Friday, November 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
'Treaties' were a big hit with the under 4 set yesterday - but of course I entrusted camera to TCT so no pics available. I'm going to "stage" some Halloween shots so you can see how sweet they were in costume.
It really is beautiful out here - the colors have been amazing this year - of course would be better if you could see a picture of them! I have mixed feelings about the country living thing - I like the simplicity of it - but sometimes it is too simple... and the bugs and great outdoors still sorta freak me out. Would I give it up for city living - which would require a full time job with benefits, day care, etc.? Hard to say... probably not - I do revel in being able to watch F & S blossom before my very eyes. But financial stability and the "opt in to the chaos" nature of the city does have a certain appeal. The biggest news to hit these remote parts is the apparent abduction (and presumed ghoulish demise) of two neighborhood cats by a coyote. Haven't met the dastardly culprit yet and have no desire to - I mean for the love of god - it's like Little House on the Prairie but for real - what on earth would I do if I crossed paths with a freaking coyote - it's not like I'm armed or anything (but some of the toothless wonders who live around here and poach on our property would probably be willing to help me out!)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
BTW - today is the day I turn over a 'new blogging' leaf - I've dusted off my digital camera and am going to get trigger happy. Won't the grandparents and aunties be pleased! (it's not really my fault that the first four years of S's life,and the first 16 months of F's are largely undocumented - I've been too busy living in the moment - well sort of - I've just been busy trying to get the hang of this whole parenting thing - and I've been ignoring my inner Martha- maybe in about 15 years I'll be ready to start working on family albums, and baby books )
Monday, October 23, 2006
Working to figure out the logistics behind the blogosphere. here's pic of me - it's a classic 'i haven't slept for a full night in 4 years' look but hey at least you can't see the underbelly of grey hair. gotta love the zoom out feature on cameras.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Regardless of that little hiccup I'm determined to give it a go. S and F are trolling about town this morning with their sitter. Funny little monkeys. S said we should take the 'blue path' this morning to avoid the 'Francesca monster'. Where in the world does he get this things? (It's disturbing once you realize that your child's brain has been addled and programmed by overexposure to Dora the Explorer!)
Just back from baby's first ever acupuncture session. Yes - you read that correctly - acupuncture. I know, I know, sticking my 1 year old with needles seems cruel but I'm really hoping that it will help her raging ear infections. After months of being on the pediatrician carousel (on and off of antibiotics, in and out of the MD's office, round and round so quickly my head was spinning), I decided to jump off and delve into the previously unbeknownst to me world of alternative medicine. I talked to a lot of people in the natural/holistic medicine world - some quackier that others - all willing to meet with me and discuss their secret solution. I have finally found my way to a great acupuncturist - who bridges the gap between Eastern and Western medicine in a common sense, non-threatening approach. Meanwhile the ENT is in a hurry to get Francesca under the knife - we met yesterday (Monday) and she said 'I could put tubes in her ears this Friday' - yikes! uh uh - let's not rush into anything that involves general anesthesia and a knife. So, I'm letting Francesca get stuck with needles and hoping desperately it works. Fingers crossed.
On the way home I let the monkeys eat apricots in the car - note to self for future reference - smushed apricot between babytoes and all over the car seat is disssgusting. Sebastien was highly amused - Francesca kept trying to suck her toes to get more fruit.