Monday, January 31, 2011

The Pit of the Issue

I want to know why everyone has such misgivings about prunes? Seriously, did you ever try to take them to lunch when you were in school? It was like the black plague of snack foods. People would scatter, point, whisper, giggle. Ever watched someone buy prunes or prune juice at the store? They hide it at the bottom of the basket, or tuck it under their coats, like it's a freaking illegal drug! I honestly don't understand. I can see using some discretion with something very personal like a feminine itch cream for example, or even tampax. I personally don't care if people know that use tampax, but that's just me. To each her own. But seriously, PRUNES?!?! Why is everyone so ashamed to buy prunes? Is everyone afraid that people will think they have constipation problems? Is it the attached stigma of prunes and retirement homes that get people so antsy?
Well let me be the first to stand and proudly declare: I LOVE PRUNES! I do, I love them and it has nothing to do with bowel regularity. I just plain love them. They are delicious. They are awesomely good for you. Period. And you know what really baffles me? Why is it okay to eat plums but not prunes? You can take a plum to lunch. No one laughs. You can happily walk through the grocery store holding your bag of plums without shame or fear of judgement. Why are plums okay but not prunes, I ask you?
It's a mystery to me but I am saying it here and now, I love and ever defend the reputation of the prune. Long live the prune!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm Not Dead...

I'm just a really bad blogger. Here is the very short-short of it:
Mike is doing great with work but he is super busy and working pretty long hours. It's been a challenge but we are so thankful for a job and I'm proud of how hard he works.
Gavin is getting ready for his baptism in June...yeah, that's right. I said BAPTISM! I can't believe my little boy is almost 8 years old! We are so proud of him and his decision to be baptised. He is such a joy.
Caeden is also doing very well. He is a very sweet and thoughtful boy and has a gift of honesty. As in: "mom, when we have five kids you will have a lot of kids to feed and you're going to say, "i'm not making five different dinners!"" Well, the kid knows me well!
Suzy is doing just wonderfully. She is smart as a whip and surprises me every day with all the things she just picks up! I can't believe she will be starting kindergarten in the fall.
Nathan is a total mess. He's adorable. He's a big adorable mess! He is on the go all the time and getting into mischief 24/7. The only thing that seems to keep him occupied is "Peter and the Wolf". He watches it all day long...and I do mean, all day long.
Little Red is growing and doing well. We are 13.5 weeks now. So far everything seems quite fine. I have an ultrasound in 4 weeks so I am really looking forward to that. Little Red is very, very active from what we saw on the last ultrasound. I am still wading through the swamps of morning sickness purgatory but I thank my Heavenly Father every day for the chance I have to carry this baby. We could not be more excited. Everyone has been asking me whether I think it's a boy or a girl. The truth is that I have absolutely no inclination one way or another. I will say this, I will be thrilled with either one!
I will try to get some pictures up soon. That's a wrap.