Monday, December 21, 2009

The never ending saga that is my hair... ('poo free once more!)

I don't know why I ever stopped this.
Oh my dear BS/ACV hair care routine how I have missed you!

Well...I know what made stray, I colored my hair to 'get back' to my natural hair color (yes THAT turned into a fiasco) and I was suckered in by a sulfate free shampoo...
It just made my hair ucky...but I bought it, so I had to use it
Well...NO MORE! The last of it touched my head last week and yesterday I went back to my beloved Baking Soda wash and Apple Cider Vinegar rinse...oh how I miss the feeling of CLEAN hair

Yes, I'll probably have to go through some of the transitionary pains again...
But I know the results are more to my liking...not to mention my budget.

so just an update...
I'm not cutting (no more than a trim for which I'm seriously over due) until 10/31/10...that's when I will revisit the idea of cutting...
I'm not coloring anymore, so yes, even though the bulk is black and my roots are growing out dark brown, I'm dealing with it
And no more shampoo or conditioner
I find I don't use very much product in it when I go 'poo I'll reassess the need for those once the 2 bottles of product I have are gone.

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Our Annual Camping Trip

Next week we'll be here!

We're camping this year at the Florida Caverns.

We leave Christmas morning after our traditional Christmas breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham and head out for the week!

We cannot wait!
This year has been rough and a week of roughin' it is just what we need! Our buds T&S loaned us their pop-up so set up and tear down day will be MUCH easier than years past...not to mention sleeping!

So today...the hub and I are gettin it all in gear (the gear that is...)
We'll have smoked cornish hens for Christmas dinner
Chili with Sun Chips is a camping MUST (last year we forgot to pack the utensils and we had to eat our chili with our Sun Chips...voila! new family tradition)
Of course there will be hot dogs, s'mores and hot chocolate
late night trips to the bathroom with our flashlights fastened to our foreheads
and THIS year...Middleson and I are getting our time-lapse shot of the stars!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

a Message from Kris Moose

Monday, December 14, 2009


I've done the dishes
swept the floor
brought the kids (and the project) to school
and then...nothing

mind you, the floor was a BIG accomplishment because it was NASTY...especially in bare feet
but now...
just sitting in the lazy chair with the snoop dog
diddling around with my blog layouts
waiting for my 3pm appointment

I've sat here long enough that I've decided it's really okay to be sitting here
I've also decided to clip snoop-dog's nails before I leave for my appointment
so there's another accomplishment

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Let them use CAKE

Monday Bm has her "Ancient Wonders of the World" project presentation.
She has to create a 3D representation of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.
She chose the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The medium of choice, suggested by Papi and agreed upon by all...CAKE!

This weekend is the BIG Bake off...and we gathered up most of our supplies this morning.

We've decided to use Brownie mix instead of cake mix because it isn't as crumbly when it comes out of the pan.

We have blue sparkly squeeze frosting for the 'river' and waterfalls. Oreo Fun Stix for the tree trunks and we scored green Christmas tree-shaped marshamallows that actually really look like palm fronds.

The hub and Bm are headed to Michaels to pick up a couple of  'frosting flowers' and the assembly begins tomorrow night...AFTER a day of romping around Universal Studios, maybe we'll actually get to ride Rip Roarin Rockit!

Of course, pictures of this cake sensation will be posted asap.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hello World

Good morning world
I will not be doing things your way today
I will be doing them MY way thank you very much

Yes, If I were the superhero the world tells me I should be...this would be my costume
But not today
Today I am just Babetta
sane mind, healthy body and overflowing with self worth
I AM SIGNIFICANT! (a la calvin and hobbes!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's Only Money

It was bound to happen sooner or later.
We've been a single income family for 6.5 out of 12 months this year so it was only a matter of time before money became an issue

i don't know whether i honestly "worry" about it or the Devil is just in the details because yesterday the "issue" reared it's potentially-ugly head and part of me wanted to get ugly

the smart part of me took over quickly
focused my energy on positive vibrations rather than the ugly ones
okay so that worked for the facts
but the feelings were still there

so i stated them...matter of factly

fast forward to evening conversation over financial facts
and it was just that
no issues
no baggage
no emotially charged allegations
coz in the's only money