Thursday, February 26, 2009

a spoon full of yogurt

Did you know we have all been sick? We are recovering now, but it has been a rocky road including burst ear drums, staff infections, Influenza-A, sore throats, missed work, canceled piano lessons and sinus infections. It appeared Lucas would fight me for 10 days every time he had to take his medicine. Then I had a flash of inspiration. Read and learn, folks:

Me: Lucas come and take your medicine.

Lucas: No!

Me: Okay, well how about this yogurt medicine?

Lucas: Okay. [Gulp. Smile.]

Forgive the lack of pictures and comments on your own blogs. I am choosing to not spend much time on the computer until the end of tax season. Some updates will be posted after April 15th. [Just think of this notice as me filing an extension for blog posting/reading.]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sharing the Love

A tradition we have started in our home is giving our kids love for Valentine's Day. Love at our house comes in the form of special coupon books from mom & dad. See above.

I love it because (a) it is free, (b) it allows me to truly give to my children what they want most from me—time, and (c) no sugar induced hyperness/cavities. Perfect.
To share my love to all of you, here is a link where you can download the artwork for the booklets created by me. There are two pages.

Lots of love to all of you!

p.s. If you are wondering how the full-time job is going, I really like it. I love it. It's a little like being on a treadmill that I can't turn off, but happily I am surrounded by office supplies. It's rekindled my weird obsession for them. I just can't get enough of the post-its and sharpie markers. And sometimes while I am waiting for the printer I breathe in the copy machine scent and I am reborn.