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The reunion ended at 11:00, but most people stayed until the place closed at 1:00. From there, several went on to another bar that stayed open later. I'm too old for that. I left with some friends (Thanks Brian for being the designated driver! You're very sweet!) and went to Steak and Shake for a bite to eat.
OK, on to viewer mail....
I read through all your posts hoping, wishing, waiting for your muffin recipe from the alternative lunch post. Could you PLEASE share your recipe, it looked so good.
Sure. Here ya go:
2 c. flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. cloves
1 c. canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. shortening
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
Throw dry ingredients in a bowl and combine with electric mixer. Add wet stuff and beat on high speed for a couple minutes. Add in the nuts. Pour into greased muffin cups and bake at 350 for, hmmm, I guess I've never really timed it. Just bake them until they're done.
My favorite part of your blogs are the photos! I love the photos of Brooklyn, but what about the rest of the kids, are they camera shy?
Yes! Especially Austin and Savannah. They don't like having their pictures taken and generally they don't get into stuff that triggers me to grab my camera. I haven't seen Austin smear diaper cream on his face in a long time. And Savannah doesn't generally mix soap, toothpaste, and deodorant in the bathroom sink, you know? And I try to respect the older ones' privacy. The little guys don't get a say. ;)
Hey i tried to vote for you for both best parenting and best humor but shows i voted already the last time you asked. So i guess i cant vote just wanted to let you know that i voted already. I hope you win i love ready your blog.
Awww thanks! You're right, you can only vote once. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I've slipped from the running in the Mommy Blogger category though. :( I've gotten like 200 or so votes. If the rest of you 8000 or so daily readers want to vote, it's not too late. They're announcing the winners on Oct. 16th. The links for the Blogger's Choice Award categories for which I've been nominated are to the right there --->
Dawn, how do you get those pics of your kids like the one with Brooklyn and the cheese? Do you keep your camera in your pocket or something? :)
Yes it is worth it- My brother had the shots for his bee allergy , and he does not die when he gets stung by a bee anymore - he just feels sick and needs lots of shots :)
He doesn't die anymore, huh? That's good to hear.
Hmmm...and Inner Monica? What exactly does that mean?Signed,Monica
LOL! Just a Friends reference. I have all the episodes filed and catalogued in my brain. It's a scary place - my brain.
Normally I think allergy shots are a waste of time... but for something like bee stings (where the reactions tend to be more severe), I would consider it. Do you know what the success rate is?
I was told it was about 95% effective.
I have had allergy shots....not a big deal. After a while you don't even notice when they stick you.
It's not the needles I have a problem with. It's the fact that the office close to me only has office hours one afternoon a week and I'd have to take Brooklyn with me (the first several visits are 2 hours long) and I'd have to coordinate getting all my other kids home from school and taken care of while I'm there. The other office, with more convenient hours, is about 45 minutes away.
Are you the expert on bat poop?
Didn't you see that tidbit in my bio? Go ahead, ask me a question about guano! Any question!
I have a question for the SSO: We do a lot of camping also. We camp in a trailer. Most of the campgrounds we have checked out (we live in CO) have a 6 person max policy. 1) Do you camp in a trailer? If so, can you tell us about it. 2) Do you have to get 2 campsites or do they allow all 8 of you on 1 campsite. Thanks!
Yeah, we have a travel trailer. (I'll take pictures of it later this month.) Camping in a trailer is bad enough. There's no stinkin' way I'd camp in a tent with the family. I am not that insane
yet. I've never seen a campground that wouldn't let us all stay on the same site. A lot of campgrounds around here charge extra per person over their limit of 4 or 6 or so, however. We avoid those places and go to campgrounds that have one price per family no matter how many kids you might have.