....before I leave for the Allume Conference that is! (did I scare you?)
Everyday Happenings mixed with Thankfuls:
*Thankful for Bill. He's holding down the fort while I'm gone the next couple of days. He's got to deal with my usual "stuff" plus take the kids trick or treating on Friday night. (that's when our township does it). I'm sad to miss them do that, but I got a taste of Halloween last weekend with my brother Jim's family at.....
*Boo At The Zoo. We had a great time seeing the kids dressed up and hang out with some of their cousins. Beware-my nephew's costume below is a bit gory.
|Mary and Ann|
|Billy, Tommy, Matt|
|My nephew Johnny....aka Zipper Head|
|My nephew Jimmy, the mad scientist and niece Eileen (in the middle with friends)|
|Our awesome hosts-brother Jim and sis in law Kathy|
*80's on 8 on XM radio. For real. I am very thankful for this. It makes me happy. I heard the Pat Benatar song Promises in the Dark last week and I was immediately transported back in time when I would sit in my brother Bob's room with headphones on and listen to him play his drums to that song. It's a fond memory for me.
Matthew likes Big 80's music too. In fact, he hums the song Centerfold by the J. Geils Band in the backseat. Na, na, nana na na, na na na nanana na na na. Yeah, you know it. (and now you're checking to see if I have the right amount of "na's".
*Speaking of being transported back in time, I heard the hymn Bread That Was Sown the other day at mass. I don't think I've heard that since 8th grade. When I heard it I was back in grade school in the choir loft practicing hymns for Friday mass with the organist, Mrs. Blankmeyer. Back then it was a real snooze but at least it got us out of class. I never liked a lot of those hymns. So much is lost on the young. So thankful for my Catholic education. I was lucky to have a great class too. Here's a big shout out to St. Laurence School- Class of 1984!!!
*Matthew's preschool had their field trip to the pumpkin patch. We had fun.
And here's a picture to remind you that Christmas is a mere 8 weeks away. Yikes!
*Thankful for Mom's & Tots and our rosary group meetings. I always love seeing these women walk through my door, especially today.
|Top row: Cathy, Katie, Eileen, Margie. Bottom row: Emily, Lauren, Monika|
*my friend Eileen's baby who was due a week ago!! You may remember me mentioning here that I was on-call to watch her three year old when she goes into labor. Well, now that I'm skipping town tomorrow, she's called in the back-up sitters.
*Thankful for simple conversations with Matt, like how his new sneakers make him "run as fast as a ghost." or when he asked me while driving in the morning fog if I had my lights on.
*Thankful to those who read my silly blog. Really, thanks. Maybe I'll learn something at Allume and will be able to someday write something that will knock your socks off!