Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Back to the land of Ya'll!

We are flying south today! I haven't been to AR in 7 months..I've been itching to get back to my roots:)

Hopefully it won't be too bad flying with a mobile 10 month old child! I've only packed her about two bags of toys and a dozen books to keep her entertained..hoping it does the trick!

Belated Happy St. Paddy's Day and have a good weekend!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nap Napper

This week Soph is cutting THREE teeth. There is little sleep happening in the Schafer house. I'm exhausted, she's exhausted, Daddy is exhausted...even the poor cats are exhausted. During all this teething she has decided she no longer needs 2 naps a day. Oh no, Mama..I only need 1! I want that 2nd nap back, darn it!

Next Wednesday we are traveling to Arkansas for 5 days to visit with my parents. I'm already worrying about how the sleep is going to go. Last time we were there she was 3 months old so the sleep wasn't really an issue. I'm praying it goes smoothly though but not getting my hopes up.

That's really all I've got energy for..Haven't had much interest in the old blog lately...too much going on in real life.

Hope all of you have a lovely weekend :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Made in China

This afternoon while attempting to entertain Sophia (she's been super whiny today), I started taking a good look at all of her toys. Just for fun I thought I'd make a pile of toys made in China and toys made in North America and other places. Well as you can guess the "Made in China" pile was huge and the other one not so much. This made me so disgusted with myself. Lately I've found that the more I find products that say "Made in China" in my home I just want to grab a Hefty bag and start trashing all of them. Sophia would have no toys, and we'd all probably be running around naked. So what to do? Obviously I have to be a smarter shopper. I'm tired of supporting companies that don't make their products locally and by locally I mean anywhere in North America. I'm at the point that if I see "Made in China" I'm leaving it at the store. This doesn't just apply to toys. I've discovered at the grocery store that sometimes I'm buying oranges "Grown in China"...why? California isn't that far away from us..wouldn't it be cheaper to buy oranges from there than to ship them over on a boat? It's so frustrating.

Does this bother any of you? If so, what changes have you made in your life to remedy this?

On another note, it looks like we've finally come to the end of this stomach flu. Boy was that a hellish week. Soph and I had it something horrible. Finally on Thursday/Friday/Saturday we both stayed on a clear liquid diet. Today is the first day she's had milk and solids and so far they are staying down (I'm praying this is the case as the day goes on).