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.


Mish to the Mash, Yo!

It's Friday! It's almost like one-seventh of my life is a Friday....

Ready for some big news?

No I'm not pregnant. Not with one, with two, with triplets or quints or a boy band. I've not even had sex lately. But that's a complaint for another day.

Ok- my big news is (drum roll): I enrolled at a local college for my Phlebotomy Technician Certification! Whoo! I am going to learn how to poke holes and take blood from peeps. I'm waiting on my class schedule (I begin Winter Quarter), but I think A&P will be the 1st class. I wonder who I can get to study with me. Someone with flash cards. Someone who knows a lot about anatomy and physiology. Someone fully clothed. That last one narrowed it down a bit.

RPNC weigh-in: I'm not going near that scale after all the junk I've eaten this week. I plead PMS.

Not a whole lot going on today... Faith gets out of school early for parent conference day. I am not parent-conferencing in person. I emailed the teacher and she seemed pleased with Faith's progress, so I'm down with that.

Ava has a bit of the sniffles today. Considering she's never really been sick (other than a day or two of the sniffles twice before) I guess I can't complain. But I can blame myself- and I have been. I keep running the if I'd not had a kidney stone and been able to bf her for that week then she wouldn't be sick right now scenario thru my head. I know better, but I've been taking every chance to beat myself up lately that I can. Darn that chicken, huh B?!

On a brighter note, Ava has been calling for the cat and dog. She calls the cat "dog" a lot, but I tell her Chip is a cat and then she'll say "catcatcatcat".

--The Milk Maid says labor day just sounds like work.


Supermom said...

Good for you on the classes. I have a goal for school too. I am going to study to be a Doula. I will wait to start the classes when Ethan is 2. My OB already said she would recommend me to her patients. I still have no period, so I can't blame pms for my eating and weight gain! but so glad not to have pms!!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome that you're going back to school! Hope it all goes well for you. I've thought about going back to get my degree in English (already have 2 1/2 years completed) but right now I'm too preoccupied with Doran and work =) Maybe when he's older. Also glad I'm not the only one not doing so well in the RPNC gang. It's nice to have company when you're being bad.

B said...

Have I got a deal for you on some flashcards! : ) Free, as long as you'll ship em back when you're done with them. I may take the class again just to get a better grade! : ) Good for you MilkMaid!!! Girl, when you talk about do it don't you? : )

E mail me your address, i'll stick em in the mail!

Estella's Moms said...

Congrats on enrolling in school...even if it is in one of my least favorite fields. I hate needles :)

Michell said...

That's ok to skip the weigh in, yes PMS is a valid excuse. And YAY for phlebotomy. Although I'm curious how long is the class?? You have to take A&P??? My phlebotomy class I took was 10 weeks long and I worked as a phlebotomist for 5 years and LOVED it. I had so much fun with it. Good luck.