LaMamacita: January 2009 Archives

A recent study finds mercury in food containing High Fructose Corn Syrup.

I'm hoping the FDA steps it up with this; there's got to be tighter regulations on creating this stuff.


LaMa's Monday Music

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About 5 years ago in Fort Worth we met a little old lady that did the most remarkable yodel. I've been fascinated by yodeling ever since.

Here's the adorable DeZurik Sisters doing Arizona Yodeler in the late 30's:

Want to Kill Some Time?

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I'm in a rare silent home with all my family members either asleep or working. The things I could be getting done! But I stumbled here and found making cool pictures of myself way more amusing than folding the mammoth pile of laundry staring at the back of my head.

Here's some of my fans adoring me:


Here I am being a muse:


AND my downtown pic:


I want to see Smock on the Vogue cover!!

I've been meaning to knit this beauty for my sister in law's baby that is due this summer.


Let 2009 be the year of the bright retro blanket. Hurrah!

What exactly is the yarn cost of a whole blankets worth?

Or LaMa's Whatcha Trying to Read But End Up Passing Out Halfway Through a Chapter? Wednesday.

Lewis' Prince Caspian is the only book getting real face time. We've got two chapters to go! Then it's on to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for after lunch readings! Whoot!

Also Suzie Andres' Homeschooling with Gentleness; A Catholic Discovers Unschooling. This was a Christmas gift that I'm super excited to get more into it.

Then, Mitten Strings For God; Reflections for Mother's in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison.

Teaching Montessori in the Home by Elizabeth Hainstock is one I've just pulled back down and am so glad I did.

Ancient Highway by Brett Lott for some novel time. I'm not into it far enough to really say what I think yet.

Finally, Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small. This just came today from Amazon and I couldn't help instantly cracking it! It's about how other societies and cultures parent children and babies. So uber fascinating. I'm going to keep you updated on this one.

Plus, I know MamaT has some to-reads for me. Time to cut back on knitting and movies for a bit, eh?

Anyone read any of these? What says you?

Freedom of Choice Doughnuts

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Honestly, I'm kind of hoping to give Krispy Kreme the benefit of the doubt. Maybe their free Inauguration Day tasties were just thoughtlessly named. But then, maybe Krispy Kreme Inc. is really a bunch of snide Dillholes after all.

I'm going to go ahead and never eat one again just in case.

Good news for Shipleys!

Oh, Gus.


People who change their way of life and begin to think about spiritual progress also begin to suffer from the tongues of detractors. Whoever has not yet suffered this trial has not yet made progress, and whoever is not ready to suffer it does not even endeavor to progress.
- St. Augustine

The Goings On

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At the end of every year I have the same delusion that after the Christmas season things will settle down and I will have TIME. But mid January comes again with all the day to day stuff to sort through and settle along with all the stuff that has been tossed in my mental "to do in January" pile and I find myself nearly as busy as last month.

So here's what is up this week:

Making: These mittens for a sweet little birthday boy that lives in a place where mittens are a must. I got yarn off Ebay for an uber steal. Ahhh, Ebay.

Planning: My littlest little will be one in less than a month. This is hard to swallow. She shares a beautiful birthday with beautiful MamaT that is delightfully near St. Valentine's Day, thereby allowing me to plan a delightfully red and pink frilly party. I'm making this cake; except I think I'll use real cream cheese as to not send Smock running for the hills.

For Me: This workout as often as possible to battle residual baby weight and copious Christmas (Thanksgiving, Advent, New Years, Monday...) cookies off my middle.

School Wise: We're doing some fraction focus this month. Big hits are this book, these and these and cutting every blessed meal into tiny (but equal!) pieces.

We're in the middle of Prince Caspian in our Narnia trek.

For Dinner: Tonight we're having this soup. IT IS SO GOOD. It is made without cream, making it crazy healthy, but it's not a smidgen less creamy than tomato soup should be. From my favorite cookbook, which is full of dewishous recipes you will love even if the word vegan makes your eyes roll and gag reflex act up.

Plus dentist and eye doctor appointments this month and I'm fighting everyday to stick to my NO COMPLAINING New Years Resolution; which is way harder than I thought it'd be. I really am a huge baby.

All this at bat, and here I sit in my jammies listening to Robin Hood battles and ignoring screaming laundry pile! Halp.

LaMa's Monday Music

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This is the opening theme song to my very favorite show. I realize I'm 12 years old television wise, yes.

It gets stuck in my head for hours after hearing it, why not get it stuck in yours along with me, hm?

With only little sprinkles of computer time these days, I shopped for just one pair o' footwear today. I've settled on these Blondo Galileo's for a measly $220.



LaMa's Monday Music


This morning I've got on Duffy. Fabulous vacuum the house and pick the litter box music.



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