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June 12. A list.

06.13.13

It’s another late night but here we go with another list. They’re working for me lately.

*No flat tires today! Yay.

*My mother-in-law is visiting all week and today she took the girls to the bookstore for a little shopping trip. Of course, along with books they also came home with this. I put Birdy to bed tonight with cow-spotted fingernails. Seriously.

*Made homemade stromboli for dinner tonight. So good. But, in my opinion, so much better tomorrow. Cold.

*That moment when you look up at your dining room ceiling and see big blobs of paint chips falling down? And then you go upstairs and realize….

It’s another late night but here we go with another list. They’re working for me lately.

*No flat tires today! Yay.

*My mother-in-law is visiting all week and today she took the girls to the bookstore for a little shopping trip. Of course, along with books they also came home with this. I put Birdy to bed tonight with cow-spotted fingernails. Seriously.

*Made homemade stromboli for dinner tonight. So good. But, in my opinion, so much better tomorrow. Cold.

*That moment when you look up at your dining room ceiling and see big blobs of paint chips falling down? And then you go upstairs and realize the toilet above that chipping paint spot is leaking. And then suddenly you find yourself at Home Depot trying to choose the correct wax ring for the toilet at 8 o’clock at night. Yes, that was tonight.

*But while I was there, cans of turquoise and pink spray paint also fell into my cart. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. But I feel armed and dangerous. 

*I’m giving serious consideration to doing a post on how I check my children for ticks, how we remove them, etc. It’s not exactly a glamorous topic, I realize, but I get asked questions all the time. And I feel like we have a pretty good system/technique down. It seems like something worthwhile to address. Stay tuned. I need to find a small volunteer that will let me borrow her head for photographic purposes.

*Tomorrow, if this weather doesn’t do major damage, I’m getting my hair cut. That always feels like a mini-vacation. In a perfect world, I would figure out a way to get my hair cut while lying down. In my bed. Or no, in a bed in a quiet room. With soothing music. And the shades drawn. And twinkle lights. 

*I am once again embracing my late night quiet office. Which at this exact moment is being disturbed by a rather large moth banging against the window screen. In the car tonight, on the way to the store to get a wax toilet ring, (which is one of the grossest sounding products) I also embraced the quiet car to balance out the fact that my toilet was at home, leaking. It kinda worked.

And now, my quiet office is being puntuated with the sound of a baby crying….must go.

We are bracing for big storms tonight and tomorrow and I’m thinking of my midwest and local friends. Stay safe.

3 comments on “June 12. A list.”

  1. On tick checks – YES! That would be great to share. Our tick checks are a nightly ritual, more regular, even, than teeth-brushing, which sometimes gets missed. We've tangled with Lymes twice now and I'll bet my hat that we're not done, given the proliferation of the disease in these parts. I'm working on a big definitive post on our methods of natural treatment. We've got a little glass jar filled with either rubbing alcohol or gross raspberry vodka (two jars, we have) and when we find a tick, we simply throw it in the jar to die. That way we're sure it's not hobbling off to infect something else, and it's so hard to kill them otherwise. The tick jars become pretty gross-looking with all of the floaters around, but it's also amazingly satisfying to see them dead.

  2. Oh I'm sorry for being the jerk that asked about ticks on a post about a bad day. very poor commenting etiquette on my part. I do hope your days have gotten better. Although that leaking toilet doesn't sound too good. I hope all is well now 🙂

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