We are in the midst of dealing with Ezra's elevated lead levels. I'll be posting more later about this - right now our life is consumed by cleaning the house like crazy. This week Ezra and I are spending the week with local friends. Crazy times. This week we are ripping out any and all carpets in the house, all sorts of things we never ever knew about. I knew we were at risk, but didn't know what that meant, and no one mentioned anything about it - despite living in a 1912 house doing renovations.
More about the story later!
My sister gave me some granola at the holidays, and when I finished it I decided to make some of my own... with recipes off the net. Well, they turned out SOOO sweet I got my sister's great recipe for the next batch. I made it yesterday, and it came out great!!
3 lbs (1 gallon) rolled oats
1/2 lbs almonds (raw)
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw, unhulled)
1/3 cup wheat germ (or ground flax seed)
1 cup oil (i use canola)
1 cup honey
2 1/2 Tbs vanilla
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl. In bowl of small mixer combine
Hey, whatever the results...
Courtesy of today's Stone Soup:
.... now where did it go??
This one is from today:
We headed out together to Quincy, MA the day after Mark arrived home from his 10-day motorcycle adventure and business trip (North Carolina, Cherokee, Deal's Gap.... good times with Al and Moose!).
Sunday we drove all the way to Quincy, MA and visited the Adams' Family Home - which was awesome, by the way! And then we continued on to see the ocean in Hull, MA. How wonderful a visit that was.
Guilderland Public Library (or any public library!)
Has story times throughout the week, to include an evening story
time, usually Mon at 6:30pm. Free movies on some weekends. Book clubs
etc. They have a good Parent-teacher section, lots of homeschooling
Guilderland YMCA - this can get expensive, as I talked about
yesterday, for us, it's worth the cost as there are anywhere between
2-6 children in my house at any time. Full membership entitles full
use of the facility, to include a good share of yoga/aerobics/water
fitness classes, childcare for 1.5 hours per day per child, pool,
I've added more photos to Flickr the last few days. I think it's mostly August and September photos that have gone up.
I have also started putting videos on YouTube!!! iMovie makes it incredibly easy to upload photos directly to YouTube, don't even have to enter a web browser to do so! I'm psyched.
Hi Smallbany! So... you know my husband, know Amy and Ray, the three of them went to your wedding 8 years ago?! Now you're big into the LLLI group locally, have two kids, I'm married to Mark, and somehow you found our blog and have been following it and seen photos of Ezra, etc. And I went to a LLL meeting 3 months ago that you were at, and we're sitting next to each other at the NENY Regional Perinatal Forum Breastfeeding Subgroup! With our babies!
And Saturday night at River Street Cafe (I linked to Dish and Dirt because... well... I enjoyed the food, but felt as though dining there WAS overly complicated!
Mark and I are in the process of rehabbing the house next door and we hope to move in within 2 months... at least move into the 2nd floor (grin). Lots of work to be done... and both our handymen are unreliable to an extreme. In fact, we can't count one as a handyman... he's never showed up! The other hasn't been around in a year. Ugh. And there's so much work to be done!
Asking around with our neighbors has only turned up one or two leads, and looking on CraigsList is OH SO SKETCHY.
But today, in one afternoon, from three individuals, came the phrase, "Angie's List." Angie's List? Oh, yes. Rate your services. Anything from a hair salon (yes, I just took the time to review mine!) to dog walkers to hardwood floor repair to kitchens and baths... you name it, that service is probably listed. They've recently branched into reviews of healthcare providers, which is great, because nothing I've seen out in the www does that job well.