Archive for October, 2007

Boo!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Happy Halloween, Internet!

AmyHalloween

That’s my costume for the day. Scary, no??

I was thinking of some past Halloween memories this morning. I think one of my favorite memories was my dad driving around our neighborhood with his CB radio set to broadcast as he cackled like a witch and scared all of the little trick or treaters. Good times.

The kids are going out tonight, which surprised me. They were saying they probably wouldn’t go this year. I think the draw of the candy was too strong for them to resist. Connor is going to be the King from Burger King (hysterical!) and Aric is using one of our many scary masks with a black cape. I’m sure Rob will also be donning a mask to scare the town folk. I saw a bunch of pets in costumes on the news last night. Maybe we should run out and get something for Grace while we’re at it. Ha! There will be pictorial evidence of all this later, I’m sure. Stay tuned!

Love is Patient… Love is Kind

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

PatientLoveSign

There’s one of my little signs on one of my new shelves that I told you about yesterday. And here’s all the shelves farther away.

SheepShelves

What did I tell you? Adorable, no?

You can see all of the pictures on my Flickr if you so desire.

Life Goes On

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I’m here, I’m fine, just really super busy and lacking any desire to blog. I like blogging when I have a good bit of free time and that has been a rare thing lately. Not that anyone was worried, but just in case you were , you know, about to get worried, I figured I’d tell ya what’s going on for me.

It’s finally cold here – it went down to 30-some degrees this morning. And guess what? Our heat is not working! Not good. Thankfully it’s not too cold yet, and we’ll get someone in to get this fixed tomorrow hopefully. For tonight, I’ll be piling on the blankets.

Rob and I put up these shelves in our family room yesterday, in addition to thoroughly cleaning the room. It was the first time we both got down on our hands and knees and scrubbed and dusted everything in the room. Usually we piece meal our cleaning: the baseboards and heaters will get scrubbed and the rest of the room gets a once over so we can pick up the rest of the house, too. So we decided to really focus on one room and will do the rest of the house in suit. By the time we get done, the family room should need it again. We’ll see how our new plan works for us. It’s been a struggle lately to keep the house as clean as we’re used to because of how busy we’ve become.

Oh – and about the shelves – I got the cutest little affirmation signs and sheep figurines to put on them. I’ll take a picture in the morning to show you. It’s totally adorable! I love filling my house with uplifting artwork all around. I’ve got a lot of stuff that talks about love, faith, hope, kindness, etc. sprinkled through out my house. It’s a good reminder of the person I want to be and the life I want to live. I also want the kids to be surrounded by positive affirmations as they grow.

That about sums up what’s happening here. Now tell me how you are.

The Vain Game

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

The other day we were at my parents’ house watching the Eagle’s game (man, it hurts just to type that) and my mom made a comment to Aric that it looked like he lost some weight. I was so perturbed when she said that! The child is 11 years old and he’s a little chunky, but I think he’s going to have his whole life to worry about his weight – I don’t want him even thinking about that kind of stuff right now! I know he already is, and has been for years and that just makes me sad.

I guess it’s all just bringing up painful memories for me. My mom and other relatives put so much importance on weight and appearances and I want to shield my kids from that as much as possible. I didn’t say anything to my mom – I didn’t want to make an issue out of it in front of Aric and it slipped my mind later – but I think I still want to address it with her. I’ll have to do some work around coming up with the right words to say.

Can’t wait.

Hey now.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Hey there! I’m not one to apologize for not updating – it’s my blog and I’ll write when I want, after all, but there has been a bit of silence here, no? It’s been busy, busy, busy up in here! [y'all gonna make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here -- song implant!]

Let’s see. I’m still driving the rental. I’m calling it the Cherry Bomb now since I got some of those cans of California Scents in Coronado Cherry and put them all over the car. I think the smoke smell is mostly gone, not that the rental company will appreciate that at all. It makes driving it pleasant for me though! I’m supposed to get my car back on Wednesday. I think I’m going to kiss it when I see it.

I swear, I had a laundry list of things to tell you all about and now that I’m finally able to sit here and write about them, they’ve slipped my mind!

Oh! I know. Mr. Fab will love this little piece of news as an update to the previous hullabaloo about the Diva Cup. It’s working now! I wasn’t sure if it was working at first, and had a moment in my office yesterday where I closed (and locked!) my door and drew the blinds to check on it. Um, I’m going to recommend no one else tries that.

And to wrap up, how bout dem Eagles???????? GRRRRRRRRRR.