Monday, October 30, 2006

The Look

The Look. That's my Ben. And that's "The Look". He is just the sweetest thing!

Did you remember to turn your clocks back? For once, I was on top of things and I remembered. I loved having that extra hour. Really needed it. Spent Saturday cleaning the house from top to bottom for our Halloween party. Now, I just have to get back into the FlyLady Clean Routine and the rest will fall into place.

The Halloween party went well. Two of Kayla's friends came, Monique and Dominique. So she was real happy. And there was Jayme and his new girlfriend, Laura. Cute. And they like each other so much. Hooray for Jayme! Joey, Tera and Cammi. My cutie Cammi. Mom. Cathy and Melissa. My brother stopped by to show us his new ride and joined in. Barb, Roxy and Evelyn. Dominique's mom Renee. Mandy and Me. Oh, and Marc stopped by. We had lots of food, played games and had fun! BUT, I got a migraine that started around noon and finally, I think, about 4:00, I had to excuse myself and go to bed. How awful!! What a horrible hostess. My Mom and kids cleaned up. I slept. It was a pretty bad one this time. Woke up around 7. It still hurt, but I really needed to see my Kayla Bear. Worked out, which really helped, played with Kay, watched some tube, and off to bed. A little weak today, but better!!!

Well, I have to get to work. Will post later about the fence. HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

61 Days til Christmas!

Can you believe it???? I have so much to do! Well, I finished my Knock LO for Round 3 of ScrapLove's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Survivor Challenge. I like it.

Halloween is next week. I still need to pick up a costume for Ben. Kayla is going to be Vampira. (See photo right).

What I need to do today: Wash the kitchen floor; clean out under the sink (Ben can help); wipe down the fridge and appliances; decorate. Prepare a menu/shopping list for Sunday's Halloween party (which started off as just family and has now grown to about 20 people). Then on to the bathroom where everything needs scrubbed (Kayla can help) and then wash the upper hall floor. If I can get all of that done tonight, everything else should go smoothly. We shall see.

Saturday, Mom is coming in to help cook and then we can clean up anything else that needs attention. That evening, I am taking the kiddies to Zoo Boo. We always enjoy that.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

It's Round Up Time!

September 2006 Round-Up (See The Roundup for details)
What books and/or magazines did I read this month? Magazines! I love magazines. BUT, I am trying to cut back. This past month, besides my usual scrap mags, I read Mary Englebreit's Home Companion and Guideposts. As for books, I read "Married to a Stranger" by Patricia MacDonald; "The Journal, The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason" by Kristine Anderson(?) and Joyce Atkinson; and "Stupid and Contagious" by Caprice Crane.
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month? Saw "The Ant Bully" and "Open Season" at the theater and watched the DVD of Green Card.
What special days did I celebrate and how? Mom's birthday was September 8 and her and Dad's anniversary was September 14th.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have in September? Got a cold about the third week of the month and missed some work but that's about it.
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family? Basically, just went to the movies. It was a pretty uneventful month. School started. Started Christmas shopping and planning our holiday parties. It was a pretty uneventful month.
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try in September? Kayla and I ate at Red, Hot and Blue and really liked it.
What special or unusual purchases did I make? Nothing unusual. New clothes for Kayla for school.
What were this month’s disappointments? My inability to get it together and get organized!
What were my accomplishments this month? Began Christmas shopping. This is a huge plus because there are only six paychecks til Christmas.
Anything else noteworthy to record about September? For the most part, it was a pretty peaceful month!