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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Geekery in the shop


We’ve been adding new things to our shop in the past week. Nick has been working on new geeky stuff.This is the

Arduino Logo Sterling Silver Pendant - Totally Geeky

We also have the matching earrings the Geeky / Science Jewelry section of our shop.


NPN Transistor Symbol Sterling Silver Pendant


Shebang Sterling Silver Earrings -Programmer Geek Jewelry

We have the matching pendant for the Shebang in our shop too

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The case of the cracking microwave


So the other night around 9pm I was just standing in the kitchen gazing at counter, thinking, hmmmm now what can I eat?

And then without any provocation the glass door to the microwave started crackling and over a period of about 5 minutes the entire door became a web of broken crackled glass. I wasn’t cooking anything- really ! But it was quite a dramatic event.

The next 12 hours were torturous as I had to make use of my pathetic culinary skills without the help of my dear friend the microwave. In the morning my poor son had to wait a whole 30 minutes for his Pizza Hot Pocket to heat up instead of the more desirable 2 minutes plus 2 to cool down. I had to even pull out the trusty saucepan, find the correct lid that fits it, stand next to the stove and cook the popcorn and MOVE my arms. And then it dawned on me that I would even have to heat up the butter in a separate pan. The suffering was immeasurable as I then realized I would have to put all these pans in the dishwasher too! Luckily Nick,my brave hunter husband and provider took on the responsibility of heading out into the cruel world and bringing home a new microwave.

So far the replacement seems to be working and we are back to our luxurious lifestyle to which we had become accustomed. May this never happen to any of you.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Our busy weekend at the Steam Up and the Oregon Coast


Every year we take the kids to the Great Oregon Steam Up in Brooks Oregon. Here is $23 spent on a “healthy” meal of kettle corn,curlyfries and bubble gum flavored shaved ice.


We have a tradition of taking a picture of Nick with the boys in front of this giant excavator.


And we always take a nice relaxing ride on the little train.

Then on Sunday we went to visit our friends who have a cute little “shabin” near Yachats on the Oregon coast. The boys just can’t let go of the idea that when you are at the beach you are supposed to wear bathing suits and swim.While lovely to look at,it is a cold,wild and dangerous ocean for this helicopter Mom.



Nick and Alec


Me. One nice thing about the Oregon coast is that you don’t have to worry about what you look like in a bathing suit.





Friday, August 05, 2011

Mom stuff


Not much happening these days. Just doing summer hanging around stuff like this walk in a local park.


Max lost his first big front tooth. It really makes him look extra goofy.

AND I got picked as one of Etsy’s top 50 Mom’s by Here’s the link: