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Friday, August 28, 2009

Wanted: Personal Designer

Is there anyone out there that would come live with me for a month and tell me how to redecorate my house??? I do not pay and all I have to redecorate with is a whole lot of hand-me-down crap. I might be able to swing some paint. I would expect you to do all the work while I put up my feet and watch the Notebook and eat dark chocolate. Thanks.

Really Tired

It's 4 am. I'm tired. I am in the grips of pregnancy insomnia. There is nothing on T.V. There is no one on Facebook. My e-mail is all checked. My google reader is empty. I am bookless. What's a girl to do???

Monday, August 24, 2009

Anna Wants a Bird

For a week now Jeff and I have been bombarded with bird facts, bird supply lists, bird pricing, bird pictures, bird e-mails, and bird pleas! Anna has decided she wants a bird. She is obsessed with the idea of little birdies in a cage singing her praises. She has been a bird researching fool. Saturday she came home with a ton of bird books from the library. She wants to use her own money to buy the bird and all the supplies. She has even convinced Elizabeth and Dallin to contribute their allowance money and their share of lemonade stand money. As re-payment she has lovingly promised them a share in the bird responsibilities. I am seriously waiting for lobbiest calls from her friends. She has the world convinced that birds are GRRRREAT!

Does anyone have a bird? Does anyone know anything about birds as pets? Anna really wants a zebra finch? Any advice, tips? Jeff and I told her we would make a decision soon. A bird would be a big pet step for us, we have only ever had fish.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My One Green Thing

I love the idea of going "green." Actually becoming green is whole 'nother story. My brother-in-law and sister are light years ahead of me. Way to go Cyndi and Ben! I do admire your determination and ingenuity, even if I tease at times. You really are the only people I know who have a worm composter!

I do do one thing Eco friendly...I hang dry most of my clothes. Sadly, for me, it really has nothing to do with saving the environment (side benefit I guess). I do it to save money on electricity (I'm trying to make sure I NEVER have another 900 dollar electric bill) and I like my clothes to last a long time. I am always looking for laundry ideas because it is the bane of my existence. Five children worth of laundry is enough to make one go insane!!! Today, I stumbled upon this nifty contraption.... http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/07/diy-laundry-room-drying-rack.html Me likes! Me wants to try!!!!!