October Goals

Limiting these goals to a smaller amount than usual since a few of them have many tasks involved with completing them

I feel like this month is already rushing by – I’ve got to get started on sooooo much!

Random Thoughts During the Day

Here are some random thoughts I’ve had lately, none of which are long enough for a post, but just long enough to make you think I have too much time on my hands.

 Remember when you were younger and you would argue about who got to sleep on the top bunk? Now, that I’m older there’s no arguing from me. Just let me lay here for a quick 20 minutes and you can have the top bunk all to yourselves.


The thought of purchasing a mattress used as the model at Costco grosses me out yet as soon as I roll into a hotel room I throw myself all over the hotel bed.


 Why do people walk around a pool with their goggles around their neck? Stop! You look ridiculous! Real swimmers don’t do that!


“Caroline, did you cut with scissors today at school?”


“Did you learn about the letter C today?”

“No. We just did some Jesus things today.”


And there you have it – observations by me.

Halloween Party Ideas

Starting to mentally prepare for our Halloween party:

List of food possibilities

Fixing up the patio area

Finish Decorating House

Clean House

Front of House Decorations

And within each of those projects listed are twenty-three million things to do.

But I have taken some time to find some inspiration in blogville and thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful ideas I’ve found.

Harry Potter Free Potion Labels at Over the Big Moon

Halloween Lunchbox Notes from Kiki & Company

Tutorial to make “Eye” Candy Jars from Pink Polka Dot Creations

Black Widow Spider Bites from Mom On Timeout

Silhouette Pumpkins at Uncommon

Halloween Directions Post at Young and Crafty

Candy Corn Cupcakes from Our Best Bite

Mummy Dogs from Our Best Bite


Caramel Apple Bites from Echoes of Laughter

I love all of these ideas and plan on incorporating many of them into our Halloween party.

Hungry and inspired yet?

Adam Greenberg – A Marlin Tonight

Tonight Adam Greenberg is getting a second chance.

A second chance at playing in the major leagues.

Seven years ago, Adam was up at is first bat in his first major league game when the unthinkable happened.

He was struck in the head with a ball going 92 miles per hour.

His Major League bio reads:

First Game: 7 – 9 – 2005

Last Game: 7 – 9 – 2005

He is the only player to ever have his career end on the very first pitch.

Since that point he has suffered with dizzy spells and nausea but has managed to play on several minor league teams though never returning to the major leagues.

In 2012, a Chicago Cubs fan and filmmaker, Matt Liston, started an online petition to get Greenberg his first official Major League at bat.

The campaign succeeded when the Miami Marlins offered him a 1 day contract to play in their October 2, 2012, game against the New York Mets.

I’m hoping Adam Greenberg makes the most of this opportunity and enjoys every minute of it tonight.

I was watching the Today show when Adam Greenberg found out he would get his second shot. And on Wednesday, I’ll be watching when they have him on in a post game interview.

Good Luck Tonight Adam!

September Goals Revisited

Holy smokes it’s October already!

Where has the time gone?

Before you know it we’ll be having Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Or for Canadians, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.

I didn’t accomplish all of my goals but feel okay about that since we had several bumps in the road this month.

Add 2 items to Etsy Shop – Check! I added the Baby Shower Prints and the Halloween Conversation Cards. Feels good to have those up.

Find an Electrician to Put a Light in Hall Closet Check! Instead of hiring an electrician, my husband found wall lights you just stick on the wall for the cheap price tag of $29. Now we have light in the closet!

Touch Up Paint DownstairsFail!

Scrapbook 10 pagesFail!

Make Lasso for Wonder Woman Costume Check! If Project Runway had a contest to make little girl super hero costumes that thrill a 3 year old I think I just might be a finalist – excited to show you the final costume.

Make a Nap Mat for Caroline at School – Check! Wrote about it here.

Clean Front Attic RoomCheck! Big job only accomplished by spending 15 – 30 minutes on it a day.

Have a Date NightCheck! A big thank you to my friend Christina for watching my kiddos or this just wouldn’t have happened this month.

Clean My Craft RoomFail! After working on it this weekend, it’s about 40% cleaned – actually a huge improvement from the 0% it was.

Paint Old Shutters Purple for Halloween DisplayCheck! Painted but not up yet.

Make Containers for Desk in Boys RoomFail! But! My husband put up shelves, new desk chairs, and lamps for the boys this weekend so that’s much more impressive progress.

Hope you’re ready for October!