I finally decided to come back and post on APA. I am nt sure what kept me away.
I missed everyone.
I confess that lately....I have been getting in more and more religious arguments and it sucks. I don't start them....it's just when someone asks I answer and they don't like it. I admit these "discussions" are quite lame.
I confess there is a guy at my church who I recognize but I cannot figure out how I know him. I think I even know his name. I was hoping by writing about it I might jog my own memory. LOL
I confess I told DH last night I have no desire for anything and he said "I think that's the saddest thing I've ever heard." He on the other hand desires things he cannot have. I'm not sure which is worse!
I confess I love my dad...
He's been dealing with a gout attack, and he started taking aleve yesterday. He told my mom earlier that its really been helping, hes not in nearly as much pain today, and she said "Well I did ask them to pray for you at church last night"
lol.. My dad answered back "that doesn't do anything" then grinned and laughed
If I decide to "intentionally miscarry" or abort, no matter, it's my ****ed business and not the law's. I confess this made me FURIOUS today, too. Anyone see the bit about the mother who was forceably hospitalized because she refused bedrest and then later miscarried in the hospital? Our country is crazy, and it's all god's fault.
I confess that Kai is, like, potty trained. I can't believe this! He's a natural. He just goes, whenever he has to go! He also wants no help washing his hands when he's finished so he puts his feet on the handles to the cabinet under the sink, leans over, turns on the water, gets soap, washed, dries. This kid amazes me.
I posted my diapers on craigslist today. I am THRILLED to be done washing diapers.
That said, I really need to get on this PT business. I plan on buying a new potty seat (the old one is just a toy, apparently) that actually sits on the toilet. Hopefully that will help!
Yeah, I'm just worried about everything getting peed on again. LOL I do need to try it again though.
I came on to share this story--We bought some plastic eggs today. Josh decided to fill them with Skittles. I asked him to please not lose the eggs (you know, so we won't find rotten candy months from now). So he put them all in the fridge LOL
Kai's been wearing pull ups to bed. I cloth diapered him so he was pissed whenever I tried to put a diaper on him for bed. He is so adamant that he does not wear diapers anymore. Because of the whole cloth thing, the pull ups are something different to him so he's okay with those just for night time but he wants his real underwear back the second he wakes up.
I cringe using them after all this time in only cloth but whatever it takes for him to keep on this path.
Okay, this is kinda inappropriate, but I can't stop laughing...
Funny shirt (comments too!)
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Are you at all empathetic about the storage problem I'm having? I had to put that on the blog just for my future memories, and also to let certain people know (ahem! Dad! MIL!) that we already have many of the books they're thinking about giving us. I love books, and I'm responsible for a good many of them, and I get bored and want new ones all the time, but part of me is a little dismayed whenever we get books as gifts just because I don't know what I'll do with them. I get a lot at used bookstores, and my parents can't stop buying books either, and then random people they know send last year's calendar with pictures of birds or a catalog full of weird people wearing bright clothing. I also find one book I like on Amazon and order three other books (for the price of four!) to go with it.Originally Posted by shutterbird
Speaking of potty-training, Claire is doing wonderfully, and again, Ronin is not doing as well. I can go an entire day without accidents if I put him on the potty every half-hour, but if I'm late at all he'll casually announce "I went in my pay-unts." I don't know where he learned to pronounce pants with two syllables. None of us do it. He knows that he's supposed to use the potty, that pants are not the appropriate potty place, and can obviously hold it since he goes almost every time I put him on the potty and because he's done so well in the past. He's just lost all initiative.
I'm really glad Kai has taken to potty-training so well. Bridget, does he see other kids close to his age sitting on the potty? I keep hearing that children train more easily if they see their peers doing it. That would be an advantage with a daycare or preschool setting.
There is so much Easter stuff in the stores! I stopped by to get bread and ended up with a bag of jellybeans too.
Our craft yesterday was marbleized paper with oil and food coloring. The paper turned out really neat, but the twins were playing hide-and-seek and only really stopped to pay attention when I was mixing the different colors. So it was pretty much a craft I did on my own.
I'm procrastinating getting back to painting, but will go in a few minutes. I'm trying to get all the stuff done tonight that I had planned on doing while dh was gone, and that includes touching up all the gouges and spots on the trim and baseboards. It's taken many many nights after the kids are in bed of sanding and cleaning and priming with two coats and then the actual paint.
than pullups came on the market and the next two kids didn't potty train until well after 3. IMO, they are way too much like diapers. They make it too easy for the kid to just go and not have stop playing. I'm just NOT a fan of them at all and DH and I planned to never buy them (had we gotten pg easily, we could have a toddler by now and in the beginning we talked about our kid and parenting him/her ALL the time).
That said, eventually he will potty train...I mean there aren't too many 6 year old wearing diapers!
I admire those that are crafty! I'm so NOT crafty...though we have a brand new Micheals and when I go in there, I almost wish I was a scrapper because that section is so cool!
My sister got all the art genes...I even used to have her to my biology drawings when I was 15 and she was only 10. LOL
I can crochet...that is it. I know one stitch and am REALLY good at it but had to finish a king blanket I had been working on for 10 years (so hot that I could only do it during the winter!). I just finished it so now maybe I can learn some more stitches.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
I confess I bought all the stuff to make my manager a diaper cake for her baby shower, which I received my invite to today...
The shower is the saturday that my sister will be in town, so I am not sure how long I will go for.... maybe even just drop off the diaper cake and leave... but I kind of want to go to meet some people around my age.
LOL about pants and syllables.
I just went on Netflix and it usually gives me "suggestions" based on what I've watched before. Tonight it gave me a check box for me to select movies with certain characteristics. Haven't seen that before. So just to see what it came up with I checked a few and noticed when I checked "romantic" it greyed out "political." So I unchecked "romantic" and "political" came back. Then I checked "political" and "romantic" greyed out. I didn't realize the two were mutually exclusive! Apparently they are, at least in movies!
Done painting! Yay! I also painted an end table that the kids use to stand on and look out the window. It was a free trashy piece of furniture that was chipped fake wood. Now it is a blissful off-white, same as our trim. I'm debating about painting some animal outlines or ABCs on it, or getting stickers or colored paper and then sealing those into place on the lower shelf, or if I should just leave it pristine.
I just found one movie via google that is romantic and political, but it's indie: Mass Romantic. Other than that, it looks like Netflix is pretty much right on.
I am almost always impressed by recommendations based on previous purchases. However, I confess I am annoyed at the recommendations that keep coming up for me based on the Kindle free books I downloaded that turned out to be faith fiction without my knowledge or consent. I just went in today and removed those books from my list, and realized I had six stealth faith books on there. I got smarter over time, and picked up on it much sooner as time went on, but it doesn't know I deleted some of them without reading them.
Speaking of recommendations, does anyone listen to Pandora? I have it on my phone, and my new car stereo can play it through my speakers by Bluetooth, and it is so cool! If you've never heard of it, it is one result of the Music Genome Project. You type in a song or an artist you're in the mood for, and it will play other songs that are similar. I put in Sigur Rós the first time I listened to it, and found several other artists that didn't sound exactly the same, but evoked the same feelings I had when I listened to Sigur Rós. I have been listening to artists and music I hadn't heard in years. I felt like Moody Blues the other day, and I got a lot of other songs with orchestral backgrounds and strong melodies. Anyway, if you haven't tried it yet, you should. The free computer version has some ads, but the phone app is commercial-free.
I hear you with the Kindle rec's, Lydia. I've gotten annoyed enough to not even bother purchasing something (via the Kindle) unless I know what it is. On the Amazon website, you can look at the categories that it's under. If it's listed as Faith or Christianity, I usually just skip right over.
BTW, I just checked the Bestsellers section and they have a ton of (free) newbies.