~living a life of adventure with a little bit of attitude
Only 2 Bananas
Obviously there are somethings that I don't pay very close attention to in this world. When I am at the grocery store with small children there are MANY things I do not pay attention to!
So I tried a new way of shopping the other day. You order all of your groceries online and then go to the store between a certain time of your choosing, call from the parking lot, and wait while they load all of your groceries in the car! What convenience! It takes all of the screaming, stress, and impulse buying out of the grocery experience. I knew exactly how much I would have to pay for everything and I could browse prices easily to comparison shop!
Sounds pretty perfect doesn't it? The only thing is is that I had to go back to the store the next day. I found out the hard way that one of the things I don't even think about while I shop is how many pounds of fruit and produce I purchase. I came home with two bananas and 20 grapes! They were gone by the time we hit the front door! So much for convience!
It's fun to be a kid and their fun is often contagious, but sometimes you adults need to draw the line and remember that you are adults and it may be wise to put on your big boy pants...
Lola and Tyce love to play dress up! They like to put on the princess dresses, their brothers' clothes, my shoes, and even adorn themselves with objects like buckets or weeds! When left to their own devices you just never know what they will get into next! I also like to play dress up. (get your mind out of the gutter - that is not where I am heading with this) My dress up is more of the actual dressing up. You know, putting on the fancy dress, the nice jewelry, and the high heels to go out on the town for a rare childless meal and evening. I also enjoy dressing up for Halloween and theme parties. It is fun to do something different once in awhile. There is nothing wrong with that!
I do have to question the adults that I see that actually dress up in the same way that my 3 and 4 year o…
Saturday, June 16 - Day 1
Travel to Mitchell, South Dakota
Starting your day at 2:15 am is one thing. Driving in the pouring rain is another. Driving through a lightning storm in the wee hours and having all of the street lights turn off because the sky is lit up like it’s high noon with a cloudless sky from lightning is yet another.
Other then the storm, seeing a bald eagle, seeing a giant iron cattle head sculpture on the side of the road, seeing hundreds of white windmills in large open fields in the fog (which seemed really spooky and made me think of a sci-fi film where someone would just wake up one day in the middle of that and not know how or why they were there - it was a long drive and I had a lot of time to make up a story in my head and share with Ry- lucky him!), and stopping in a town called Jackson for lunch, our travels were not too eventful driving from Michigan to South Dakota. The scenery was always changing so that helped. No one puked and everyone was in a good …
I have run into many people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome refers to a disorder that involves abdominal pain and cramping, as well as changes in bowel movements. There are many possible causes of IBS. For example, there may be a problem with muscles in the intestine, or the intestine may be more sensitive to stretching or movement. There is no problem with the structure of the intestine. It is not clear why patients develop IBS, but in some instances, it occurs after an intestinal infection. This is called postinfectious IBS. There may also be other triggers. Stress can worsen IBS. The colon is connected to the brain through nerves of the autonomic nervous system. These nerves become more active during times of stress, and can cause the intestines to squeeze or contract more. People with IBS may have a colon that is over-responsive to these nerves. IBS can occur at any age, but it often begins in adolescence or early adulthood. It is more …