One of my Trisomy 18 mama's told me that a neighbor's son had high lead. It turned out to be from the mini blinds next to his crib! (There is lead in the pre-1997 blinds.) Whenever the blind was raised or lowered the lead dust spread all around.
Solomon is still sick with a cough, even though he's running around acting normal. He also has "goopy eyes." (Keeps getting crusty stuff building up in his long eye lashes.) I will probably have to take him to the doctor tomorrow as I remember whenever Lilly got the "goopy eyes" she needed some special eye drops to clear them up.
|Solomon "blowing his nose" (He just blows air out his mouth into kleenex)|
|yes that really is a washing machine Christmas ornament!|
|Ahhhh ... a fresh one-pound bag of soap nuts|
By the way, my friend H. told me that she uses soap nuts to wash cloth diapers. They are low sudsing and she says they work great! I have not tried this myself. I still have a jug of Allens Naturally that I am using for washing Solomon's diapers. But I'll have to give the soap nuts a try soon. (Don't forget - you can order soap nuts and get a 10% discount. See the Olive Shoot Institute ad on the right side of this blog.)
|modern cloth diapers: no pins required (photo credit: Hunter)|
Early last week we had some very cold days along with rain. We had a laugh when we looked out the window one morning and saw a bunch of the hens hanging out on the porch while Dixie snoozed in the chair.
Speaking of feathered creatures, one of our hens has been acting odd lately. Tabby thought she was just broody, but we're not so sure now. We're afraid she's getting sick. (That would be very disappointing as she's our last Buff and is a good layer.) Tabby posted about the problem yesterday. If you know about chickens, please read her post, and let us know if you have any suggestions.
"Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." - Jeremiah 17:14
Well I'm off to make an "angel tin" for in memory of a sweet baby boy who's angelversary is later this week. (Or "heaven birthday" as some friends call it!)
"For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;'" ... - Luke 4:10