Friday, October 29, 2004

Halloween Question for You

My husband went to work as the IT Fairy, complete with all pink clothes, fairy wings, a fairy tu-tu, and a fairy wand. My son is going to be Nintendo's Mario for Halloween. I'm ditching my usual daily fare of a housewife and instead dressing myself as a corporate merger lawyer who took a day off from work. What's your Halloween costume?

Friday, October 22, 2004

Feeling Cold Today

Is it sad that washing the dishes, the chore I like least, feels good today because I am so cold and the water is so warm?

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Too Cozy

I put our flannel sheets on our bed a couple of days ago. We have regular cotton sheets for the summer, those sheets feel cool to the touch and are great for the warm weather. We have flannel sheets for the winter, they feel warm and cozy to get us through the torture that is winter.

Both yesterday morning and this morning I had a heck of a time forcing myself to get out of bed. Our bed is very cozy on its own because of the pillowtop mattress, but with the addition of the flannel sheets it's just too much.

I had to pee like crazy this morning, but kept holding it because I didn't want to get out of the cozy bed. It's that cozy! I can't believe my son still wants his summer sheets on. Before I made my bed this morning I thought about having him climb in our bed to see what coziness he's missing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Mayor of Exchange City

I'm having a Brady Bunch day. Remember the episode where Jan has a campaign to be voted Most Popular Girl? Well, my son is running for mayor at school as his 5th grade class practice being grown ups on their field trip to Exchange City.

After school he and I made a list of his qualifications for mayor. He has now gone to his friend's house. His friend is his campaign manager. Together they're going to work on his speech and work on making buttons to pass out.

I feel like I should bake brownies to pass out like Alice would. There are two other kids running for mayor, both are girls. I think the girl votes will be split between those two and the boys will vote for my son. That gives him the advantage. Ha!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Fall Sets In

It was another cold, cloudy day today. It drizzled a little this afternoon, and then turned into a freezing rain. Every fall when it first gets cold it's always a bummer to know that the warm days of summer and really over. And even worse to think that the nasty cold days are coming.
I do have one good thing about it getting cold out, besides looking forward to sledding. I have a great fall coat to wear. Super cute. Uncut tan cord with a fur(ish) collar and cuffs. The best part of it...it was only $12. Yeah, $12.

I was all set to buy the coat on a shopping spree in August when I thought the coat was $60, and even more ready to buy the coat when I found out it was 40% off. When I finally went up and paid it was on sale even more and rang up at only $11.90 - what a steal.

The cousin I was shopping was pretty bummed over it though. While I was celebrating my super-huge savings, she was wondering why the coat was $24 for her. I thought it was pretty funny that she was glad to get the coat when it was 40% off of $60, but then it wasn't such a good price when it rang up (probably wrong) for me and was so low.

Well, ya win some and ya lose some, right. Glad I was a win some this time.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Blustery Day

Brrr...it sure looks like a chilly day out there. The last few days have been sunshine and 70, the last of the year I'm sure. I knew yesterday was supposed to be the last of the warm weather and then today it was supposed to be yucky so I mowed the lawn yesterday. Hopefully for the last time.

Today looks like a good day to hide under a blanket and watch a movie. Lucky for me I picked up a couple from the library yesterday. I watched Frida last night - good movie, interesting lady. I still have The Station Agent and the library website shows that Dirty Dancing: Havanna Nights came in for me today.

That reminds me, I should go to blockbuster.com to see what DVDs are coming out soon so I can put them on my request list at the library. Rent overnight for $4...borrow 5 days for free. I can stand to wait a little and get it from the library.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

In Line

I read a poem today that was assigned for the current unit in my online poetry class. It's called "Of Time and the Line" by Charles Bernstein. It uses a lot, maybe all, the different meanings for the word line. Never thought about how many there are until I saw them put together.

Reading the poem reminded me of a great movie moment. In the movie "Michael" starring John Travolta as an angel he says (something like - I'm paraphrasing) "Standing in line...yeah, I invented that."

Friday, October 08, 2004

Beauty Of Fall Trees

I've been noticing my trees have gone from the green of summer to the lime green and now yellow of fall. I love this time of year. I love to see all the different colors on the trees.A special treat is going out to Lake Maria State Park and hiking through the golden trees.

Last fall I brough my camera with on one of my hike's and took at least a hundred pictures. It was all too good to pass up. Right outside the park ranger station is the best fall tree. It's a big maple tree with a nice rounded shape. This time of year it's a great glow of fiery red and orange. The perfect fall tree.

I'm so glad that my life is slow enough that I could notice the changes in my own trees. Everyday they have been just a little different. Slight enough that others might not notice, drastic enough that my view out the window is different every day.