Wednesday, May 29, 2013

lazy mama

Lately this mama has blogged 0% of her true potential ;-);-). I hqve had time, I have had topics, I just haven't wanted to blog with no pictures. Picasa and blogger dont yet have apps for my windows phone and it just breaks my heart ;-);-).

Alas I have decided I cannot continue to neglect my blog. So here's a little update:

My younger brother known here as "Cle Smoke Stack" has returned from his bicycle trip from Maine to Minneapolis in an attempt to save out tumor ridden Labrador from the needle, but sadly his old doggy body could not handle the surgery and he passed away on Tuesday morning. He was a great dog and will be missed. Uncle Smoke stack spent all of his money on out dear Nemo and now must remain home looming for a job and skipping his bicycle tour guide training. Its been nice having home though.

My sweet baby girl has grown and taken her first steps at a mere 8 1/2 months. I am nervous for the walking faze since she already wont slow down to a walking pace in her beginner steps :-/. She is o er joyed to be on her own and I know we are all in for it.

Her daddy and her have been bonding. He and I have spent quite a bit of time conversation about her and our parenting together but separate seems to be working out quite nicely. The next 18 years should be a breeze in that department. We still have some little separation anxiety to work on for the little one, but nothing looks impossible from my new perspective.

I am job hunting, which just seems over whelming, but having a job will be more than worth it.

I have been sewing amd painting up a storm. Hope everyone I know wants home made sh## ;-);-). I even made little O and I matching skirts. Life couldn't get much than this.

<3<3<3 hope everyone is doing well in thei blogging and ill be back on my reading commenting game now... Hopefully ;-);-)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

a sad day in Oli land

So today is a little bit of a sad day here in my home. My brother the bicyclist has left on his second trip. Yes this trip has been long awaited and put off many times, but its sad none the less.

My little Ol has loved having her uncle smoke stack around to keep the music alive and do silly dances for her. He is such a special person and not having him around all the time will just be so much less fun.

He has gone to Minnesota to  train to be a bicycle tour guide for long trips such as the one he is currently on. He is riding his bicycle from on the border of Maine and New Hampshire to Mnnesota, His last trip was from here to Florida. He sure does love his bicycle and seeing him leave this morning, though exciting in some ways, is just sad.

If you are on his route and you see him ride by be sure to wave or offer him your lawn to set up his tent ;-D. He only needs a small patch and he is a good kid.

Heres his picture:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

my grill cleaning technique

So tonight my daughter went to her dads and I set out to bar b que some chicken.

We recently had to get a new grill because our old one had built up too much grease and was deteriorating all over the food. The new one has already collected a lot of grease as well so after grilling on a partially clean area I left the grill on a higher setting to cook off some of the grease and make it easier to clean with the brush. I went inside to give everyone the food and grab some for myself. After walking into the kitchen I got into a conversation with my brother who hurried me into the living room to watch kung fu with my dinner. Needless to say I FORGOT, that I had left the grill on... For an hour and a half!!!!!! Thankfully it shut itself off by running out of propane and was cooled down by the time I got out there. Ya I forgot my grill on for so long it ran out of propane and shut off, I feel really responsible. At least I didn't have my baby here. O would feel so awful being the mom who leaves the grill on all night. Well nothing burnt down and the grill is actually quite clean now. So it works! Kung fu grill cleaning at its best!! :-D:-D