Friday, September 26, 2008

Breast is Best?

So did you hear the one about PETA writing a letter to Ben & Jerry's Ice cream encouraging them to use human breast milk for their ice cream instead of cow's milk? You can check out the story here.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Daddy's Hands

A few months ago we were at the park and Pumpkin was doing her best to pick up as many pebbles as she could. She wasn't able to get very many in her hands before they began to spill out. But she soon discovered that her dad's hands were much bigger and could hold a lot more and so the scooping and dumping process began.

Looking at this picture made me think about times in my life when I perhaps try my best to load up all my burdens and try to fit them in my hands. It's impossible to do without them slipping or spilling or overwhelming me and weighing me down. It's usually not until then that I remember that there is someone who is much more capable, who is willing to let us scoop and dump our fears, worries, concerns and burdens into His hands, hands that are outstretched and willing to carry them for us, without dropping or spilling a single one.

Babysitting and Football

One of these days the case my hubs is working on will actually go to trial and be over and then we can go on with our lives. In the meantime, we are living in a hotel for another 3 weeks (for the second time this summer). Yesterday I asked hubs if he could keep an eye on Pumpkin while I blow-dried my hair. I had the bathroom door closed and over the sound of the dryer I hear a very faint knocking. So I slide the door open and this is what I find:I guess I should have known better than to ask him to babysit while he was watching football.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Out of it

For some reason I have been feeling very "out of it" this week. I haven't had as much energy as I usually do and have just felt very "not myself." That's my excuse for having a grand total of one post so far this week. I've tried several times to write more but haven't been able to churn out anything that 1. made sense, 2. was interesting/entertaining to read or 3. was finished!

Here's what I've been up to this week. I folded about 10 loads of laundry (no it is still not put away, thanks for asking), I created a beautiful rainbow on my kitchen wall (trying to choose a paint color, maybe I'll just leave the rainbow instead), made a baby quilt for one of my favorite people (well her baby actually, she's a little too tall to make good use of a baby quilt), ate an entire box of doughnut holes myself (no comment), bought some quite unique (except for the fact that they are sold in mass at Garden Ridge) art pieces for my house (yet to be hung up), and drank about 15 diet cokes.

So all in all a pretty good week despite the fact that it felt like part of me was on vacation. Hopefully it was a good vacation and it'll be back next week, well-rested and roarin to go!