My last day at work I handed this kid (probably 7 or 8 years old) a bunch of stickers. Might as well of, the store was closing. He was so excited he handed me a homemade origami piece he made. I looked at his mom, and asked if it was really ok that I was taking his creation in? She said he had a whole box full of ones just like this at home.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
It's been awhile, since I've done a "Random Tid Bits" post. What can I say? I've been busy applying for jobs. Fingers crossed I get the one I have a 2nd interview with tomorrow.
- My 1st grader nephew Edison wants to marry his sister Margaret. He got a bit annoyed when my sister told him that he has to marry someone he's not related to. I finally got to meet Miss Margaret, and actually took the photo above. I called her Miss. Margareet, and Edison corrected me right away. I'm a huge fan of nicknames. It's better than what Mica called her...Maggot.
- Isaak and my conversation:
Me: PMS is so annoying!
Isaak: What's that?
Me: Premenstrual Syndrome.
Issak: Who that that?
Me: I do.
Isaak: Really?! I didn't know you were sick with something serious. What is it? *Insert a concerned look on his face.
Me: A period.
- Mica just started in person high school this week. They are only taking 1/2 students at a time, and it's on a system where they go 2 days, then remote 3, then go 3 days, then remote 2... The boy did his hair 4 times over again on the first day.
How's school going where you live? Does it seem smooth, or rough all around?
- It took Mica awhile to come home by bus.
Me: What took so long, for you to get home?
Mica: They combined two busses, so my bus went all the way out to Western Omaha. You know where all the houses look alike.
Me: It's usually referred to West Omaha. I get you.
- Isaak didn't know who Steve Jobs is.
Mica: Isaak you don't know who Steve Jobs is! You need to use the dictionary more!
Travis: Because Steve Jobs is in the dictionary. What does one look up, "Steve" or "Jobs"?
We all laughed!
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
We have back to school part two. So far the boys have been strictly virtual learning. Now they are starting to go back part time. Isaak starts tomorrow, and Mica will start in a few weeks.
I'm sort of nervous, but it is what it is. Mainly nervous because Nebraska's cases keep going up. Another part of me is thinking...how long should be halt life? This whole pandemic has been tug of war in my brain, since it started.
As it is, my oldest two nephews had to take COVID tests recently. Do they have it? They haven't gotten the results back. Now my oldest sister has whatever my nephew has. It's horrible to not know if something is allergies, a cold, or COVID.
My youngest sister never has her kids go anywhere. They are more like mine. Home bodies. I don't blame them - having two kids with special needs. One being a brand new baby.
There's talk about our boy's district going back to online learning only, with the cases on the rise. So far it's a go.
Isaak's hair was looking pretty shaggy. I don't mind shag, but he hates it.
Disclaimer: I got this product, for a discount to help with this review. All opinions are mine.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Out of all the holidays, what’s your favorite one? I enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter all about the same. Of course things will be different with social distancing, and mask wearing. We don’t even know how these holidays will work. We’ve talked about my parents just visiting each family.
Now that it’s cool outside I’m feeling like pumpkin pie, and all the foods that go along with Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two holidays that usually bring families together. How are you changing your plans, for the holidays with COVID here?
I got this cute Thanksgiving outfit, for my new niece to wear. She just came home from the hospital yesterday - finally.
The outfit only comes in two sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months. Kind of small, but she was small to begin with. It will work well.
I love that it’s a onesie instead of a t-shirt. Much more apt to stay tucked in!
There’s two designs. I happen to like this one because the triangles remind me of tepees.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Do you think masks and face coverings help fight the spread of covid?
I think it helps. I have both asthma and allergies, and need my lungs to be as healthy as possible.
Recently when I went to get my allergy shots, I asked my nurse if he knew anyone with this invisible beast of a virus. He told me his son’s best friend has it. He’s needing lung support, is near death, is young, and had no other health conditions.
I do have issues with breathing at times, so things tight against my face can be a problem. I do have some solutions:
• Coconut Oil with a Q-Tip in the Nose - ok via my ENT Doctor
• More Ginger Intake - Ginger Helps With Inflammation
• Face Shields, for People that Can Breathe Well
• Face Coverings VS Only Masks
This face covering is more breathable, then most masks. There’s over 40 designs to choose from. I chose this thinking Mica would like it. He said he feels like he’s wearing a hijab. Had I known he didn’t like it, I may of picked a different design.
I did have trouble with it being loose on my face. A few things to try with this:
• Wash any mask or face covering. Many shrink slightly, making them fit better on skinny faces.
• You can twist the ear piece.
• Knot the ear loops.
Where to buy it:
It’s $11.99 with a 10% click coupon + free shipping.
Do you have a favorite mask, or face covering? Have you tried a face shield?
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I just got this cute baby girl outfit to review, for my niece Margaret.
She has Trisomy 18 like her big brother Emerson does. She's still in the hospital. Only my mom, dad, sister and brother-in-law have been able able to see her. That's not counting the numerous doctors and nurses that have helped her.
She's had a MRI, EEG, and a sleep study done. She's for the most part doing well. We've known that she needed jaw surgery, but after the sleep study that doctor wants to make that happen ASAP. Lots going on, for them. It's a good thing my parents are retired, and can help out.
When I get the opportunity to review clothes for Margaret, I jump on it! They've only had boys this far, so why not get neutral or girl clothes? All baby clothes are so cute.
Recently I got a fall outfit to review. You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08G134KKM, for $10.98-$11.98.
- Mustard Yellow
I thought with fall, the mustard color would be great. Plus we've been having this discussion - do baby girls have to wear pink? Some family members say, "Yes", while other family members say that color has no gender. I don't think pink always needs to be on girls. I watched an old video once that said pink used to be a boy color, and blue was for girls. Before that all babies wore white gowns to make it easier to change diapers, and bleach out stains. What do you think? Is pink a girl color, and blue a boy color?
It Has a Hat, or Hair Tie
That's yet another thing we disagree on. Travis thinks big bows, flowers, and ties on babies look so dumb. I don't mind them. I just can't tie them all pretty like.
Sizes, for This Outfit:
- 0-3 Month
- 3-6 Month
- 6-12 Month
- 12-18 Month
I love that it doesn’t have built in feet. Often times babies have smaller or longer legs that just don’t fit right in them. I like the snaps, that make diaper changing easier.
Are you ready for fall?
Disclaimer: I got this product, for a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
- I wasn’t ready, for the slap of cold. I guess I am thankful that we didn’t get hit with snow. Western Nebraska had snow.
- Mica is going to be in a club at school called STEM Advisory Board, which I guess is like Student Council.
- Travis said, “Hey Mica, since you’re in a smarty pants club at school, how about you open this dip the smart way. We all looked at him, and he was trying to stab the plastic film with a blunt carrot. The day and life with Mica. He said, “What?! I don’t want to use my finger. It will get messy.” Travis snapped, and told him to cut it.
- The other night, my last customer was this old lady. I said to the manager that she may not of heard the closing announcement on the intercom. She took like 10 min. looking through flowers. The manager looked annoyed.
When checking out she told me that she has an MRI happening soon. She said, "I think the doctors think I'm crazy in the head. I think I just have a lot going on. My brain just needs a cleaning. They can do that ya know. Just like they do with hearts." I wanted to take her home. She shouldn't of been out that late, by herself. I wish brains could be cleaned like hearts.
Have you ever had anyone in your life loose it mentally?
- Travis begged to go hiking on Labor Day. I really didn’t want to because my allergies and asthma have been so bad! I went anyhow. We got so twisted and turned around, that we had to walk for a long time on the highway to get back to our car. Travis has a habit of taking something quaint, and making it massive. < br />
On his birthday he was going biking with friends. He was going to be back by lunch, but wasn’t back until dinner. He biked 23 miles.
When we lived in Pine Lake, GA he wanted to take a “small walk” to Stone Mountain. It was midnight before we got back.
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