She’s come undone

Last week at the attorney’s office (for the house closing) I noticed my shirt sticking out all weird. I snuck a peek and realized that my underwire was sneaking out of its housing under my left boob and trying to work its way out the neckline of my shirt. There was nothing I could do during the closing except try and sit like an Olsen twin all hunched and concave so noone would notice my protrusion. That closing dragged on for about 3 days, or so it seemed. On the way out we were walking single file down the hall so I reached in a pulled the wire out and dropped it in the trash can at the receptionist’s desk. I had to spend the rest of the day walking around all cock-boobed. Heh. Then I had to throw out a perfectly good bra. I hate that. My wires either pop in half or snake out through their little escape hole. Someone needs to invent a bra repair kit so I can pump my boob back up after a blow out.

Fashionably late

Ok- finally- my Halloween pictures. The inside of my house is box city so I didn’t do much decorating in the house. But I did put forth a bit of effort outside. I love these gummy skulls.
Fun Jack o lantern jingle wreath.This creepy bug’s hanging out on my candle holder!The ghosts on the curtain glow at night when the dining room light is on.Molly checking things out.Little luminaries on little shephards hooks marking the path. Buster the skeleton is standing guard. Skeeery!

Don’t fence me in

CSP & BIL are building our fence! Woohoo! I can’t tell you how excited I am. Walking Molly is pure torture. She’s the pug Houdini. She wiggles out ofher collar & harness and we’ve had to involve the neighborhood kids to reign her in. Building a fence is a big deal and it will take til Wednesday until it is completed. Can’t wait!

Fall Festival

Today was the first WCOG Octoberfest. It was a lot of fun. WCOG is the Women’s Circle of Giving that my sister started. We get together every other month and raise donations for various charities. Octoberfest was our first big festival and it went really well. I did face painting, there were vendor booths (Avon & whatnot), my BIL & Jon made BBQ, there was a bouncy house, craft tables, and more.

Costume contest:

The local fire department came out, let the kids explore the truck, passed out fire helmets & stickers.

Joey was a punk rocker:

So was Jacob:

We have an aggressive agenda today folks

Lots to tell you, so sit back & get comfy.

-If you’re participating in the Halloween BPOH- remember to post your pics tomorrow! I can’t wait to see everyone’s spooky haunts!

-We closed on the old house today. Woohoo! It’s done! We no longer own 2 homes AND we cleared enough $ to finish our dossier! So excited about that! We’ll still need to save for the China trip, but I’m just thrilled I can get this finished up. I totally cried at the closing table because of it. Also because I was literally running on 1 hour’s sleep. We procrastinated and frankly just have too much crap, and I can barely walk cause of my knee so it took forFREAKINGever to clear out the old house. We pulled an all nighter and got to bed at 6:30 this morning to get up at 7:30 to leave at 8 for the closing. We came home and crashed til 6pm today. I’m seriously doing some major purging of stuff and having a ginormous yard sale.

-Got my MRI results finally. Too bad I’m not a pro athlete, I would have had those results by the time Sports Center came on. I have an old football injury. I tore my ACL, I have a ton of fluid in my joint that must be drained (don’t like the sound of that), and there is deterioration around my patella. Patella sounds like a dish at Olive Garden. I go in the morning to the Orthopedist (sp) to see what’s next. I pray I won’t have to have surgery. Or if I do maybe they can do a 2fer and take care of my arms at the same time. I wouldn’t mind if they threw in some lipo, a tummy tuck, butt reduction and a pedicure while I’m out.

-I’m officially an old fogey. Lots of those combo restaurants going up- you know half Taco Bell half KFC? Those types. I don’t like it. Don’t mess with the formula. I don’t wanna go somewhere where they are a seafood/Mexican joint. Stick to one theme. I don’t want my egg rolls hanging out with my pizza.

-Sharing is caring: if you need anything from Sephora now’s the time to get it. Enter JACKPOT for your coupon code and you’ll get a goodie bag FULL of fabulous super sized samples. Everything from lotion to perfume to lip gloss.

Ok, I think that’s it for now. Thanks for your time, you can go back to your day now.

Halloween BPOH


Halloween is almost upon us so it is time to show off all your hard work! If you’ve decorated for Halloween and would like to take part in the Halloween Bloggy Parade of Homes please take note: take photos of your home and post them on your blog on Friday. Then come here to post a comment that your photos are up.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s handiwork! Halloween is my favorite holiday, but since we just moved I didn’t get to do much inside. I did fancy up the front of the house though. Some of the neighborhood kids were watching me put up decorations the other day and I heard one girl say to another that she liked my trick or treat decorations. Cute!

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly


This is what I looked like when I woke up this morning. You wouldn’t be seeing this if I weren’t already married, or made good decisions, but some of you have requested seeing me in my gear. You can’t see it but I have ear plugs in and a bite guard in my mouth. CSP says I look like a cross between Wonder Woman and Darth Vader. Don’t be jealous.

A bunch of random stuff then I go on a bit of a rant

I promise I’ll get CSP (my husband- Captain Safety Pants) to take my picture in all my gear soon. We close on the old house this week so we’re scrambling to finish unloading the old house and getting it cleaned.

There are a ton of crickets at the new house. They sneak in from the outside via the garage and the boxes. So when I’m unpacking they venture out into the house only to be toyed with and eaten by Molly.

Molly & her dad on game day- loyal Vikings fans. We’ve accidentally been given the NFL Sunday ticket and my boy is sooo happy. He’ll be sad tomorrow when I cut it off. Unfortunately on the adoption budget his happiness is not worth $70 a month.

I’ve heard the best costume ideas lately for Halloween. Gangreen: a bunch of people wearing green t-shirts & bandannas. Bad Spinach: dress all in green and wear tattoos, carry a whiskey bottle, some cigs in your sleeve and curse a lot. And mine- just the thought of it makes me laugh so hard. Whoever came up with it is a genius and if I can manage to put it together in time for the big day I will and then take photos for you.

So CSP & my BIL moved some furniture upstairs yesterday (finally!) and all was going well until we realized that unless we can somehow remove the roof and lower it in from a crane, OUR BED WON’T GO UPSTAIRS. I’m sooo mad about this I could just spit. Our stairs are too steep and the ceiling is too low so our king sized bed won’t fit up the stairs. Poor CSP & BIL tried EVERYTHING. We’ve been sleeping on the guest queen thinking it was temporary. Heh. I swear I’m going to have a field day when I talk to the big honchos at my builder’s offices. Who makes a house with a bedroom the size of a barn but you can’t get a king bed in it? And we paid for 9 foot ceilings so they are higher than the model. But the models only have small beds in them to make the rooms look bigger. I will never build with CP Morgan again. Just wait til I tell y’all all the reasons why. I sent in our comment cards and they are sending out vice presidents to meet with us because of what I said on the cards. So I’m gonna leave our giant king sized mattress in our living room until they get here so they can see how ridiculous this is. And now we’re gonna have to go buy 2 smaller beds for our room, cause you know, it’s 19freaking55!