Friday, July 2, 2010

Seven Quick Takes - Vol. 4


Sophie is feeling much better this week.  It's amazing to us how much happier she is.  She has been pulling at her ears now, whereas before she did not.  I suppose she if actually feeling things change in there and doesn't feel whatever one feels with an ear infection.  We will be going to have a re-check next week.  Thank you all for your wonderful comments, advice and prayers.  I so appreciate you!


On a whim I took the kids to this really cool place while Adam was out of town Salmon fishing in WI.  The kids made Mom proud with not touching breaking anything and I fell in love with the store.  I went to check out Kathie's Finds and she what she had available.  I have a new found passion for old second hand furniture.  Kathie offers classes on how to get the look of the wood shown at both sites.  I hope to take the class in a few weeks.  I have a few projects already lined up!  I am so excited I want to open my own business, you know because I have all this time on my hands. :)  We had a blast at Kathie's and Sophie just absolutely loved her  and they hung out while I shopped!  Now that's customer service!  She was so friendly and showed me the "back room".  I spied a beautiful or what will be a beautiful old farm table.  Oh, I wish! 


As I mentioned above Adam was gone fishing on Lake Michigan for three days.  We all missed him.  Two mornings in a row the kids said, "Somebody's missing".  When asked who they of course said, "Daddy".  It was super cute....I guess you had to be there.  I have to say that it went better than I thought while he was gone.  I think I distracted myself with the thoughts of getting a puppy.  I know, crazy.  And that's about exactly what the woman said when we were entering the human society.  Or something like, "Don't you think you already have your hands full"? 
Anyway, the good Lord brought me back to my senses and I did not get one.  I also should say that although my husband thought I was crazy he also said it was up to me.  I then had visions of tripping over 3 children and a puppy while making dinner. puppy.  All I can say now, thank God!


A few days ago I the scale finally read the same numbers it did before each pregnancy.  After Henry it took five months to drop the extra ice cream every night weight.  That was very short lived as the ice cream fest began again.  After Karley it took six months.  After Sophie the numbers came down slower and I worked much harder (13.1) and it has now been almost 11 months.  It's nice to be able to fit into my old out of style clothes.  


We've been going to local parks more this week.  It's been so nice outside.  Low humidity and lower heat.  We sadly turned the A/C back on today as the humidity has climbed.  Adam works in hot conditions during the day without A/C and prefers to have it cool when he gets home.  Works for me. :)  The kids love the park!


I've been hoping to make it to the strawberry and raspberry patch this week.  I really want to make my own jam.  Possibly freeze some fruit?  I hope to make it.  I'd love to know if you make your own jam.  Recipes?


I think we are going to have a quiet fourth of July weekend.  Maybe dig into some projects, get thing in order before our townie days next weekend.  We might go over to our friend's house for a barbecue on Sunday.  I am so happy that Adam doesn't have to work on Monday!  I love extra family days! 

I hope you have a safe and blessed holiday weekend!

Sorry, no pictures today.


  1. I hope you weren't really up at 2 am. Glad Sophie is feeling better. As of now, we are planning on Dan and Susan's on Sunday, too...I will bring you some rhubarb and some lettuce and some jam recipes.

  2. Awesome! It will be nice hang out!

    Yes, I was really up at 2:00 AM. I was in bed for an hour and then finally got up had something to eat...rummaged around here and then went back to bed. Not feeling very motivated this morning....maybe a cup of the morning brew will help. :)

    We are going to the raspberry patch tonight I think. ;)

  3. Yeah for you and the scale. I wish. Glad Sophie is feeling better.
    I have been wanting to go berry picking too. I really need to just do it.

  4. It's great to hear that Sophie is feeling better! Sounds like you have been pretty busy. I've always wondered about where the "Kathy's Finds" signs I see everywhere would take me .. maybe I do need to venture out and follow them sometime! :)

    Miss you! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  5. I wonder what it is about pictures. I did not have time for any today, either. As for quiet family days, yeah, wow, I wish I had far more of those!

  6. So good to hear Sophie is feeling better! I've been going back & forth about getting a puppy too! We will get one, but have decided to wait to after summer when things {hopefully} slow down. So funny what the people at the humane society said to you. I'm sure I'd get a similar reaction! :) Sounds like your summer is going great! Almost time for a one year party!!! :)

  7. I can't wait to open our own cute little store, it's going to be the best place in town! :)

    Yay for dropping all the weight, you worked SO hard and you look great!!


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