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    and they call me 'Mommy'...

    Drips and dribbles of my life and the things that peak my interest... mainly the kidlets and knitting.

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Living a Sitcom Life

    I go to change Jack's dipe this afternoon and found out too late there was poo... and then once the diaper is all removed and I am contemplating how to get him to sit there while I go get a washcloth, I hear the dog - thought it was the bi-monthly veggie delivery and I forgot to set the box back out for pick up...
    I go to set the box out telling Jack to "HOLD STILL DON'T MOVE..." and manage to knock over a small bulb flower pot which shatters, dirt, dead bulb and all on the floor a few feet from him in the process...
    What do you clean first? A gooey bottom or dirt and ceramic shards?
    I went for goo.
    Then, of course Dory wants to 'help'.
    There was no veggie delivery today, that's next week.
    -Oi.

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    Sunday, January 25, 2009

    Kinda' a Surprise

    :) I love my husby. He's so good to me!
    Last night was the (overdue) 30(1)st 'surprise' party. I say 'surprise' because I had to bring the ice and keys so he could get into his office and cake knife... lol. Also, Dory knew... and well, she's a great secret keeper, I tell you! All week long it was, "There is NO PARTY, Mom."
    However, the scope was a surprise, who was a surprise, etc... and may I say, it was wonderful...
    I had the BEST cake I have had since my wedding cake. Period. To boot, it was GLUTEN FREE. AMAZING. I made myself absolutely sick on the sugar. And then had more when we got home.

    Anyway, I'm rambling - and a picture is worth a thousand words.

    365.32 Par-TAY! 30(1)yrs

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    Blogger Stephanie said...

    That looks like a BIG piece of cake...must be the angle of the camera! Did you have a bellyache afterwards?!

    12:07 AM  

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    The Interrogation


    The Interrogation, originally uploaded by zzwhitejd.

    She spilled before the camera was on - then was completely mum.
    This was filmed right before she and Daddy went on their errands for the event.

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    Blogger Chrispy said...

    LOL that is too funny. I don't know many kids that could play it that straight, except for the smile frown finger forceage.

    12:24 PM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Man she is tough and sweet at the same time!

    12:05 AM  

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Snow Angels


    Snow Angels, originally uploaded by zzwhitejd.

    Jack & Dory play in the snow.

    Jack Translation:
    "Where's Mom?"
    "Oh! There! Mom!"
    "Yes"

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    Blogger Becky said...

    So cute, I hope you guys got more snow than that. I know we did. Almost 4 inches, can you believe it?!? BTW - the new blog layout gives me a headache, I know its not real high on your priority list, just thought I'd throw it out there.

    2:18 PM  

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    Saturday, January 17, 2009

    Discussion Topic: END CORPORATE "PERSONHOOD"

    END CORPORATE "PERSONHOOD"

    An 1886 Supreme Court clerk's headnotes misreading (Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad) applied the 14th Amendment to corporations, extending to them all the rights, but none of the responsibilities, of human persons. The result has been the steady erosion of our democracy since then, and the consequent rise of the corporate state, which is primarily responsible for the military-corporate-media-academic complex, the expansion of the often brutal U.S. global empire (including the IMF, WTO, and World Bank) with its protecting militarism, and the destruction of our only planet's environment, all in the service of corporate capital's endless lust for power and profits. Corporate personhood is at the core of all of our problems. Ending it is the start of the way back to humane civilization.

    - ED CIACCIO (RETIRED TEACHER/CURRENT ACTIVIST)

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    Friday, January 16, 2009

    LOL, ok... so *I* find it really funny - and very true.

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE A CELIAC IF…

    …you’ve ever had to give a doctor a crash course in Celiac 101.
    …you weep at picnics, parties, receptions, and breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    …you’ve “brown bagged it” to an elegant dinner
    …a 7 course meal is a 1 course meal for you -Lettuce.
    …you’ve installed bookcases in your bathroom.
    …you’ve driven more than 40 miles to buy a cookie.
    …it takes you 4 hours to grocery shop and your eyesight is ruined.
    …you hold your breath through the bakery section.
    …you feel like you need a loan to pay the grocery bill.
    …your bread weighs more than a moon rock and just happens to resemble one as well.
    …you’ve disinherited loved ones for putting their knife in your mayo.
    …you’ve brought a suitcase full of food with you on an over night trip
    …your family thinks you’re crazy for not tasting their new chocolate chip cookie recipe, because surely a little nibble couldn’t hurt right?
    …you can spell transglutaminase and dermatitis herpetiformis.
    …you show up at the annual church pancake breakfast with a mask and lettuce roll-ups
    …having solid poop is the highlight of your day.
    …you have actually doodled a new cartoon dog on your notes named “Sprue”
    …you have actually considered using a gluten-free bagel for a hockey puck
    …you’ve mastered saying “I actually enjoy MY food” (without your face twitching)
    … you hide the gluten-free cookies when guests come over, so they don't eat them.
    …you read the ingredient label on green tea - plain green tea.
    …you pay relatives back east exorbitant shipping rates to send you a $12 six pack of gluten-free beer.
    …you cried when you saw your usually careful significant other or family member brushing the crumbs off their hands (from making a gluten-containing sandwich) RIGHT OVER the open utensil drawer
    …you hear of a new health food store opening in a city close by and get ridiculously excited only to drive there, spend 2 hours walking around, reading labels, only to leave empty handed
    …you take a list of safe drinks to the bar with you, and actually consult the bartender before you order a drink.
    …it drives you crazy when someone says they completely understand your diet, they did Atkins.
    …people roll their eyes at you when you say “no thank you” to someone’s gluten filled dessert
    …..your friend invites you over for your birthday and want to make you a gluten free birthday cake , but you plead with them not to, because although you’re trying to seem like you don’t want to put them through the hassle, you’re secretly terrified of cross contamination.
    …your ‘favorites’ sites are mostly celiac sites
    …you’ve mastered the art of lying when other people ask you if you’re hungry.
    …you go to a potluck at a friends place and your dish is gluten-free -you dive into it first so that you get something to eat before others contaminate it.
    …you long to look at the contents of other people’s fridges and pantries just to see if you can eat anything

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    365.22 New Shoes!


    365.22 New Shoes!
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    We had a pair of Mary Janes custom made for Dory, and they were dropped off today. Can you say love? She is barely taking them off! I'm thrilled they don't have big pink hearts or purple flowers cut out in garish ways. Grizzly bear hide! I wonder how much a new hobby would cost me...

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    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Ok mom, so where can I get some similar shoes?!?!

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    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

    365.19 'brown', can you sign it?

    Sign Language part 2 started this morning. Grandpa couldn't make it so Jack went to class with us. I was impressed with how well he did... Can you make the sign for 'brown'? (We worked on colors today.)

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    Wednesday, January 07, 2009

    Mmmmm....

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    Chocolate Torte!

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    Friday, January 02, 2009

    As I expected:

    The rash from a few day's ago adventure has indeed been followed by a bought of the sniffles. She was fairly congested this morning, but was almost completely clear and normal tonight. I am interested to see how she is in the morning.
    As such, our day's worth of errands was aborted and we sat at home all day recuperating. I cleaned off the bar some, knit a little bit during the day (freak occurrence no matter what John thinks...), and snuggled within an inch of my life. There were lots of books, I think the favorite of the day was The Library by Sarah Stewart. It's a very cute rhyme about another bibliophile. I swear, our house might just someday look a bit like hers did.

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    Thursday, January 01, 2009

    Year in Review: Knits

    2008 in Knits
    1. Cliodna, 2. Baby Bailey, 3. Jack attack, 4. First Socks, 5. Hello Washcloth, 6. Mmmm, 7. Beaded Neckwarmer, 8. TitBit, 9. Sophie, 10. Chimera, 11. First Pattys, 12. Jack Attack, 13. Whelk's Mobius Cowl, 14. Hemlock Blanket, 15. Silky Squares, 16. Sooo, what's in there?, 17. Vine Lace Pot Cozy, 18. You go girl., 19. 365.6 FO, almost., 20. Tricia's gloves, 21. Chimera in Mal Vaa..., 22. Mitten Girl, 23. Calorimity, 24. Baby Bonnet, 25. Matching Neckwarmer, 26. Soaker #1, felted, 27. FP Cozy, 28. Jack's Sweater, 29. Beaded Mitts Test Knit, 30. zinnia, 31. Vaa Cap 1, 32. Chip off the 'ol Block, 33. iPod Lanyard, 34. Sig Cover, 35. Calorimetry, 36. nano cover

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