Monday, October 25, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hi Everyone! I have been so busy lately! Kids are great school is great. Clara is a little better, not much but she's talking up a storm so we are communicating better. She's a busy little girl and so independent but boy is she the sweetest. I'm so blessed to have a little girl, she's very different from Vincent, in a good way. She's trying to potty train herself, I'm not ready for that yet but she's pooed on the potty at home and at Cubs Den. She's potty trained at home but I'm not ready to make the commitment once we leave home...and she's in a diaper at night. The best was one night when my husband went out of town again and Clara stood up in her chair at dinner (minus diaper), fell on the floor and when I scooped her up to check on her, a big piece of poo fell on the floor and my oldest nearly fainted from disgust. He was screaming, "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, pick it up mommy, pick it up, I can't take it, I can't take it". I was busy worrying about the blood coming out of her mouth (she bit her tongue) and trying to avoid getting poo on me. The irony here, is that my oldest has no problem when he has "accidents" all over the house but heaven forbid his sister have an accident. Geesh. 

So, I was talking to a friend the other day about stationery and we decided to bring back the old manners writing a formal note. I had to send a thank you to a friend that had me over one morning and sent me home with a generous helping of fresh eggs (from her chickens) and fresh bread made from an old home mill and brick oven.  A nice, lovely note starts with the envelope. Don't forget honorifics and the return address on the BACK of the envelope. Also, date at the top left corner, month written out and appropriate salutation and don't forget a warm closing. 

It feels nice to do things the old fashioned way, also, it's nice to let a friend know how much you appreciate them with a hand written not. 

I'll write more later! Bye!