Tuesday, October 27, 2009

oh no you didnt

How am I supposed to enjoy my day off when I wake up to this?

And now, it's snowing (I can't believe I just said the "S" word so early in the season!) even harder out there! It looks like a freakin snowglobe!

I hate snow. I have never really liked it, even as a kid. Hate is a strong word, but it is very appropriate for how I feel.

Don't worry, I won't let it ruin my day. I'm just gonna close all the blinds and pretend that the sun is shining so brightly, that I have to shut the blinds to avoid sunburn.

And now for a little imagination...

With the dishwasher going, it almost sounds like waves crashing on the sand.

Much better.

I think I shall crank up the heat, put some shorts on, and have a nice afternoon playing pretend.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

2nd annual pumpkin carving party '09

As I promised- photos of the party!

There are some people missing (My parents, me, Mike & Nan)- my dad got some photos too, but his computer is down, so we will just have to wait till later for those ones.

A story in photos...

Loo-loo, posing

Mal & Cory


Lindsay & Craig

Danny, concentrating.

Elmo- Loo-loo's ( I carved it for her)

The Crow- Mal's

Scary guy- Craig's

Jolly Roger- Nan's

Another scary guy- Cory's

Headless Horsemen- Mike's

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man- Lindsay's

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!- Mine

Gizmo- Danny's

I absolutely LOVE carving pumpkins! And I love this family tradition- I just wish my brother and his wife had been able to make it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

my friday night...

...consisted of some bad tv (dateline), take-out (Pei Wei), picking out pumpkins for our annual Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza Party that is tomorrow night (9 cents a pound at Dans!) and baking (sugar cookies with lots of frosting).

Right after I got home from work, Danny started watching Dateline, and I got sucked into it. Don't really know why. And it was so freakin stupid.

We got some really nice pumpkins. I am so excited to carve away with my family tomorrow night!

After dinner, I opened up my fortune cookie to find a most unlikely message:

"Participation in sports may lead you to a lucrative career."

What? Okay, whatever. Now on to my real lucrative career- cookies.

Then I made these for the party:

Oh so excited! I will take lots of pictures at the party, I promise! All the fun moments of carving & creating, the gooey messes, at least one photo of my sister Mal licking someone, to the glowing end results!

Did I mention how excited I am?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

monsters lead such interesting lives...

Today Loo-loo and I had a "slumber party".

Every time I move, she wants to sleepover. But she does not do well sleeping in beds that aren't her own, and we don't even have a bed for her to sleep in. Alas, she was dead set on the idea. So a compromise- we would have a "slumber party" complete with pillows, chips & dip, candy, more candy, and a movie.

We watched "Quackbusters" a movie that we used to watch all the time, back in the day of Laser Discs...(yes that dates me. I know.) Anyway it has Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and all the other famous characters. Daffy starts a Ghostbusters type business- and craziness ensues. It was a perfect Halloween-ish movie. And all of our favorite funny parts that I had long forgotten about- Lindsay would quote and laugh about it right before it happened. What? I kept thinking...how many YEARS ago was it that we last saw this movie? More than 10 to be sure. She AMAZES me constantly.

And when I took her home, mom & dad were out, so I got her in the shower and then went to set her up for bed, and saw that all 4 of her Build-A-Bears (a bunny, a monkey, a bear, and a cat) were all in summer clothes.

So we got out her collection of clothing and found costumes for them for Halloween. ( a Jazz player, a graduate, a fairy princess and tinkerbell.) I of course had to organize all the accessories and clothing, and that's when my parents got home. My mom & dad opened Lindsay's door to find me on the floor and Lindsay on her bed, surrounded by tiny little clothes. I felt like a kid, getting caught playing before bedtime.

And I loved it.

I love my family. REALLY do.

Oh yeah, I also broke my sewing machine today, and then almost broke my mom's.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009



Check out the new stuff I have been creating!

So exciting!

(well, at least I am excited about them!)