A little bit of this and then some of that

I feel like I should apologize for my frequent food posts the past few months. My life sort of revolves around food right now. I have been eating. A lot.

I have had a lot on my mind lately and many potential blog posts running through my head. Some of them are kind of serious, though, and after a month of recipes, I’m afraid I will drive away all of my readers.

So, here are some other things happening at the everydayHouse.

1. Little everydayBaby is starting to sleep five to six hours in a row at night! Just a week ago, I was convinced the girl had colic because she would cry so much in the evening. Suddenly, over the past few days, she has been giving me some long stretches of sleep. Of course, this requires me to go to bed around 8 or 9 p.m. if I want to sleep when she does. But we’re making progress!

2. My husband loves bees. I’m not sure when it happened, but he stumbled across a story or a book about the bee crisis in America. The bees seem to be going through some kind of an insect panic attack and huge crops (flocks, herds, swarms… yes swarms) of them have been dying by the thousands. This is creating a huge problem because farmers and orchard owners need bees to pollinate pretty much every type of food they grow. We would secretly (OK, no longer a secret) like to move to the south and become bee farmers. Well, bee farmers who raise bees who don’t have stingers and don’t suddenly die by the thousands for unexplainable reasons. So, maybe not. But we would like to move to the south.

3. The kids and I are getting ready to learn about the Iditarod race across Alaska. We joined a Yahoo group that will help us map the race, choose our favorite musher and follow along during the race.

4. I haven’t been doing a very good job this year teaching my kids geography. So to make up for it, I was thinking we should drive across the country to get a first-hand view of the United States. We are actually planning a drive from Illinois to Florida. We are thinking of renting a house and doing school there for a week or so. If you know of any good sights to see along the route, let me know. We are getting ready to plan our journey.

5. The kids are taking “recorder karate” this spring at their home-school co-op. They learn to play little songs on the recorder and they can earn colored ribbons, sort of like karate belts. So far, they haven’t become confused and tried to use their recorders in a fancy karate chop move, but I won’t be surprised if they try it soon. They are really excited about learning to play the recorders. They want to practice. All the time. I sort of forgot they would need to practice or maybe I wouldn’t have signed them up for the class.

6. It’s time for me to make lunch. And I’m quite sure you aren’t interested in what I’m about to cook. So, I’ll just move on.

What’s going on with you?? I would love to hear any random news in your life this week!

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  1. Random for me:1. Been practicing my Spanish!2. Got my annual exam over with for another year…WOOHOO!3. There is something really smelly in my garage and I can't figure out what it is. Really boring, I know. Do you wish you wouldn't have asked?!?

  2. Random things that happened to us this week: biggest was that our daughter got her very long haircut (10" cut off to donate!) She loves it!! It's about the length of your daughter's hair now… very sweet on her! She does not look 5 any longer tho…I still lose my patience with 8 year old attitudes… gonna work on that one… likely for a long long timeHad another cold spell for a few days mostly around -42C with the windchill (which interestingly enough is about the same -43F) now we're up to -10C today which is 14F… there is warmth in the sun tho & it's not dark by 6pm either! SPRING IS COMING!! The weather gods can keep nailing us with the cold but really, the end of that is coming… yes!That's kind of it for randomness at our house…Have a great one!Laurel

  3. I remembered now… A group of bees is called a colony. JoLyn: good job… tackled Spanish and the annual exam all in one week! Kind of crazy that something could smell in the garage when it's so cold! Very mysterious.Laurel: I can't even imagine living in such a cold climate. Wow! You are amazing. Can't wait to see a picture of your daughter's hair cut. Isn't it SO much easier! Yes… spring is coming. I can feel it!

  4. Random in Whoville:1. My 10 year old got braces.2. Tore up the bathroom floor to fix water damage.3. Have my annual tomorrow.4. Working out like crazy, eating healthy and NOT losing weight. ugh.

  5. 1. Just got back from watching my brother's basketball team win number 20. It's great! To be! A CHS Cougar! (He's the coach)2. Jordan got her braces off and had a colonoscopy on the same day.3. I have discovered that I like to "get up and go" when traveling. My friend made me "stay and swim" this weekend. It was worth it.4. Mike bought tickets for us to go see two guys with guitars play in some guy's living room.5. I won't ever smoosh another baby bumble bee. No matter how shrill my girls scream!:)Lynn

  6. This is my first visit to your blog. I am here via Blogher. I enjoyed your post and wonder if the second Anonymous is from West Virginia? I, too, am a CHS Cougar Alumni. Hum, small world. =)

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