Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!! vacation is over and I return to work tonight!!! Hope all of the little ghouls and goblins stay in the womb this evening....I would love a good first night back....especially since I have to work the dreadful 13th hour due to Daylight Savings. I would like to say that I was very productive the last two weeks...but I wasn't. Emerson and I basically just hung out for the last eleven days. I did get all of my coupons organized into a more efficient system but that's about it!!! Everyone be safe and have lots of fun!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

So not a joiner.....

So, Emerson and I were invited to her first official play date. We met up with a friend from high school and her 8 month old little boy this past Tuesday. My friend Georgia had been to this group on other occasions and was kind enough to invite me and my babe along. It was actually kind of nice to hang out with other mothers of with kids in the general age range as Emerson. Most of my friends have kids but they are age 3 and up. So we sat under a shady tree, which wasn't really necessary as it was very overcast and threatening rain the whole time. Caterpillars would drop off on us occasionally. So all the little ones had their lunch and the adults chit-chatted and they were amazed that my little 6 month old child wonder drinks from a sippy cup. Anyway, Emerson enjoyed the swings for about ten minutes until mother nature foiled our plans....shucks! We plan on doing it again on next Tuesday...can't wait!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hats off to my ladies.....

As we were leaving McIntosh, we happened by this little store selling all sorts of vintage wares and I couldn't resist making my friends try on these and taking their pictures....many thanks to them for being such gracious models!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

3rd Annual Trek to McIntosh....

So as usual...I take my vacation the end of October and for the last three years this has been one of the highlights. This year I returned with my friend Pam from work and my life-long friend Kim, who I have known since before elementary school. We wandered around for a couple of hours and bought a couple of things...I picked up a couple of Christmas gifts. Pam and Kim decided to have some deep fried they set up ONE potato and peel it and deep fry a potato cost about, what, 20 cents....well these high dollar potato chips will set you back $5.00. So hence the picture of the 5 dollar potato chips....very reminiscent of the 5 dollar foot long commercials from Subway that invade your brain daily.

Anyhow....we had lovely weather...and it was the longest I have been away from Emerson, minus when I'm at work. It was weird not dragging out the stroller, diaper bag and all the various accessories that accompany child rearing.

I'm sure I shall return again next year...I do love this cute little town!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ghost with the Most.....

So my friend Pam showed up at work with a delightful box of goodies for, not clothes....all stitched up and ready for Halloween. I put Miss Emerson in one of the creations yesterday and as usual she was extremely patient in our little photo session. Actually she had her pictures taken a lot yesterday as we had the obligatory 6 month old pictures taken yesterday and I got nickel and dimed to hell and back, but that's a different story. Anyway...this is short and sweet as I'm headed to Micanopy with the peeps!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So the latest Jon & Kate news is that TLC has changed to name of the show to Kate Plus 8...and coincidentally...Jon has since sent a cease and desist order to stop all filming of the show along with taking out $230,000 out of a joint checking account. Seriously....who just has $230 grand just sitting around!!???!!! These people need to get a grip...those 15 minutes are almost up!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Seriously Mike Seaver...????

Do you remember Kirk Cameron, former child star and current promoter of the banana-as-proof-of-God theory of evangelism?

In a video posted recently to YouTube, Cameron lays out a plan to subvert 'Darwin Day' on November 22, 2009 -- a date marking the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species." Cameron says that he and like-minded activists plan to deliver 50,000 copies of an altered version of Darwin's book to students at dozens of U.S. universities.

Cameron explains that this "very special" edition of the "Origin of Species" will include an introduction explaining "Adolf Hitler's undeniable connection" to the theory of evolution, and highlighting "Darwin's racism" and "his disdain for women." Cameron's edition also exposes the "many hoaxes" of evolutionary theory, while presenting a "balanced view of Creationism

He compares Darwin to Hitler....I mean come on...seriously!! By no means am I a religious person....spiritual yes...there is no way we are the only ones out here in this vast universe. I definitely believe in a higher being...but I don't think this person is necessarily called GOD. I could rant all day about religion...I live in the bible belt...and I have met many a christian hypocrite in my lifetime!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Venturing out to save a buck or two...

So on Wednesday, Miss Emerson and I were out takin' care of some business...meaning giving all my money to the property tax dude and homeowner's insurance and I decided to go into the consignment store and check it out. I am weird about some things but I figure with clothing you can throw it in the washing machine and all remnants of
H1N1 should be killed by the hot water. Anyhow...I found some great this Gap Jacket for $3.50. Seriously???!!!

And a couple pairs of jeans for $2.50 each....
and a denim jumper for another $2.50 and this cute little shirt for $2.00! Wow, I might have to frequent these places more often!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome October...I've sure missed you!!!

I this weather!!! Emerson and I both put on long sleeve shirts yesterday!!! The air conditioner is house is 73 degrees all on it's own!!! My oldest and dearest friend Kim Shaver came by for a visit yesterday and brought Miss Emerson the CUTEST halloween shirt ever...Emerson is so loved....she is always getting presents from my friends. My friend Pam at work has bought her several things to wear her first Halloween...too bad I'll actually be working this Halloween so we won't be doing a costume this year!!! I almost always take a week off in October and this year is certainly no different!!! Pumpkins...candy...sweaters.....YEAH!!!