The fall sports season is winding down and life seems much more manageable lately. But manageable makes for boring blog posts, so you've been warned!
I saw this pretty holiday centerpiece idea and want to copy it:
It's just a Glass Bowl, Cedar Branches, Floating Candles, plus a bag of fresh cranberries and water to fill - voila!
I had to take an appreciation photo of my salad yesterday. I can order a sandwich or salad each day at work for $5 and it's delivered to my office...what a perk! The salads are HUGE and come with fruit and a pita too. Though Phil doesn't believe it can be true of anyone, I honestly love salads, especially when I don't have to chop everything.
The Homecoming Dance is around the corner, and Eamon asked a very sweet, smart, athletic and beautiful girl to be his date and for some reason, she said yes :) These boys of ours certainly know how to pick the cream of the crop! Andrew's girlfriend was there when he asked and thought to send me this picture of them, isn't that so nice?
At work I have to learn a new system for recording grants:
Learning anything new seems like it requires more brain waves than I have remaining at my age, and reminds me of this:
|I actually do have a really big head too, you would think I could fit more in there.
The Halloween candy has started trickling in from the kids various parties and events, and I have been enjoying the KitKat's and Reese's PB cups so much. Our desserts are now "Go pick out a candy from the bowl" for the next month. It was fun to read Elisabeth's best and worst Halloween candies, especially because of the Canadian variations...ketchup chips?!?! Who knew? Speaking of blog posts, Joanne surprised me with her big news!
I saw this and had to immediately send it to Maggie, whom I missed so much while she was away last weekend and I'm not ready to have her away from home anytime soon, but I know it's coming:
After Xander's improvised leaf blowing set up with the shop vac, I bought him a new leaf blower that he's going love. Isn't it great when you buy your kids a leaf blower or vacuum cleaner and THEY ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT? The best! Very Tom Sawyerish.
I hope you all have a wonderful last weekend of October! Get those Halloween and All Saints Day costumes ready (she types to remind herself).