Monday, October 18, 2010
> I was going to start evening weaning earlier this week but she was sick and not herself so I decided to hold off. She was feeling great on Wednesday afternoon so Joe and I decided that we should start Thursday night. We chose Thursday specifically so that we had the weekend to work together and in hopes that by Sunday when Joe wouldn't be here for bedtime that I could put her down without nursing. Thursday night was ok, she cried for a few minutes. Friday she went to bed ok, but she woke up around midnight and had a hard time going back to bed without nursing. It took until about 1:30. Saturday was HELL. She was so needy and was so grumpy all day. We did learn some things. She woke up upset and we fed her immediately. This helped. This morning we fed her as soon as she woke up and it helped with her mood. We also learned that not nursing has increased her already large appetite. Tonight, I put her to bed and all went well. She didn't even root. In place of nursing I sing her a song.
> So it's been since Thursday morning, so I would say I'm done. No, I'm not sad. In fact I'm happy and relieved that I made it this long. It was good while it lasted and I'm glad I did it, but I'm also thrilled to be done!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Saturday, August 28, 2010
3/4 Cup parsley (more if needed depending on taste), leaves removed from stems
3 large garlic cloves, cut into thirds
2 to 3 C Italian breadcrumbs depending on consistency
1 1/2 C grated Romano cheese (from Arthur Ave if possible)
olive oil if necessary to add moisture to balls
1. Roast eggplants at 350 degrees for1 hour. To roast, cut in half, score and put a little salt on top.
2. Clean eggplant out from skin and put into large mixing bowl. Add parsley and garlic and process until smooth. Scrape sides down as needed. Process until consistency of hummus - chunky and wet!
3. Remove mixture and return to mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs and cheese and mix well. Should be the consistency of meatloaf.
4. Roll into balls approx. 1 inch each - ping pong ball size. Place on sprayed cookie sheet
5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Now I have never really made a quilt before. I made a t-shirt quilt. But beccuase I so poorly put the binding on and didn't machine quilt it altogether (just hand tied it in a few places) I don't consider it to be a REAL quilt. This one though is legit. The only thing I didn't do was free motion quilting. I just quilted in diagonals and really liked how it turned out. Many quilting in my little basic singer is a chose. Quilts are heavy. I am glad I did it this way. I don't know if I could do a quilt any other way in my machine.
My in laws were/are here for Father's Day and they watching my little one while I spent hours - it wasn't as hard as I thought - to make this quilt. Here is the process and the finished results:
Then I sewed pairs of fabrics together and then pair os pairs together to make rows of four. Note how in the above picture I used post it notes to mark my 1/4 inch seam. I don't think I sew very straight so this kept me in line - it totally helped! I read about how to do this on some blog but not sue which one. I consider myself not a self taught quilter, but a blog taught quilter!
I didn't photograph the nex steps but I then added my green border, and quilted the three layers (the back, the batting and the top together) and sewed on my binding, first the back side with the machine and then the front by hand. It was a long weekend and I am glad myin laws were here to help because I hate having projects left unfinished because I do all my work in my kitchen since we live in such a tiny house. Here is the completed quilt.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
As excited as I am that she has reached this milestone, I don't think I was ready for it. It really does change your world with a baby and how they spend their time.
Friday, May 28, 2010
And in true rocker fashion, she is playing a musical instrument that needs a lot of banging.
Also, after looking at it, I don't know that polka dots and mohawks really go together :)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
She is still not crawling, but rolling well and getting on all fours, rocking back & forth. It's fun and exhausting to spend every day with her.