Time is Flying!

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A fun image to the blog post. 🙂

I stayed up late last night, like tonight, and went through a few CD’s of digital pictures. It was fun reliving the memories. It is hard to believe how fast time goes by. I think this year is flown by already. I remember as a kid, thinking boy time is slow, and then adults saying wait until you begin to be an adult. Boy, they weren’t kidding.

I took the middle son to get his driving permit today. He passed! Now, the fun of teaching him. I’ve been putting that off because it’s a scary thought. LOL  Mostly, because of how crazy other drivers drive. When the other two kids learned we were in a very small town so it was not as nerve wrecking as being in the bigger city. I could not even imagine teaching somewhere as big as Kansas City, etc.

I held off on the middle son, he is almost 16, because I felt he wasn’t ready. He did have a couple not so good grades so I wanted him to get those up first. He was pretty excited when he passed, grinning ear to ear.  🙂

The youngest son keeps harping to get his, which he will end up with a year before middle son. I have to admit the youngest scares the heck out of me, he likes speed. LOL He does get good grades so I imagine within the next month we will let him get his permit. He will be 15 in a few months. Crazy to have two at once learning. At least the two older ones there was a nice three-year gap between them.  🙂

I hope I can be relaxed and not let my back seat driving come out during all this. LOL

I actually got my permit at 14 and took driver’s education. It was fun and cheap back then. I learned a bit before I was legal too. Don’t tell anyone.  😉

Growing up in a small town has its advantages when you have friends who are farmer kids. Many times we would go out on country roads and they would teach me how to drive. I even learned with a stick shift, but I do suck at those. I kill it a lot.  🙂

Memories are grand!  🙂

Do you have any fun stories from learning to drive?

 

Decor of Halloween!

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I love having a fireplace to decorate. There is so much a person can do with it. An added bonus is the cats don’t jump up there so I can have pretties out. At least, they have not tried. 🙂 They have sniffed the scarecrows but I firmly say no and they give that look and walk on. I am amazed at night they haven’t dragged the scarecrows around, but the season is not over. Silly animals.

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I once saw someone decorating a tree for all holidays and thought that was pretty cool. I don’t want a large tree up all the time so I bought this small one. I bought a green one so I could reuse for the Christmas holiday. Budget you know!

The foam sticky things make great ornaments. I put a paperclip on them to attach them to the tree. I used Halloween ribbon for my garland. I thought about lights but I have enough lights up at Christmas so I will give my electric bill a break. 🙂

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The wall decorations I chose are a mixture of Halloween and Fall. It will be easy to take down the Halloween and keep some Fall décor up for Thanksgiving. I have noticed that Thanksgiving seems to be short changed when it comes to decorations. I have made some of my own that you will see next month.

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I love the yellows, oranges, and reds of Fall time. Sunflowers remind me of my grandma, so I thought putting them on the TV stand was the place for them. Now, I can think of her when I sit down to watch a show.

Speaking of grandma, how about those Royals!!! Yay, she would have been so pleased to see they made the World Series. I live in Kansas, so definitely excited about them making it after all these years. One thing I never accomplished was taking grandma to a game. It is on my bucket list to go and I believe she will be there with me in spirit. 🙂

I have not decorated outside yet. I am saving that for when hubby can help. He loves to decorate for the trick or treaters. I have one son that still loves trick or treating. My two older kids did until they were in high school then they loved to decorate outside and scare the little kids that came to the house. 🙂

Living in the larger city the last two years we get a lot more trick or treaters. When we lived in the small town we were lucky to get a handful.

Previous years I would buy the candy for Halloween night and we would get all the leftovers. Now, having so many kids coming to the house we run out!

We can not have that, so candy has been in the bowl for a few weeks. I did chocolate first and now it is taffy, skittles, and starburst.

Of course, I hid some chocolate elsewhere for me. 🙂

Normally, we do not keep candy in the house but holidays is different. The boys know to ask first before having some. Even though, I’m sure they sneak a few.

Journal Dec. 12-18

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Dec. 12th

Question? What’s on your wish list?

2012

A published novel written by me. 🙂

2013

A happy and healthy family.

Dec. 13th

Question? What is your biggest regret?

2012

My biggest one is wrong financial choices in my younger years.

2013

I should have stayed writing after high school. I had some good ideas and didn’t jot them down. Dang memory.

Dec. 14th

Question? Why are you impressive?

2012

Hmmm. I can multitask. 🙂

2013

When I love something I put my whole heart into it. 🙂

Dec. 15th

Question? Moderation or excess?

2012

Moderation all the way. Take my time.

2013

Moderation. No excess here. 🙂

Dec. 16th

Question? What do you find irresistible?

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2012

My kids smiles. Nothing better. It means they are happy. 🙂

2013

My toes in the sand. It means I’m with family and friends. That the weather is nice. Quality time together.

Dec. 17th

Question? If you had to move to a new city, where would you move?

2012

I would hope not too big and close to family.

2013

Anywhere as long as I’m with the hubby and kids.

Dec. 18th

Question? What do you like to talk about?

2012

I love to talk about my kids and hubby. Proud of them.

2013

Hubby and the kids. They are my life. They make me smile and laugh. 🙂