Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Random Halloween

Random time:
  • I feel I did something right.  Both boys appreciate Scooby Doo and will still watch the old cartoons. Not so much the new stuff they have come out with, but the classic cartoons from when I was a kid.  Go Scooby!

  • Today is Halloween.  Bruiser is a ninja warrior.  Turbo will be the monster from Scream.  He has a mask and robe and everything. It's cold here, so we shall see how long the kiddos want to trick or treat.  It's a toss up on whether the desire for candy or the cold will win.

  • Last night we did some (for us) traditional Halloween movies.  Young Frankenstein, Hocus Pocus, and Haunted Mansion.  Good fun.
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, Monday

It's a slightly snowy Monday here.  Since we have had snow that stuck at least three times this October, this is nothing out of the ordinary. Still can't say I'm thrilled with the cold.  It's going to make trick or treating tomorrow rather chilly. Good thing Brusier's costume fits over sweats.

So we spent time in Casper again this week, taking another small load of trunks up to the new house. I think we will be trickling stuff up there until next spring.
 I'm still of mixed feelings about this move. It's hard to be excited, but then again we have a great house. I'm so introverted, that making friends will be a long process. Friend "dating" is as complicated as real dating sometimes.

So on to MMMM, freebie this week and in honor of Halloween here are few songs that say Halloween to me:
Creedence Clearwater Revival with Bad Moon Rising:

Ray Parker with Ghostbusters, the Disney version:

And finally Bobby "Boris" Pickett with Monster Mash:
Have a great week and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

HodgePodge Time

1. What's surprised you most about your life or life in general?
 The unexpected twists and turns it can take. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, things go sideways and you have to figure it out all over again.

2.  Sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, a baked sweet potato, a bowl of butternut squash soup, a caramel apple or a slice of pumpkin pie...you have to order one thing on this list right now. Which one do you go for?
A baked sweet potato with butter and salt.  Although the sweet potato fries are good with ranch.

3. What's a famous book set in your home state? Have you read it? On a scale of 1-5 (5 is fantastic) how many stars does it rate?
There are several westerns set in Wyoming, the most famous one would have to be  The Virginian by Owen Wister.  The small town of Medicine Bow is just 60 miles west of Laramie where I currently live.  We drive past The Virginian Hotel every time we pass through Medicine Bow.  I have never read The Virginian, but my mother did and she quite liked it.

4. There are 60 days until Christmas...have you started your shopping? How do you stay organized for the holidays? 
I have done some shopping, but will save most for after Thanksgiving.  Nick, of course, will wait until the last minute. Lists are my friend for keeping track of holiday to do stuff.

5. October 26th is National Tennessee Day. Have you ever lived or spent any time in Tennessee? Is this a state you'd like to visit one day? The top rated tourist attractions in Tennessee are-

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park (Gatlinburg area), Elvis's Graceland (Memphis), Birth of the Music Biz (Memphis and Nashville), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge), Tennessee's Military Heritage (many battlefields), The Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home), The Parthenon (Nashville), Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy, Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, Downtown Knoxville, Lookout Mountain, The Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge), The Museum of Appalachia (Clinton), and The Lost Sea Adventure (Sweetwater)

How many on this list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see?
I have not been to Tennessee, but I have a friend who wants to go to the Grand Ol' Opry so I might get there some day soon.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
 Sometimes it feels as if we are taking two steps forward and then four steps back.  Nick has bronchitis and last night took a tumble down the stairs.  He's really not feeling well.  My old friend insomnia came to visit last night as well. This afternoon is the beginning of parent teacher conferences, they finish up tomorrow morning. Have I mentioned I hate parent teacher conferences. Yeah, not really feeling the mojo today, but I am trying.
On a lighter note, I got kitty snuggles this morning, right up in my face kitty snuggles, but still, kitty snuggles.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Randomish Tuesday

So it's Tuesday and time to get all random:
  • Now that we have a new house the joy of packing the old one up has arrived. Thankfully, I have until next June to do it all so I can do it gradually. Not a fan of the packing.  Nick keeps threatening a small house fire and we start over.
  • Parent Teacher conferences are this week.  This will be the first year that I think Turbo will get a fairly good review.  He loves High School. And his grades reflect that. The kid has the best grades he's ever had. 
  • Bruiser has started reading the Harry Potter series by himself.  I had read the first two books out loud to him a couple years ago.  This year he needed a book to read at school, what they called a Good Fit Book.  He took the first Harry Potter book and is over halfway through it. I have a reader!
  • My friend got me several paint by numbers for my birthday.  Should be a fun way to pass the cold winter days.
  • Nick and I have been trying to get out of the slump we have been in for the last year or so.  It's a process to get out of a rut.  Date nights and trying to rediscover conversation that is not work oriented is helping.  However the up shot of our conversations has been we need to travel more.
Well that covers my attempt at random this week!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Yo, I am Still Here

So, hi everybody!  Yeah, not so many of you left these days. I have fallen off the blogging wagon of late.  But I'm hoping to get my mojo back and start blogging again.
We have had some changes.  The biggest is we just bought a house in a town about 150 miles north.  Work is moving us there so there we go.  We did find a fabulous house though.

It has tons of space and a truly huge backyard.  We do the big move next June so the boys can finish the school year out here, but we will be trickling up various things for the rest of the winter.
We took our first load up this past weekend so we could make the house livable for Nick.  He gets to spend a couple weeks a month up there for work this winter.

So MMMM this week has a theme of Cars, Trucks, Boats, things that move, so here are my picks:

Tim McGraw with TRuck, Yeah:

Miranda Lambert with Little Red Wagon:

Craig Morgan with Redneck Yacht Club
So there you have it, have a great week!


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