It's been a couple of weeks since I spilled my fragments on Friday. So here they are. Visit Mrs. 4444 for more fragments.Sous Chef, who is nine, was watching the news with me this week, which of course, was all about Michael Jackson. (I don't usually watch the news with them around, so he was paying attention!) He looked at me and said "WHO is Michael Jackson?"
Can you people see my green/black background? Whenever I look at my blog, I don't see it. And many times when I open my blog or someone else's, I get an "operation aborted" error. Is anyone else having this problem or is my computer in need of a tune up?
Thanks to Catherine at Evolving Mommy, I have a delicious recipe for (somewhat) healthy cinnamon rolls made with whole wheat flour and flaxseed. They were delicious and my house smelled so good!
We are off to a fun July 4th party. Huey Lewis and the News will be playing at the festival in the park that our friends' house backs up to. Man, I do believe I saw them in concert when I was about 16 years old! How do those old farts keep on playing "concerts," even the small shows at local festivals? I'm sure my kids will be saying "WHO is Huey Lewis and the News?" I will also get to see my oldest brother, his wife, my niece and nephew, their spouses and their kids. I only get to see them a couple of times a year due to some family strife that I choose not to get in the middle of.
While we were at an amusement park earlier this week, I was sure I had something unattractive in my nostril for all to see. I really wasn't interested in picking my nose, but I also didn't want to be walking around with any nasty shit hanging out. I didn't have a mirror or tissues and CJ and I were in line for a ride. I finally leaned over and quietly asked, "Is there anything in my nose?" He looked real close and said, "No, not really." I was concerned about the "not really" and asked, "What do you mean 'not really'?" His answer? "Oh, there's just a lot of hair." Lovely. The inside of my nose apparently resembles that of an 85 year old man. I think I am going to have to buy some nose hair trimmers.
I'm still using the oil cleansing method to wash my face. I love that it is free of chemicals, inexpensive and that my skin has never felt or looked better. (Although, the woman at Ulta would probably disagree!) I have a friend who talked her sister into using it. The sister has had adult acne all her adult life and has tried over the counter, drugstore and prescription skincare. Nothing worked. After trying this oil cleansing method, her skin is awesome and she is thrilled. Check it out here: The Oil Cleansing Method.
I also am still not using shampoo, unless I have been in the swimming pool or had a particularly stinky, sweaty day. I found this article recently on the Today Show website. Apparently, I am not alone in this "anti-shampooing" regimen.
If you follow the "For your reading enjoyment" section to the right, you will see I just read The Godfather. Wow! I love the first two movies and never turn down an opportunity to watch one or both of them. I do think the third one, however, sucks rotten eggs and have only watched it the one time and have pretty much vowed to never watch it again, unless I need to be reminded just how awful it is. But the first two? LOVE THEM. After reading the book, I totally understand why the movies are so good.
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Have you seen this?
This is the new viewing balcony in the Sears Tower in Chicago. I've been in the Sears Tower on several occasions, but not from this view (the balcony just opened to the public on Thursday!). I SO want to go to this. It might take me all day to overcome my fear of heights and step out onto this balcony, but since I recently was able to crawl through a chicken wire tunnel five stories above ground, I think I can conquer the Sears Tower balcony. Looks like a road trip may be in our near future.Bedbug Watch '09 continues and so far, so good. No bedbugs spotted and no bedbug bites. Big E stayed all night last night with the boy who went on that trip with us, so hopefully they're home is not infested. I have hired an exterminator due to a little problem with ants this year. Thankfully, now that I am on their program, if we end up with bedbugs, the cost is covered in the plan and I won't have to pay anything additional. He did say he thinks that will change in the future because of the number of calls/treatments they are doing these days. Oh, the stories that man told me. Yikes! All I can say is, check your hotel rooms! (And you might want to check your kids anytime they stay all night with a friend, go to camp, visit a dorm room...)