Archive for October, 2011


Something wicked this way comes…

Posted by Laurie on October 31st, 2011
filed in Uncategorized

Happy Halloween!
Look! It’s a self-portrait. I carved this myself. Well, not really. I started carving it myself and when I realized it didn’t look anything like the pattern I used, I abandoned it and left it to the hubby to finish. You know, cause that’s the way I roll
Have fun with the ghoulies [...]

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Flashback Friday: My cookie jar was haunted

Posted by Laurie on October 28th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

From ghoulies and ghosties/And long-leggedy beasties/And things that go bump in the night/Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish Saying
Consider if you will an ordinary home on an ordinary street with an ordinary family living in it. And inside that home with that family in an ordinary kitchen sits an ordinary Halloween cookie jar decorated with Winnie [...]

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No, I don’t know why I’m obsessed with bulls

Posted by Laurie on October 27th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

There are many sports I don’t understand. Take extreme ironing, for example. In this sport, people take their wrinkled clothes and iron them while doing something else—like rock climbing or scuba diving. Personally, I don’t like to iron in the safety of my own laundry room, let alone on the side of a cliff.
But the [...]

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I miss the timeout chair

Posted by Laurie on October 25th, 2011
filed in parenting, teen

There are certain things I miss about Junior being young. Oh, some of them are obvious. I miss the smell of a freshly washed baby. I miss the silky cheek he used to let me touch. I miss the way he’d back up to the couch and plop down on my lap to watch cartoons.
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What to Expect…yep it’s a giveaway

Posted by Laurie on October 21st, 2011
filed in Contests/Giveaways

Before Junior came along, I was perfectly confident that I would be the perfect parent. After all, how difficult could parenting be? Millions of people did it every day, so it couldn’t be all that hard. Trust me, I had it dialed. Seriously. I thought it would be easy.
And then Junior arrived and I was [...]

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Good Lord, Barbie, what have you done?

Posted by Laurie on October 20th, 2011
filed in Weird things I do

Um, see this pic? That’s Barbie. Specifically that is Tokidoki Barbie. She’s just like any other Barbie, only she is sporting pink hair, tattoos and apparently every piece of Betsey Johnson clothing ever made for an 11-inch doll*. In fact, if you took away the pink hair, she would resemble the real Betsey Johnson. And [...]

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The joys of school fundraising

Posted by Laurie on October 18th, 2011
filed in motherhood, parenting

It’s fall. The air is crisp. Scarecrows and pumpkins decorate doorsteps. And all over the planet small children are going door-to-door. But wait! It isn’t Halloween. No, it’s something worse. Something far more sinister than trick or treaters. It’s something you can’t resist—yet you must.
It’s time for door-to-door fundraising.
Yes, it’s that happy time where every [...]

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