Sunday Scribbling

This weeks prompt is “Bump in the night” how appropriate right?

Here’s a short little poem

The lights are out

You look

Nothing there

What could it be?

A cat?

A dog?

Or something else?

You try to talk yourself out of it

“there’s nothing to be worried about”

You say even though you know

That it’s that time of year

And anything can happen

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Inaugural Day

I hope was hoping that with today being the day that it is and yesterday was MLK Day that I would be in a better place, both in my mind and at the school but I was cleaning yesterday and now I only have to two kids, one of which is my own! Not actually uplifting. But things will get better right?

Heads Or Tails

This week’s prompt for H O T is “This time of year”

I love/hate this time of year. I worked retail for 10 years so I have seen some of the worst behavior out of people at this time of year. Cutting in line, nearly running over people in the parking lot, pushing in the store, it was incrediable. I couldn’t believe that at a time of year when we are suppose to be “nice” and “giving” to each other can be so cruel and barbaic to each other. At least that’s how I felt my first two Christmas’s working retail. I was appalled at how such a beautiful time of year, with the lights twinking and the smell of hot apple cider and pine tree’s could get so ugly.

Even though my hometown wasn’t that big when I was growing up there were still some beautiful display’s around town by the local stores. Downtown Petaluma was always nicely done with wreaths on light poles and Christmas displays in store front windows that were not only selling the items in their stores but also setting a tone for the season.

That’s what I like about Bisbee. There is no big flashy display. There is a simple Festival of Lights, which we didn’t go to this year, where they sing Christmas carols, the cheerleaders perform and then Santa arrives. Most of the business’s have some display in their window, entered in the holiday display contest, and of course the lights.

Last year we didn’t do anything as a family on Christmas Eve but Savie and I drove around and looked at all the lights people had up. This year I doubt hubby will want to go (since he finds my seats uncomfortable and willing be working until late tomorrow) but we will again drive around looking at lights only this time we will have some popcorn to go along with it.

So I’m a little conflicted about this holiday. On one hand it’s a beautiful time of year with displays and lights and good cheer but on the down side things like this happen because we are way to commericalized.

I tried

I really did. I had no plans for today, haven’t bothered to look at the sale papers, see what my local favorite place is having for lunch or dinner but I have to buy something. But it’s important at least to hubby it is. The cell phone bill. It’s overdue so that is all I am paying for today. Does that count?

But in a happier note yesterday was fun. I stayed up late the night before only to find out that the cheesecake I was going to make couldn’t be made because I had no sugar! That’s right sugar. I had already been to the store on Tuesday but still needed to make one more run to the store. But I saw a few people I hadn’t seen in awhile so it’s ok.

The turkey turned out great, a little dry he said but that’s ok with me. There was stuffing, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and rolls, everything you need to make a Thanksgiving dinner, right? After we got everything made and ate Savie asked me at least 15 times if she could have cake, the cheesecake. I told her that it wasn’t time for that yet. That what happens on Thanksgiving goes  like this.First you wait hours to eat because the turkey is not done, then you eat way to much, take a nap while watching football, and then after you wake up you eat a little more and then have cake. She was so cute telling me she just wanted “a little bit”. I had a feeling that even thought it was only 4 when we finally had cake she would be asleep soon. And I was right. If I had really been thinking I would have taken some pictures of the turkey and the rest of the food, Savie asleep in the chair, and everything else. We had a lot of fun and there is plenty of food left to make plenty of things in the next month or two, lol. Hope you all had a filling day not just in your stomach but in your heat as well.

Happy Halloween

Yes I know that it’s late but hey, that’s me.

We had a great Halloween. We both dressed up as fairies with wings and wands. Only when we left school to go trick-or-treating we couldn’t find either one. Oh well off we go. We went with a couple of friends from school J with her mom S, R with his mom R, and N with his mom M. We were a cute little group of four. We walked the entire Vista, which is about a mile to walk both sides of the street, and even made an appearance at the Manson at the end of the street. Afterwards we went back the school so I could do my part at the party. I had a bucket ‘o worms” for the kids to put their hands in for a prize. I didn’t think the older kids would like it but there was one girl that get mad at her mom because she didn’t get her turn, but only a little mad. I felt bad for her. I didn’t think it would be that big of a hit but just goes to show that it’s the little things that help.

I’m not one for strict bedtimes but seeing as how Savie didn’t take a nap that day and it was almost 9pm she needed to go home. Hubby came and got her and that was the end of that. I thought there would be more of a fight from her because she’s leaving the party early but she was OK with it. When I got home hubby said that she was fine with not being able to eat any of her candy. I told her before we even started trick-or-treating that she wouldn’t get to eat any of it that night, maybe the next day but not that night. There were a couple of kids at the party that were having a crying fit because they couldn’t have any more candy.

I think that’s one of the problems that some parents have. They don’t tell their kids beforehand, what is going to happen. I’ve noticed that when I do this with her things go a lot better then when I don’t say anything to her. I have to remember to do that more often.

How was your Halloween?