Friday, June 19, 2009

passing the time

Life has been pretty calm lately. I am not sure how much of that has to do with the fact that I will be going back to the States for a while. But, whatever it is I am liking it. I feel sort of calm and excited all at the same time.

We (the whole family) just got over some bug or something. There was a lot of nastiness going on in the house. And, since I am the one with the strong stomach, I get to clean up all the girls' messes! Yeah, it was great fun! My husband is off to the side dry heaving and I am clean a really gross diaper or clean up puke. I think it is all behind us now. Hopefully.

In bad parenting news... The other day when I was sick I fell asleep while the girls were playing. I woke up and all was quiet. A sure sign that they are up to no good. I looked around the house and didn't see them anywhere. I came into the office and saw that the front door was open. We have a big gate that is locked at all times so I knew they couldn't have gone anywhere, but still. I went outside and there was potting soil EVERYWHERE! I guess they were having fun in the plants. I didn't get a picture because 1. I was so mad at myself for doing that and 2. I was mad at them (well, really Bella). She has been able to open the door for about a month now. I told her she is NEVER to open the door without mommy or daddy saying it is ok. These pictures show you the door handle. It is a bit different than in the States. The first picture is it closed. The second picture shows that you just pull the lever to the left and it unlatches the door.

We have turned ghetto a little bit. The color has went out on our big TV. Being in the middle of nowhere causes a problem as far as getting it fixed. Our fix... putting the smaller TV right next to it. Watching TV in black and white is just too weird. I think there is a good size electronics store in San Juan (about 20 minutes from here) and maybe we can see if they can help us.

I have been SLOWLY working on that quilt I wanted to make. I got all the strips laid out and have only sewed 4 panels. It is just a lot of repetitive work and right now I am not feeling it. I want to get the back and front finished so I can take it back to the States and have someone help me quilt it. That is the part I am not sure about. I want it to look good and not like someone had a seizure while quilting it.

Our *garden* has been doing well. Jorge's watermelons are taking off the best. I think they need a bigger container, but they are going to have to settle with what we gave them. I am not sure what the time span is from when they flower to when they have the actual melons. We will just wait and see. Also, we are getting some tomatoes.

I went through all the girls' clothes. Since we are doing another round of winter in the States I needed to see if I have to buy anything. They are pretty close in size so that helps with not needing so many clothes. They just share. It is hard going through the clothes. Just proves how much they have grown. Sometimes I want them to stop growing.

As you see nothing too exciting going on here. Just passing the time with everyday life. I think since I have something to look forward to I am satisfied with the current. I still haven't finalized a job or found childcare for the girls but for some reason I am not worried. Usually unsettled things make me crazy. Maybe I have finally realized that things will work themselves out. Or maybe I just don't want to worry. I do that too much.

1 comment:

Colin said...

1. Can't believe no pictures of what will be known to posterity as "The Sleeping Mom Potting Soil Incident of 2009"

2. Can't believe your television went out, but only the color portion of it. I wouldn't have thought it worked like that.

3. Can't believe you get freshly picked tomatoes and watermelons from your own back yard this year (That's if Bella doesn't jimmy the lock, slip outside in the dead of night and scarf down all the produce herself -- or sell it in the local market while you're not looking.)

4. Can't imagine laying out all that sewing to actually make a quilt, but I'm sure glad other people are able to do it so well.

5. (Still) Can't wait to introduce you and the girls to Veda in the Fall.