Ben took today off too and we headed back to Pendleton.
By the time we got done with Ashtabula yesterday and got to actually go into Pendleton everything was closing. So we decided to go back today and catch all the little antique shops.
Pendleton is such a quaint sleepy little town…
We grabbed some lunch at a little cafe…
We made silly faces while we waited for our food. They were quite crowded.
But the food especially the dessert was definitely worth the wait.
We went to all the little shops an we ran across some strange things like this tin. Note the swastika. I think the Chickens quite enjoyed it they kept wanting to show us neat things they found.
We came home and tried to nap but it was hard because Leighton was about five inches from my face. I think she missed us.
My sweet mother watched the Chickens so Ben & I could go out to dinner for my birthday. It was so nice to have adult conversation but we both commented on how we missed the little buggers.
I saw this in one of the stores downtown. You certainly don’t see that everyday. I think they were having some kind of dress up thing.. We also ran into a hoard of zombies roaming the streets. I didn’t get a pic they were on the other side of the street but it was quite interesting. Come to find out it was the annual zombie walk. Who knew? Guess you run into those kind of things when you have a birthday in October !
I was woken up by the Chickens coming in our room and dropping a pile of presents on my bed. They wrapped them by themselves .. The Christmas paper and painters tape was the best.. I think I need to buy some wrapping paper and more scotch tape.
From Boo… she said she picked it out because I looked at it a lot when we went to the store.
My beautiful cards…
My dear talented husband drew me a picture of the necklace he ordered from Lisa Leonard. He did not realize it took two weeks to come. But I was very happy with my card the time and talent it took means so much.
It was my choice what to do today so we went to Ashtabula an old plantation in Pendleton, SC.
I love all things old so I was in heaven! Poor Boo was a bit bored but she was a trooper . Chicken on the other hand found it fairly interesting . It totally counted as a field trip.
He even got to try out and old corn shucker.. He loved that.
A Confederate rose.
Boo & I giggling while we were supposed to be listening to the tour guide.
We stopped at a model store on the way home & Boo enjoyed playing with the train table. Chicken & Ben were busy looking at the model airplanes.
We ate supper with parents and enjoyed it so much. It was the best birthday and I am so thankful I got to spend it with my little family.:)
Our resident writing spider. Maybe it just wanted to read we do keep our books in there.
So I am sure you are happy to see me blog about something other then juicing. Well here is my exciting tale of our spider.
My mom does story time every week for all the grand kids and for the last couple of weeks she has been doing it at my house. This is a good excuse for me to actually clean my house. So I was going around vacuuming we have seven fire places in our house six of them are coal fireplaces. Dust usually collects around these and I will vacuum them up. Well in the den I was fixing to vacuum in the fireplace and I saw a huge spider sitting in the middle of the fireplace. Needless to say I screamed! But then I looked to see what kind of spider it was and saw that it was a writing spider, or they are called garden spiders or corn spider.
I was nervous to show the Chickens at first because I thought for sure they would run away screaming because just an ant can make Chicken scream like a girl. But they looked at it and were quite interested. I told Mason it was a Writing Spider like Charlotte’s Web technically Charlotte was a barn spider but it made him less afraid. I called my dad to come get him because I did not want to kill him but I sure wasn’t going to move him. My dad asked my ten year old nephew Harrison if he would move it and he said yes.
So when all the kids came over for story time. I gave Harrison a pitcher and he scooped that spider right up and dumped him outside. I took a video of it you will have to excuse the screaming we were all a little nervous. =-)
I know we sound like girls screaming. =-)
So that was our excitement for the day. I wondered how he got inside and then I looked up our chimney it’s been stuffed with old newspaper I mean OLD newspaper but there are two large gaps on the side. So he just moved right in. I will have to get Ben to close that up. I just wonder how long he had been there?
I am sure ya’ll have all heard of the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. A friend of mine on Face Book posted that she had watched it and it really made in impression on her. So I watched it on Netflix and it really made an impression on me. I have the tendency to jump into things head first. I immediately wanted to get a juicer thankfully my mom had one I could borrow. I started juicing the next day. I made a run to my local Farmer’s Market. And I started juicing that afternoon.
On the documentary Joe the guy who went on a 60 day juice was very over weight 300 plus pounds and was on prednisone for a disease he had. He basically would get these aweful rashes all over his body. I have asthma and have to take Advair daily. This has a steroid in it and I know this is not good for my liver. I also have exzema on my hands they will crack an bleed sometimes. This can be extremely painful. So I thought well if a juice fast helped Joe why could it not help me?
I decided to start out with a 10 day juice fast. On the documentary one women tried a 10 day fast she suffered from extreme migraines and the fast made her migraines go away.
So all this to say I am on day 5 of my juice fast. Day one was really half a day but it was fairly easy. Day 2 I decided to quit coffee cold turkey this was not a wise decision. I did not suffer much from hunger pains but the headache was aweful. Day 3 I was also not hungry when I woke up but the headache was so much worse. I talked to my sister that day and she said that I should wean myself off the caffiene slowly. So I made half the amount of coffee that I normally drink and my headache went away instantly. The nights of Day 3 I was hungrier then I had been the night of Day 2.
Several things I have read online said that Day 4 and Day 5 were hard b/c you feel extremely tired and weak. Day 4 I did not feel very weak but at the end of the day I was EXTREMELY tired. On Day 5 today so far I am not hungry I drank my breakfast which was strawberries and pumpkin squash. But I am extremely tired today. I can tell my patience will be short today because I don’t really feel good. Everyone says on day 6 and day 7 you really start to feel better. So I am looking forward to that.
I will keep ya’ll up to date on how this is going. If you get a chance check out the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It’s well worth it to watch.
Ah she looks so innocent right? Or rather she looks like she knows what she is doing right? Well I have probably bitten off more then I can chew. I am trying to potty train Kyboo it seemed like a good idea. We are moving in about three weeks and where we are moving to the wooden floors have just been refinished and I did not relish the thought of potty training Boo on those pretty wooden floors. I let em run around naked when they potty train so accidents do happen.
Where we currently live we have all concrete floors which makes clean up really easy. But the real kicker is Kyboo is only 21 months old. So she could be to young. I know other toddlers have been potty trained this young and girls are “supposed” to be easier to potty train. I just don’t know how it will go with Boo we are only on day two. She has not done to bad so far. The first day she peed in the potty once and tried to poop once and only had three accidents. But she has not started to really to run to the potty by herself and pee. I plan on holing up in the house for four or five days and see what progress she makes. If she is not getting it we can always go back to diapers but I hope we don’t have too.
So we are moving in less then a month and I am excited SUPER excited but stressed all at the same time. Number one the move itself I dread oh I how I dread it with this huge crushing dread. Mostly because of where we live now…
.. here in an old mill on the third floor, but because the ceilings are 16 feet it’s more like we live on the sixth floor. We don’t have a freight elevator anymore the morons that own this place boarded it up when they built phase two. When we moved in you just scheduled a time to be at the dock backed up your moving truck and used the freight elevator. We got all our furniture in two trips when we moved in. Now when you move in or out you have to use the normal elevator that everyone else uses.. So you are trying to cram a sofa in the elevator and it barely fits and people are glaring at because you are holding up the elevator. They act nice about it but you know they are inwardly cursing you. I know this because I have done my fair share of glaring… So needless to say the whole moving out process from this place is gonna be hell.
Anyway here is where we are moving to…..
A big old house. I have this phobia about big old houses. I LOVE them I really do and I love the idea of them.. the tall ceilings the wooden floors the big spaces, but they creep me out too. Yeah the big spaces the creaking floors totally freaks me out. And that is exactly what we are moving into a big old house… built in 1928… yeah no really I am excited…..
Well we had a great 4th of July we decided to celebrate it with just our little family. We didn’t do anything extremely exciting but just being together was fun. It was the first year that Kyboo could really appreciate the fireworks and all the goings on. We all slept in and I fixed a yummy breakfast of home made sausage biscuits it beat Hardees’ any day! We went to see “Up” it was such a cute movie. It had enough adult humor to keep our attention and enough kids stuff to keep Chicken. Kyboo slept through most of the movie yeah!
After the movie we went to get some McDonald’s which I blame on one of my Twitter friends because he mentioned McD’s. The Chickens ate with gusto and played on the playground. It’s really neat to see Chicken and Kyboo play together so well.
After we gorged ourselves on yummy McD’s an American tradition we went home to vedge for a while. Watched some tv and the Chickens ate more healthy food..
donuts! This is Kyboo hamming it up. So after hanging out at home for a while we decided to brave downtown. There were so many people there we had to park way out but we found free parking which is hard to find when they are having events downtown. We ditched the stroller I put Kyboo in my sling Ben had Chicken and we headed out. We ended up having a lot of fun Kyboo was not quite sure what to think of all the people I think it’s the first time she has been in such a crowded area.
We got to see Mac Arnold perform I loved his music.
Then we saw some awesome fireworks downtown near the Reedy River. Chicken really liked them Kyboo was not scared but she was more interested in watching the other people’s reaction then watching the fireworks.
Then we finished the night at Sonic a regular hangout for the Moffets. Kyboo had just heard a firework go off and was a little dazed in this picture. All in all it was a great day!