Tuesday, November 23, 2010
If I was carrying a weapon (which I'm not) and I saw this sign, what would I do? I know it is for those who have a CCW*, but what good does it do to have a CCW permit if you can't take the gun anywhere? Virtually every public (and private) building has this signage.
Ok, so if you have the CCW and you are a law abiding citizen, I guess you go back and put the weapon in your vehicle...and then someone can steal it. My husband said they just don't feel comfortable having people taking their guns into those buildings. (He can though. So I look at those signs when I am with him and thing "ha". Not that he always carries, just it doesn't ever apply to him. Maybe I'm a secret rebel.)
If you don't have your CCW or you were intending to take the gun into the building to do harm do you read the sign and say "Hmmm. I guess I'm not allowed to take my gun in and shoot so-and-so. Darn it." ? Perhaps hundreds of shootings have been avoided because there are small signs on doors saying you can't come in with your gun. And then the bad guys take their weapons back to their cars and lock them in their gun case, completely discouraged that they are not allowed to go in and complete their evil deed. The sign says so. Whew, glad we're all safe.
Having a CCW is to be able to protect yourself or those around you from nut jobs....right? So if those on the good side can't have a gun anywhere...and signs like this are most certainly not keeping those on the bad side from taking their weapon wherever they please...what is the point of even having a CCW???? And what is the point of those signs?
*Concealed Carry Weapon
Monday, November 22, 2010
This particular Alphie came to our house via Grandmommy this week. She and Pop Pop were here helping us with our bathroom re-model. We are entering week 8 of the project, but the end is in sight. We should be done before Christmas...and we have the toilet installed! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I will be getting my free cards! I also ordered more. And somewhere in the process I mixed up what was free and what wasn't. Know what? Their customer service was...great. It was more than great. I will be getting my free cards even though I didn't follow directions well and they were very gracious. THANK YOU to Shutterfly! They were courteous, kind, and timely. I highly recommend their services.
*I am not being paid by Shutterfly for this promo. I just really love their product and want to give you the opportunity to experience them if you haven't already!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ok, now that I have that out in the open, the two of you that are still reading need to know this...a huge part of this post is going to be about breastfeeding. After a funny story via Snug. So you've been warned.
We sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" EVERY night. Cause LMM loves it. Alot. Well to mix things up after the "row" verse we sing "rock your boat" and then finally "bounce your boat". Then I got bored with that. So I taught them to sing "bounce, bounce, bounce your boat, gently down the stream, throw your mommy over board and listen to her scream AAAAAUUUGGHHHH". They love it. LOVE it. I think it may be why we have to sing it every night. *uck*
So tonight Snug gives me a hug after we sing and says "mommy, I'd never throw you out of the boat". Ok, my mommy heart is melting. My sweet sweet boy. And then he continues "You're too heavy! I could never pick you up."
WARNING: Breastfeeding starts here:
So Rosebud is 7 months old. The last two weeks or so have been really tough. She has had a pretty runny nose. Clear, but runny/stuffy. This interferes with nursing. And has brought on some biting. So I'm tense.
She has been a consistent slow weight gainer for awhile now, but after 6 months, it is pretty typical for a BF baby to only gain 1.5-3ish ounces a week. I'm trying to remember that. She did recently have a 5 oz loss, but I attribute some of that to her being under the weather (she isn't contagious, don't worry those of you who have been with us, DR says its seasonal).
I do know that developmentally she is right on track, besides her speech. That seems to be developing slow, but her hearing seems fine. Being a third child, having slow speech skills isn't earth shattering. I am focusing on her development and how (overall) well she is doing in this area.
My milk supply is low, I can feel that it is low and Rosebud has very little interest in nursing right now, and zero interest in solids. I've pretty much cut them out all together. I try a bite every day, but she refuses most of the time so I'm not pushing it. I've been pumping like crazy.
Because her wet/dirty diaper count is very poor right now I've been giving her the pumped milk via a medicine dropper. That seems to be helping a little.
I'm also taking Fenugreek and today started drinking Mother's Milk Tea (that added to the tons of water I've been consuming). I've also read that being on your menstrual cycle can lower your milk supply. Taking all of this into account.
I am trying so hard to keep it up. I'm a little discouraged. If you have more advice, you can leave a comment. Whether or not you think breastfeeding past 6 months is even important would you consider praying for us. It is just frustrating and I'm trying to give it to the Lord. Thanks.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Little Monkey Man is...into everything. What else is new? He keeps me so busy. I love him to death, but he may be the death of me.
Monday, November 8, 2010
However, I am anticipating some reprieve this year. We did "Rosebud's" birth announcements with Shutterfly this year, and I loved the results (I know many of you who received one did too). One of the reasons I was so excited to get to borrow my aunt's camera was to be able to do Christmas pictures of the kids this year. I will upload them to Shutterfly and create my own photo cards!
Shuttterfly also offers personalized Christmas Gift Tags, and invitations to holiday parties.
I also use Shutterfly to "scrapbook" for my family. While I still do traditional scrapbooking (you know, in my "free time") for the kids first three years, after that I am using photo books. We've done several family vacation books with Shutterfly and have been very happy with the quality, price, and expediency of delivery. I am making a book for the kids for Christmas, and ABC book about our trip to the Detroit Zoo this fall.
I am doing this post (which is obviously an advertisement) because I am participating in an opportunity Shutterfly is giving bloggers to get free photocards. I'd like to thank them for the offer as I do love their products and am eager to share them with you.
Friday, November 5, 2010
MY HUSBAND IS KEEPING HIS JOB!!!! The election on Tuesday was going to determine whether he worked another year or another week. We are praising the Lord for this huge blessing.
We are also in the middleish to endish of our bathroom remodel. I really should post pictures, we have been taking them the whole way through. I am currently tiling. I have the floor done. My hands are all dry and cracking because of the mastic.
I've been sewing like crazy. Christmas is coming, and babies are arriving faster than I can finish my many projects.
Rosebud is trying so hard to crawl. Today she started to pull herself along with her arms and her face. I know, it sounds crazy...and it is!
Our church had a "parent's night out" tonight and I got to ride along with #1. While responding to a "shots fired" call, we got to pick up a dude who had a felony warrant. Other than that it was really quiet, but it was fun!
I'll try to get pictures and something interesting up soon...I just was tired of seeing my applesauce sitting on the hutch. Just one of those weeks!