Monday, September 20, 2010

Miscellany Monday {5}

1. Rumbles
The road my parents live on got pretty messed up in some flooding last year and there is currently a roadwork crew digging it up to try to repair it. Everything in our house is vibrating – including my butt. :) People who live in California, you have a new level of sympathy from me. I do not like feeling the house shake beneath me!

2. Sugar ‘n’ Spice

The first “official” day of fall is this Thursday, which also means I’ll be baking my pumpkin chocolate chip mini breads. All I do is take a Pillsbury pumpkin-bread mix, make it as directed, and then add chocolate chips to it and put it in mini bread loaves. They are ridiculously fabulous and easy and I will be looking forward to them all week. This is what happens when you are a stay-at-home-mom who is watching her calories. lol

3. Anticipation
Thursday also happens to be the resumption (?) of one of my most-looked-forward to shows. The show shall remain nameless, since as a good Christian girl I’m a little ashamed, but I just can’t stop myself from watching! Plus, I figure that it you know what I’m talking about, you probably watch it too and therefore aren’t judging. haha!

4. Lots of love
I taught Luke to blow kisses this past week. Although his version involves making the kissy sound and holding his hand to his mouth. (In other words, he kisses himself and doesn’t give any away. haha) I think it is the cutest thing ever! I love watching his little mind put things together!

5. Random poll
Do you have trouble sleeping if there are lights or noise in the room? If so, are you a firstborn? As the firstborn in my family, I can’t sleep if there are lights or noise, which is why I always have an eye mask and earplugs handy by my bed. Luke is also very sensitive to noise when he sleeps (although he’s getting better), which has started my family on this discussion that parents are super quiet when their first babies are sleeping, which leads them to be sensitive sleepers as adults, as well. I never need sleeping pills or anything – and once I’m asleep, I sleep really, really well. So I’m curious – do you think your sleep is related to your birth order??

That’s all for today – have a great Monday and be sure to visit Carissa’s blog for more random thoughts! :)

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  1. Hmmm...some of my favorite shows are coming back on Thursday too. Maybe we watch the same ones! ;)

  2. Thanks for your prayers sweet friend!

    Your pumpkin mini-breads sound delish! Yay for fall! Luke blowing kisses sounds ridiculously cute! I just taught Noelle how to give kisses "with noise" and it is just the sweetest sound ever to me. I can't wait until she gets to the hospital in a few minutes for one of those noisy kisses, ha!

    Interesting theory about sleep and birth order. I'm the middle child and I can sleep no matter where I am. Sam goes for my hubby on both accounts. Noah is our firstborn and he's just like us but come to think of it my oldest sibling always needed the environment nice and quiet. You might be on to something!

  3. I'm the oldest and prefer no sound - more tactical that way. haha! But I have white noise machines for my kids - the kind they use in doc offices and they're great. I never thought of birth order before... but I can sleep anywhere. Especially these *yawn* days.

  4. ok i so need to make some pumpkin bread now, sounds great! i am a firstborn and i CAN NOT sleep with light or noise. very good theory!!!

  5. Oh the pumpkin bread looks delish! And I bet we are anticipating the same show on Thursday! Love when the kids blow kisses. Too cute! Have a great day!

  6. I was the first born and I can't sleep with any lights or noise. Hubby was the third of three kids and he can sleep anywhere. I use sound machines with both of our kids. The sound really carry's with hardwood floor especially with their rooms side by side!

    I am wishing we had cable for this Thursday! ;)

  7. Thursday can't come soon enough -- SO happy for fall...

    for the poll -- i can sleep through ANYTHING! its a gift i have. :)

  8. I am an only child....and I can sleep anywhere and everywhere and through just about everything.


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