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You know that feeling when you have so much emotion coursing through every part of your body?
Where you feel like you just might implode if it doesn’t find a way out?
All the sadness, frustration and anger’s only way to escape is through a flood of tears.
And words just don’t seem to be able to describe why you are feeling this way.
You just know that you are and that it sucks.
And you feel emotionally derailed and mute.
That’s me in a nutshell at this very moment.
I did make this little Amigurumi Snowman today.
Earlier when I was happy.
You want it?
You can have it.
Leave a comment and I’ll pick one randomly on Monday Dec. 13th and ship it out to you once I get your info.
That means you should receive it before Christmas.
Who doesn’t like receiving gifts in the mail.
Think of it as my Christmas present to you.
You follow me you get a chance to get that cute snowman.
Maybe say a little prayer for me while you’re commenting.
I need it.
It’s almost Halloween and I’m not a fan.
I don’t like scary movies because they get under my skin and continue to frighten me long after they are over. You think I would stay away from them, but if it’s on TV it taunts me in such a way that I can’t help myself, I must watch. Though I usually IMDb and Wikipedia to find out as much as I can about it therefore not being surprised at the scary stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, okay mostly not. Which is why I should know better and not watch!
I’m afraid of the dark and for some reason Halloween night always appears to be darker than normal.
The neighbor who goes above and beyond. Constructs a scary dark tunnel, wears the scary masks, does the whole “chase people with a chainsaw” bit. In fact when I see him from my window, I chant a little mantra to myself, “It’s just Steve, It’s just Steve, It’s just Steve.” A great guy, just not when he’s trying to scare the living daylights out of me!
I always wait until the last minute to go costume shopping for the kids and then everything is picked over or too expensive. Like a $30 Hanna Montana wig worn once and only half the night, grrr. I need to get a jump on that this year to prevent overpaying!
That being said, there are some things I like about Halloween.
Kids dressed in adorable, cute costumes. The kind that make you ooh and aah in a sweet way. Their excitement.
Handing out candy while Brian takes the kids around the neighborhood. That’s right, I stay home, with all the lights on and something funny on TV!
The kids coming home with all that candy. Sorting it and eating as many Reese’s Peanut Butter cups as I can without them noticing!
This year trick-or-treat night is on Thursday instead of Sunday.
I’m happy about that.
We’ll probably head to Chipotle on the 31st, though they aren’t giving away free burritos this year. They are helping raise money for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. $2 a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos if you dress up as a horrifying processed food product.
I love getting a burrito bowl with black beans, chicken, tomato salsa, cheese, more cheese, sour cream and some guacamole and then a bag of chips. Yum!
What do you like/dislike about Halloween?
We hung out with the neighbors.
Ladder Golf and Cornhole.
Sparklers, firecrackers, fireworks and a bizarre Chinese lantern.
Beer, alcohol infused sweet tea, pina coladas and a few shots of tequila, okay, a lot of shots of tequila.
The kids had fun playing with their friends.
One by one they went to bed, starting with Alex and ending with Katie.
We moved the party to the Withrow’s backyard
Brian left after 1am as he had to be up early for a meeting.
I stumbled arrived home around 3am.
I awoke to my head spinning.
I slept in until I absolutely had to get up from bed.
Ice water became my best friend.
I talked to the neighbors.
I lounged around a lot.
At the last minute I we decided to go to the Dublin Fireworks.
Packed everything up.
Grabbed some Benny’s Cheesesteaks for us and Wendy’s for the kids.
Got a great parking spot.
Got a great area on the grass in the shade in perfect viewing area of the future festivities.
We listened to Kenny Loggins play live.
Kids went on 7 jumpies.
Got tattoos and face painting.
Brian got us funnel cake.
Then the kids ran amok until it was time to watch the show.
The fireworks were absolute amazing!
We got to our van quickly and made our way out pretty fast as well.
We will definitely be getting those spots again!!
We slept in until 11am.
Got ourselves together and left for the Hilliard Parade at 1:55.
Parade started at 2:00 and I wasn’t sure exactly where it ended.
We made it to the end of the parade route with plenty of time to spare.
Got some Taco Bell and waited.
Kids got loads of candy.
We went home.
Alex took a nap.
The girls went and played with the neighbor kids.
Brian did work.
I did editing on our cell group video.
We went to Agape Fellowship’s 4th of July Tailgating party.
Got a nice spot in the shade.
Were joined by the Olson’s.
Had free hotdogs, popcorn, popsicles and pop.
Played some cards, sevens.
Kids ran free and had fun with a soccer ball.
Then came the sparklers.
All the kids got excited, including Alex who had done some Friday night with no problems.
Alex did his second sparkler.
He started trying to grip it with both hands and was being erratic.
I got his hands away.
I accidentally grabbed the sparkling end of the sparkler.
My pointer finger and thumb were charred.
I showed Brian and he told me to get it on ice.
I ran to the free drinks and stuck my hand in the ice water.
They gave me a huge chunk of ice and a cup.
I whimpered as we watched the fireworks.
My fingers were on fire if they were not gripping ice or submerged in ice water.
For the second time this weekend ice water had become my best friend.
I had it submerged until 1am.
Then I alternated between a bag of ice as I was trying to sleep to dunking it in the cup of ice water next to my bed.
I woke up to barely any burning.
Three things I learned this weekend:
1. Tequila shots are not a good idea.
2. Skin continues to burn after initial contact.
3. Ice water is an amazing cure for many things!