Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Progress has been made on the ol' basement project.  There is still much to do; paint the doors, paint and install trim work, also trim out the electrical (happening tomorrow), some touch up painting of the concrete walls and galvanized pipes, not to mention the whole bathroom needs to be tiled and have fixtures installed.  But for now, I am enjoying what has been done.  I think we'll even be able to watch Cailou on-demand down there tomorrow.  Thank God!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Can I borrow your headgear?

A letter came home from school about head lice yesterday.  Nice.  And since that is the last thing we need crawling around over here, I went straight to my hippy friend at Metro Market and she set me up with some Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and concentrated Tea Tree Oil to put behind the kids' ears.  She said lice do not like Tea Tree Oil and somehow it "gives them the impression that you are not human".   Ok.  Well, hopefully the hippy will win out on this one, because it would be awfully nice if this worked as a preventative measure.  And in my germaphobe world, option two is pulling Henry out of school.  Seriously.

Get to the funny part already!  Well, in reading through the pamphlet the Health Department sent home, I found these words of wisdom, "Use disposable shower caps when headgear must be worn by different children."  I'm not sure what's grosser, lice or sharing headgear?  Yuck.  And I'm certain that the only thing geekier than headgear is having to wear a shower cap underneath it?  TGIF...tomorrow.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lucy's Coin Jam

More about Lucy...poor Henry.  Well, this is what we are looking at this week.  Here's to hoping it comes out as easily as it went down...not likely.  Standing by.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Creepy or Impressive?

Perhaps both.  Lucy drew this today (the first real drawing I've seen of hers).  She says, "it's Henry holding me and we are flying to Atrium (her church school classroom) with our wings out and our feet down."  As impressed as I am, I find it funny she thinks herself (and her Brother) to be Tim Burton Angels.  Well, 'tis the season I guess.  Creepy Halloween to y'all!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Girl

Lucy's first day of pre-school was a hit.  Her teacher greeted her as Lucia (pron: Loosha) and she loved that.  A little hesitant to walk into the room, but a few hours later she beamed with pride when she walked out.  Big Girl.  I can't wait to hear her tell Henry all about it.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Meg's Hen Night

This day next week, my sister will be Mrs. Megan Mead.  We celebrated as such.  Her friends are wild.  I loved it.
We all wore these (What About Bob?) shirts.  We golfed, were picked up by a party bus, hit the Tulalip Casino, had a wine tasting contest in the hotel, dinner at Purple, dancing at Fado and leftover Dick's Cheeseburgers in the rooms with a lingerie breakfast the following morning.  It was a marathon.  I finished, although my age was a factor.