Friday, July 13, 2007

Trash Picking

I'm sick. Again. Yesterday morning I came down with another case of mastitis. I really feel like I am going to die. Still. I'm on antibiotics and ibuprofen, but they aren't working yet.

I have a few WIPs, but I don't feel like taking their pictures, so I'll show you this dollhouse instead:

On Monday afternoon when I went to pick up the boys from sports camp, I spied this dollhouse in a neighbor's trash pile. When we came back from school, I stopped and had my oldest son grab it. He kept thinking he was stealing it, especially as a police car drove by just as he was putting it in the car. The look on my son's face was priceless.

After I brought it home, Spenser and Mason just laid on the deck and studied it. It was dirty, so it stayed there until I had a chance to wipe it down.

All of the children have loved playing with it. Spenser, of course, loves it most of all. Every day when Joe comes home from work, she shows him the dollhouse.

21 comments:

Sonja said...

What a great trash-score!
Sorry to hear you're sick and in pain. I hope you feel better soon!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh no on the sicky!

What a great dollhouse! Is it wood or plastic? I can't tell from the photos.

Wendy said...

What is it about taking things from people's trash that freaks people out? I just made my hubby help me drag home a huge storage thing the other day and you'd have thought I was asking him to rob a bank with me.

And the mastitis sucks. Bad. My sister has it occasionally (it's been 8 years since I've breastfed) and the one thing that she has found that consistently works is massage in the direction of milk flow. It hurts, but it works. She sometimes does it while she's got the breast pump going, but mostly she just uses a warm compress and rubs gently.

Mirre said...

What a wonderful dollhouse!
Hope you're feeling better soon!

laeroport said...

Score indeed! And I love seeing Spenser's chunky legs standing in the background of that last shot.

And despite the fact that I quit nursing almost two years ago, when I read mastitis (AGAIN! NO!) my boobs suddenly hurt. I hope you feel better IMMEDIATELY if not sooner.

I hope you have a good weekend, my friend.

laeroport said...

Okay, I meant Sawyer's chunky legs. I didn't get enough sleep last night.

beki said...

What a great find!
I hope that you feel better soon.

Katie Jean said...

what a cool dollhouse! I love that your son that he was stealing it. I bet you wish you had a camera for that!

SilverLining Designs said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Feel better soon! What's another mans trash is another mans--little girls treasure... how cute.

African Kelli said...

Oh Lera! Doggone it. Is there anything I can do?

kirsten said...

great dollhouse - and how rotten about being sick again. i'm so sorry!

hooli said...

What a true gem... both your dumpster digging son and his trash-treasure.

Looks like it's for "little people" from fisher price... would that be your guess?

novy said...

I am sorry to hear about the mastitis. I had it a couple of times last year and it was awful.

On the other hand, great find on the dollhouse. It is gorgeous!

capello said...

holy frick. in the trash? you've got to be kidding me.

TinkerBlue said...

That was in the trash? What an adorable doll house.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

amandajean said...

how fun for all of the kids! hope you are feeling better soon.

Suzan said...

All I can say is OUCH! Hope you feel better soon.

I am glad I am not the only trash digger. Wonder why we feel a little weird taking something from someone else's trash pile?

I can certainly understand Spenser loving the dollhouse!

Karyn said...

I hope you're doing better by now!!!!

Cool garbage :) :)

Jennifer said...

I love it. My kids are always thinking we steal trash. Not sure why.

linda said...

That's so funny that he thought you were asking him to steal something. I guess a healthy fear of the police is good. But I tell my kids all the time, "Mommy never asks you to do anything that will hurt you." Oh why do they never believe us? Spenser must just love it!

sammyjo said...

hope you get well soon and the doll house is great and the kids seem to love it. and by the way i love the baby clothes you make their so cute and origanal