Be mine

You guys are all curtain and red wall smarty pants geniuses. I’m going to try to find some time to trim out the window, I think that’ll help. And finding the trim piece for the top of the blinds will help too, it’s in a closet somewhere because it kept falling down. I’m going to live with them at that height for a while. See if some trim will help. Maybe later I’ll lower them a smidge.

The red wall and our too high pictures and lack of artwork will just have to wait, but you had fantatic ideas and I’m filing them all away for another free Saturday.

Thanks for all your input! Here, have a Valentine sucker from B. Also, he’s wondering if anyone knows where the fingernail clippers are. We only have seventeen or so, why can we never find one?

Valentine's Day

We didn’t do anything super fantastic today, in fact the kids were way bummed Valentine’s Day didn’t equal a holiday from work and school. But! I was able to get some dollar store treats, and used some lovely little things reader Anne sent (thank you again!). Whatever will I do when pencils and new erasers fail to excite?

I filled up the bags (dollar section at Target) last night and sent them on the counter for early morning discovery:

Valentine's Day

Each had a little handmade (crayon, nothing fancy) Valentine from me, and their goodies inside:

Valentine's Day

E. made hashbrowns and scrambled eggs, deeming heart pancakes too ambitious (but maybe we’ll do pink pancakes for dinner) and they opened everything up after their chores (such slave drivers we are). (That nerf bow and arrow thing was not in there, they were just playing cupid earlier):

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

N. did not want to be photographed, but he was there too, being semi-sulky since mornings and chores are not his thing (I’m with him, leave us alone until 10 or 11am and then we’ll be friends).

Azzo was there too, but Lucy was outside patrolling the fence. Mustn’t let the neighbor dogs forget who is boss — or who is willing to mate and submit if we’re being honest. If Azzo looks sad it’s because we wouldn’t let him eat a glow stick. Poor baby.

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!


December’s theme over at Goldfish Smiles was on teaching children charity. Smack dab in the middle of our financial crisis, it was a tough post to write, as we were on the receiving, rather than the giving end of things. It got posted late due to the holidays, but here’s an excerpt:

Finding opportunities for your children to hand over a portion of their own hard earned cash is a great way to help them understand that there are many families and individuals out there who need help. Read more →

Go check it out and let us know what you think. (I keep bugging them to have regular comments instead of Facebook comments, I hate those – but that’s probably because I’m not on Facebook. Do you guys use your Facebook profiles to comment places? That seems so weird, with your whole full name and everything.



  1. OMSH says

    I don’t have Facebook so I can never post over there. It makes no sense to me when people “give” their comments to an establishment like Facebook. Blerggh.

  2. Sonja says

    At least those long nails are CLEAN! That’s more than I can say for my four-year-old’s fingernails most of the time, and now the baby has started digging in the dirt and sand whenever he gets half a chance…

  3. mamalang says

    First, I’m enjoying the clean lines on the blog right now. Not that it was cluttered before, but still :)

    Second, Boris was totally wondering where his Valentine’s were last night. I literally asked if he had hound dog in him, he looked so sad at one point. A quick rub behind his ears and he was good to go. Which reminds me, I need to post a picture of him…anyway. Glad you had a good Valentine’s day.

  4. Lori says

    My blog posts automatically update onto Facebook, and as much as I love how it boosts my traffic, I HATE how everyone comments on Facebook instead of in the comments section! I TRY to get them to comment in the blog, but instead, I end up with wonderful, lovely comments on Facebook that end up getting lost as they cycle down the page.

    I hated Facebook when I first joined but now, I admit, I’ve found it to be a great way of keeping in touch with people. It’s great for my businesses too. But part of me still hates it and hates myself for using it. :)

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