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Belly Buttons and Boogers

Yes, you read it right.  I’m going to talk about belly buttons and boogers.  There’s pretty much nothing I won’t talk about.  OK, there are a few things I won’t write about…per my husband, children’s and friend’s requests.  Yes, otherwise I’d be tempted…but I do have a filter, believe it or not!

The subject of belly buttons comes from our experience with my father-in-law Ron two weeks ago.  A nurse in the ICU was getting him all set and said “Oh good, a clean belly button!”  As my mother-in-law and I looked at her, no doubt with a strange look on our face, she explained “It’s the first thing we check!”  Huh…take this as a lesson learned…always wash your belly button!  Seems right up there with Mom’s old advice “always wear clean underwear in case you get in a car accident”!  I just remembered this moment yesterday and we all had a ‘belly button check’.  This can lead to some pretty hilarious conversation – so GO – check those belly buttons!

OK, yes then there are boogers.

We had the babies on Friday, which wound up being Jen’s first day of her ‘on-call weekend’.  After quite a day of eating…french fry hotdish (ok, I ran out of tator tots…don’t judge), a candy bar from Grandpa’s candy bouquet, pizza for dinner…and it was definitely bathtime for two little girls.  Especially the littlest one who had a little of everything in her hair!

The bath itself was a fun and crazy experience which ended with water EVERYWHERE!  Gabi grabbed little Nicole, I took Elena and as we wrapped the girls in their towels, the baby sneezed twice.  (You know where this is going.)  I looked over and sure enough, she’d blown all kinds of things out of her nose…and onto Gabi’s shoulder…and some of it was still attached to Nicole’s nose …. eeeeEEEEWWWWWWwwww!

I couldn’t help it.  I burst out laughing.  You should have seen Gabi’s face!  She looked like she was going to gag – mouth wide open – tongue sticking out – while grimacing.

I quickly grabbed a tissue and rescued her shoulder – and Nicole’s nose – and cleaned up everything in between!

I hope you’ve had a much cleaner weekend…belly buttons and all. 😉

Patty O

Picture courtesy of Pinterest

Monday’s Here…Bring on the Coffee!

Gasp…Gasp…crawling out of the weekend into another week…

Lots accomplished this weekend.  Garden harvested and cleaned out, fall decorations up, spray painted new/old goodies and furniture, birthday dinner and cake for Miss Alex, sewed in some clothes (for Gabi), cleaned up the house…etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

And, Alex, Tom and Louis came up Thursday night for a visit!  Mr. Louis had surgery (snip, snip…and hernia) on Friday with our favorite vet, Jen.  He was quite a trooper and back to normal by Saturday afternoon.  More stories to follow, of course as he and Motzy had loads of fun.

And…while they were here, Tom and Alex helped Tim put in our new fire pit and dig out an old sidewalk.  Tim and I jokingly called it the sidewalk to nowhere…it didn’t go all the way to the shop, and it didn’t match up with the garage door.  Gone, gone, gone!

There was a bonfire, toasted marshmallows, a game of Horse in the dark (with a light up basketball).  There were naps (ok, not by me…), visiting with the babies, and more craziness sprinkled throughout the weekend.

Pictures of the harvest, fall decorations, recipes, maybe a little story of the sewing swear session (I hate sewing machines), and more to come.

Sorry for the absence, this blogging thing takes a lot of time and I’ve had ENERGY.  More energy than I’ve had in a year…guessing it’s a thyroid thing…whooo heeeee!

Talk more soon!

Patty O

Thank you to Women Get it Free for sharing the photo!

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Chocolate, wine and Chocolate Moose Cake…

There was napping and cleaning (in that order).

Gardening, trimming, and weeding.

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Sam, Sibling Rivalry and Laughing Until You Choke!

Having fun with daughters is the same as this Pinterest photo…and Sam and I went to Duluth yesterday and just like the photo says – we had WAY too much fun!

From trying on glasses frames…

To giggling about  earlier days…

To almost choking to death in the process! Read more

The Never-Ending Basement Project

It’s the age old story of starting a project anticipating it will take about 3 days to finish.

You start off the first day with gusto…all geared up to get this project done.

For us the first day began with hauling out moldy storage (yes masks and garbage bags were utilized).

This mold arrived courtesy of a misguided attempt by the 12 year old to put away the dolls in a basement closet…which then did not have the ability to air out/dry out.  Hrmph. Read more

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