Yes, I know, even Dooce did the usual mommy Halloween blog post, and managed to both offend me and make me chuckle all at the same time. That dog of hers is a hoot I tell ya! But really is it just me, but do you ever feel kinda dirty after reading her blog? Anyone, anyone?
Anyhow, long story short, I ended up a frazzled mess because I ran around like a crazy woman buying/finding/making finishing touches on costumes that my children swore up and down they wanted to wear, only did not end up wearing for God knows what reasons. For a brief moment I channeled a mix of Faye Dunaway in Mommy Dearest and Claire Dunphy from Modern Family. It wasn't pretty.
So instead of the Halloween blog post, I thought I'd do my random gobbley-dey-gook and toss around a few thoughts floating around this old head of mine.
I was listening to the radio this morning, when lo and behold, Nelly's song Just a Dream came on and I thought to myself, "Self, where has Nelly been?" I mean aside from the early years of this millennium, where he was rapping hits such as Hot In Here, Ride Wit' Me (you know how the song goes: "hey, must be the money!"), and that duet he did with the lesser part of Destiny's Child, he hasn't had any songs out lately. Or are they called raps? Not sure. He labels himself a 'hip-hop' artist, so does that mean he's not a rapper? Anyhow, I did a little wiki-wiki research and found that he's just been taking a creative break. No jail time or anything like that, just a creative break. Well good for you Nelly! I utterly enjoy your country grammar and think no one adds the "uhs" and "c'mons" to a
After posting these pictures, I am convinced now more than ever, that I need to change my facial cleansing regime. I have told you that I was literally born with crows feet, but come on now! In addition, I took a swab of alcohol to my face the other day and it picked up embarrassing amounts of dirt. So not only am I developing the worst crows feet a 34 year old woman can have, I also have a dirty face. Nice. So tell me ladies, what facial cleansing/maintenance routine do you follow? What creams, lotions and potions do you swear by? I need some tips here because my usual routine of Neutrogena and Eucerin just ain't cutting it anymore. Do you use toners, exfoliators, scrubbers, special brushes? Please do share!
Lastly, today is the day I, along with all the other Pagans in America, start taking down our Halloween decorations and think about putting up any fall related/Thanksgiving type decorations that they have. I have to admit that between Halloween, and the great gear up for Christmas, I usually get so petered out that I can't seem to summon the strength or energy to properly decorate for fall. So this year (because I am brilliant to try and take on a new task after recently retuning to work full time), I want to change that. Aside from a few pumpkins and a cute wreath, I've got nothing, nada, zilch in terms of turkey day decor. I have already waxed our pretty fall leaves to make a simple leaf garland, but I'd like to do a bit more. I saw this tutorial for a gorgeous garland, but really, am I going to have the time and patience to make it? Not really. Anyone have any links to simple, and I please mean simple, inspiration for Thanksgiving decor? Oh, I know I could do a little Google search and come up with a gazillion hits, but I'd rather defer to you all and get a trusted referral. Referrals are always the best right?
And with that I bid you all adieu. I have a husband at the office working late and a snuggly little boy in my bed that's just beggin' to be cuddled with!
p.s. please do not judge me for referencing Nelly. Yes, I know he
p.p.s. also, please don't judge me for actually liking some of his works and think I have no taste in music. In fact I hope that my playlist I revealed last week proves that I do in fact have very good taste in music, I just have momentary lapses in judgment.
p.p.p.s. I tested out the
p.p.p.p.s. I also used the backwards slash too much in this post /. Again, my apologies.