Friday, July 28, 2006

Last night we were all in bed getting ready to sleep and we hear an explosion. I didn’t think much of it because there’s always noise outside whether it’s a car backfiring, car alarm or plain old city noise. The lights started flickering more than usual (we live in a very old building and brown outs happen on and off all day) and I asked Scott to look out the front windows. He tells me to come have a look. Shooting out of a pothole are huge blue flames in the middle of 45th and 5th. Scott called 911 and I sent Mateo downstairs to take pictures. People were actually driving through the flames to get through the intersection! I couldn’t believe it! How stupid can you be? In some parts of the city the wiring is so old that when it gets hot, humid and people are using a lot of electricity, the old copper wires heat up and burst into flames. What’s funny is Scott and Mateo had seen a news broadcast on how bad New York City’s wiring is. The firemen put up a barricade around the pothole and let the fire die down on it’s own. Today there’s a bunch of ConEd trucks outside trying to repair the damage. I’m happy our electricity didn’t go out. Today is the first day of the heat wave. Talk about excitement.

I made dinner last night because Scott had to work late again. He should be home early today. We need to go to the Co-op for shampoo and toilet paper. I made rhombus shaped pasta tossed with olive oil and organic frozen green beans, peas, carrots, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, red peppers, broccoli and water chestnuts with a banana, pineapple, papaya, mango, peach, strawberry and blueberry vanilla rice milk smoothie. There was plenty left over for lunch today. That meal sure does cover the rainbow. Eat the rainbow!

Abby had her sixth month dentist visit today. She had another cavity, just a little one that I had seen. We’ve been lucky that I’ve seen them before they got to the point where she needed drilling. Abby brushes twice a day and flosses at night, I never allow her to eat or drink refined sugar (well, ok, she’s had an Italian ice at the zoo once), or any kind of highly processed junk food, and she’s never had a bottle. We also don’t use children’s toothpaste because of the sugar in them. Sugar and processed foods are our enemies!! What we are battling in her mouth are genes. Scott had terrible teeth as a kid and now Abby’s got them. Looks like we are going to have to step up the teeth brushing routine another notch. Here we come Sonicare.

It’s storming again. I love summer thunder storms. ☺

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