Monday, October 29, 2012

19???

Today is the eldest's birthday.

How did it happen that he is 19 today?

A fine day, too, for a birthday.
We are in the midst of Hurricane Sandy here in Jersey.

Poor kid had to go to work to batten down the hatches.

Now he's home.
Safe.
Dry.
Warm.

Off to bake my now 19 year old son his birthday cake!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Look Into My Crystal Ball....

Do you see it?
Do you see your life?

I never put much stock in fortune tellers, card readers, palm readers, gypsies.

Many moons ago, once summer, my friend & I went on a card reading jaunt.
We hit up all the card readers in the area.

At first I wouldn't do it.
Not that I didn't want to but not only was I skeptical but my religion taught me...no, no, no.

I am not an overly religious person BUT I do have a strong fear of God in my fear.  I know, I know contradiction of terms but it is what it is.

Anyway I must have had 6 readings done within a few months of each other...(yes I caved & got them done, why else would I be posting this...tee hee).

Each card reader, each one, all said the same thing.  Now the one reader had read me before at her home & was reading me at a bachlorette & remembered me. 

Digress.

Each one said the same thing.

I would meet someone with the initial B & have a substantial relationship with that person.

I would have two pregnancies and three children.

These always stuck out at me.  I don't know why.
I have had my Patriachol blessing so I know what is what.

Here's the thing:

My ex-husband...first initial "B"
This hubs...first & last initial "B"

I have had two pregnancies...one was a miscarriage.
I have three children.

So take it for what you will...lucky guess? Perhaps.  Able to see the future by reading some cards? Maybe.

Dunno.

What do you think?
Have you ever gone to a fortune teller?
Do tell!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank God Fall has Arrived!

Whew.
I never thought fall was coming.
Ever.

It is my fav season.
The cooler air.
The fun colors.
Halloween & Thanksgiving.
The anticipation of the Christmas around the corner.

Yep.
Fun, fun season.

Of course, the 6yo is loving fall as well.
He is enjoying the Halloween time.
Although he tells me my decor isn't scary enough and everyone is going to make fun of me.
He loves scary stuff.
Not me.
Give me cute & frolicking any day.

So to appease him when at Aldi's last week I told him he could Brain cakes.
Would have thought I told him he could meet the Hulk.

Cheeks told me was going to help me.
He did.
He poured in the water & stirred.

When it came to decorating...I was on my own.

I don't think I did a bad job though.
 
 
Scary enough for you?
I thought so.
 
He thought they were the best!
Let's just say they were ok in taste...I've had better but it was a mix.
 
Now he wants Bobster to carve his very small pumpkin into a Zombie.
Good luck with that Bobster!
 
Tell me, how are you celebrating the season with your little ones?



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sigh, It's That Time of Year Again

The time of year when the outside holiday decor begins.
Yep.
Halloween.

What brings me to this blog post is an October Public Service Announcement really.

I just have to say....PICK A THEME PEOPLE! Pick a theme.

A blow up Freddy Krueger would not appreciate some frolicking ghosts dancing around a mum plant.

Nor would the Grim Reaper like to see a blowup of 3 smiling pumpkins or some wooden candy corn lining the driveway or walk way.

Really, you either go cute or scarey.
Not both.
They don't go together.
Honestly.

That concludes your PSA for October 2012.


Monday, October 08, 2012

The Joys of Discovery....

See these three smiling faces:

I love them.
I do.
Recently, I love them even more because I have discovered the joys of child labor.

They ALL live here now.
The middle one officially moved in the second week of September.

My diabolical plan was hatched about 2 days later.

I figured out...children need chores.
Solid chores.

So, the oldest one takes out the garbage and recycling, pretty much every day since my kitchen is the size of a thimble.

The middle one does the dishes.

The youngest one helps sets/clears the table.

These are chores that are non negotiable.

I have discovered that I feel less stressed knowing someone is going to the dishes after I cook.  I don't even put a time limit on when they have to be done by...as long as it is by the time I wake up the next morning.  It's working well.

The garbage, eh, it's going ok.  Tim works a ton of hours so sometimes we have the trickle down effect & the middle & youngest must do it.

Don't get me wrong.
I still take it out sometimes & I usually do the pots/pans for the middle one.
We don't have a dishwasher, so it's wash & dry for us.

I've been enjoying nightly battles of Scrabble with Bobster on my Nook & having this one "nightly" chore to not do has actually decreased my stress level.  Ya!

Tell me, what chores do your kids do?  How do you get them to do them?