HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Curious George Aloha Friday Pumpkin Patch Style

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 … Continue reading HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Curious George Aloha Friday Pumpkin Patch Style

I Thunk I Can, I Thunk I Can…

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. Would you let your children go Trick or Treating at Michael Jackson’s house? Probably not. I plan to go trick or treating with my children (my son is only 2 this year, so … Continue reading I Thunk I Can, I Thunk I Can…

Who needs a Birthday Card when they can get a COMMENT

Today one of my favorite bloggers, Patrice @ Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman is celebrating her 19th Birthday and like any respectable young blogger, her birthday wish is for MORE COMMENTS. To borrow a phrase from Sam @ Little Dragon Fruit, who recently had a birthday also, let’s make Patrice a “Dooce For a Day” – go leave her a comment with some … Continue reading Who needs a Birthday Card when they can get a COMMENT

Stalking The Mailman Chronicles: Chocolate Cometh

Look what my mailman brought me today: My big old pile of chocolate from Carol @ Siswick Construction Zone came today! I was a bit surprised because these candy bars are HUMONGOUS, like way bigger than I expected from the post she wrote which had a picture of these teeny tiny cute little candy bars. Yeah, that isn’t what I got. I got Ginormous Candy … Continue reading Stalking The Mailman Chronicles: Chocolate Cometh

Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?

Conversation with husband last night (who was using his laptop the whole time): Me: I decided I’m finally going to read Mayflower. I’ve had it for years now and have never read it. DH: Uh huh. Me: Why go to the library for new books when I have books here that I’ve never read? DH: Ok. Me: It actually looks very interesting. I don’t read … Continue reading Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?

Top 5 Tuesday: Things To Teach Our Children

This week Dana @ Supernanny Where Are You? wants to know: What are 5 things that you hope you can pass down (or at least teach) your children. Beliefs, ethics, morals…. stuff like that. I think I could list way more than five things, but here are the first ones that came to mind… A love of knowledge and reading – my husband and I … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Things To Teach Our Children

Lessons From ‘The Well of Lost Plots’ by Jasper Fforde

It took me a full month to finish reading The Well of Lost Plots, book three in a Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Usually I fly through books, so the fact that this one took me so long might mean it wasn’t very good. Might. I assure you, this wasn’t the case. The truth is, reading The Well of Lost Plots was a lot … Continue reading Lessons From ‘The Well of Lost Plots’ by Jasper Fforde

What’s On Your Nightstand: October

Last month I said that I planned to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Well Of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, In The Hand Of The Goddess by Tamora Pierce and Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. When I wrote last month’s What’s On Your Nightstand almost none of the books were actually in my possession. Similarly, this month the only book on my TBR list … Continue reading What’s On Your Nightstand: October