Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I have a confession to make.........

Ok, get ready for it, I've been listening to Christmas music.  There, I said it, and I am not ashamed. Just in the car, but still listening and enjoying it.   Don't get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving, and this year I have alot to be thankful for, but I also have always thought of Thanksgiving and Christmas as all-in-one holidays.  When you work at school, the breaks are close together.  Christmas always seems like the day we get out of school for than the break.  So I always feel a little ahead of the game.

This year, Thanksgiving seems early too.  And maybe it's because I am in a really happy place this year.  I LOVE Christmas every year and last year was nice that I wasn't working and enjoyed my time home, but this year I am so happy and thankful of where I am at with my job and all.  It was a big year around here.  I went back to work and love it.  I never would have thought that I would be loving working at high school, let alone in the dean's office, as much as I do.  #5 got his driver's license recently, and that of course was a little bittersweet.  My baby is driving.  It's a little scary too, but I have to trust him and let him spread his wings (of course this is in my car, yikes!).  I must say I am enjoying the fact that he can drive himself to his activities.

Now back to the music, let's face it, who doesn't enjoy a little "White Christmas", by Bing Crosby or the "The Christmas Song", by Nate King Cole.  Come one people, we all know Christmas music makes us smile (and sing a little too).  And even though we all complain about how early stores put up Christmas decorations, I always get a little rush of excietment when I see them.

So call me crazy, but I am going to continue to listen and get in the spirit of things, even now.

Fa la la la la, la, la, la.  And yes, I will be dreaming of a white Christmas.

So with that being said (or sung), I will leave you all with a pic of last year's Christmas Tree:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#5 got his Driver License on 11-1-11/Halloween

So, I gave in and did it.  It's official, my baby is now a licensed driver.  It's still a little strange.  I don't think he can believe it either.  Especially when I told him he got to drive himself where he needed to go today.

Here are few pics from Halloween at my friend/neighbors haunted house:

"Bloody Mary"

"B" as Batman

The monsters that were doing all the scaring, inside the haunted house and out

My friend C, at her house.  The lady in white under the black light

The entrance (looking out) from C's front door

I made these for my high school office pages for Halloween