Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Question Fest!

My friend, Katherine tagged me in this Fall question fest.   I love fall, so I felt compelled to participate---maybe if I participate it will FEEL more like fall.

Do you like Starbucks? And are you a fan of their seasonal coffees?
I do like Starbucks.  I am a fan of their seasonal coffees.....the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Peppermint Mocha are great.  I am also a fan of their Caramel Macchiato and their Chai Latte.  I don’t like the facts that they are so expensive and they do not want to serve a small size drink anymore.

How do you decorate and prepare for Fall?
We put out some Halloween decorations around the house and we always get a few pumpkins for our porch.   I hang a scarecrow on the front door and we have a few wooden stick figures we stick in a hay bale in our yard.  I love sunflowers and have a silk arrangement on my kitchen table.

Will you participate in your college's homecoming activities?

Probably not.  I know, I am a party pooper.  Go Pirates!

What is your favorite Fall clothing item or accessory?
My Dansko shoes.

What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

I don’t know if it was my favorite, but I can remember my mama dressing me like a little dutch girl complete with wooden shoes and braids.

Do you like Halloween/Horror movies? Do you have a favorite?

No I do not....I do like a good mystery though.

What is your favorite Fall Activity?
I do enjoy being outside during the fall.  I look forward to spending some time on my screened in porch!

What is your favorite Fall recipe?
Anything with sweet potatoes or pumpkin in it. 

And then she added eight more quickie questions, and here they are:

What movie coming out soon are you looking forward to seeing?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

What will you miss most about Summer?

Me time!  And time spent at home.

When do you start your holiday shopping?

During the summer

Favorite exercise/activity?
I enjoy walking, I just wish I had more energy to do it!

Best book you've read lately?

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews

Do you make your bed every day?
If I don’t, Rob does.

If you could choose a personal chef or a personal shopper, which would you choose?

Personal Chef!

Which TV show are you most excited for this Fall?

Dancing with the Stars, Glee, and Modern Family

I need to tag some folks to complete this as well, but don't feel any pressure's all in good fun!  Please let me know if you choose to participate!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Busy Times Make for Busy Lives

Yikes, I can't believe it's been so long since I have posted.  Let's see, school has started and we have gotten over the hump and back into the routine.....that's the hardest part, you know!   Seth is getting along well in his Pre-K class and has taken up a new interest in drawing.  All of a sudden, I see all these stick figures all over my refrigerator.  Seth has also had a recent bout of swimmer's ear....from the bathtub...yes you read that right.  Seth has had 2 sets of tubes and has one remaining tube in one of his ears.  We still put earplugs in his ears for bath and swimming.  One night, the earplug fell out when we were washing his hair, and water got into his ear.  It was still hurting him the next morning so off to the doctor we went.  Soccer season is starting and Rob is planning to coach Seth's team again.  I think soccer will be more meaningful for Seth this year, with him being a little older.  Maybe not so much rolling on the ground and hitting teammates.

I know this post is all over the place, but I would like to put in a prayer request for my best friend, Tammy Curtis.  Tammy suffers from kidney failure and has been on dialysis for a year.  For some reason her blood is still not being cleaned as it should be. This causes her hemoglobin to go down, she becomes very tired, and she has to get blood transfusions every so often.  The doctors are unsure as to why this is happening, but are willing to take some steps to find out. Tammy is having her spleen removed tomorrow.  She has been told that her spleen is enlarged and it is causing her some pain.  We are hoping and praying that this will help the issue of her hemoglobin going down.  Please, please say a prayer for Tammy and her family tomorrow.

Janet, Me, and Tammy (August 2010)