Monday, October 27, 2008


Every year we go to my dad's house and carve pumpkins. It's not just typical triangle eyes and such, we get detailed with these things. Even the kids have become very good at following the patterns in the books. It's an all day affair and a bunch of fun. the kids and I look forward to it every year. Tony even got in on the action this year. My dad's house has been referred to as the "house of pumpkins" for years now.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bright ideas for Maddy's birthday!

I let Maddy open up a couple of her birthday gifts early because I just couldn't wait for her to see them. I ordered her a cup and umbrella with LED lights from I was just as excited about them as she was. She feels so special having something totally unique and unlike anything Jadelyn has. That's rare in this house. Maddy can't hardly wait for show and tell in the morning! My pictures didn't really get the cool effects of the cup. It has all kinds of changing colors that were hard to take a picture of. I didn't realize a $3.95 cup would be one of her favorite gifts ever! Now is the huge decision of which one to take to show and tell in the morning, major dilemma! I don't think the girl will be able to sleep tonight. I have a feeling it's gonna look like a disco in there because she is probably gonna sleep with both of them tonight!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Political Rivals

I was outside checking the mail earlier when Jadelyn told me that the neighbor's house was for sale. I asked her how she knew. She pointed to the OBAMA sign in the front yard. I told her that wasn't a For Sale sign. It was a sign for the presidential candidate. She asked, to my surprise, "which one?" I said it was for Obama, thinking she really had no idea what she was talking about. She replies, "Oh, I'm voting for McCain." Oh My Gosh! I just about lost it at this point. She was so serious! I said, oh you are? Well when did you decide this? She said, "When Mrs. Foley wore a McCain shirt to school, that's when I made up my mind." She then asked who Tony was voting for. I said he wasn't. To this she says"Yeah, he's not really a votin sorta dude, he's like yeah whatever." What she doesn't realize is Tony is more into politics than most I know, but I just agreed with her. She then asked me and I told her I was voting for Obama. She didn't much like this idea and now every time a commercial comes on for one of them she is super into it! I guess we will just have to agree to disagree until she can convince me of better reasons other than Mrs. Foley's shirt!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A bad country song

You ever just have one of those days, or weeks, where everything seems to be too much to handle. Well, that's where I am right now. I often feel overwhelmed, but now more than usual. I ran over one of my cats last night and didn't realize it 'till the kids found it before school this morning. I have fleas in the house because of all the kittens and now have scheduled the pest people to come spray at 3 today. My sister-in-law ran off with another man and left Jr. heart broken. I have 2 papers that I don't know how to even start due Tuesday. I am working my ass off at Lyon for minimal grades. I have to pack up everything before 3 for the flea guys. I have 5 kittens that have to live in the garage now, and need to find homes for. I was at a stand still, so overwhelmed I didn't know what to do first. I decided to run and get trash sacks to bag up all the girls stuff animals. Guess what, I get in the car and the ABS light is on and the car is dinging and making all kinds of alarms at me! At this point, I know a little black rain cloud must be directly over my head. I think I will lay down and try again tomorrow. My life is sounding a bit like a really awful country song!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bang It!

I have bangs! I have not had bangs since the infamous poodle doo of 5th grade! On the way to get my hair done today, I all of a sudden had this notion that I absolutely must have bangs. That's another problem with Harrison Street traffic, it gives me too much time to sit in the car alone and think about things like bangs! Anyhow, I love it. I never wear my hair back anyway, so it doesn't really matter. When the lady asked me what colors I wanted to do I said, " Something Halloweenie", so this is what I got. It is actually much more subtle than some of my past experiences with hair color. Anyhow, it was a welcome change, I just hope I still like these bangs tomorrow.