See this kid, ain't she cute?
she is a doll face one of the loves of my life and i simply adore her to pieces.
Great smile don't you think? she loves chocolate milk, it is what she used to get for bed, i thought i was being a good mommy because sometimes i feel she is so deprived from sweet treats and you think "Milk it does a body good" right?
Think again the next picture is immediately after a double root canal on her front teeth. This was on the 10th of July, same day my sister had a mini- stroke.
no collagen injections they had these vice grips holding her mouth apart for 2 and a half hours during surgery. This is just the swelling from that.
She didn't want the ice pop, we never give her those because of the dye in them and the high fructose corn syrup. we try to eliminate those things from her, but she was so disoriented she didn't know what that thing was.
Bless her heart it took 2 days for her lips to get back to normal, i will never let them drink milk for bed again. Wes finally got the pictures to upload to the computer so i will get some garden pics up next. i am grateful to have gotten past the dental surgery it cost us almost $900.00 out of pocket but that is what savings is for. emergencies. you know sometimes i feel like i just don't do enough and i have to spot inventory myself because it takes a lot of humility for me to stop trying to be wonder woman who can keep perfect home and make groceries stretch and keep potty training kids, gardening, yard work, daycare paperwork, doctor appointments, meetings, sponsorship and dinner on the table by 5:30.
tonight Wes remarked that we are drinking way too much milk we went through a gallon and a half in one day. DUH.. 2 girls who drink milk, he drinks a ton as well, me i take calcium pills. never much cared for milk. I told him we used to do the same with soy milk but he ended up with a calcium deficiency, so now we have a milk maker we don't use.
it is hard not to take that on as a fault on my part, how can i make the milk stretch? Buy a cow? we use milk that is pretty much it not too much i can do but tell the kids they can't drink it. The girls get 8 ounces in the morning, each and then a cup before bed, then they get their teeth brushed. We use milk on cereal and for pancakes i guess i could buy evaporated milk to use for pancakes would that really be cheaper? all i can do is try.
so the whole money thing is bothering me again. i am doing everything i can do to help this family save money and now i am doing everything i can do to bring an income in. i am just waiting for the e-funds to come in so i can get paid from my sister then i can sign up for training classes. we need to get tot locks for the cupboards and i think we will be ready for a fire inspection, i just got a brand new fire extinguisher and got all the windows to open up. so i think i almost have all my ducks in a row for that. but school is starting up and "A" needs school clothes and this is such a bother to try to get Wes to understand she needs new shoes and clothes for school. he says "She just got shoes last year?" yeah and now she needs new ones. Plus he is going to need school supplies, he is going for his masters degree. Awesome guy i know, but i do not have him on a pedestal i love him with all his defects, it is just me learning to not own them. so gratitude list 5 things from today;
1. today i am grateful for my garden and the ability to take my little girls out there and show them how to harvest vegetables.
2. today i am grateful for Haley, she is such a brave little girl today she had to have her 6 week blood draw to check her hypothyroidism and she is just so amazing to sit there and take a poke!!
3. today i am grateful i am not still like my sister the gratitude i have for the change in who i am is unmeasurable.
4. today i am grateful i got to roast a friend at birthday night last night. i have been pretty down about my clean time buddies relapse and yet last night two members celebrated 14 years each, it was an honor to be there.
5. today i am grateful for this blog, unlike twitter, my followers just seem to keep growing, kind of like new friends each time, i still tweet a few times a day but it isn't the same as this.
You know some of my blogging friends share more than some members do in meetings. it is an honor to be in such company. thanks for taking the time to read my blog and thanks for all the wonderful comments you guys give. Oh and today i got some blood meal, and put it out in my garden it is supposed to keep the varmints off my tomatoes so far they have stolen 11 of my tomatoes!! ok i am going to cuddle with my sweetheart, it keeps the relationship intimate!!