Archive for November, 2011

Holy carp

Posted on November 27th, 2011, by beanmom

4 weeks until Christmas? Four weeks? FOUR WEEKS? Jeez.

Fun with numbers

Posted on November 21st, 2011, by beanmom

I just realized that my age is Alice’s age reversed.

Please give

Posted on November 9th, 2011, by beanmom

This is not something I talk about much, but I do have a tiny paying job — I am the webmaster at Attachment Parenting International. I don’t make much more than pin money doing it, but I enjoy it, and I like the people I work with. Along with the rest of the country, API has been harshly affected by the ongoing economic downturn. The organization is struggling to keep its doors open (and to keep paying me). They are running their annual appeal right now. Please consider donating, if you can afford it, to help them continue to offer support and information.

If you prefer not to use Paypal, you can find other ways to donate here.


Posted on November 9th, 2011, by beanmom

I don’t enjoy being the hover-mother who flips out at a little scratch on her child’s toe, but… Sammi got a little scrape a few days ago, and by the time she mentioned it to me, the whole toe was inflamed and itchy. Given that the last time she had a tiny scrape and an itchy toe, it rapidly progressed to cellulitis and a course of antibiotics, I can’t afford to play around with this. So now we’re doing twice-daily Epsom soaks and frequent changes of antibiotic dressings in the hope that we can nip this before it progresses to another near-near-death experience. So far, so good — after 2 days of this regimen, there’s only a tiny bit of pinkness around the actual scratch, and the rest of the toe is normal. It’s always something, though, have you noticed that?

le sigh…

Posted on November 8th, 2011, by beanmom

Not to be forgotten…

Posted on November 4th, 2011, by beanmom

Here’s Sammi’s ninth birthday. And now I’m caught up with birthdays! Yay!!

As promised…

Posted on November 4th, 2011, by beanmom

Alice’s fourteenth birthday.

When she turned teen

Posted on November 4th, 2011, by beanmom

New pictures up — Alice’s thirteenth birthday. I might get the fourteenth up today, too, if I can keep my energy up.

Love these guys

Posted on November 2nd, 2011, by beanmom

These videos makes me happy. Have I already mentioned that this year marks my quarter century of non-stop TMBG fangirlishness?


November fail

Posted on November 2nd, 2011, by beanmom

I didn’t blog yesterday, so that’s my traditional November NaBloPoMo blown all to hell. I had the best of intentions, but, well, yeah….

I suspect that y’all don’t want to see me attempt to cough up 30 consecutive daily blog posts in my current mental state, anyway. That’d break down to about 1.7 interesting posts, 6.2 posts full of angst and self-pity, and 22.1 posts along the lines of “today I ate a sandwich and it was good”. Nobody wants to read that crap, people!!