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Monday Listicles

We survived Halloween.

In fact it was really fun. We gave away all the chocolates and neighbors gave us cider as we walked around the neighborhood so life was dandy. After I posted a photo of Bruce looking like a grizzly bear and realizing I was wearing flannel and my hair down I had a brief moment of brilliance that the only think separating me from being Grizzly Adams is a beard. See:

Grizzly Adams 1977

How’s that for a Halloween costume? Well my husband put his foot down and told me wearing a beard will do nothing for our marriage and I ended up not dressing for Halloween. And that is how Bruce ended up trick-o-treating as Wookie accompanying Little J, the clone trooper. But next year…

In the mean time let’s make each other laugh!
Next week: 10 JOKES

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1. People arguing over politics or religion.

2. The new math taught in school.

3. 5 minute long coffee order.

4. Spending thousands of dollars on kids birthday party.

5. Amount of medication consumed by Americans daily to treat preventable conditions.

6. Celebrity obsessions.

7. Fingerless lace or fishnet gloves.

8. Running on the treadmill looking out the window into a park on a sunny day.

9. Stuff children get away with these days.

10. Stuff adults get away with these days.

Monday Listicles

Halloween already???

Is it just me or has this year gone by with the speed of light so far? I mean we went to the local store this week and Christmas stand is set up and full of red and green and glittery things. Next thing you know all the LEGO sets will be sold out and panic with hit us once again. This is the first year our job as Santa is easy peasy because Little J has entered the Star Wars stage and we are spoiled for choice. In fact even though he does not care for Halloween one tiny bit lured by the idea of getting a Clone Trooper costume he gets to keep he quickly agreed to play along. Trouble is now both dogs and I have to dress up as well and to make matters worse we are only allowed to be characters from the Episode III. Clearly there was nobody sexy on Kashyyyk so there goes me looking good this Halloween…

What are you all up to this year for Halloween?


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1. The one that stays home and hands out candy. Both husband and son disagreed.

2. The one that pretends Halloween is tomorrow, switches off the porch light and goes to sleep. Apparently not cool.

3. Princess Leia. Husband approves but son says she was not born yet during the battle of Kashyyyk.

4. Jedi warrior. Son says I cannot be cooler then him.

5. Imperial guard. Cause they are so cool looking. Nobody agrees with me.

6. Yoda. Apparently although it would fit into the scenario I cannot since Yoda cannot be taller then Chewbacca.

7. A mom that takes her kid around the neighborhood trick-a-treating without costume. It seems it would cramp my kid’s style.

8. The one that goes to the neighbors house and drinks wine with them while they hand out their candy. It seems my son is too young to trick-o-treat on his own.

9. Something non Star Wars related. Julian will not hear of it.

10. On vacation on a tropical island. Please!

Monday Listicles

Confession time: I am unreasonably grumpy.

To be honest I totally did it to myself. Last night I binged out on Criminal Minds and after three back to back episodes of gruesome murder and awful people that I hope don’t exist in real life I attempted to go to sleep waaaaaay past my bedtime. Obviously that didn’t come easily so today I am tired and kinda annoyed with everything and everyone except chocolate and cute puppies. The good news is that I am now convinced I am very wise not to be running much this year because most murders and abductions on TV happen to women jogging around. Have you ever seen a dreadful attack on a chubby middle-aged lady sipping tea in her comfy chair with her 5 cats reading a book under a cozy blanket? Exactly! All I am missing is cats for protection…

Not sure why but I have been thinking about my grandpa a lot lately and missing him terribly, so I decided to write my listicles about him and the special times we shared together. Wonder what your moments are?

Next week:


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1. Fishing by the lake in silence for hours.

2. Playing chess.

3. Sitting in his lap, “helping” him with his cross puzzles.

4. Hiking in the woods.

5. Picking chestnuts.

6. Biking around town with him.

7. Sledding on the high slopes and him pulling me all the way up the hill.

8. Dancing into New Years 1983 in our apartment living room.

9. Walking our dog Kir.

10. Saying good bye to him the last time and telling him everything’s going to be alright. And yet he past away straight after.