"Last morning..." is how my eldest, Elise, described anything in the past. Now, she's starting kindergarten and has no use for this phrase! I want to remember this, along with all of our stories, so I'm putting it here on Last Morning's Adventures. I hope you can either relate or get a laugh. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ten Silver Linings on Tuesday

1. It is so hot in Huntsville that the heat index is 110...but I've made a new friend who invited us over to her pool. :)
2. Evie has the worst diaper rash I've ever seen...but after a trip to the doctor I now know the difference between a diarrhea rash and a swimmer diaper in the heat rash.
3. Elise and Evie are full-throttle in the hitting, grabbing, shrieking stage....but they also giggle a lot together.
4. We aren't going to get to take a family beach vacation this year...but we do get to visit Shiela & Al, the Spinneys, and the Mooneys; meet baby Ricky; see Niagara Falls; and go to Ella's Birthday party! :)
5. My budget is so tight that I've been couponing...but I've figured out some really cheap homemade cleaning solutions! {strong all-purpose: lemon ammonia+water; baby-safe all-purpose: white vinegar + water; glass: rubbing alcohol+water+dash lemon ammonia; wood: murphy's oil+water}
6. Taking care of a family of four (or 8 if you include the 2 furkids & now 2 hermit crabs) isn't an easy job....but I get a lot of love in return! {maybe not from the hermit crabs!}
7. The drive to Buffalo, NY is really long...but we will get a lot of quality family time??? {hard one!}
8. When you include a lot of people in your heart, the bad news comes more often...but so does the good news!
9. My hotmail acct was hacked, and it sent spam to everyone in my contacts list, including lewd websites to old work contacts....but 6 people forgave me and love me anyway!!
10. Coming up with 10 Silver Linings is hard...but at least I'm not *just* complaining! Right? ;)


  1. Yay for friends with pools! And I loved Niagara Falls. I bet it will be fun to be where the high isn't 110! And I have bad news about the shrieking and grabbing........ it doesn't get better....... but the giggling does continue as well! :-)

  2. This is why I love you! You've always found the silver lining and loved people-not to mention always a good friend! Miss you- we had so much fun when you were in! Make sure to call next time you make it home! Marti

  3. Erin, I wish you had just left me to believe it was a stage...;) Marti, thank you. That was so sweet! We definitely need to get together again before another 13 years fly by!

    FYI: do not mix ammonia with bleach---it puts out a toxic gas! Sorry for the bad info...I've changed it now.