Monday, November 1, 2010


Well -- I sprung out of bed at 4:30 am today ready to fight and take on the world. A new week, a new month! Hurray!!

I'm not even going to indelve in the story. It's not worth your time. But, let's just say my Monday morning wasn't the greatest one in history....

I'm sick of coming home saying "Well that was a crappy day!" -- so I'm going to pretend that it was  FABULOUS day! :) Wahoo!!!

But on a happy note -- our weekend was very pleasant, fun, and relaxing! We cooked some delectable meals! Ryan smoked ribs all day Saturday. Ryan did the cooking and I was his assistant chef.

Sunday we carved pumpkins, watched football, and I made pumpkin turkey chili. Recipe to come -- it was incredible!

So here is the final display of our carvings! I have to say I'm quite proud!!

This is Ryan's pumpkin.

And this is mine :)

Election Day tomorrow! I dont know about you guys...but I am so ready for all this negative "campaigning" to be behind us!

I also have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Yikes. I'm so scared of the dentist! -- I do NOT have an ounce of pain tolerance!! Does anyone else get freaked out about the dentist?


B and B said...

Great jack-o-lanterns. Halloween is a nonevent in our household. We never have trick or treaters. I had fun taking the kids out when they were young, but don't miss it one bit now.

Visits to the dentist were scary when we were kids. But now, they make it as painless as possible. In fact, the last time I had an appointment, they had me dip my hands in warm wax and then wrapped my arms in warm towels so that I would feel comfortable and relaxed.
Now, that's crazy!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Awesome pumpkins! You guys are super talented!!

Marlys said...

I love your jack-o-lanterns! And the ribs lookes so good I could almost smell them!
Like Barb, I have lost my enthusiasm for Halloween - feel a tad guilty that I don't even buy a pumpkin! I use to raise them by the scores! We only had 6 trick and treaters this year so my efforts would have been in vain. Last year a parent of some tricksters told me "It's no fun to come to your house anymore as you don't put up all that neat stuff!" It lost it's enjoyment after my kids left home!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

The pumpkins look SO good. I am so impressed. Mine would look like a 5 year old did it.

Sorry yesterday was so rough. I think it will be better once you start at OV, though. Hopefully that is soon?

I don't really get cavities anymore (knock on wood) so it's not as traumatic to go to the dentist... I dont' enjoy it, but I don't loathe it as much as I did when i was a child!!

Mama Nastase said...

Yes, it's still traumatizing for me to go to the dentist. I have to PRETEND that it's fun, though, so the kids don't get freaked out. It's one of my least favorite things!

Pumpkin turkey chili? Hmmm...sounds interesting! I'd like to try it.

And to the negative campaigning? I AGREE!! Really, is there such a lack of new ideas that candidates have to hit so low?

Pumpkins turned out cute!