Sunday, October 31, 2010
I stumbled upon a Halloween party on Friday night, but it was almost too heartbreaking to be there not in costume. Saturday while all my La Crosse facebook friends talked of dressing up and hitting up the Halloween parties, I sat home and watched 48 Hours Mystery.
Today for Halloween I went out shopping during trick or treat hours so as to feel less horrible for not handing out candy. I did a lot of party prep for next weekend and finished the evening off with a little hallowine. Sad, sad, sad. I couldn't even find a halloweenish movie to watch in my collection. I wish I could think of an appropriate costume for a chili cookoff because I'd be all over that. Will I ever be able to dress up again? Sigh. I hope everyone else had a spooktacular time this Halloween!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I headed down to my costume closet and began tearing up a bridesmaid dress (sorry Jen Mac). After tearing it up as much as I could, I took it out to the back yard to shove it into a planter. I was disappointed to learn the fabric was fairly stain resistant, but I did the best I could to scuff it up.
After hastily applying my makeup and getting ready to head out the door, I wiped the blood off my hands onto my skirt. It is quite liberating to know you are free to get your dress as dirty as possible. As a matter of fact, after I arrived at the pre-zombie walk staging area, we decided my dress still was not dirty enough. We headed out back to the garage and I got assaulted with dirty hands. The effect was nice, though.
Our zombie mom took this picture on the porch before we headed out to the park for the event.
At the park we had plenty of time to see all the other zombies arriving and my zombie boss got this picture of me as I listened to two singing birthday greetings on my voicemail.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
No birthday visitor. Happy birthday to me. I've got some other interesting birthday plans shaping up.
In the meantime, I'm going to take a day or two of rest. After spending the last two evenings at going away parties and staying out a little too late, I'm ready for a night in. Peanut is probably all rested up from the weekend travel and looking for a little snuggle time. And let's be honest... I could use a little Peanut snuggles. I have a movie waiting for me at home that I think I will use to distract me from my crazy, messy house. There is no visitor coming, so I don't need to clean right?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Did I mention it is my birthday this week? Hopefully my annual analysis has already been taken care of for this year and I'll be able to enjoy a fantastic weekend with Blondy in Springfield. I got a birthday email from Bella Milano, so dinner night out just went back on the to-do list. I can hardly wait!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Then a co-worker and I participated in a little wine tasting at The Corkscrew. The German wines featured were mostly too sweet for me, but I did pick up a bottle of red to go with homemade pizza night, which was going to be last night.
I parted company with my co-worker, and went in search of fall decorations, which led me to the Apple Barn. I picked out three white pumpkins and vowed to go back each week to stock up for my fall party. As you can see from the picture, it is definitely pumpkin season at the Apple Barn! Now I just need to find some hay bales.
After a lovely walk in the park, I decided that I could go for a dinner out at Bella Milano, so I enlisted the company of my co-worker who had planted the seed in my brain earlier in the day. It was absolutely amazing! We had artichoke dip, I had a pepperloin steak with redskin mashed potatoes, and complimented with the most delicious salad and bread and red wine of course! If the waitress had been the least bit helpful or friendly, it would have been a perfect dining experience.
Today on the agenda: absolutely nothing. Except red wine and homemade pizza.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I didn't cross all the usual cleaning tasks off my list, but I got a lot of them done in the process of doing other things. As I cleared away summer decorations I dusted and cleaned the window sills on the porch. I got out fall linens and had to do a little ironing. I swapped out summer sheets for winter sheets and managed to flip and rotate my mattress before changing the sheets.
In between all that I mowed the yard, cut down trees growing in my fence, planted some flowers, and ran some errands. After a day of making a mess in the house, I topped off my night with vacuuming and mopping.
And I would have been done at a reasonable hour had my mop not broken. I ended up on my hands and knees using the mop head to wash the floors by hand. It's official... I'm never mopping again!
I feel as though I deserve a reward. As the dryer buzzes me that the last load of laundry is done, my reward tonight will be to ignore it until tomorrow.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Peanut and I took to the porch with my coffee and a new copy of Better Homes & Gardens. Peanut snuggled down next to me on the sofa as I paged through the magazine cover to cover.
By late afternoon I found a little motivation to do some paperwork, make some to-do lists, and even cross a few items off the list.
I was craving mini herbal cheese pies, so I hit the kitchen. With leftover filling I came up with a recipe to use it as a filler for a stuffed pork chop. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the sound of the timer so I can taste it. I just love experimenting in the kitchen.
What a perfectly lazy Saturday. I swear I'll get more done tomorrow.