Originally Posted by 3xMama
I'm fairly certain if I came to Christmas dinner and pronounced that I was a practicing witch we'd be disowned!!
MM and welcome, 3x! Is the 3x for how many kids you have?
Your quote reminds me of the Dar Williams song
Originally Posted by redveg
That's all good because next weekend is their birthday and I am sure it is going to be non-stop. Anyone have any plans? Hope everyone has a great day.
When's their birthday? Mine's next week, too Mine is the 17th, Thursday. I'm so annoyed because ds has off school that day-- for teacher conferences. Like I really want to have a conference on my birthday. As if I don't have enough conferences concerning ds, aside from these ones which are "regular" ones. As if I want to be with ds all.dang.day. on my birthday. I'm such a loner. I want some alone time for a birthday present. I have a Groupon for a massage and I wanted to do that, dang it! Oh well. Practice acceptance.
The 19th is our annual Holiday Parade. It's long...but I love to go. For the past 2 years, we've left early because ds didn't want to stay. I want to stay this year and see Santa at the end. And we also have my annual Birthday Thing; there is a national gingerbread house competition that is held at the Grove Park Inn, and it runs from right around my birthday, through January. We go every year. They are really cool and some are so elaborate! http://www.groveparkinn.com/Leisure/Happenings/Fall_2/National_Gingerbread_House_Competition__Display_9/ or here are some links for photos of past ones:
and this one is really cool; it has 28 photos of houses:
The Grove Park Inn is amazing. Lots of famous people have stayed there, including actors and presidents and such. It's said to be haunted. Last year I had a HUGE bad-mommy-moment when I told my son to go stand in the human-sized giant fireplace---and it was live! It looked cold; I swear it did, but he was like "Mom, it's really warm in here"-- OMG I am still mortified about that, a year later...what could have happened. Holy shite.
And there were all these people around, and nobody even noticed! Yikes. Bad me.
Originally Posted by wombatclay funky feeling- anything wonky going on, oh you more tuned in astro folk?
Well yeah, there's a stray asteroid roaming around the skies at 96,000mph and it very nearly could have hit us last night. M was tracking it. It missed
Originally Posted by wombatclay
Actually, budget or no budget I'm thinking I might get TWO plungers. The contents of the bowl are... well.... ick. Double ick. Maybe even trebel ick if you get right down to it.
Oh, ew....hey Clay, don't you have enough property that you could conceivable go outdoors if you needed to? One time, when I lived under my landlord on the OBX, the property got flooded from a storm. Well, that happened a lot, living on the beach, but this one particular time, 3 sides of the house were underwater, and my toilet was non-working. You couldn't flush. So I was going in a grocery-bag-lined Dutch oven for poo, and disposing of the contents...I forgot where, I think in the big town trash bins, but I forgot. But in your case you could just bury it? Plus, don't you have potty-learning kiddos? If so, might you have a padded potty ring that fits on the big toidy? Those fit nice and snugly on a 2-1/2gallon bucket, or a 5-gallon one. Makes a great camp potty, or emergency one. Might be worth going to Sam's Club just to get the dishwasher powder that comes in that 2-1/2gallon bucket, kwim?