May 24, 2008
so...back to reality
Hubby and I had our first night (2 actually) and days alone in 6 and 1/2 years.  We went to a great dinner (part of the conference) at Shula's in the hotel and then the sales guys took everyone out for the evening to Pleasure Island.  The next day we slept in, ate late and went to the parks after I did some conference stuff.  We only rode rides we cannot ride w/the kids!  I did Tower Of Terror and The Rock & Roll Rollercoaster!!  And ate ice cream!  Then we had a concert (also part of the conference) with H.OOTIE and the B.LOWFISH!  Awesome.  Thursday we slept in late and went shopping!  Then it was time to come home.

But that taste of our old life - the fun carefree life before we had kids.  Remembering what it is like to have fun with each other!  And have one another's full attention!  And eat a meal in peace!  It's almost shocking to come home and be dropped into the life as parents of three children - especially since the 2 little ones are SO little.

We have already started planning our next escape!


May 19, 2008
at IBM PULSE 2008
In DisneyWorld!  I am at the DOLPHIN and it is SO Fabulous!  We just saw Lance Armstrong speak - what an amazing story!


May 13, 2008
some awesome talent
i saw this today - the artwork is AMAZING.  And what the children have to say!  Even, and especially, the young ones.  What great young minds we are producing!

http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html#


May 07, 2008
WE'RE GOING TO DISNEYWORLD!
HUBBY AND I ARE GOING FOR TWO DAYS (I GET FOUR DAYS TOTAL!  HE'S COMING FOR 2 OF THEM) WITHOUT THE CHILDREN!  IT IS OUR FIRST TIME ALONE IN SIX AND A HALF YEARS!!!!!


May 01, 2008
Product Reviews: Seventh Generation Dishwasher detergent vs. Palmolive ECO
When we first decided to be greener at our house, I bought the Seventh Generation Powdered detergent for the dishwasher because everyone RAVES about their products.  Also, since I put my dishes pretty darn clean into the dishwaher anyway, I don't really need a harsh/super strong detergent --> an aside: I believe in the power of soaking.  I will use a bowl that is already dirty, let it fill w/water as I use the sink all day then put the silverware into it to soak until I'm ready to load the dishwasher, that way most of the food is off the silverware before it goes in and I didn't have to do any work!  I also leave dishes under the faucet to get water run on them all day for a constant soak, so they also are pretty darn clean going into the dishwasher - same w/glasses.
 
 
Anyway - the first couple of loads were fine, though hubby complained about the goopy detergent that was being left in the dispenser.  Over time I noticed all the glassware getting hazy - a problem I've NEVER had before - and all my spoons were getting the haze too (just the spoons!).
 
So I switched to Seventh Generation Liquid, since my Target doesn't sell the Method dish detergent and Whole Foods is too far for a special trip.  It was no better, though it didn't leave soap in the dispenser.
 
So when I ran out I bought Palmolive ECO - WHAT A DIFFERENCE!  All of the haze is GONE GONE GONE!  I love this stuff (a liquid) and recommend it WAY OVER the Seventh Generation stuff!

*Note this is not a paid/supported review, just my findings over time!