully made granola in my crockpot several times. Same ole’ recipe, butter the crockpot first and just put it on low and use a chopstick or something to vent the lid a bit. If I’m around I give it a stir every couple of hours. Typically takes about 6 hours and then I spread it out on foil or waxed paper to cool and it crisps up a bit as it cools. I like to do it on Sunday mornings before we head to Sunday school and church — it’s multi-tasking at a relaxed pace. 🙂

  16. Oh, I SO know what you mean about “taking it easy.” After a trip to the ER last week I’m frantically working on that baby blanket while trying not to think about the pile of clothes that need to be dyed and all of those other projects that probably won’t get done before I go into labor. Sadly, the morning sickness probably won’t go away before I go into labor either, but at least it will be done when the baby is here. Here’s to hanging in there to full term.

  17. Oh I love the Reader, Thank you! I try to read the paper, but … you know how it goes.

    Static Hair: Pony tails, braids, and I heartily second the California Baby Calming Scent, though I had to order it from my co-op and can no longer get it locally. Now I simply add a dab of conditioner at the ends of their hair right after the bath and comb it through. If several days before the next bath (ahem, cough cough) I do what everyone else does: put a little in my hands, rub them together and run my hands through their hair.

    I always loved braids for the older girls when I had a new baby. If you don’t get their hair brushed for a few days you can always quick unbraid and brush with relatively few tangles if you suddenly need them to look presentable!

  18. Woah, want to send you some cookies! I went some time without an oven last year, and blah, NO fun!Oh wouldn’t it be fun to find a pool nearby and do headstands to flip that baby?! I hope it does though, I’m sure that’s why you’re measuring off, my friend who was breech was the same way, and her baby was on the small side.You’re links on this post were all awesome! We’re big snackers here, but not in all those organized activities yet, so it’s by choice and not packaged etc. And I love that skimmer, should totally read it daily. Thanks!And I’m now determined to get a little more thrifted clothing, on Mondays at Gwill here certain tags are only $1.29, wonder what I’ll find next week!Oh and TAKE CARE! I agree with that previous comment this baby certainly doesn’t need much, he/she already has a big family to adore him/her SO much!

  19. Someone mentioned to me that tumble drier sheets run gently over hair takes the static away.I haven’t tried it yet but am going too.Kitty just got her hair all layered and the static has become an issue!

  20. Uggh! No stove/oven , bummer 🙁 Maybe soon? I’ll pray for your new little babe to make a turn soon. So glad I visit here:) !

  21. Loved the snack article. Thanks for the share. Sorry to hear about your stove. I thought it was bad when I went a week and a half without one. But now I realize I was just being silly. 4 weeks is pretty bad. I hope you get an oven soon.

  22. I have a girl with staticy hair too and I find if I put in a leave in conditioner after her shower it weighs it down enough to stay put a little better. Sometimes I just wipe my lotioned up hands on it if it is really bad! I am in it for the long haul with LOST too and I am so glad it is back on. I hope you get some rest!

  23. Oh my goodness, life without an oven would be so hard! But living without home-baked bread, cookies, and scones is definitely better than blowing up the house. You can make granola in a crock-pot, though. I do that all the time. It does limit the size of your batch, but you could make a pretty good amount if you have a 5 or 6 quart one.

  24. oh my gosh! sounds like that baby is going to be here sooner rather than later! can’t wait to meet her/him!hope you’re all enjoying the snow today and that little miss mary is keeping warm! thinking of you guys and wish we could get over there to enjoy the snow with you but we can’t even get out of the driveway! lol!stay warm! 🙂

  25. I have very thin baby fine hair. What usually works for me in the winter is to rub a dryer sheet on my hairbrush/comb before brushing my hair. It dosen’t make my hair greasy like lotion does, but it’s usually enough to keep the static away. If that doesn’t work, ponytails are amazing! Hope this helps!

  26. Living without an oven IS trying at times. I grew up without one. I think that’s why I bake so much now! When ours is on the fritz, I look to Asia, where ovens are still a rarity.

    My second babe was breech, a tough one after an easy first delivery. But all was well, and we just celebrated the fifth birthday of this fine, feisty, wonderful little breech boy. (He STILL sees the world upside down, writes with his left hand, and has better spatial sense than anyone I know!)

    Oh, and the preparations? Just a set of warm arms, really, and lots of love are all that wee one will need. But you knew that all ready.

  27. First of all, let me just say that I LOVE YOUR BLOG!Secontly, my last little girl was breech up until a week before she was born. I tried EVERYTHING. Then, someone suggested to me that I do handstands in the pool so she would turn. I know it sounds wacky, but IT WORKED. I felt her turn right away. E-mail me if you want more particulars!Emily

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