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In Blog Readers November 3, 2008
So today is the big day. Halloween. I’ve been very excited about Halloween this year especially because we decided to make my son’s costume – I am no seamstress and had never thought we’d be that family until my husband learned he is ridiculously good with a sewing machine – apparently it’s all numbers and equations in his mind but his stuff – it comes out good. He can knit, too. And bake bread. I know. Are you done giggling? Point is, my son’s costume is amazing and looks like it could be store bought in my humble opinion. Pictures soon I promise. So here’s the itinerary for my son’s third Halloween, in which he will make his debut as The Man In The Yellow Hat:
I’ll be Professor Wiseman thanks to my father’s wife’s mother who got me hooked up with a fancy shmancy lab coat, which is pretty much the only part of my costume and probably nobody will get it, but just trust me when I say, Professor Wiseman, she rocks. It’s gonna be awesome. Or legen…dary. You know, whatev. Oh right, itinerary:
3:30pm: Arrive at hubby’s place of business to steal him away, using cute kid in costume as a distraction for his bosses.
4:30pm: Arrive at the in-laws to show off said cute kid and take a quick walk of the neighborhood, because it’s one of those weird neighborhoods where all the neighbors know you and care and want to see you.
5pm: Find dinner? Wendys?
5:30pm: Go to my dad’s house to show off cute kid AGAIN and rest our laurels for 2.5 seconds.
6:30pm: Arrive in ye old town of Rutland for Main Trick or Treating Event. Visit one aunt, one grandmother and one great aunt while in town.
7:30pm: Head to Bestie’s (mom of SB) new apartment for a par-tay of sorts, sort candy, steal any inappropriate candy and drink soda and eat junk food.
?pm: Arrive home too late with cranky sugar high toddler and then tell him he has to go to bed and can’t wear his costume. Endure screaming and shrieking for far too long until we all pass out.
So, anyway let’s get down to business shall we? You know, Aloha Friday business.
This week my question for you is:
For more information on Aloha Friday and a list of other participants, head over to An Island Life.
This week’s Thursday Thunks is all about Halloween, childhood, popcorn & toothpaste. And other stuff, too, but seriously if you need to know more than that, just read my darned post. Geez.
Saw this meme of sorts over @ Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and thought it was so perfect I had to play along. Hope she doesn’t mind me stealing it!
feeling… tired and ready to take some cold medicine but not quite ready to be knocked out by said cold medicine, so I’m waiting…
enjoying… a cool glass of root beer which I know probably isn’t the healthiest thing to be drinking at night but I had it with some yummy Trader Joe’s Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream which was so perfect. The ice cream I didn’t finish, because I decided, “you know what, I’m full.” Cause I’m healthy like that.
wondering… how I feel about the background color of the blog. I like that it’s blue but do I like THIS blue… dh says yes, it’s perfect, but you know me, never content to just let it be… I do love that I finally got the header image and blog and navigation bar all stacked together instead of having gaps in between… purrrrrfect…
listening… well we were watching Sarah Connor Chronicles so I was listening to the tv but now I’m listening to the sound of nothing because dh seems to have retired for the evening, probably trying to hint that I should, too…
drinking… that delicious root beer
loving… my son’s Halloween Costume. A bit of fabric paint and it will be all done! It’s SOOOOO cute!
looking… forward to the feeling of my head resting against my wonderfully soft pillow on my wonderful new bed for the night…
What are you doing, right now?
It’s time for Monday Morning with Write From Karen. Today’s questions are varied per usual with topics about the library, to-do lists, birth order and a fun fill-in! Hope you guys are having a good Monday today – I’m a bit cold but halfway through laundry! Woohoo! DH did a random load in the middle of the weekend so I only had two loads today which is absurdly small for us. Did I mention I’m thrilled? I know you don’t care, back to memeing.
October 20th Questions:
1.What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have any funny/odd memories of the library? I’ve blogged about this a gazillion times (or at least twice) and honestly don’t feel like typing it all out again so here is my response. It’s question one there, too. It really is a great story about my grandmother (she took me) but come on, it’s Monday Morning and I’m lazy on Monday mornings, laundry aside!
2. What two things are at the top of your to-do list? When do you think you’ll get around to doing those things? How good are you at crossing things off your to-do list? Finish my son’s Halloween costume and return the failed attempt at mail sorting to The Container Store and find a system that works for us. The Halloween costume should be done by the end of the upcoming weekend (with one week to spare!). The container store trip should also be done at the same time. I have to-do lists for everything. I’m pretty prompt about most things and get them done on time, some things linger for awhile longer, but for pretty obvious reasons. But if it’s on my list, chances are it will get done.
3. Where do you come in the family? Are you the oldest? Youngest? Only child? Or smack in the middle? How do you think this has affected the way you grew up? Would you agree with your birth order personality? Are you happy with your birth order, or do you wish you had been the oldest/youngest, etc. I am both a first born and only child, I was the first of my mother’s children (she’s had seven now) but raised by my father, making me an only child while growing up. Looking through the lists on the above mentioned website, I think I easily fit both traits (first born and only) but I know that’s common, as I’ve seen similar lists before. I definitely get along better with grownups, especially so as a child, as most of the people around me were adults. I grew up pretty quick and was always mature for my age. I lean more towards the compliant traits of a first born, being a bit of a people pleaser, I definitely crave acceptance and have a bit of a nurturing personality. I suppose I’m happy with my birth order but it would have been nice to have siblings. I hope that my son has a sibling eventually.
4. If it wasn’t for the cost of living , I would probably want to stay in the state I’m currently living in. All of my family is here and in a lot of ways I love the area, but at the same time I think it will be very good for our family to move soon and spread our wings a bit. My husband has lived in the same state his whole life so this is doubly true for him. My family (well my dad and I at least) moved a lot so I think that urge to travel is imprinted in me, but I also look forward to moving somewhere new as an adult, I know it will be different than it was when I was a child and I still want to see more of the world and experience new things Luckily my husband agrees.
If you decide to participate in the Monday Morning Meme, be sure to link up at Write From Karen and read the other participants responses, too!
Halloween is coming up! I know, big surprise, right? Over at Tip Junkie the talk has turned to family-themed costumes. We’ve done a bit of this so I thought I’d throw my few feeble attempts into the mix. This will be MM’s third Halloween and if I do say so myself, I think it will be his best. Before telling you about his Halloween costume this year, let’s cover the years past shall we?
I know, all babies are pumpkins. Not content to be completely ordinary, I had the fabulous idea that dh and I could be pumpkin farmers since we made him after all. And I’m pretty proud of myself for getting dh to dress up at all. I don’t think it will ever happen again.
I’m not in this picture and the two non-lion children aren’t actually mine (they belong to my bestie @ Red Knows How). But I did dress in theme to my son even though dh was not inclined to do so. I really just wore a black tee shirt and some cat ears, but it’s the thought that counts right?
And this year… 2008…
MM is going to be The Man In The Yellow Hat! No pictures yet as we are still in the process of making the costume – our first attempt at making our own costume and it’s coming out really well so far. We have one of those monkey leash backpacks that he can wear to be George. And I’ll be hopefully wearing a lab coat, if I can find one, making me Professor Wiseman and I’ve convinced the hubby to willingly wear a baseball cap and let me call him Bill. That’s pretty good sneaky, huh? If you aren’t up on your Who’s Who of Curious George, click here for character descriptions then go to the library and check out some of the books and turn on PBS in the morning and check out the tv show! We’re big fans in this family if that’s not now blatantly obvious. The movie with Will Ferrell is really good, too!
What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Do you do themes for your whole family?
Back in June I made a list of 10 things I wanted to do this summer. I only managed to do three of them (take our vacation to the white mountains, go to the beach & attend a family BBQ) but that doesn’t stop me from admiring the list, and hoping we’ll do better next year. I still want to do all those other things another summer. So in an effort to continue being hopeful, here are 10 things I’d like to do this Fall:
What do YOU want to do this fall?