you find vomit on the floor 3 days after the fact…
I know, I know, this may gross some of you out, so you can skip to the next paragraph, but I think it’s kinda funny, and illustrates my week a bit. Thursday one of our boys’ little friends was over. She and Jack were playing in his room while her mom and I were out in the living room with the others. She started crying pretty hard, so I went to see what was the matter. She, part of Jack, and lots of his floor were covered in puke. Her mom was feeding the baby, so I cleaned up the mess and the kids. They’re staying for dinner, so I throw something together. Bathe kids, put them down, my HS girls’ small group comes over, go back in Jack’s room to check on him, and it smells horrible in there. Spray some lysol and leave door open. Next day, smells really bad in there. Spray more lysol and open window to air it out. Get them around and out the door to a friends’ house. Come home and see Andy, catch up on our days…and on and on…until Sunday morning, I’m getting the boys around for church and open Jack’s closet door to find a shirt for him. Yuck-O-LA. Puke everywhere!!! I guess I hadn’t looked in the closet. This would explain why lysol wasn’t doing the trick. So, I’m cleaning up crusted vomit off the floor, toys, stuffed animals, trying not to lose it myself from the smell…and getting the boys ready for church.
Aaaah, the sabbath.
Needless to say, today has been spent cleaning every nook and cranny. Bless my dear husband’s heart, who on his day off has been dusting up a storm and cleaning right alongside me…the kids were really eager to help too. (In these pics, Jack was saying “It’s happy-family-cleaning-time.” I thought that was really sweet.)
Miles was trying hard to scrub off all the art he has added to our walls…but another day will have to be devoted to painting over the random sketch pads that used to be our walls.
I’m SO into KNITTING!!! Saturday I went to HOBBY LOBBY (I’m saying capitalized words in high-pitched voice as it was so exciting.) They had 4 ROWS OF YARN!!! I think I spent 2 hours in those 4 rows. It was so much fun, and I know that sounds insane. But if you ever start knitting, you’ll understand. The only problem is I’m not like the normal knitter who kinda does it on the side, I’m in such a strange hurry to get this blanket done, it’s become somewhat an obsession. Andy told me I can’t take it to church, or else I may have (just kidding, it’s not that bad.) But today, he had some errands to do and was going to the car wash, so I went along because I LOVE the car wash and had never been to one until my adult life….and I brought along my knitting 🙂 I didn’t get as much done as I thought I could because seriously, the car wash is so exciting. Miles shares my love and appreciation for the huge octopus and sea urchins that soap up the car. Jack was terrified, scooting away from the window because he thought he was going to get wet and cried the whole time.
Anyhow, if you have some extra time on your hands, you should learn to knit. And even if you don’t have extra time on your hands, it’s still fun 🙂
But really I haven’t been able to get online because our internet wasn’t working. There’s a ton of fun stories to tell you from last week, but that blanket is CALLING ME!!! Have a good week, guys. Andy’s parents are coming back NEXT MONDAY for a year furlough. We’re SO EXCITED!!!
(I found this online–I’ve never measured mine out, but I’ll get some limes and let you know if it passes the test 🙂
1/2 cup sugar*
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 cups water
*Okay, just looking at this, I would probably start with 1/4 c. sugar. Brazilians make theirs very sweet, but I like it better tart. You could always add more sugar to taste.
**I use key limes, and maybe use 5-6.
- Wash limes thoroughly. Cut off the ends
and slice into eight wedges. (Or for key limes, put them in the blender whole.) Place limes in a blender with the sugar,
sweetened condensed milk, water, and ice.
- Blend in an electric blender, pulsing 5 times. (They will become bitter the more you blend.) Strain
through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds. Serve over ice. (You can decorate with lime slices or sometimes we add seltzer water or ginger ale to make it sparkly–not really Brazilian, but fun 🙂 Drink while fresh. This lemonade should not be
kept on the fridge (It gets bitter).