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Why my 5yr old loves dust bunnies

As a mom, you become more and more creative, or insane. Today, my little sweetie was whirring his wonderful new remote control racer through the house for the millionth time. As I was bending down to grab it for a flight out the door, I had a GRAND idea!

Check it out :)…now mama is happy that someone else is hunting those nasty bunnies, and my little sweetie was happy for HOURS with the door closed.

Why my 5yr old loves dust bunnies

As a mom, you become more and more creative, or insane. Today, my little sweetie was whirring his wonderful new remote control racer through the house for the millionth time. As I was bending down to grab it for a flight out the door, I had a GRAND idea!

Check it out :)…now mama is happy that someone else is hunting those nasty bunnies, and my little sweetie was happy for HOURS with the door closed.

A Public Service announcement

To my family and friends who enjoy a glass of wine…and those who don’t. As Ben Franklin said, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli.(E.coli) bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila,rum,whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a filtering process and then fermenting.

Remember: Water = Poop……. Wine = Health

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I’m doing it as a public service.

🙂
-Author unknown to me, but THANK YOU to my friend Paula for making me aware :).

A Public Service announcement

To my family and friends who enjoy a glass of wine…and those who don’t. As Ben Franklin said, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli.(E.coli) bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila,rum,whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a filtering process and then fermenting.

Remember: Water = Poop……. Wine = Health

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I’m doing it as a public service.

🙂
-Author unknown to me, but THANK YOU to my friend Paula for making me aware :).

Friday/Saturday Meme

A little task from DJ Kirby who obviously doesn’t think I have enough “stuff” in my life! Now she wants me to:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you. DJ KIRBY I thank you for subjecting me to this… I get the feeling this is going to be a challenge!

2. Imagine you could send a letter back in time to yourself, when you were 13 years old, what would you write to yourself?

3. Tag 5 people to inflict this on

Dear Heike,

Yipee! You are 13!! Finally, you hit your teens. Isn’t this the day you have been waiting for? If you could only be like all the other thirteen year olds…but you can’t. It is ok, soon, you will not have to change so much to fit in. Actually, you will be honored because you are so different.

The rest of your teens are filled with adventure, a few authentic friends, and many people who just want to take advantage of you. Heed them! And do not let them into your house. You will know who your true friends are, and they will be with you for a long time. Be nice to your mama, she is doing the best she can. If I could keep you off that motorcycle, I would. Too many close calls :), but you are a bit of a wild child with a very sensible brain.

Your 20’s start out with a bang, and an accident that will change your life. You will think it is the end of the world, but it is not. You will survive the pain, the uncertainty, and all the follow up operations. And you will carry all the scars with pride, because you have conquered. When you are MUCH older, you will discover Frida Kahlo, the courageous and ingenious artist who had a brace just like you. I promise, you will overcome. A man you can’t stand to be around becomes your soulmate, and you will marry him. When you are 28, you will have a baby they say you will never have. She is a miracle.

Your 30’s are pretty awesome. You are a mama now, and you have learned from many of your past mistakes. Everything you endured growing up, will now make you strong and opinionated. You will become a Goddess, and finally find your clan. You will also find your path, and all your past and present dreams will make more sense. They are your calling. You will have another baby, and they are both fabulous. You are an artist, and your hands make you happy.

As you get older, your life just keeps getting better. Just like a good wine ;).

Love,
Heike

I am now tagging the following 5 people ( I just realized that there are not alot of blogs I follow, but these are all excellent :)…..have fun meeting them!) :
A bag of Olives, Wooly Works, Lisette, Kill your Lunch Hour, A Mom in Red High Heels

Friday/Saturday Meme

A little task from DJ Kirby who obviously doesn’t think I have enough “stuff” in my life! Now she wants me to:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you. DJ KIRBY I thank you for subjecting me to this… I get the feeling this is going to be a challenge!

2. Imagine you could send a letter back in time to yourself, when you were 13 years old, what would you write to yourself?

3. Tag 5 people to inflict this on

Dear Heike,

Yipee! You are 13!! Finally, you hit your teens. Isn’t this the day you have been waiting for? If you could only be like all the other thirteen year olds…but you can’t. It is ok, soon, you will not have to change so much to fit in. Actually, you will be honored because you are so different.

The rest of your teens are filled with adventure, a few authentic friends, and many people who just want to take advantage of you. Heed them! And do not let them into your house. You will know who your true friends are, and they will be with you for a long time. Be nice to your mama, she is doing the best she can. If I could keep you off that motorcycle, I would. Too many close calls :), but you are a bit of a wild child with a very sensible brain.

Your 20’s start out with a bang, and an accident that will change your life. You will think it is the end of the world, but it is not. You will survive the pain, the uncertainty, and all the follow up operations. And you will carry all the scars with pride, because you have conquered. When you are MUCH older, you will discover Frida Kahlo, the courageous and ingenious artist who had a brace just like you. I promise, you will overcome. A man you can’t stand to be around becomes your soulmate, and you will marry him. When you are 28, you will have a baby they say you will never have. She is a miracle.

Your 30’s are pretty awesome. You are a mama now, and you have learned from many of your past mistakes. Everything you endured growing up, will now make you strong and opinionated. You will become a Goddess, and finally find your clan. You will also find your path, and all your past and present dreams will make more sense. They are your calling. You will have another baby, and they are both fabulous. You are an artist, and your hands make you happy.

As you get older, your life just keeps getting better. Just like a good wine ;).

Love,
Heike

I am now tagging the following 5 people ( I just realized that there are not alot of blogs I follow, but these are all excellent :)…..have fun meeting them!) :
A bag of Olives, Wooly Works, Lisette, Kill your Lunch Hour, A Mom in Red High Heels

Hairless

That is what I will be soon!

Here is an update on my week of contractions!

1. My proof came very quickly in the mail. Now I know why the publisher insists on a proof! Even though four adults, and one minor, proofread the manuscript, the proof copy had a zillion typos in it. And missing words, hell, there was a space where I seemed to go to sleep in the middle of the story! (My husband compared me to Forrest Gump, when he said “I am tired now, I am going home.” in the part of the movie where he ran across the nation and all the people were following him. He just stopped, turned around, and went home.) There were also some formatting issues. I am happy to say we tackled them all, and the second proof is on the way :).

2. I think I got food poisoning. Can’t figure out if it was the celebratin dinner on Saturday, the quiche I bought at the bake sale, or the Oyster mushrooms I bought at the market on Sunday and ate. Yuck. I feel like I got hit by a freight train. And there is no chance of sleep and rest in this house, unless someone feels sorry enough for me to adopt my family?? PLEASE???

3. My dog is sick and I cannot find a vet who is not afraid of him. Seriously. Plus, he is a nervous wreck when I have to take him to the vet, and now he has something going on with his ear. So, tomorrow, we are trying vet #3, who I am told is not afraid of big dogs. We are at 83lbs, and almost a year old. Cross your fingers.

Hairless

That is what I will be soon!

Here is an update on my week of contractions!

1. My proof came very quickly in the mail. Now I know why the publisher insists on a proof! Even though four adults, and one minor, proofread the manuscript, the proof copy had a zillion typos in it. And missing words, hell, there was a space where I seemed to go to sleep in the middle of the story! (My husband compared me to Forrest Gump, when he said “I am tired now, I am going home.” in the part of the movie where he ran across the nation and all the people were following him. He just stopped, turned around, and went home.) There were also some formatting issues. I am happy to say we tackled them all, and the second proof is on the way :).

2. I think I got food poisoning. Can’t figure out if it was the celebratin dinner on Saturday, the quiche I bought at the bake sale, or the Oyster mushrooms I bought at the market on Sunday and ate. Yuck. I feel like I got hit by a freight train. And there is no chance of sleep and rest in this house, unless someone feels sorry enough for me to adopt my family?? PLEASE???

3. My dog is sick and I cannot find a vet who is not afraid of him. Seriously. Plus, he is a nervous wreck when I have to take him to the vet, and now he has something going on with his ear. So, tomorrow, we are trying vet #3, who I am told is not afraid of big dogs. We are at 83lbs, and almost a year old. Cross your fingers.