Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Potty training - Part Three what is up with Liam?? He has been potty-trained, with very few problems, since last fall.

The last week he has peed his pants 4 times and done the messy stuff once!?

How does a 4 year old just FORGET how to use the toilet??

Do I need to start reminding his and taking him myself?

Has this happened to you before?

What did you do?

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I am SO enjoying the beautiful sunshine streaming through my window today. It finally feels like spring and I am SO ready for this!

I've decided to transplant my beets and carrots into two large terracotta pots. The greens will look pretty for the next two or three months and when they are big enough...we can start pulling them out!

We have been spring cleaning, de-junking and organizing in anticipation of a new fmily member!

Yes, we are anxiously awaiting news of a 7 year old girl who will hopefully be joining our family in the next few months.

Please say a little prayer for us that everything will fall into place and she will be where she needs to be and have a stable, happy life.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Anyone have headaches?? Migraines?

I used to get them a lot before the boys. Apparently pregnancy and lactation does something to your hormones that often reduces the number of headached you experience. This was true for me and I don't believe I had one bad headache for the 5 years I was either pregnant or breastfeeding.

It has been 18 months since Liam weaned and in the past year my migraines have crept back in.

I found an amazing chiropractor - Dr. Rob that keeps my back and neck in good shape. I have not had a migraine since October! Even during the chinooks, etc, the worst I had was a mild headache.

This morning, however, I woke with a throbbing behind my left eye. I have taken medication, to no avail... the throbbing continues. The worst things is that Dr. Rob is closed until Monday morning (must find his personal address). I think I would rather be perpetually pregnant and nursing than feel like this.

Any secret migraine cures out there?? Do you have migraines?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kim and Aggie

Have you ever watched this pair? They are the famed British wonder duo that tackle what seems to be the houses of bachelors and hoarders in the UK in the attempt to teach these people to clean. Kim sports an updo and has no qualms about getting on her hands and knees to smell any stain and Aggie swabs every surface of a home for bacteria and lectures on the dangers.

The other night, sick Lisa and sick Alan layed on the couch and watched "How Clean is YOUR House"...BIG mistake.

Yesterday saw us vacuuming up a storm in our antihistamine-induced, nearly unconcious states. Alan had the bright idea to vacuum our mattress to see what comes out. We have a clear canister vacuum, you see, and my DEAR quirky husband LOVES to completely empty it and give things a good vacuuming...just to see how much he can vacuum up.

Please don't do this to is nightmare-inducing. We are now vacuuming our bed monthly...that's all I am saying about it...Eeeew.

So with our room vacuumed, dusted, sprayed with Sol-u-Guard and dusted some more, I have to say that is really IS a nicer place to sleep...even if we weren't living under 18 years of filth, dust and cobwebs.

On second hand...maybe you SHOULD watch the show with your husband... it made Alan realise how good a housekeeper I really am...;)

Kim & Aggie... eat your hearts out!