Sunday, August 28, 2005
The weather guys are saying this may be the storm to make the Mississippi river combine with the Atchafalaya basin... which would change the map of Louisiana and leave lots of people homeless.
Anyways... just wanted to give yall a heads up if ya don't hear from me for a while. Last time we had a bad hurricane (not even this size) we were without electricity for 3 days. The bottled water is already gone from the stores.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Next time, I'm gonna just save the seeds and plant them at the appropriate time! hehe I hope these watermelons taste good!
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Welcome to the world, Korah Paige!
Korah is my S.O.'s, Jeremy, sister, Tasha's baby :D In other words, my sister-in-law.
She was born at 3:50am this morning. Tasha was 39 wks along. If I remember correctly (if I'm wrong, I'll just get the right info from Tasha and edit this later! lol), Korah weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and is 20 ¼" long. Here's her hospital picture.
Tasha says that Korah's nursed right away and is doing great with it! She also says that the hospital staff is doing a great job; esp. with aiding her with nursing and different positions.
I'm so happy for them! Sounds like she had the birth she wanted, so, that's wonderful!
Saturday, August 13, 2005
This is written in the Hebrew Talmud, the book where all of the sayings and preaching of rabbis are conserved over time.
"Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved."
Friday, August 12, 2005
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Except:Scanning tech reveals mummy mysteries
Friday, August 5, 2005; Posted: 10:29 a.m. EDT (14:29 GMT)
SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Researchers have uncovered the mysteries surrounding a 2,000-year-old mummy without peeling back layers of bandages or even opening the gold-plated coffin.
Using a state-of-the-art CT scanner that rotated all the way around the tiny mummified girl, San Jose-based Silicon Graphics Inc. took 60,000 images and created 3-D models that allowed scientists to look at her resin-filled body cavities, her facial features, even her baby teeth.
Among their conclusions: The girl was between 4 and 6 years old and must have been breast-fed until shortly before her death.
Pretty cool they were able to conclude that this Eygptian girl was breast-fed for this long!
"Egyptian children were traditionally breastfed longer than
those in Western cultures. There was a very large spike in
mortality between the ages of three and five due to the
increased intake of potentially contaminated foods and
water. We did not do any studies of Sherit's diet (yet),
but instead based this on cultural information. It would
probably be better for this to have been worded,
"...was likely fairly recently weaned."
"Her overall bone density, however, does imply an
exemplary diet and nutrition. Since the ancient diet
was low in protein and calcium, this implies to me that
she was indeed breastfed until fairly close to her death,
before her bones had thinned as we see with the more
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My oldest sister, Aimee, came down to Louisiana with her 4 kids to attend her 20th class reunion.
Here's me and Aimee.
She and her kids had to leave Monday morning :( My mom brought me and my girls back home Monday also.
A really cute picture of Ursula with her cousin, Soleil (she turns 6 in October). Soleil is Aimee's 3rd child/2nd daughter.