Sunday, April 26, 2009

On the road again....

We are living between two houses, it is going to take some time to get adjusted to, so hopefully, we will be completely out of the old house in a week or so. The purpose of this post is to let you all know that we have not dissapeared. We are here...just on the road again! So, if you need to get a hold of us, please call on our cell phones, we are not anywhere near our land line. Hopefully I can update soon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My "not my first choice" Earth Day Post

I have this fun little Earth Day post that I prepared yesterday, and have pictures to accompany it, but alas, since having our computer crash just a few short weeks ago, it seems I am unable to upload photos! So, for now, HAPPY EARTH DAY, be sure to pick up any trash you see out there...and, reduce your waste! Also, GDiapers is offering $3 off of their starter packs online! Check here if you are interested.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Don't forget about the sad people mama...

stick figures Pictures, Images and Photos

Today Trinity and I were doing some free drawings. She and I both traced one anothers feet and hands and were doodling inside of them. I drew a bunch of stick figures in one of my drawings and they were all smiling. She says

T - "Mama, why are all your people smiling?"
Me - "Because they are happy people."
T - "What about the sad people mama?"
Me - "I don't want sad people in my drawings baby"
T - "Why?"
Me - "Because it's a happy drawing, I want happy people in there."
T - "But mom, you can't forget about the sad people. They need to be remembered, we can find a way to make them know?"
Me - "Youre right baby...I will draw a sad person right here *drawing one little sad person surrounded by happy people* and they are all making him that better?"
T- "Yep."

She is incredibly insightful, very deep and often, it makes it hard for her to relate to her peers. Some times, I worry about her, but then...I remember how loving, caring and open she is and accepting. She is so amazing, and I just love her.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Because it's REALLY IMPORTANT to say I love you....

Today a friend of mine lost her father. He passed away out of the blue. So, I just wanted to ask you all to call your loved ones, call your family, call someone that you haven't talked to in a while, because, it's that easy to lose someone. It's so easy to take people for granted, especially in this hustle and bustle hurried up world that we live in. We all to often pay closer attention to the frivilous disposable things that really don't mean anything at all. We tend to push aside relationships over silly things, or do the whole "I'll talk with him about it later...." LATER, that may never come. Do everything you wish to do NOW. Say everything you want to say TODAY and don't ever regret anything. Live your life the way you know you are supposed to, the way that you really really want to...just remember it is REALLY important to say I love you.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wanna hear and see something b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.?

Look here *thanks to Melissa from All Buttoned Up.....luckily, we have the same taste in music!

Einstein, I love you even more now.

I learned today by pure circumstantial accident/coincidence that Einstein may have been on the autism spectrum....hmmmm. He had an insatiable desire to overexamine things, didn't speak until 4, and even then, most of what he said was nonsense. He was obsessed with multiples, numbers, repetition and solitude. He loved music and was a deep thinker...sound like anyone little guy you and I know and love so well? If you wanted to watch an excellent short documentary on it, you can here. Just another reason for me to identify with and adore Mr. Einstein.

Another little interesting tidbit, they are now saying that autism can also be determined by the finger length and digit ratio in the second and fourth fingers. If there is a low ratio between the two fingers lengths, you will most likely find those children are on the spectrum, Einstein's hands exhibited this trend. VERY INTERESTING INDEED!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit

Step by step instructions can be found here.

We LOVE using nothing but natural in our home, and it really isn't that much more work to do it. I feel good knowing that if for SOME reason, Tristan or the doggies got into this kit, they would be ok. If you like your cleaners to have that "lemony" smell, try adding a few drops of lemon oil or whatever scent you enjoy. Cleaning is already such a chore, why not enjoy it right?? You can buy food grade oils at Sprouts or your local health food stores. Lemongrass and Verbena is SUPER yummy as is Orange. I have used Lavendar too, and it's nice to just put a few drops with water as a linen refresher.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

losing faith Pictures, Images and Photos

So, what is this fascination with being perfect anyway?? I know, I know...pretty heavy opening for one of my blogs. But, hear me out. Maybe it's the glass of wine I had, or the fact that we just turned our TV back on after 4 months of nothing...all there is out there on TV is images of how we need to be a certain way. From the infomercials to reality tv, the commercials blaring during the down time between Dora to Blues Clues, to even the news (which for the record, I REFUSE to watch.) I don't get it. I thought that with all that has and is changing in our world that people might actually stop caring so much about everything that is materialistic and disposable and start thinking on a grander scale.

I think I have lost a bit of faith in humanity. There. I wrote it...I feel saddened by the way that wrinkles, grey hair and a few extra pounds are an indicator of used or damaged goods. You see, in my life, I see these things as a sign of a life well lived. My wrinkles, they adorn the outsides of my eyes and lips and are from the many, many times I am found laughing. The grey hairs are undoubtedly from my children, God bless them, they are little poops at times, but, I love the grey hairs that they have given me...I have them because I am a Mom. It would be awesome to have a rock hard body like many of the celebrities out there..but, not at the sacrifice of my health, time with my family, my body image or the way my daughter views beauty. We are role models. Every little person out there looks up to us to make this world feel right, good and safe. I don't get it...when did falseity and coverup become more important than the truth???

Maybe it's late and I am overtired, or maybe I have just really gotten tired of the way we all are. It's a bit sickening to see that everything out there is aimed towards mass consumerism. That this is what we have been reduced to. Work - Shop - Work - Shop....lather, rinse, repeat. I don't know. I desperately pine for simpler things. For a time when a credit score doesn't own me. A time where you buy what you have money for. We have been purging. Getting rid of things that are not absolutely needed. It's feels...liberating.

I can't wait to be COMPLETELY debt free and self sufficient. That time will come soon enough. I just need time to be with my family, to see my husband more. I mean, who has it better?? The millionaire in their big huge mansion that works all the time, has a nanny for thier children whom they rarely see, has affairs and spends more time with thier agent?? Or, the average person, possibly struggling to make ends meet, but so relieved at the end of the day to just be with their loved ones. Solice in the things that make him whole? I just don't get how that is not the #1 priority for most people anymore..... Money changes everything, and not always for the better.