My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Friday Mish-Mash, Like Clockwork

The blog-mobile has been slow to crank this week. I've had lots to say, rest assured! I just haven't been good at getting it all in order long enough to compile it here. Where do I start?

4th of July: Finished the swing set. Any object that requires "2 moderately skilled men over 3 days to finish" is much to large a project for my father to do by himself. But you can't tell him that, oh no. HD doesn't listen. Hence my reason for helping. That and I love a good project. I need to occasionally whack things with a sledge hammer and use an impact wrench to keep my mind flowing free and clear.

Later that afternoon, Jef's dad came to visit and we did the cookout thing. I allowed Jef one hot dog (do you KNOW how much sodium is in a hot dog? Don't look, it takes all the fun out of it!) and made jalapeno turkey burgers and real hamburgers and grilled them up. Paige also showed up. Paige is Jef's 21 year old who usually shows up if there is food or money involved. She leaves for Argentina Monday.

The Paige Rant: 4 years ago Paige went to a Bible College in Buenos Aires for a few years, brought home a guy pal (aka Assface) who's parents are missionaries, he and Paige moved in with us for 3 months, we kicked them out when we found the nice, upstanding young Christian man looking at PORN on my then 7 year olds computer, Paige dumps Assface, and has now decided to go back to Argentina to teach for 6 months. She is paying to go teach. Did you hear that? She is PAYING to go teach. WTF? Whatever makes you happy, dear.

Moving on... I must make a confession. I have yet to make it to karate. The 1st time I wanted to go Jef got off work early, and I kinda forgot about going. Last week I was exhausted. Today well no promises, but maybe. I know I would feel better and blah blah, but I am in need of motivation (perhaps I will look at myself naked in the mirror for a little while!).

Faith found $1.50 in the payphone outside of Wally World yesterday. Then the little goob won a huge Superman from one of those claw games with that money. Too bad she isn't old enough to purchase lotto tickets!

A few pictures:
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Happy, and not so happy Ava

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Ava and her "dada"
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Big J, screwing around!


kittenroar5 said...

Ava is so cute! She just gets prettier and prettier. The swing set looks like a success and I want the recipe for jalepeno turkey burgers. Yum. I think I'll try the whacking around... B, where's a hammer? I need to clear my mind!

B said...

K, you stay away from my tools while i'm at'll hurt yourself!
I like the grumpy Ava pic! WHEW, that baby girl looks pissed!
How does Faith like the new swing set? Jef's daughter sounds like a dumbass. Does she have any redeeming qualities?

Deena said...

Love the pics! I just can't get over how much Ava looks like her Daddy...
Sorry you have to deal with the stepdaughter. I can't believe she has to PAY to TEACH. Never heard of that one...

Candace said...

I love the pics, A! Sweet Baby Ava is getting BIG. Wow....the swing set is A+++ What kids wouldn't want to play over at your place??
How is Faith enjoying her summer? Is she enjoying playing with Mommy during the day? Hey...I just realized I somehow must have removed your Blog Link from my is going back tonight...I LOVE your MUST go back on my page.
Hugs to your family...Cheers to YOU for leading the Man group to victory on the Swing Front!

Milk Maid said...

B- Paige has no redeeming qualities except perhaps being related to Jef. Sigh!

K- go grab up those tools and built whatever you wish. It's very cleansing and beneficial for the soul to whack away at something!

As for the paying to teach thing, she pays $6k to go teach 2nd grade english to the little Argentines. They pay her $145/wk + food (they are losing money- oops!) to teach plus giving her access to nite classes that transfer back to the US for college credit. BUT her laptop is broken and she is convinced wireless net access costs $80+ a month (dumbass) so she isnt sure when she'll contact us (except for money) or take classes.

Does anyone else smell burning sarcasm? I understand why animal mothers occassionally eat their young now.

Marcy "meg" said...

Adorable AVA!!! I love the pic's... So how is the swing set? Looks like it was some work!

Hope you had a good week! Missed you guys!!!

B said...

Well, Jef seems like a good maybe she'll grow up to be more like him? Don't eat her just yet!

No, seriously..K WOULD injure herself if she played with my tools!