Room pictures!

Carpet goes in today, appliances last weekend and *crossing fingers*, we'll be in soon! This is the front room. Kitchen to the left, hallway and two bedrooms to the right. More pictures to be added as I transfer them in the pffffttttt techno-way I have.


Chocolate spiders

12 oz Twizzlers; chocolate flavor
4 oz Milk chocolate candy melts

Cut twizzlers into 1 1/2" pieces. Slice each piece in half lengthwise. On waxed paper place 4 legs (pieces) on each side and then drop 1 tsp melted candy in middle for body. Use a toothpick to smooth to uniform circle and connect all candy pieces. Cool completely before removing from waxed paper.


Gettin' down with our bad selves

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!

Happy Halloween!

Star in Your Own JibJab! It's Free!


When I win the Nobel prize for Literature...

Classic reaction from Doris Lessing

You can bet your sweet bippy I'll ask for extra brownies that day.


Have a Jolly Halloween!

I am crazy for Halloween, for me it's more fun than Christmas and I (usually) get started decorating the minute September is put to bed. This year I'm waiting until we move so I don't have to pack twice but it's torture to see my neighbor's nifty decorations already up and mocking me in their spooky goodness.

The girls have started planning their costumes though it'll be a surprise what they finally decide on. My favorite so far was Wynter's Bride of Frankenstein last year though I do have lingering fondness for Rowyn's banshee.

What was your favorite costume (adult or child)?

New favorite authors

I tell you, talent is ripe for the picking in my family!

Syenna and Rowyn have started their own blogs and they're running screaming down the path of Halloween ghosties! Come say hello!


NaNoWriMo - OH NO!

What the heck have I done?

Just in case you haven't been keeping score, I'm raising five kids and moving into the ginormous house on the hill in the next month and I've decided to write an entire 50k word novel during November with the insane help of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That works out to roughly 1666 words a day. Doesn't sound like much? Try it and I'll meet you on the other side of November to celebrate!

One of my more brilliant ideas? Probably not but since the first novel is stalled, this should be a good kick in the rear to get down some of the finer points of "filler."

Send brownies.