Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ten on Tuesday!

Ten on Tuesday this week is 10 Ways to Enjoy Halloween!
I'm more into the Fall/Harvest stuff than the Halloween stuff but in keeping with the theme, here goes:
1- carving pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns (pictures to be posted)
2- get a chance to wear my pink wig. Though I should try pulling it off on other days of the year, just for the heck of it. :)
3- bake cupcakes and cookies for my daughter to decorate.
4- eating candy (I always go through the kids candy and separate their favorites, they can keep what can fit in a sandwich baggie, some may not make it there though!) :)
5- Halloween costume parades at school, big around here.
6- costume parties and dances, also big this year, it seems.
7- Getting dressed up,
8- painting faces, and..
9- trick or treating, of course!!
10- Start Christmas shopping (LOVE!)

My daughter's favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood and we have been reading it in both English and Spanish. She had planned to be a butterfly for trick or treating and a witch for handing out candy later on in the night, until we were at the store and she screamed (a good one!) and saw IT! So this year for Halloween she has decided to be Caperucita Roja. The oldest won't decide. He plays this game every year, never deciding which costume he wants until it's time to actually trick or treat and then he sends me scrambling! Any suggestions, maybe we can actually be prepared this year?!?!?!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Late Sunday Stealing

Fall in New England.....
football and knitting come to mind:
Wrapped in blankets, of course!

I'm still playing catch up here so, Fall in New England (LOVE):
1. Have you turned the heat on in your house yet this fall? Absolutely!
2. Do you allow your pets on the furniture? Absolutely NOT!
3. What were your final words for September? I need to dye more yarn!
4. What are your first words for October? How can it be October already???? I have to dye more yarn!!!
5. Do you think you’ve ever seen a ghost? Possibly but I was a kid so who knows???
6. What is the one color that represents this time of year? Orange
7. Which of your senses do you think is most sensitive this time of year? smell
8. What is your favorite thing to do at the county fair? Avoid it! too crowded, hot, expensive, etc. The only time I go near the fairgrounds is for Sheep & Wool Festival!
9. What do you like when you have a cold? tea and for everyone to be QUIET!
10. Are you willing to spend over $100 for a piece of winter clothing, like boots or a coat? For the kids, yes. For me, only if it's on sale for much, much less! Purses on the other hand........
12. What do you have too much of in your kitchen? stuff! Oh, like one item in particular......right now, candy but it's all for Halloween.
13. What gripes do you have about this time of year? Usually that it's cold and rainy and everything dies off but this year it's been pretty and warm and I'm actually enjoying it. :)
14. Other than yourself, are you responsible for getting anyone ready in the morning? My daughter. The 14yo is on his own. I avoid teenagers in the morning!

Horses at the farm while we were apple picking!

15. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? um, what, clean, what? I'm gonna go with never. I am vertically challenged and would therefore need a ladder on a chair on a table to reach my very low eaves. I have those cage things over them though so they keep pretty clean on their own.
16. So, it’s after Labor Day. Will you still be wearing white? probably.
17. What shows are you most looking forward to this Fall? I wouldn't say I'm "looking forward" but Burn notice comes back in November so that's cool and I like that show Parenthood that's on right now.
18. What three things have you just not gotten around to from the summer, but probably should do before snow flies? Pick up my yard, clean out my basement and have a yard sale. Put away the A/C's and fans, too!

Love this parting shot, my daughter off on a mission to find the perfect pumpkin! :)

Got anything??

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 on Tuesday

My first 10 on Tuesday!

This is one of my first cars, about 12 years ago :( I won't say here how fast it could go but man, was it fun! :)
This week's 10 on Tuesday is 10 Ways to Have Fun on Long Car Rides which is good seeing as I am still in the middle of fiber festival season and certainly clocking in the miles.

1. play lots of music, really loudly!

2. play I spy

3. play "who can spot the big sign 1st" (this kept my daughter and younger sister occupied for a good hour on a very stressful trip to PA last year!).

4. knitting (not if you're driving, of course).

5. paint your nails :)

6. catch up on reading (I'm one of the few that can still do this without getting carsick).

7. stare out the sunroof at the trees and such flying by (man, I miss having a sunroof!)

8. time to calmly wind yarn on your hand or nostepinne.

9. catch up with each other on what's going on at school, work, etc.

10. most recently I listened to a George Carlin cd on the ride to PA and it was great, I should be listening to those much more often!

Anything I missed?? :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Late Sunday Stealing

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Huh, I DO look as tired as I feel!

2. How much cash do you have on you? about $20, I don't like carrying too much on me.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? FLOOR (I know I could've gone mean with that but eh...)

4. Favorite planet? I'm gonna go with Earth though I hear Jupiter is beautiful this time of eon.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? My friend / neighbor, L.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? The one it's on, a kind of funk tune.

7. What shirt are you wearing? This one.

8. Do you label yourself? Like with a tag????

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? New Balance

10. Bright or Dark Room? somewhere in between.

11. Did you do anything to celebrate John Lennon's 70th yesterday? yes, it was very exciting, when I went on Google, I said "oh, look, it would have been John Lennon's birthday."

12. What does your watch look like? It looks like it's buried in a drawer somewhere needing a battery undoubtedly.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? For the first time in a long time, ASLEEP!

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? got in fine

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? the only one I know of is across the river in Wappingers.

16. What’s a word that you say a lot? word.

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? My daughter. :)

18. Last furry thing you touched? hahahahahaha! wish I had a good one here but I have to say my dog.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? 0

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? 3

21. Favorite age you have been so far? tough one.......I would say 15 but I couldn't drive yet so it wasn't all good.

22. Your worst enemy? my procrastinating self!

23. What is your current desktop picture (extra points if you post it.)? the lake

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? wash your hands!

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? I'd take the million bucks, if God wanted me to fly, he'd have given me wings!

So....how would you answer? :)