In Like a Lion and a CSN $40 Giveaway!

This is what we woke up to yesterday morning.  We got 14 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours of February, giving us a grand total of 43.9 inches in the month.  That is a lot of snow, even for north Idaho!  It was so deep that the little ones had a hard time playing in it, but later in the day, after some of it melted, they all had a good time.

Monday was a crazy day.  It began with snow, of course, and Russ spent the morning plowing our driveway so we everyone could get to work and school.  It was one of those hectic days when I felt I could not even form a complete thought.

The morning began with Little Man coming into my room to tell me that there was something stuck in his nose.  I thought he needed some help blowing it, but as he blew, it seemed like something was not quite right.  He confessed that he had stuck a small eraser in his nose.

I tipped his head back to look, and sure enough, he had a white eraser firmly lodged in his nostril.  I tried to pull it out, but it was really stuck.  We tried blowing again and again, then all at once, it flew out of his nose and hit me squarely on the chest, right on my clean, white t-shirt.  It was not pretty, but we were both so happy that we laughed and laughed.  I did give him a little speech about not putting things in noses, etc., but it remains to be seen if we’ll have a repeat experience.

I think that may have been a first for us — it only took eleven kids for it to happen.

About an hour later Rusty was driving to his Spanish class.  He had taken a capsule (prescription) before leaving and could feel it caught in his throat.  He coughed and all at once the powder shot out of his mouth and began to burn his mouth, throat, and even his eyes.  He pulled over and rubbed snow on his face and sucked on more snow before turning around to come home.  For the next two hours he felt terrible – was sick to his stomach, had red eyes, and a big headache.

It was a strange start to the week, and I’m happy to say that Tuesday was much calmer.

On to the $40 giveaway from CSN Stores. This promotional code can be used at any of the CSN online stores by you – yes you, when you win!  They have tons of different items including wonderful dishes and modern furniture , fun toys, kitchen tools, and baby gear at their All Modern store.  Forty dollars is nothing to sneeze at – think of the fun you could have spending it.

To enter the drawing do one of the following:

1. Add A Bushel and A Peck to your blogroll and leave a comment telling me you’ve done it, or let me know that you already have me in your blogroll.

2. If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment on this post.

Be sure to enter by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 8th – I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday.  I can’t wait to see who wins!

Happy Wednesday friends,

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

58 Comments

  1. Giann
    March 2, 2011

    You are on my blog roll! http://mylifeunscripted1.blogspot.com/p/recommend… need to update it though! 🙂
    Oh my! That was too funny about what happened to Little Man! And I'm sorry for Rusty! I didn't know that could happen!

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Shonni
    March 2, 2011

    That is quite a day!!!

    It seems that ya’ll have had an amazing amount of snow, and here in CO we have had none this year.

    You are also on my blog roll.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Reply
  3. Erin
    March 2, 2011

    You've been in my blogroll for a while now! Thanks for your writing and sharing.

    Reply
  4. Randee Jones
    March 2, 2011

    You are in my blogroll for sure!

    Reply
  5. kristen pajama mama
    March 2, 2011

    yeah, you've been on my blogroll for a while now, too. 🙂 thanks for al the glimpses into your beautiful family life.

    Reply
  6. Lisa
    March 2, 2011

    You're on mine too!!! 🙂

    Reply
  7. @mkgivler
    March 2, 2011

    Picturing you and Little Man giggling together about the eraser business makes *me* chuckle. He has such a great laugh!

    I'm really sorry for Rusty! That sounds totally miserable. I'm going to have to get on Andrew's case about making sure to drink a whole glass of water when taking pills…

    Love,
    Mimi

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  8. domestic diva
    March 2, 2011

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    Reply
  9. Laura
    March 2, 2011

    What alot of snow….no wonder Caleb had to stop talking to me when he was walking across campus because a snow plow was going past him! You know we don't see snow plows often in my part of Western Washington! If I had a blog, I would add you to my roll, but instead I just read yours and all of the ones on your favorites! Looking forward to seeing you next week.

    Reply
  10. Heidi
    March 2, 2011

    My mom's third child put rolled up scotch tape up his nose. And then tried to get it out by himself for awhile. And then she found out about it. I'm pretty sure it necessitated a trip to the doctor to get it out. I'm glad that Little Man's eraser came out easier than that!

    Reply
  11. Cecilia
    March 2, 2011

    You are on my blogroll. I have been encouraged reading your insightful thoughts.

    Reply
  12. Shonni
    March 2, 2011

    That is quite a day!!!
    It seems that ya’ll have had an amazing amount of snow, and here in CO we have had none this year.
    You are also on my blog roll.
    Hope you have a great week.

    Reply
  13. Aubreyfick
    March 2, 2011

    I don't have a blog…
    I'd love to win! 🙂
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

    Reply
  14. Donna
    March 2, 2011

    Yep you are on my blog roll friend:) Snow—Drew has been watching sermons online because he can't even get his car out of the student parking lot now:) Thank goodness for good preachers online!

    Reply
  15. Jenn
    March 2, 2011

    You are certainly on my blog roll. I have learned such valuable information from you as share your experiences and I begin to work my way through my sensory seeking child!

    Reply
  16. Ann
    March 2, 2011

    You have been on my blogroll forever girlfriend!!!!! As long as I blog, you'll be on it!!

    (Does that make you feel loved? It should, because I really love your blog!)

    Reply
  17. Ashley H.
    March 2, 2011

    I don't have a blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  18. Mama D's Dozen
    March 2, 2011

    You are definitely on my blog roll. 🙂

    Eraser up the nose? I had a little one stick a rock up her nose that we couldn't get out. It was late at night when she finally told me. I called the doctor. He said that we had to go to the emergency room. They used a little crochet hook type of instrument to get it out. So, keep a crochet hook on hand in case it happens again.

    Totally weird about the medicine capsule. Never heard of that before, but I did recently get a big pill stuck in my throat for awhile and it was kind of scary.

    Hope your week is BLESSED! Thanks for your excitement for our news this week. 🙂

    Laurel

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  19. Jennifer Knopp
    March 2, 2011

    I don't have a blog, but love your posts 🙂 Would also love to win a gift card!

    Reply
  20. Ann Marie
    March 2, 2011

    You're on my blog roll.

    Reply
  21. Melissa
    March 2, 2011

    You have been on my blog roll 🙂

    Reply
  22. Jeannette
    March 2, 2011

    You're on my blog roll.
    My daughter stuck cotton filling (from a doll's decapitated head) up her nose twice before she decided it really didn't feel very good.

    Reply
  23. Lauren
    March 2, 2011

    I have had to pull peas (yes, multiple) out of my daughter's nose. Why she did it more than once is beyond me.

    Reply
  24. Mary
    March 2, 2011

    If I had a blog, you'd be on the top :). But I do tell all my friends about what I learn on this site, so I guess that is a blog 🙂 A verbal blog–the old fashioned kind.

    Reply
  25. Sarah
    March 2, 2011

    You're on my blog roll!

    Reply
  26. Cynthia
    March 2, 2011

    You have been in my blog roll for a long time. I love the glimpses of your life that you share with us, it encourages me as I parent my traumatized children.

    Reply
  27. jill
    March 2, 2011

    Working on our new blog and will add you soon!

    Reply
  28. Jennifer `
    March 2, 2011

    You've been on my blogroll!

    Reply
  29. Sharon Wheeless
    March 2, 2011

    You're on my blog roll! Reading your experiences is helping me prepare for our adoption of two children from Ethiopia.

    Reply
  30. Beth Olson
    March 2, 2011

    You are on my blogroll — I am hoping to learn from your experience as we get ready to bring children home from Ethiopia. Glad to hear both of your boys are okay!

    Reply
  31. Elizabeth
    March 2, 2011

    You've been on my blogroll for a long time now.

    Reply
  32. Cindy
    March 2, 2011

    I'm sorry to say, I don't have a blog. I have however, shared a few links to your posts on facebook.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    Reply
  33. kendra
    March 2, 2011

    you're on my blogroll!

    Reply
  34. Heidi
    March 2, 2011

    I'm horrible at blogging (mainly because I cannot figure out how to design one) so I use Facebook as my blogging platform (and I do link to you!)

    Funny story about things up the nose…one of my charges once stuck a bean up her nose in pre-school. When we questioned her about it she claimed she had no idea how it got there. And then she finally confessed that it just "fell up her nose!" Interesting! Unfortunately, we had to visit the doctor to get it removed. Kids! 🙂

    Reply
  35. Amy
    March 3, 2011

    You've been on blog roll as a must read for every post. I love your honesty, your journey, your pictures, your children and your heart. Thank you.

    Reply
  36. Tyra
    March 2, 2011

    You are one of my favorite blogs on my blogroll. : )

    Reply
  37. Leah
    March 2, 2011

    On the blog roll!!!

    Reply
  38. Tricia
    March 2, 2011

    I don't have a blog roll, but thanks for doing the giveaway!

    Reply
  39. charity
    March 3, 2011

    either i'm really tired, or i'm just really behind the times…i read your post the whole time thinking, WHAT is a blogroll…after reading your replies, i realized what you meant…could it be because i don't have a blog? that i don't know all the NEW words?this is why i have children, they help me learn all the new technology! i also don't know what CSN stands for?seems it's been one of those days for me as well:) i'm with some of your other readers…i read your blog and all the ones you link to…one day, i may find time to write one of my own…then you would have the headline spot on my "blogroll"! you are wonderful!

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      March 3, 2011

      Charity, you are cracking me up! I rely heavily on my teens for tech support and understanding things as they rapidly change. If you don't blog, you probably don't think about blogrolls. CSN is the name of the company sponsoring the giveaway. They have many different stores that the $40 can be used in. Consider yourself entered in the drawing.

      Reply
  40. Kris Long
    March 3, 2011

    We no longer blog but I sure enjoy yours!
    Kris

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      March 3, 2011

      Kris, wow, it is great to hear from you! It's been ages and ages since the days we all began our adoption journeys. Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Reply
  41. Lisa H
    March 3, 2011

    It's CRAZY how much snow you got when we are so close and had NONE! As someone else said, If I had a blog, you'd be at the top and I DO recommend you a lot as I advocate for adoption!

    Here's to a calmer week! :o)

    Reply
  42. Lynda Del
    March 3, 2011

    Your fabulous blog is listed in my blog list/roll here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

    Reply
  43. Angela
    March 3, 2011

    You are on my blogroll (a fairly new blog, at that!!)

    Reply
  44. Julie
    March 3, 2011

    You are on my blogroll!!
    LOVE your blog!!

    Reply
  45. Ryane
    March 4, 2011

    I don't have a blog, but would love a chance to win! Thanks!

    Reply
  46. Ashley
    March 4, 2011

    You've been in my blogroll FOREVER!! =))

    Reply
  47. Jen
    March 4, 2011

    your blog is on my blog roll, finally, usually I have to search for you, I don't know why i didn't add you sooner 🙂

    Reply
  48. mannarae
    March 4, 2011

    Definitely on my blog roll! Have been for over a year now. 🙂

    Reply
  49. Rosemary McAlister
    March 6, 2011

    I don't have a blog, but I sure do enjoy yours…..and you inspire me so that I may just start a blog of my own! Blessings from very snowy western MA.

    Reply
  50. Natalie
    March 8, 2011

    Hello Lisa! You are definitely on my blog roll!
    We haven't met in person, but we talked on the phone a year or more ago about HIV, adopting more than one child at once, and adopting out of birth order. :o) I love your blog and so appreciated talking to you. We haven't adopted yet (we just moved to plant a church this past year and wanted to get settled first) but my husband and I both look forward to starting the process soon! Thank you so much for the things you share! God bless you and your sweet family!

    Reply
    1. One Thankful Mom
      March 8, 2011

      Natalie, it is so nice to hear from you!

      Reply
  51. Liz M.
    March 8, 2011

    I added you to my blogroll! Also, my mom had a funny story about a nephew who developed sinus problems–it turned out he had stuck a bean up his nose and it had sprouted all up in there! At least erasers don't sprout!

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      March 8, 2011

      Oh my! I'll have to share that one with my doctor daughter – that is really disturbing!

      Reply
  52. Nancy
    March 8, 2011

    You know, you've been in Blog reader forever. But I didn't have you in my blog roll on my blog yet. How did that escape me?!
    It's in now.
    Fingers crossed for me!
    Nancy-of the crazy8

    Reply
  53. Heidi
    March 8, 2011

    Girl, you know you're on my "list" (even though I'm not blogging these days) But I love stopping in here! 🙂

    Reply
  54. Beth
    March 9, 2011

    You are in my blog roll. Thanks for sharing about your experiences so that others can benefit from them.

    Reply

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