Dirt Worshipping Tree Hugger

Sharing the daily life of Sunsong with interested parties.

Friday: an incubus of viral plague August 29, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 7:48 am

Okay, so it’s probably just a cold, but that little fever and snotty nose that Evan had, he was kind enough to share with the rest of us. Even Lillith. She hasn’t gotten the worst of it yet, but I had mine yesterday, so I’m sure her beautiful little nose is going to fill with disgusting snot at some point today. She’s already got a little fever, I hope she does better than Evan or I did since she’s breastfed.

Well, I still feel kinda crappy so I think we’re going to stay in bed and watch movies today. Maybe I’ll start with the Devil Wears Prada. I think that’s the mood I’m in today.


Wednesday, again. August 27, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 12:01 pm

Well, my largest yard sale route yet yielded very little, I bought a shirt and a bowl. I couldn’t believe it and it was pretty depressing. Oh, well. For a pick-me up I stopped at a resale shop at 18th that is always getting new stuff, and found a toy workbench for Evan for $1. I also got six cute bibs for my little drooler and some more underwear all for another $1. My total spent this weekend was $5.
Evan is sick. Yesterday afternoon he started getting a runny nose, and it slowly stuffed up completely throughout the day. He ran a little fever last night but not bad. He’s doing better. Still warm and full of snot, but I gave him some Benadryl to help him out and he doesn’t seem to feel as miserable as he did this morning. At least he is showing interest in playing. He’s been having fun playing with my small coffee maker. I gave him a little coffee cup to go with it and he makes “coffee” for a couple of hours at a time.

I found an old end table that I’m going to make into a play stove for him. I’m going to make him a whole kitchen. For now, on this table, I’ve got to peel the wood veneer off the top, sand the whole thing, remove the wood supports from the middle where the drawers used to be and then spray paint it. After that I’ve got to get some plywood for the door and the back of it, plus some hinges and a metal door pull. I’ve got wooden door pulls for the stove knobs and I’ll need to paint some plastic lids to be burners on the top of it. Then I can buy a bakers cooling rack to use as the oven rack on the inside. I’m pretty excited about this. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also want to make him a sink with a small upper cabinet to keep dishes in, a spice rack and a little refrigerator. I think he’ll love it.
Got this picture of Lillith today sitting on the potty. Yes, indeed she is so fat, she can’t possibly fall in, she’s like a little cork. Sorry about the quality, it’s a dark bathroom.


Tomorrows route August 22, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 1:17 pm

Just what I’ve got so far. ๐Ÿ™‚


Friday: WOOT!

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 8:39 am

Wow, this Friday is a sneaky little thing, I didn’t even see it coming, but it made my damn good day a helluva damn good day when I realized that it actually IS Friday. Yay!

The new WoW expansion is coming out in November and Brian and I are both excited about that. I’m thinking about turning my character back on and getting serious about playing again. I don’t know, it’s a huge time commitment and I’ll need Brian to be on the same page. Not to mention that I need to get geared up and I’ll have to leave my guild. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I really don’t want to leave my guild, but every time I’ve logged on the past three months no one has been on anyway, so it kind of defeats the purpose. I’m not sure yet what I want to do.

Well it’s early enough, Evan is still crashed out in his bed, and Lillith is rolling around and gurgling and giggling on our bed. She’s such a happy baby.

I am really looking forward to hitting the garage sales tomorrow. I wish Brian would go with me, but he’d probably just be miserable the whole time and ruin it for me. His loss.


Thursday: Let the route planning begin! August 21, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 1:35 pm

(Hello Sean)

Getting ready for the garage sales this weekend. I’ve got five on the list already. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone want to come along?

Not much to say today. I went to my future sister in laws’ apartment yesterday to help them pack, but with it being such a late start and two kids in tow, I didn’t feel like we got that much done. Evan sure enjoyed getting out of the house for a bit though, and had a blast getting into trouble at someone elses’ place. This afternoon we are going with my step-dad over to my grandmas’ house to get some more of his and moms stuff out of there. Our goal is to empty one room and then all that will be left is the garage.

I don’t know what to do today. It’s late already and I don’t feel like doing much. I’ve been watching this extremely persistent storm over Florida, and hoping everyone over there is doing okay.


Wednesday: Ugh.. Wednesday August 20, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 9:44 am

Not that there’s anything especially awful about Wednesday, it’s just that I’d like to make a new day and insert it at any point into the week and it will be called “The one day of the week where the kids are good and their mother gets an easy day” day. Brian stayed home yesterday, and I’d like to say that it was awful, but it wasn’t. I didn’t even notice he was here. Except, of course, that I was pretty pissed that he got to sit around and play all day. Otherwise the day was only as awful as it ever is, kids crying, frustration, trying to keep the clean parts of the house clean and clean more of the parts that haven’t previously been clean, like the middle room which is full of boxes from when we moved here.

The garage sales on Saturday were fun. My grandmother had better things to do, so my step-dad and his girlfriend went with me. She got really lucky and spotted a wicker trunk before I did and got a steal on it for $10. I bought an Astros shirt for myself and a pretty yellow plate with a gold bird on it for $1.50. I also found six books that I bought for $1.50. I got about six shirts for Evan and a dress for Lillith when she’s a little older for $2. Two wicker baskets, a shape sorter, another toy that I can’t think of the name of it just now, and four puzzles for $5. I really pretty hand-embroidered picture that I just couldn’t pass up and a peg and hammer toy for $3 and a pair of shoes for Evan for 50ยข.

We also finally got the rest of the house cooled, and I just love my new living room. the space is nice and it just feels more cozy. I like having my own room in the middle, even if I haven’t been able to do much in it yet, other than clean it. At last Brian isn’t complaining about all my junk so much anymore.

I know I had more to say, but I can’t think of it right now, and I’m going to go relax while Lillith is napping, I’m so paranoid that if I don’t sit in the living room and guard her, Evan will wake her up. Oh well, I’ve got plenty of laundry to fold anyway.


Friday: Just Another Day August 15, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 3:38 pm

Well, I spent a good chunk of time today looking up garage sales and planning a route. I’ve been trying to actually clean something since then, but no luck, as Lillith is extra grumpyfuss today. I did manage to get a couple of super cute pictures of the kids today, and I’ve got some of Lilli from last week I’ll add too. Otherwise I guess I don’t have much to say. I’m hoping I can convince Brian to go buy the new air conditioner today and get it installed so I can finish the living room. In the meantime I’ve got a ton of laundry to fold.