New baby, lots and lots of littles, and laying the flooring. Never a dull moment over here.
Erin finally popped and pushed out a humongous adorable little human (Emersion Reed Scott... I call him murder) so while she has been doing that and hanging out in the hospital, her littles have been my littles. Needless to say, my house got trashed, my fridge is empty, and all the printer paper is gone. We ate all the beans and apples in the house. Spent after schooldays drawing and making weird shaped out of scrap wood and nails while the mr and I worked. Not to take away from my sister pushing out a gigantic human from her body, but hell, my body/mind are fried. Taking the littles is easy (feed them, let them loose on Nick, homework, watch Malcom in the middle, brush teeth, bed) but laying floor is hard. Lots and lots of tiny pieces of floor that need to be hammered and bent and fanagled. So many nails, nailing for hours and having all the pressure of not nailing into the radiant heat tubing. My body has contoured into a semi permanent bent shape and red tubes are floating over my closed eyelids. The mr on his hands and knees for hours with so many slivers... It's fucking painful. But we love it (the floor) and the bit of pain is worth it. As for the littles, the are so awesome. They can stay with us forever. Oh yeah, and my Dad has made his way back tot he state where he left all of his children for a visit so we have been doing all that family stuff too. If only I could figure out how to get paid for being with my family.(we could do a reality tv show but I don't think America could handle that)
I am cooking food, I just haven't had a lot of time to like clean dishes, make things pretty, and catch good enough light to take pictures but I am hoping to get a little time to make an epic cake this coming week. I want to bake plus I want to start a project and see it finished within a few hours. I miss posting recipes and and I think everyone around me needs some cake. So look for that (thinking some kind of pumpkin chocolate situation)
And as for today, the littles are back home with their mother so the mr and I are going to floor some more until our bodies give out then drive into the mountains for a well earned visual spectacular of color. And coffee. So much coffee.
Just for a laugh... Judah says to us the first time we went up to the hospital to see his mom and new baby bro ."holy haha. Look guys look. He is eating moms nipples." He couldn't stop laughing. That kid, oh boy is he awesome. He also said that the baby makes sounds like a big fart. I agree.
Internet stuff I found during my late night browsing sessions.
-Dude, I might just have to move to Japan. Japan Wants to Reward You for Safe Driving—with Coffee
-HOW VANILLA BECAME THE WORLD'S FAVORITE FLAVOR..is it yours?
-Into all of these hammocks. 5 Hammock Hybrids for Extreme Relaxation
-To the insurance company that doesn't want to renew our house insurance policy because of our garden looks like we lack "pride of ownership" (for real what they said) Eight Reasons NOT to Clean Up in the Garden
-Ah, love this house.
-Do You Wish Time Would Slow Down? Yes, yes I do
-We are keeping the downstairs all white and light and bright. Inspirations
- “Extreme bees, extreme people.” Six Scientists, 1,000 Miles, One Prize: The Arctic Bumblebee
-This is fantastic. To bad I didn't know this hack in art school. Ingenious Hack for Sketching with Two Point Perspective Using an Elastic String
-I have blown up a few carrots in the microwave in my day. Snap, Crackle, Kale: The Science Of Why Veggies Spark In The Microwave
And a few pics.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!