Friday, January 16, 2009

The Easter Bunny and Muffins at the Mall

7:30 am this morning:

Curly Girl: "Mommy! Hurry, come downstairs and see what's there!"

Me: still half asleep "What is it, sweetie?"

Curly Girl: "The Easter Bunny was here last night and decorated our house for Valentine's Day!"

Silly girl! I had to explain it to her that I did it last night after she went to bed. She loves to decorate the house so I saved a few things for her to put up today when she gets back from preschool.

Yesterday I took the girls to the mall to walk around for a bit with my Mom and my little niece. My girls love to walk around in the mall and look at everything. Their favorite place to stop is the food court where we usually get some muffins from My Favorite Muffin.

As we were walking around the mall Curly Girl looked up at me and said "I love coming to the mall!"

I asked her, "What do you love about the mall?"

She says, "Muffins. And clothes."

Boy, she certainly does take after me in some ways!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Childhood Memories

I was reading a post on Blissfully Domestic written by Resourceful Mommy today about nostalgic toys and it got me to reminiscing about my favorite toys growing up.

Here's some of the things that I remember playing with as a child of the 70's and 80's:

Rubik's Cube
One Christmas my brother and I each got the other a Rubik's Cube. We were so excited to give them to each other.

Little Professor Calculator
I remember playing with this all the time.

Fashion Plates
These were so much fun!

Milky the Cow
I have no idea why I loved this toy so much.

Scout, Tonto's Horse from the Lone Ranger
I loved anything that had to do with horses and I remember spending hours playing with this horse.

Definitely Dinosaurs
This was all I wanted one Christmas and Santa brought it to me on Christmas Eve. I had a dinosaur obsession too.

The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck Ride On
I have memories of riding this down the sidewalk where we grew up in Northeast Philadelphia.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Human Pincushion

I've been dealing with plantar fasciitis ever since I was pregnant with Curly Girl. Sometimes it's so painful that I'd rather gnaw off my own foot than keep dealing with it. I've tried going to an orthopedic doctor who told me to do stretches (didn't work). I've taken tons of aspirin to deal with the pain (doesn't work). I tried taking medicine that the doctor prescribed for the pain and swelling (ended up with hives for 3 days!).

So today Hubby thought he was doing a good thing and set me up with an acupunturist. It was quite interesting. I'm usually really open minded when it comes to new experiences. I found the office. It seemed nice, clean and just like a doctor's office.

They took me back to a room with a table set up in the middle of the room and anatomy posters on the walls. There was soft Chinese music playing in the background and incense burning. I started talking with the acupuncturist who was a very nice soft spoken Chinese lady.

Of course, the first thing she says is that it's probably because of my weight. Well, no duh, I kind of knew that and I've been working on losing weight. Problem is that my feet hurt so bad that it hurts to exercise but I need to exercise so that I can lose the weight.

After we talked I hopped up on the table and laid back. She then proceeded to stick me with about 10-15 needles in each leg from the knee down. It didn't really hurt but it wasn't fun either. She then turned off the lights and told me that she'd be back in 20 minutes.

"Crap!" I thought. What am I going to do for 20 minutes? I thought about the book I'd brought with me that was sitting in my purse across the room. Except I couldn't get up and walk over to get it with needles sticking in my feet!

Finally it hit me! I sitting here in a quiet room with nobody yelling at me, climbing on me or asking me for stuff. I closed my eyes and just chilled and IT WAS GREAT!

Did it relieve the pain I feel in my feet every waking moment? Nope. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back. At $65 a pop twice a week I'm not sure that we could afford it.

I guess I'm just going to have to deal with it until our new insurance kicks in at Hubby's new job. It was nice to get away for a bit though.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Moon Sand stinks!

This stuff?

Do yourself a favor and DON'T GET IT! It sucks!

Curly Girl got some from Santa and yesterday I finally let her open it because we were stuck inside on a cold, rainy day. It's messy, doesn't stick together except to your kid's hands which they then proceed to wipe all over everything. You also need to wash their hands with dish soap to get all of the residue off.

Apparently it's not as fun as play doh either because after five minutes Curly Girl sighed, looked at me and said that she's "so done with it". So after 15 minutes of cleaning up it has now been sent to purgatory, also known as the basement here. Never to be seen again until spring when I let them take it outside and never bring it back over my threshold.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Taking a break

Taking a little break from cleaning up all the pine needles and clipping a mountain of coupons to check in.

Hubby made this delicious bread last night while I was dismantling the Christmas tree. It's kind of like a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese in the center. DELICIOUS! However, it's not very good when you're supposed to be watching what you're eating.

I'll post the recipe tomorrow. Off to attack the rest of those coupons!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year and All That

So, yeah...things have been a little crazy around here. I'm still working on taking down the Christmas decorations, attending various preschool birthday parties and all that good stuff.

I dropped off a whole van load of stuff off at Goodwill today and snagged a 5 foot tall light up plastic snowman for next Christmas. I've been wanting one! Everyone must be decluttering too because for the first time I actually had to wait in line to pull up and unload everything.

Santa was very good to all of us. I've been wanting a pink iPod forever and I finally got one plus some other things. The kids got everything they wanted and had a great holiday. Hubby started his new job and is getting all settled in so things are good.

I heard about Project 365 today and decided that I'd do it. Here's my first three days of 2009:

January 1, 2009
Getting a pedicure
January 2, 2009
Never too many Mickeys!

January 3, 2009