DYK it's still October?

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Registered: 10-16-2007
DYK it's still October?
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Tue, 10-16-2012 - 3:25pm

Since our other October thread has a glitch...here's a new one. Happy chatting! :)

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:23pm
Gabe loves Tinkerbell but A isn't such a big fan anymore. :) I love carmel apples...what a perfect combination!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:29pm

Haha - Alicia, thanks for the laugh. DH takes over holiday planning sometimes and I always let him go until the day before, when I call his mom/stepmom, get the scoop directly from them, then I redirect any poor planning and make sure we're adequately packed.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:32pm
My mom is in Haiti right now and she is supposed to fly out tomorrow, but wasn't sure if the flight would be canceled due to Frankenstorm. Stay safe, everyone! Is it supposed to hit you, Alicia?? Looks like Val will get some rain, too.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:34pm
I wonder if the bug that is going around right now creates a lot of sinus pressure or something? Addison was complaining about her face hurting. Sorry J is still sick!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:35pm
Duh, should have read further before posting. I'm jumping all over the place because I keep missing stuff. Grrr. Glad you're not getting hit, Alicia!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Thu, 10-25-2012 - 9:41pm
We were going to do movies in the park tomorrow but A's daycare is doing parents' night out so we're going to take advantage of cheap babysitting and have a mini date night. The movie in the park is Monster House. I don't think it would keep Gabe captivated. We did it last year and it was a lot of fun, except we thought they would have food there to purchase and all they had was popcorn. People were bringing in their own pizzas and fast food. So we had to leave so we could eat! We haven't had a date night since July...it's time.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 10:13pm
So fun! Our doorbell rang last night and there was a gift bag with Halloween toys and treats in it, along with a chain mail letter telling you to bring gifts to two more neighbors the very next day. Of course I had to do it..I bought some cheap chinese gifts at Big Lots and Kmart - mini skeletons, eyeball superballs, glow in the dark spiders and rats, glow sticks, spider rings, etc. All landfill material....which normally drives me crazy but I'll make an exception for neighborhood relations. :)

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 1:11am
Man - what a bust on datenight tonight!!! So bummed! We found the coolest steakhouse. It was in an old Pullman car right next to an operating passenger railroad. The atmosphere was phenomenal but the food was just "meh." The steaks were cooked on mesquite so suuuuuper smoky. G liked his prime rib but my filet was just too much. It tasted like it was cooked in a smoker. My Ceasar salad wasn't very good either. G had a seared ahi appetizer though, which was amazing. So I guess if we ever go back, I know to order seafood. I'm mostly bummed because I'm seriously not a picky eater and I was pretty disappointed. It had so much potential!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 8:29am

Sorry your food wasn't great.  I hate when that happens.  At least you got out without the kids.

We had a Halloween party at the girls school last night.  It was fun.  I help out at bit by collecting tickets and applying wristbands.  The girls both had fun.  Today the girls have a party (brothers from daycare) from 2:30-4.  Its cloudy out but supposed to be 65...not bad.  They are still expecting the storm to hit tomorrow night and Monday.  I guess now its supposed to hit NJ but we will still get rain and wind for 2 days.  Fun times!!

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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 12:51pm

So Camryn and I went out to run errands...to the farm to get our CSA box, to the produce store, to the pharmacy and to get gas.  I'm so gad we have what we need before the storm...its crazy out there!!  Lines at all the gas stations, grocery stores packed.  I didn't get too much perishable stuff the other day in case we lose power.  I mostly got snack stuff.  Hopefully we won't lose power.  We were fine during the 2 storms last year when others were without power for a week.  Our town is one of only a handful in the state that has their own power company.  They seem to respont to problems quicker and keep up with tree trimming so we tend to not lose power as often as other towns.  Hopefully it will be the same this time.  

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