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Laurel and I walked out to the dollar store by our closest grocery store today as today's activity to Bless Our Hearts (FlyLady's term for daily exercise, since it promotes a healthy heart). I didn't find any of the things I had on my list, but Laurel loved browsing. She picked out a coloring book and water wings there for her to wear when it warms up in the spring and she goes "swimming" in the hot tub again.

Afterward, we popped into the grocery store and picked up more paper towels and gallon zip-lock bags, both of which I noticed we were almost out of when I was a power tool-wielding force this morning and installed the new wrap holder on the inside of a cabinet door and a pair of smaller holders (one for zip-lock bags, one for Saran Quick Covers) while Laurel yelped at the drill noise and cheered me on. While we were in the store, an old man greeted me with "You're a girl who looks like she knows where things are!" and asked where the juices were (which, unlike most things in the store, I actually know where they are!) and a guy who could have been mountain_hiker' brother asked if I had a preferred member card he could borrow to get the card deal on some soda. I thought about telling him that he looked like my favorite ass, but I erred on the side of caution. I should have asked if he was on LJ instead. (;

We also picked up Laurel's holiday gift for Himself at Radio Shack: a Talking Memory Frame. I'm not sure what recent photo of her to put in it (I'm thinking the October shot where she's holding a handful of shells), but we'll be putting her handprint and possibly some shells in it sometime this week.

Earlier today I more evenly arranged the lights Vogon and I hung on the patio railing last night and Laurel oohs over them every time she sees them since it's a bit of a dark day. We still need to acquire a 9' outdoor extension cord and I'd like a simple timer so I don't have to worry about turning them on/off. Photo to come.

Tonight's mini-projects are melting crayons into new ones in muffin papers (takes 5-10 minutes in a 225 degree oven) and making banana bread muffins and bears to try out the new mini-pans Vogon picked up.


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Nov. 29th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
Will you be my mom too? You guys do fun stuff!!
Nov. 29th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
Sure, though I mostly post about the fun stuff. It's more interesting than posting about day-to-day things that wear me down like her potty use, recent taste for slamming doors (I bought door stops today but they're too short, d'oh) or chasing the cat.

I'll post photos of making the crayons (I've gone back and edited the post since I couldn't get the crayon bits to all melt until I bumped the heat up) and the banana bread bears tomorrow. Take care!
Nov. 29th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
I *really* want to see the crayon thing, I was really interested in that. :)
Nov. 29th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
i got my card today!!! laurel's picture is now hanging in a place of honor in my room. very cute. i wish i could draw like that. and it's a very pretty scallop-like-purple-rainbow. indeed.
Nov. 29th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)

Laurel was initially confounded by the remade crayons. After she saw me turn them out of the muffin papers, she asked if she could eat them. Now she's got them spread all over her bed with her new coloring book. When I checked in on her, she said "Be quiet! I'm COLORING!"
Nov. 29th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Really? Does he have six kids, too??
Nov. 29th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
I meant that he looked like you, silly. d:
Nov. 29th, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC)
that's very nice of you to get your ex a present, him being a lout and all.
Nov. 29th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
It is a gift from Laurel to her daddy. (After she heard Vogon and I discussing Christmas shopping, she asked me what we were giving Daddy.) I am only involved in that I bought it, will help prepare it, and will wrap and send it for her. I'm not sure whether to sent it to his mother's house or his lawyer's office.

Speaking of mail, the stuff I've written RETURN TO SENDER on has come back. I'm going to keep putting it out anyway since I'm doing what I'm supposed to and the Postal Service will eventually actually return to sender.
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