Wednesday, October 31, 2012
When the kids were little, they had store bought costumes, but now with everyone so tall (DS2 is 6'4), they have had to be more creative. Last year, DS 1 and DD went as Dr. Who and his Companion. DS 2 went as Clark Kent, complete with Superman shirt underneath his blazer and white dress shirt.
As a family, for several years we have been watching The Ghost and Mr. Chicken as well as the Great Pumpkin special. We have added a Halloween episode of Gilligan's Island and Andy Griffith. There is nothing really scary or sinister any of these.
When I was looking for a vintage Halloween picture, I found this one. I loved the old Brach's candies. My dad would always buy for me a box of the chocolate stars. They are very difficult to find. Last year, Wally World started carrying some of the Brach's candies. Do you like candy corn? I love it, especially the Indian Corn.
Hope you have a wonderful night with lots of treats!
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Monday, October 29, 2012
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
I think for supper we will have the simplest of fares: hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Tomorrow, the chicken is scheduled to spend time with the crock pot while we are at Church. I have an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I might be able to talk everyone into watching. Last night, I watched an old movie (1954), Three Coins in a Fountain. It was a good movie with stunning scenery from Rome.
The colors of the leaves are beautiful - - - as they are falling quickly from the trees. I love fall, but it stays with us such a short time. The temperatures are supposed to be dropping beginning tomorrow. There's a big storm lurking off the coast of this part of the country. I don't think we are due to feel much of its presence, but many will, I fear.
Better run and try to get a little laundry done before the day is gone . . .
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Friday, October 26, 2012
The Victory At Sea soundtracks are beautiful. The scores were composed by Broadway-greats Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett. They add so much to the drama of the footage and narration of the programs. I have them on CD's, and the covers are not nearly as vivid as the old LP covers.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I hope to load up the crock pot this morning and get the tea made so that when we get home, I don't have a lot to do to get supper ready. Last night, DS1 and I went to school to work for a little while before the debates. I really need some Mom time with DS2 and DD today. Everyone is so tired--not a bad tired, just a tired, tired. We had the singing convention at Church this weekend and that was just a foreshadow of heaven. But, it was really a lot of work getting ready for it. I hope this weekend we can take it a little bit easy. No complaints . . . just thinking out loud and thanking God for His provision and the joys He gives us day to day.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Well, here is my new sewing basket I purchased at my beloved Hancock's in North Carolina on our break. This picture doesn't do it justice. You can see I am making very little progress on the sampler, but I was able to do some today on the way back home from our morning services. I'll try to get my expert photographer to help with some better pictures soon. I am working on 14-count with two threads. I am flirting with the ideas of adding some beads or buttons and perhaps a border using a variegated floss pattern. If I continue working very hard, I should be finished in time for the next Presidential election--2016.
"Rascal for President"
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 7:17 PM
Oh my goodness. I am having so much fun with this afghan. I don't know that it will ever be finished, but I love working on it. I don't have as many different colors as you might think (there are a lot, but not as many as it would seem). Just changing the combinations makes the most of the skeins I do have. I love it. I only have about 85 more to go! Which "season" is your favorite?
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
These roses have opened a bit since last night, and are even lovelier than the picture reveals.
I am grateful for their beauty, DH's thoughtfulness and DD's help in posting the picture. I hope your Saturday night has its own touch of beauty,
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Joni has always meant so much to our family. DH has read her books and loved her devotionals. We listened to her autobiography traveling to and from Church, and she made quite an impression on our DD. We love her story, but it is her TESTIMONY that shines. I heard her at a Billy Graham Crusade in North Carolina years ago. Again, forgive my attempt to quote, but she declared that she would rather have gone through the accident and have the relationship she does with Christ as a result than to return to that girl fettered by hopelessness. My goodness . . . . what will heaven be like? No regrets, no hurt feelings or worry, no sadness or anger--just love for our Savior and joy together with one another in His presence.
Thank you, Joni. You are such a blessing to all of us.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Oh my goodness! What a show! Over the past few years, I have enjoyed revisiting this great show on DVDs. I remember watching this first-run at my grandparents' house--I remember the crew with Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Anne Warren (she was "Cinderella" to me). All I knew then was that the show had the best theme song imaginable.
I have to be honest with you--I usually have to watch an episode twice before I understand what really happened. The show debuted at the same time as another great Desilu production, Star Trek. Both were great series with dynamic casts and original storylines.
Who is you favorite character or favorite ensemble group? Greg Morris (Barney) and Peter Lupus (Willie) were the only two actors to remain on the series throughout its run. Peter Graves always seemed to be "the face" of the program to me. DD says that Barney "is the most cool." I would have to agree with that.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I am grateful for parents who instilled in me that love of learning and for children who are carrying it on.
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Do you remember this trend in "color analysis"? My mom had so much fun with this book and the color swatches inside. She and her sister and friends at work had a big time choosing their colors based on their "season." I could never decide exactly which season I was, and I just wore whatever I thought was pretty! I think even Mary Kay embraced the warm/cool color families. By the way, I have used MK off and on since 1981. Recently, I looked at a new catalog and recognized nothing! I especially lament the missing classic fragrances--anyone remember "Angelfire"? I used that forever. Oh well, back to the present which holds its own blessings. Hoping each of you have a great day with the Lord!
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