Archive for November, 2009

new car!

My new car! 🙂 She’s purdy. Now she needs a name.


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our diapers are back!

After my last post, the stripping and everything I did wasn’t effective. As soon as we went back to the cloth diapers, they immediately smelled of ammonia again. I started boiling and washing with dawn and rinsing eleventy billion times only to find out, they STILL stunk.

So, about 2 weeks ago, I called the local Twin Cities diaper service. They offer stripping services for 25 dollars. They pick your diapers up, take them back to their location, do the stripping and bring them back a week later. They don’t deliver in our area, but they go to my mom’s house, so we gave my mom the diapers to leave for them.

We got them back on Wednesday. And so far? NO STINK! I am so beyond happy. Changing her diaper no longer makes my nose burn and my eyes water. Her butt isn’t constantly red from the ammonia. The diapers look and smell totally CLEAN for the first time in a LOOOONG time. And it also means she can wear her cute wool again! Including the first pair of longies I’ve ever knit!

sheepy pants

I think they’re awfully cute. And they go really well with her matching hudson hat.


And no, she really didn’t want to be a model for these pictures.

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Coming home from ECFE yesterday, Kennedy and I were rear ended. The 72 year old man who hit us was going at least 40 MPH (which is the speed limit), but “didn’t notice” that traffic had stopped in front of him.

This is the aftermath:


I swear, my car DID have a trunk when I bought it.


The only reason there is so little front damage? I saw in my rear view mirror that he was not stopping. I REALLY didn’t want to get shoved into the car in front of me, but I didn’t have anywhere to go to avoid it all together. I jerked my wheel as far as I could to the right, but I still hit the SUV in front of me. But had I been straight on, the damage would have been a LOT worse.
Me? I’m sore. And stiff. As is expected I guess. I was taken to the ER on a backboard with a c-collar on because my neck and back hurt at the scene. Kennedy? She’s fine. Perfectly fine. She was taken to the ER, in the same ambulance as me, and was given the all clear. She seems normal, she’s walking fine, she’s even climbing everything she attempt to climb. 🙂 She will need a new car seat, but wow, did that seat keep her safe! I’m so glad she’s still rear facing, because it could have been a VERY different scenario had she been forward facing.

Keep watching for updates, I’m assuming the car will totaled. 😦

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