I've dusted off my horns and have plans for the rest of the day. Hope you all are enjoying your Halloween so far. I already gave Sarah her Halloween gift earlier this month. I was under the impression that she still wasn't allowed chocolate and candy, so I filled her bag with animal cookies, honey balls, hello kitty stickers, and a little stuffed care bear friend. She loved it, but I was dissapointed to find out that she could have chocolate. My sister-in-law quickly interrupted my "Aww" with "No, what you gave is much better for her." I know that but I don't want to be the Aunt who gives out the it's-better-for-you snacks. It leans too far on the side of practicality, like being the house which gives away toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters. There's always next year.
dry eraser marker + bathroom mirror = best message system ever
In a conversation with a friend on the subject of useless facts which we learned in school:
Friend: Did you know that if you boil an egg long enough--
Me cutting in and finishing her sentece: It will explode.
Friend: You learned that in science class too?
Me: No. Um, I learned that from experience.
I don't know the science behind why it happens, but I know that if you start boiling an egg and then get distracted by something which keeps your attention and makes you forget that you have an egg on the stove you will have a startling loud bang in the kitchen which make you and your husband jump and him exclaim, "What was that?!" after which he will see the remains of what was going to be your lunch and scold you for forgetting that you had something on the stove, but he won't be mad for too long because shortly after scolding you he and you will both marvel at the exploding egg.
a few things that have occured during my long silence here:
-- I have become an aunt, again! Sarah now has a baby brother Richard who is adorable as she is.
-- Matt's button was finally sewed onto his pants. I also fixed one of our cushions which needed fixing long before his button did.
-- I bought a new mouse (Ginger) because all the other mice except Astrid died. Sleeping alone in the corner of the tank instead of curled up with her siblings, Astrid was looking a bit lonely. After fighting the first day, they seem to have settled into some sort of co-habitation agreement where Astrid will put up with Ginger living in the mouse dome, but won't share her sunflower seeds with her.
-- I've been cooking much more. Well, I call it cooking. Matt calls it "experimenting." Don't let him fool you, he actually enjoys a good deal of it.
*phrase taken from chad's response to the news of my new nephew. (he is the oldest of five.)