Monday, October 27, 2008

BOO

Happy Halloween Week!

I bet your houses are full of goblins and witches, mine not so much. Mostly old crouchy people, and we don't even need costumes to look scary. So sad. :-(

In case you are wondering, the unknown entries are from other bloggers who I have posted remarks on. Seems as if some are not familiar with our quaint city and find the name amusing. Or X-rated. Anyway, I love reading other blogs and have discovered some great recipes, decorating ideas and even a vacation rental house on them.

We had a lovely weekend, hope your was great, too. Courtney, Shawn and I took the girls to Evansville for a shopping day on Saturday. So much fun with no men, not even Caleb. Tried a great Italian place for dinner, La Biaggo?? maybe? Wonderful stuff. Spent 2 hours and breakfast at Borders and then the mall, dinner and topped it off with Target. Great therapy. It has been awhile since we have had a true day out and we all enjoyed it.
Janelle, you and Brian are faced with a challenge...a child's name is so important to his future. And somehow I love the sound of Barack Hard , no maybe Hussein Har or Harry Hussein Harde. Well, let's not name this one after the winner. I love Sloan, Rachel and Anna. We could name her Anna and make that a gaggle name; every baby born from now on to a Gaggle member is ANNA. Simple, easy to remember and a beautiful name. Sam is good, as are; Michael, David, Pete, no, you are right. All names have been contaminated by past students. Better go back to the combination of grandparents' names.
It is really fall in the South, frosted car windows, brisk breeze blowing through the lobby as I do bus duty every morning. The trees are finally turning, too, lots of oranges this year, so bright and cheery. Last evening, there was a bald eagle in the road in front of our house. He was after a raccoon, tried to fly away with it and finally had to abandon it. What a sight. His head and legs were so white against the shiny black of his wings and body, just beautiful. I've seen several around the lake, but never one so close. Blessed to experience a wild creature.
Our marching band made state again this year; we were 2nd last year, hoping for 1st on Saturday. Our director is a home town boy who is 3rd generation Valley band. Our Volleyball team is in regional on Saturday and thank Heaven, football is over. Cannot wait for basketball, my game. Anyone coaching this year?
This looks to be a good week, lots of school spirit, last of the garden cosmos on my desk and today is PJ Day for Spirit Week... It doesn't get better.
Love to everyone.

12 comments:

Staci said...

Oh, one of my favorite topics, baby names...here are a few on my short list right now:

Girls: Mia, Mailey, Maizie, Ella Grace

Boys: Cohen, Liam, Grayson, Garrison (what I wanted to name Garret, but my sister-in-law claimed this as a name only she had rights to), Evan, and Jake is always a good solid boy name.

Got a student...LOVE IT...got to go!!!

Small Blessings said...

Emma Grace....definitely Emma Grace

Jill Tucker said...

ok...this is jill...small blessings was me....don't get confused....i tried to create my own blogspot, then realized i had nothing to add to it!!! lol maybe some day.....

so, here is what you have to look forward to ladies....

my mom had to see the doctor...the whole time he was standing in front of her she was rubbing the inside of his thigh...yes, the inside....and said "i want you"....

i guess the acorn didn't fall far from the tree afterall....

Staci said...

I forgot Mason, could go either way...

Janelle said...

Jill...are you sure that you weren't imagining that you were doing that to the doctor?

I like many of the names that were suggested...I especially like Sloan and Evan. Two that I will definitely think over....Brian, on the other hand, won't find out about these suggestions until he is in a better mood than he is in tonight and he can't shoot them down!! I like Mia too....

Ok, better get going....I am in charge of our annual church bazaar this weekend. Our church has a goal of putting everyone in a volunteer position that utilizes their talents and interests. Therefore, I am not on the education committee, but I am in charge of the craft bazaar and annual luncheon. Crafts and cooking....two talents/interests that I am definitely lacking!! Who knows how this will turn out!?

Take care....anyone dressing up for Halloween?

Staci said...

Janelle, you must go to tamponcrafts.com, they have some wonderful ideas that I am sure your congregation will love. Don't ask me how I found this, but I did, and it is the funniest thing ever!!!

Jill Tucker said...

only staci would know of tamponcrafts.com......

it must be a husband thing. this morning i woke up at 7:37....bedroom lights on....craig feeding the kittens.....and i said, why didn't you get me up? he replied, i told you once....grrrrrrrrrr

tell me again why i'm not a lesbian??????? oh, and my word verification is kilit...hmmmm....fraudian perhaps???

Janelle said...

Staci....thank you for the laugh! I seriously couldn't stop laughing! I called my crafty aunt and shared the website with her...her first question was how does someone come across a website like this and her second question was "can we do one of these crafts at Avery's next bday party?"

Jill...do you really need a talk about the birds and the bees?

Alison said...

I wanted Olivia for Trent if he was a girl. Both my husband and my father in law said and I quote "you can't start a name with a vowel." Ummmm.... Alison???? They swear they love my name.

Tamponcrafts.com is hilarious! Oh my gosh, Rex is totally grossed out and I am laughing hysterically. Thanks for that. I needed it.

anna said...

Ok...the heart earrings are a little much!

Staci said...

For anyone who was keeping up, I had 2 ridiculous tests from the state of Illinois that I had to pass in order to keep my job. I got my results today and I passed them both!!!!!!!!!! Trick or TREAT!!! I think I will celebrate by making a tampon bunny...

Mellissa said...

Hello all, I feel like a stalker, I have been keeping up since Hedy started, however, I haven't made time to respond. I don't have high speed at home and am usually in bed by 9:00 with the kids. It sounds like everyone is very busy with all that life have to offer, both good and bad! I have starting taking a lunch break so I will be albe to be an active participant. I am about out of time today but I will have more later. Staci, glad to hear you made it. I'v been wanting to call but was hoping to see you Sat. be Jacob and I fell iill with I think the flu, I am still not 100%.
Baby name for a girl that I like is Jenna and for a boy Derrick. good luck. Bell rang talk to u soon.Mellissa