Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

Cupcakes. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? 🙂


Time Flies: NaBloPomo

Polar Princess 2012

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love getting my kids dressed up. Since they are old enough to decide, it has been interesting to see what costumes they choose.
For example, my oldest daughter wanted to be a zombie masquerade Barbie. At the last minute, she switched to masked murderer. In the end, she did not wear a costume at all. Since she didn’t wear her mask, I wore it during trick or treating.
Time really seems to fly. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that my oldest kid was dressing up like unicorns and princesses. She was also a witch for two or three years in a row. She’s growing up and trick or treating is not as cool. I will miss her dressing up. Maybe in a few years it will be cool again.


Christmas cards for Devin

Christmas cards for Devin

The town of Port Clinton is celebrating Christmas early this year. The community has come together to help 13 year old Devin Kohlman celebrate Christmas with his family. Devin, who has a rare form of brain cancer, has learned that the chemotherapy treatments are not working. His family has brought him home to see his family and friends.
Today, arrangements have been made for it to snow just for Devin.

I have included some links with the more details of the story. It would also be great if everyone who reads this could send a Christmas card to Devin. The photo has the address.

Devin comes home: http://www.13abc.com/story/23810388/sick-boy-gets-warm-homecoming-from-port-clinton-community#at_pco=cfd-1.0

Link about snow for Devin: http://www.13abc.com/story/23830391/snow-in-port-clinton-for-devin-kohlman#.UnE5VnfpFFM.facebook


Buttered bread: NaBloPomo

“In your experience in life, does bread always fall on the buttered side?”

There are some days when the bread falls on the buttered side. It seems like those are the day that everything goes wrong anyway. So it’s not as much of a shock. I know that I have thought “Of course, the bread falls on the buttered side. Why wouldn’t it?”
Other days you might catch the bread before it hits the floor. Like anything else, the situation depends on your attitude. How are you going to deal with the mess? Are you going to let it affect your day or let it roll off of your shoulders?
Hopefully we will realize that the buttery mess and loss of one piece of bread is something that we can bounce back from fairly quickly.


Wrong turns?

Wrong turns?

The discussion at my house has been about whether I should apply for a well-paying, full-time job or keep my part-time job and full-time school schedule. The catch is that I have been trying to get out of my current line of work as a nurse aide and move on to something more creative. I’m also hoping to have a job that is less physically demanding. Someone pointed out this piece of advice to me today: “Pay attention to delays, wrong turns, etc. Every situation that seems like it may be pulling you off course, may actually be your higher self putting you in the right place at the right time.”
It has made me wonder if I have been in the right profession all along. This is my second or third attempt to switch careers. For whatever reason, I remained a nurse aide. If I keep doing creative things on the side, will it be satisfying enough?

So the only thing to do is apply for the well-paying job and see where things go from there. Unless anyone else has words of wisdom.

To Go Beyond: Nablopomo

To Go Beyond: Nablopomo

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. – Confucius

I do agree with this saying. It took me a few moments to get out of the customer service mode of “going above and beyond.”
The saying is about doing things correctly. For example, do not add too much garlic salt to the spaghetti sauce because it will not taste right. Also don’t turn up the heat too high and burn the eggs. And do not leave your cookbook on the burner and burn a burner-shaped hole in the cover. I may have done one or all of these things.
If you follow the directions, your recipe will work. You will have the dish that you desire instead of burnt eggs and cookbooks.

Celebrity crush: Tom Hardy

Celebrity crush: Tom Hardy

My celebrity crushes changes every year. Last year, it was Jason Momoa aka Khal Drago from “Game of Thrones.” This year my celebrity crush is Tom Hardy. Recently, I watched the movie “Warrior” . . . twice. I also stayed awake both times, which rarely happens.
Maybe if he hadn’t been wearing a mask as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” I could have stayed awake. I know . . . it would not have helped. The mask was not the problem with the movie. It was soo long. I tried to watch it at least three times but could not finish it. So I can’t say whether or not I liked it.
But I do like Tom Hardy. 🙂 Great actor. British accent. Tattoos. What’s not to like?

Update: Check out these hilarious videos of Tom Hardy lip-synching.

Tom Hardy videos

Everything Fell into Place: NaBloPoMo

I’m not sure if I’ve ever said the phrase, “Everything fell into place.” It sounds so odd to me. However, I have witnessed things falling into place for other people. For example, my grandma had a knack for things going the right way for her.
Her meals were always on time. She could get the entree and the sides out at the same time, while everything was still warm. Sometimes, I’m lucky if I can get the wrapper off of the t.v. dinner.
The key to my grandma’s success was organization. Everything had a place. Her house was immaculate. When she had people come to clean her house, they could not find any dust or dirt. I’m sure that there was not a speck of anything on anything.