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  • Jack-O-Lanterns

    Pumpkin carving is big here.  BIG.  Our kids can’t wait until the end of October arrives and they get to carve.  I think it has a lot to do with them being allowed to use a KNIFE to cut out THEIR own designs.  This year they each got to carve two.  Yeah, we are living […]

  • Pumpkins

    What would October be… …without a trip to the pumpkin patch?! Happy carving, everyone!

  • Mama Played Bass, Daddy Sang Tenor

    For about a year now I have been taking guitar lessons.  With that in mind, for about a year now we’ve also been talking about buying a guitar for me, not one that I’d have to borrow from Bradley.  We made our way to a guitar shop several weeks ago where we set about looking […]

  • Just a Little Green

    I recently spent an afternoon clearing the garden of the delicious and lush greenery we had managed to grow this summer. I was amazed at how many plants we put in, how dense our garden was, what a turn-out of color and vibrancy we saw in our virgin garden beds.  Glads were everywhere, and our […]

  • Something Sticky…

    Another October creepy tale to share… Enjoy! By the time I was about 15 or 16 years old, my parents would leave me home alone for a long weekend from time to time.  I was not the kind of kid who did any bad stuff – I was sober until I was 21 and any […]


This is the archive for October, 2011.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…