Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Best Thanksgiving Ever

We stayed home. It was amazing. And the maple glazed yams my mom made were pretty much the best thing I've ever eaten. Besides Mongolian BBQ.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Fluff!

So excited! Baby Bear has grown out of the grobaby covers that we got off of e-bay, so we had to get some new diapers to make up for the 5 we are losing. We just ordered 3 thirsties duo wraps and 6 cloth-eez workhorse fitted diapers from green mountain diapers. I as so effin' excited for them to get here. So I can wash them. About five times. And THEN I can use them! Yay!

I'm tickled that I'm so excited about diapers. In two weeks I'm getting two Disana Wool pull on pants and I'm over the moon about it. Wahoo!

Cloth Diaper Woes

This whole post is kind of obsolete now, but I'm posting it anyway. Spoiler alert; my diapers smell like pee when they are peed on instead of like skunk. Hooray!

So, where I live has hard water. Long story short, my diapers have got the funk. And they're pink tinged in places. When they're dry they look and smell fine (besides poop stains). When they get peed on, they smell and turn pink!

So, cloth diaper experts, what do I do? I went looking for Calgon, but I only found RLR. So I washed my diapers like I normally do (which is probably the wrong way), then did an RLR strip. I did about 6 hot wash/cold rinses (my washer only does cold rinses) and on the last one added 5 drops of tea tree oil to kill anything that might have survived. Did I do good? What do I do if this didn't work?

My wash routine:
Cold pre-wash with All (Free and Clear) I use the smallest measuring line.
Hot/Cold wash with 1/2 cup of home made detergent using this Heavy Powdered Laundry Detergent  recipe
Hot/Cold wash with no soap but 1/4 c vinegar which I have read can actually cause funk in hard water areas so I'll knock that off in the future and stick to tea tree oil unless someone tells me not to.

Yeah, I'm updating before this is even posted. My mom was at the wally world and found Calgon, so now I have that. Yay!

*Update number two*
Oooh, oooh! Charlie's Soap is being sold at Raley's! I got some of that, so my new wash routine will now be:

Cold pre-wash
Hot/Cold wash with 1Tbsp Charlie's Soap and half a capful of Calgon
Hot/Cold wash with 5 drops of tea tree

I'm so happy!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Need To Get Out More

I went to a LLL meeting a few days ago and I had a wonderful time. There were three other babies in BB's age group, so that was really neat. It was fun to see him interact with them.

After the meeting was over two of the other moms and I went out for lunch/coffee and conversation with kids in tow. It was fun but I felt inferior the whole time. I felt like I was 16 and I was out with the grown-ups. I need to get out of the house more often!

Even though I felt like a teen mom, I had a great day. When I got home I felt energized and happy. So energized that I loaded the dishwasher, then washed all the dishes that didn't fit by hand. Getting out gives me energy and drive to do housework!

Must find other stuff to do. I want to go to the Library. I want to be a Library goer. They have tons of books there, fyi.

I'm interested in pole fitness as well. There is a pole boot camp that seems interesting. It is 3 times a week for 4 weeks for 160 some odd dollars. I think that's a pretty great price. Less than $15 a class. I'd feel great and look fierce!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Game On!

So, the Sims 3 was sort of a place holder for Skyrim. I have been playing this game pretty much every day since it came out on the 11th. It is amazing. I usually play a thief/assassin type in these kinds of games, but this time I'm being a warrior type. Two-handed ax and everything. It is super fun. I've never really been good at caster type characters, maybe I'll try that next.

I love this type of game because you could play it three different ways and find something new every time. I suppose I should stop doing every single side quest I come across or there won't be anything new the next time around.

In mom/baby land things are pretty great. BB has had a stuffy/runny nose for the past few days but no fever so I'm not too concerned about it.

Last week at my breastfeeding group we had a bit of an accident. I forgot to pack an extra onesie for BB, so thank you Murphy's Law for coming into play. BB got his onesie very wet with pee, so I took it off and put it in the wet bag with the diaper before I realized that was the only article of clothing I had for him, besides a new diaper. It was even more soaked with urine from the diaper in the wetbag so putting it back on was not an option. I ended up walking around with him half nuddie in my ergo carrier getting a few weird looks from the volunteer ladies.

I felt bad that I had to put him in the cold car seat sans clothing, but he did just grand and didn't seem to mind at all. I've had time to get over it but I felt like a terrible person at the time. Even though I had all the moms in the group telling me he would be fine, and that it happens.

Another mom fail, BB fell off the bed the other day. We had already removed the bed frame in case this happened, so the bed wasn't as high as it used to be but it still sucked for BB. I think it scared him way more that in actually hurt. He sat up near the edge of the bed and went over is my guess (because that is also what happened on his crib mattress on the floor). I was mopping the floor and I heard the fall. I was in the room before he actually cried and I felt bad all day. I'm now trying to get him to nap on the floor in "his" room, but so far it has been a no go. Hopefully soon. I'd like to be able to do stuff while he naps again, without having to wear him.

Don't get me wrong, I love baby wearing, but sometimes I like to be just me. Not me with a baby hanging off me.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


  • Got a jumperoo off Craigslist for $40. BB loves it. Girl I bought it from was a classmate from high school. She has some kiddos of her own (obviously), and we're going to hang out soon
  • BB keeps pulling himself up all the way. Today he even stood alone for over one second.
  • I've been wasting away my life playing the Sims 3 for the last week.
  • I've also been watching Glee! Season two is finally on Netflix. Hooray!
  • I've been super super lazy. Lazier than normal. I want to get up and do stuff, but only when it is 3am. Can't go out for a walk at 3am. It's too dern cold. Can't vacuum, it's too dern loud.
  • Need to clean the kitchen, but... blah.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vegan, Ovo-Vegetarian, Traitor.

3 years ago? I don't even remember now. So, let's go with a few years ago. A few years ago my mom read a book called Skinny Bitch. She gave it to me, and I read it and I went vegan cold turkey, *bu dum chh* ! It really wasn't that hard to do. The only difficult part was not eating stuff with dairy, because dairy is in EVERYTHING. Also, cheese is delicious. So, for 9 months I ate a vegan diet. Then I started eating eggs because I'm poor and lazy. So I became an ovo-vegetarian. I basically did this to eat better and lose weight. Without exercise I lost 35 pounds over about 2 years.

Time went by. I got pregnant. Towards the end of my pregnancy I was super lazy, and super nary so every once in a while I'd eat salmon, chicken, or turkey. After BB was born, I've had a hard time doing anything. Partially because I'm an AP parent. Mostly because I'm LAZY. When I have spare time I spend it unwisely. Luckily, I haven't gained a ton of weight back. I think I'm high 130, low 140. I used to be 165 at 5'1" however I haven't looked in the days after my birthday. I don't plan to either, it doesn't matter that much to me right now.

I got a little off track there. I eat chicken about twice a week now and I feel like a traitor to myself. I went vegetarian to help myself. It really wasn't about the animals. So, starting January first, I'll be going ovo-vegetarian again. I really do hate the labels though. I'm me, and I eat what I eat. Starting January I'll be eating better. I might even start showering more often (whoa, let's not get ahead of ourselves here eh?)! Ha ha ha.

Speaking of showering (which I did in fact do today), I brought BB in with me to sit on the floor and play with some toys. I didn't think about the fact that my shower is a shower curtain shower, not a shower door shower. This means that if you're not under the water, you're probably cold because of the breeze. So BB kept crawling to my legs and I was getting soapy water all over him. So I had to rinse off and pick him up. He was hella cold! Poor child. So we played under the warm water. Then I put him down so I could put a towel on, then put his towel on. Hindsight is 20/20. When I got his towel he had started to crawl, slipped, and ate it in the shower. It echoed. He cried. I wrapped him up in the towel and had to proclaim upon my exit from the bathroom that I had in fact not dropped him, as he was already on the ground.

I'm glad BB has such a hard head!

EdenFantasys - Glass Galore! :::ADULT:::

Please do not read if you are under the age of 18. I say dildo, a lot.
Go on...

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Remember When... Wednesday

I remember, what seems like a lifetime ago, when my friends and I would change costumes 2-3 times on Halloween. We would empty our candy bags so people wouldn't skimp out on us on our subsequent go rounds. We had awesome Halloween sleepover parties. It was always so much fun. Now it just sounds like a ridiculous amount of work. Especially as I can now just go out and buy the candy that I want. And sleeping anywhere but my own bed just sounds awful.

I do miss those those days a bit. I can't believe I've passed the tenth anniversary of my sixteenth birthday. I'm all grown up now. Crazy how these things happen eh?

I also remember 10 years ago, when my cat was 8 years old and was not batshit crazy. She does this thing where a balled up sock or some other inanimate object becomes her kitten. It is inanimate, so it doesn't move, so she thinks it it a dead kitten. She will then begin to yowl over this sock, or in this morning's case, BB's toy mouse. There used to be a pile of socks that she brought into the garage to mourn. It's sad, but irritating because I'm usually asleep when she does this and now my new super mom ears pick up cat cries as well as baby cries. So I become un-asleep.

I should get up this early all the time.

*Upon further reflection, I should not get up that early all the time. Today is Tuesday, not Wednesday.

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