Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky HorrorMy friend Linda and I loved this movie. I’m pretty sure she got to experience it at the theatre because she had older siblings. I just lived it vicariously through her. But we would play the album over and over again. I was so happy the day I got to actually watch the video of it. I think my bucket list should include seeing it in a theatre still though. Where everyone acts out the parts!

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“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer

TwilightSince today is Halloween I thought it was time for some vampire books! So of course that meant it was time for some Twilight. When this book came out, the young girls were reading it in droves. But it was us moms that were sneaky it off kid’s shelves to read. Of course under the auspice of making sure it was okay for the kids to be reading such romance. But really it was just because we wanted to join the Team Edward or Team Jacob conversations. Published 2005.

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Standing Ab Workout

Jessica Smith Standing ABsI have a bad neck, so crunches and floor work don’t work for me like they used to. So liked the idea of this workout getting my abs without straining my neck.

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Day 39 – Is Halloween Really Happy?

Happy HalloweenThe last couple years of Halloween have been kind of strange. My kids don’t trick or treat anymore. And like other things that come to an end, it always feels weird not to race around finding them a costume (and usually at the very last minute as I did not win the best mother of the year award when it came to organizing costumes!).

And we didn’t carve out the pumpkins last year. Just stuck them outside on the stairs. I at least put out our one door decoration (affectionately known as witchie-poo).

We have almost become one of those houses where we turn off the lights and pretend we aren’t home. I said almost! I could never not hand out candy to the 6 kids who traipse up our stairs each year.

I just can’t believe that I am at that stage in life where Halloween isn’t the best holiday next to Christmas for the kids. I still vividly remember every costume I wore as a kid and going trick or treating. And trying to go out even when you were too old but you used your younger brother as your excuse for going out. When chocolate bars were big and it wasn’t a good night until you filled a pillow case.

And I loved watching my kids dress up for Halloween, even when I was panicking about what they could wear.boys at halloween

The concept of Halloween is such a strange one. It has pretty much everything that could possibly go wrong all wrapped up in to one holiday – talking to strangers, taking food from strangers, dark nights, ghosts and goblins, fireworks being set off by dads who have had one too many beer after work, costumes and masks concealing identity. I mean really, what could possibly go wrong with such a holiday.

Boys at halloween 2But yet we still embrace all that is Halloween and it’s quirky traditions. And we miss it when the trick or treating ends.

Thank goodness I still buy enough candy for those imaginary flocks of kids that are going to surprise me this year, because without it I would have nothing to enjoy about Halloween anymore. Leftovers are a good thing!

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Michael Jackson “Thriller”

Michael Jackson ThrillerThis album was so huge in 1982. I still have my original copy. It became such a huge hit too because it was the new era of the music video and Michael Jackson pulled out all the stops for this almost 14 minute long video. Friday Night Videos was all about the videos, and this one was a movie. Incredible still to this day.

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