Monday, January 7, 2008

random thoughts to tide you over

i am mad at technology as i filmed something awesome on my camcorder and cannot get it onto my laptop. i really want to do a post about mayan. she is blowing our minds right now. leaps and bounds, my friends, leaps and bounds.

our house in bend sold, but it is a bitter sale. i have been in tears about it for days. it's hard to let any house go where you made so much history, but also to have to let it go long-distance, to have other people dealing with your stuff, and mostly to have the final numbers be so misleading and much of the process go down with you in the dark. right now i hate banks (greedy), title companies (incompetent), and real estate agents (selfish.) not sure what i need to do to move on. getting teary again, on to other things.....

watched a surprisingly funny movie yesterday: the heartbreak kid with ben stiller. the surprise was not that a ben stiller movie was funny because i love him but that i don't really remember hearing anything about it when it first came out. certainly not oscar worthy or anything but i'll tell you, blake and i laughed so hard during one scene that i was not sure i could recover--it was like being really stoned and laughing so hard at something that at some point you leave your body which is seizing with laughter, laughter so violent it's becomes silent and painful--and you look at yourself i just pray to pull it together. anyway, we liked it.

my mom called me today very excited to announce that she was "going green." i wondered what that meant to her and she explained that her first major change was to switch to eco-cleaning products. this made me very happy! she often cleans homes for extra cash and she admitted that today with her *new* products she for the first time left the job not feeling ill. it really is amazing how toxic traditional cleaning products are--not only their impact on the environment in production and but mostly their impact on the environment in which they are used (your home!) her next step is to switch to reusable grocery bags, and she also had never thought before that thrift shopping (which we have for years done together) is really recycling. we both agreed that our country just makes WAY TOO MUCH new stuff. its overwhelming really, but we are just used to it. so props to my mom, and props to Oprah for doing a show on it which inspired her.

we are completely addicted to our new raw milk source. i have never drank so much milk in my life--when i was younger i was intolerant to it, then when i grew out of it, i just didn't like the taste. but now nothing hits the spot like a huge glass (or two) before bed--it's better than dessert! we are now drinking twice as much as we thought we could, two gallons a week and at $10 a gallon that is a VERY spendy habit!

coming soon: the doll that mayan and i made together (she made the pattern), mayan's new skills (too amazing to reveal without footage!) and our really cool new sign at nomad....

4 comments:

Amy said...

"you like that, don't you!"

Yay, we watched that a couple of weeks ago, and cracked a rib during the sex scenes. Although it was a little scary that she reminds me of me on road trips, singing and dancing in the car.....*gulp*

Can't wait to see some videos of little Miss Mayan!!! And Isadore of course....

Mrs. G. said...

I need a laugh like this, so I am heading over to put this movie on my Netflix list.

Yay, Mom, it's all the little steps that count.

I can't believe you're in the midst of selling and moving while pregnant. You are amazing!!

Can't wait to see the doll.

Lee said...

Put Heartbreak Kid on my Netflix list, thanks :)

Hope you get the video up and running!

Sorry for the sucky selling stuff.

LA RN said...

It's amazing how the little stuff matters so much in the big pic...