Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time to catch up....yet again....

The days just fly by...September 15 and October 15 are very busy deadlines for me at work, and on top of that, there is hunting in September and October, school starting and new routines, religion classes on Monday nights (I am now assisting with a class), indoor gym sports for the boys on Tuesday nights...and Nathan's birthday was last Saturday.  The free time I have had I was trying to catch up on Nathan's scrapbook, which, I have still not finished as much as I would have liked to...dang...this whole work and taking care of life thing keeps getting in my way.... :-)

Oh well, if it wasn't for all this, there would not be much to blog about!  Speaking of blogs, I read a blog post which many parents thought was really good:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/m-blazoned/the-default-parent_b_6031128.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

I thought I would like it, but the more I read it, the more this woman's thoughts she shared with us bothered me.  Take a read (if you read this tiny blog) and see what you think...if there is such a thing as a "default parent", I would weigh the good from that far outweighs the bad, if you can even call it "bad"....

So, to recap some things via picture:

Helped (term used loosely) bale hay at Grandma's...

New wagon and baler this year, a throw, and the rake is in the background...

Brothers helping brothers....

Onion harvest 2014!


Many many onions....


Hanging out with the other grandparents for dinner...

Classic foot photo: (right after this Auntie left Jeffrey sit on the ground and then he fell over...poor Jeffrey!  Poor Auntie!)


Relaxing....

Kids getting wet...last time of the year almost...

Last time at the beach...


A friend's wedding....

A tired Mommy...

A sign of God's love...

Karen and Mom --  matching!

Licking the spoon....

Hanging with friends - labor day!

Bouncing with friends!

Moving all around....

Mom's helper....

Being silly with old friends...

Mr. Mystro....

More bonfires, more relaxing....


Home Depot First Time!

Fixing pillows for a friend...or rather, making them....

Finishing a prayer shawl...

Eating beans from Grandma's garden....

Going to church...

Last of the patio tomatoes....


Hunting...

How pretty is this???


Sunday, October 19, 2014

An old post started like over a month ago (might as well post this...)!

So I am continuing to use my Norwex products around the house.  I just got the travel envirocloths for the cars -- I think they will work well there when you have to wipe stuff off a seat and then maybe off a kids face (which happens way more often than I would like to admit...my boys get dirty!). That is the one nice thing about these cloths -- they pull off the crap and won't put it back on anywhere else it wipes.

I love the little glass/eyeglass cleaning cloths they have now for your bags/purse, or anywhere.  They are so cute and I find I am always in need of cleaning my glasses...even now as I sit here and type I can tell I should clean my glasses...good thing I have my cloth sitting on my desk!

I was very excited to try out the veggie scrubber cloth -- it does a good job of cleaning the carrots and potatoes, but I guess I don't know why else I was so excited about it because I still have to peel everything unless I make a baked potato. So, part of me feels like I am doing an extra step.  I am thinking I can maybe use it on other things but for right now its in the drawer mostly for the root veggies...

by the way, I did freezer carrots today and I didn't even do all of my carrots!  I had a five gallon pail FULL of carrots..some of which were over two INCHES in diameter.  Sheesh.  We ate some of them for dinner and they are so carrot-y.  Yes, I know that is NOT a word, but how else do you describe a carrot that tastes really, like a  lot of, carrot?  Carrot-y.

Anyways, I have found additional things that I like to use the Norwex on -- my cutting boards -- I wash, dry, and then wipe with Norwex.  Psychologically that makes me feel better, especially after cutting meat.  I also wash and dry the kitchen table, and use the envirocloth.  It does about the same job on those surfaces as any other towel or dishrag would.

So far no difference in the brushed nickel in my pretty bathroom, but Norwex does do the best job so far of anything on the shiny chrome soap dishes.  It still can't get any hard water stains out, but if there aren't any stains (because I have been keeping up on my cleaning!), it will then get them spotless.

Suddenly I realized how exhausted I am.  Sheesh.

Chillin' with Mr. Mystro....

Mystro loves everyone...the kids have such fun with him!  


I think Nathan was trying to help me fold clothes here...and Mystro was pestering him...



This picture reminds me that Evan needs a haircut...I haven't been blogging for awhile because just been too busy...



My BIL doesn't like cats.  At all.  He has told me the only good cat is a dead cat.  He met Mystro, and said something nice about him.  I was like, WHOA.

People who don't like cats for  no reason have something wrong with them.   I think like a chemical imbalance or something.

Mystro loves all of Jeffrey's stuff..