Saturday, January 13, 2007

On the topic of LOA...

Two funny little stories from today...

I've been getting the boys stuff ready for school, and one thing I've been having difficulty with is a tub for the boys' frozen yogurt. The school encourages minimum usage of disposable packaging, with NO disposable packaging on Wednesday and the boys' just love their yogurt. So it keeps, I freeze it overnight. Now I had these fab little Tupperware containers which I was freezing the yogurt in, perfect for a single serve, but unfortunately they were too tall for the boys Tupperware lunchboxes which I otherwise love to pieces. I'd been hunting around for containers small enough to fit the boxes but that were also hardy enough to be frozen over and over without cracking. I had said to one or two Tupperware selling friends that Tupperware just needed to MAKE a container small enough to fit the lunchbox, that could also be frozen...

Well, one of those friends emailed me this morning to say that this month Tupperware is giving away little freezer containers, and wouldn't you guess it, by the measurements it looks like they are perfect fit for one of the compartments of the lunchbox!!!

Second manifestation... While I out carry Bryn in an ergo backpack, and the backpack comes with a handy little bum bag in which I can carry my keys, wallet, and phone... Since the beginning of Summer though I've really discovered that need to carry a bottle of water with me for when Bryn gets hot and thirsty back there, and so I find myself carrying around a bottle of Pump or similar, but that then negates my hands free-ness (creating new words here), and is generally speak a big PITA! So, yesterday I find a disposable bottle of water with a kind of handle over the lid (hard to describe) that I can clip onto the pouch of the ergo with a clip from the pouch. So, suddenly I was hands free again which was great. However, the bottle swung against my legs and I was concerned by it not really being designed to be reused (it's pretty flimsy etc.) and said out loud, "What I really need is bottle I can strap to the belt of the ergo"...

So, today I'm in Safeway looking at school gear for the kids and drink bottles to see if there is anything with any kind of strap and Voila! There's a Smash TM drinkbottle in a cover with s specially design belt especially for strapping to something like the belt on the ergo, and what's more, it comes in the same colour as MY ergo (among other colours)!!! And it has one of those nifty twist tops I've seen some of the girls from the North-West group have for this kiddies...

This manifesting this works marvellously for me, hehehe!

Went and saw the "feel good" movie "Happy Feet" today... Left me feeling a little sad tbh... I know it's just an animated film, but why is it that in the conclusion the humans only take note of the penguins' plight because they're tap dancing, why did it take tapdancing penguins for it to be a worthwhile cause to try and save them, and why did the human have to fly into the pristine territory of the penguins at all, just to see them tapdance?

Loved the soundtrack though, have to get me some Stevie!

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