10 November 2010

Tomorrow's the day!

Yay!  Tomorrow is the annual CKC!  My parents will be arriving tonight and then Thursday my mom and I will be immersing ourselves in all things scrapbooky!  :)  It's our one true girls getaway...which is funny, because the focus is scrapbooking, something we do for our families.  I always get all sentimental during these breaks.  I'm such a sap!

Anyway, this year we left a night open so we could watch a scary movie, something our husbands don't love as much as we do.*   I so hope the 'on demand' thing at the hotel has one.  That would really stink if it didn't!

My camera is working off and on, so I was able to take a pic of the most excellent gift Kala sent me.  Does she know me or what!?  It's a crochet hook holder!  Isn't the spider adorable?

I love her little hands, and the spines on her legs!  (My favorite spider, the garden spider, has very spiny legs.)  What a wonderful, thoughtful person Kala is!  :)

So anyway (I find myself saying 'anyway' a lot.  Maybe because I go off on tangents???)  Anyway, (lol) I remembered that I didn't show you all of the pumpkins.  I know Halloween is way past, but you didn't see jj's pumpkin, which is adorable.  It's the one in the front.  Sorry about the blurry pic.  I'm shaky, and I don't have a tripod...  :)

I also want to show you a recent purchase.  This only cost $18!!!  It's going on my mantle...once I get it cleared off.  I just love old windows.  It's a pretty big guy too (~30 x 40").  I've also picked out a paint color for that wall (I think).  I'm going with something dark-ish to try to detract attention from the hideous hearth/mantle.  Hopefully I'll be able to share soon!  :)
I hope you have a great weekend!

* Recently the kids stayed with jj's dad and we decided to go to IKEA (it was the most wonderful IKEA trip I've had in a while.  jj even bought me stuff!) And then we decided to get cozy on the couch and watch a non family movie.  Well, there wasn't much to chose from, and we didn't want to waste time going to the dvd store.  So we chose Splice.  Well yuck.  I don't recommend it.  It was a little sick and I didn't care for the actors.  jj is considering it a horror movie, and re-asserting how much he hates them.  But it really wasn't horror.  It was more like a sick sci-fi. 

01 November 2010

Could it really be?

Could I actually be blogging?  I was determined to make a Happy Halloween post, and here it is, a day late.  But so be it!  I'm making it anyway!

please excuse the paint test strips.  I've decided against both of the colors...
Do you know what I realized this Halloween?  It's my second favorite holiday to decorate for, Christmas being the first.  I use tons of candles.  I love them.  I want to grow my decoration collection so that one year I'll have a completely transformed, spooky home.  That would be awesome.  But strangely/sadly enough, my family room is complete decoration unfriendly.  I'm going to have to change that somehow...  (Of course, for me, it's almost like a throw-away room as far as that goes.  I've released it to the family, as it should be.)   Now the living room...that's momma's room.  ;)

I did a bit o' Halloween-y crafting.  How adorable is this box?

I spent a small fortune at my local craft store.  You know what gets me?  The displays.  Sometimes I look at stuff and think, 'what the heck would I do with this?'  Well, the displays show me, and therefore, I buy...

Last night the kids were so very excited to trick or treat, but then we found out that our town decided to make the 30th Halloween!  This town is disappointing me more and more over time.  So we went to the neighboring town and had the best time we've had in years!  Yet another affirmation that we'd like to move there someday.  Unfortunately, I'm the type that get's attached to my home.  How could I ever leave here, my first home?  The home that my kids are growing up in...  The home where so many of our memories were made...  I wonder if that has anything to do with my childhood, where we were moving every few years?  I wouldn't trade that for the world, but I don't think I could do it anymore.  Not to say that I don't have the moving itch every now and again...but honestly it's a desire to leave this state, go back east, raise my kids there.  But I think we're here for good.  *sigh*  I almost can't fathom that my kids are going to live in the same place for their entire childhood.  It kind of upsets me.  Funny...

You know, I received a wonderful gift from a friend and I wanted to show you, but my camera's acting up...as in, it might be 'broken!'  :(  Hopefully I can get that taken care of soon.  I NEED my camera...it's essential!

Okay, so I didn't think I'd get on here and 'talk' your ear off with random junk.  :D  But it is nice to say hello.  Am I back to blogging though?  That remains to be seen...

Happy Halloween  :)

Oh, by the way...I started a new book last night.  It's very promising.  One of the reviews said it was like Bram Stoker meets Clive Cussler, meets Michael Crichton.  *swoon*  (B.S. and M.C.  are two of my absolute favorites of all time!!!)  And my third favorite author, James Rollins, said he loved it. *swoon*