Saturday, August 29, 2009

This and that...

This week has seemed to have just flown by so quickly. Tuesday was intended to be a day spent recooperating from our long day at Disneyland, however our poor chickens were out of feed so we made a trip down the hill to pick up some. We decided to stop in at the McDonalds's while we were down the hill. They have an air conditioned indoor playground, which the boys love, and mommy does too!!! And it doesn't hurt that they have 1 dollar hot fudge sundaes! When we came home, instead of resting, I began building the boys a little table and chair, something I have been planning for a while, but just had not yet begun. The rest of the week was a blur of assembling chairs, sanding, varnishing, painting, sewing little chair cushions and trying to air the house out from the strong smell of verithane and wood stain. The table is almost finished and I am feeling excited about posting some pictures of it when it is all done. On thursday, me and the boys had a special treat, we went to Sizzler for a late lunch, grandma's treat. The boys ate like kings, and especially enjoyed their dessert. Throughout the week, the little wading pool was kept full, and the boys cooled off there quite a bit. We have been having 100+ degree weather, and without air conditioning we are melting!!! I sat out under the umbrella, and watched the kids have a good time splashing, and playing, and nothing beats a soaking wet little one snuggling up in your lap, too cool you off from summer heat. We moved our little slide up to the wading pool, Caillou slid down the slide into the water so much, his poor little bottom was bruised the next morning! Tonight the air was cool, Jasper woke up, and we spent some time out in the hammock, enjoying the cool, swaying under the trees. He is such a snuggly little boy. I hope my arms are never empty of a snuggling child. This week, I worked hard trying to list everything in my etsy shop, I am having troubles with uploading my pictures, to many mb's or kb's or something like that, so my etsy shop is moving a little slower than I would like...but one of these days, y'all will find a link, and my shop will be open. I am surviving the heat these days, by looking forward to winter. Today I began crocheting a little red scarf for Caillou. I have a hand me down blue velour blanket that I plan to either make pajama's or robes out of for the boys. Our little house gets soooo cold in the winter. Yes, I live in sunny California,so for those of you who brave snow each winter, I don't know how you do it. Our house doesn't have any insulation, or a heater, and with us being so poor, running space heaters are out of the question. So, we just have to bundle up. Last year I felt as if I were going to freeze. Our house inside was in the 30's most days, even if it were in the 40's or 50's outside, this old house seems to freeze up in the winter, and burn up in the summer. I was so cold, I just didn't want to move. I plan on doing lots of baking to warm up my kitchen, and bundle up my boys, in lots of warm clothes. Considering I don't own a single long sleeve top, I am going to need to try and build up my winter wardrobe a bit before the cold weather comes. I know I am a bit odd, to be thinking so much about the cold, but like I said, it is the only thing that is getting me through this horribly hot weather! Well, I am not sure what this next week holds in store for me. Tomorrow we will go to church, and I have planned to make the boys some whole wheat breakfast cookies,but other than that.... I have a week ahead of me to plan. I am hoping to get lots of crafty projects accomplished. I hope y'all have a wonderful rest of the weekend!


  1. I cannot imagine being that cold inside in the winter! How can your house not have a heater, isn't it illegal? I feel so blessed. Oh, and my 13 year old son who is 6" tall still cuddles with me!
    Have a great Sunday.

  2. Brrrrr! I think humid-cold is every bit as freezing as snow -- sometimes worse! I'll bet you enjoy the in-between weather more than anyone, with the extremes you have to live through!
    Sending a nice cool breeze your way and a smoothie to go with it,

  3. Glad you back! No frost bite allowed! I've been busy posting on Storybook homes with heat and cool breeze ways...dream in Western Washington too.