Friday, November 24, 2006


Ok, today's Black Friday. To some it is considered 'THE' shopping day of the year. To other's it's a day to stay home and OFF the roads.The crowds are un-friggin'-real and the traffic is even worse. I drove 11 miles to visit my cousin who is visiting from San Diego for a few days. The 11 miles to her hotel took me over an HOUR. The roads are congested with giddy-shoppers on their cell phones, eating fast food, who are pumped with sale-provoked adrenaline.
Stay home if you're sane. If you're insane.... I hope you atleast get a good deal or 2!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend.
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting I am having a very small Thanksgiving here. I have never hosted Thanksgiving before so it's all new to me. Of course I'm FREAKING OUT right now. I just had a mini-spaz attack freaking out because I have NO clue WTF I am doing and why I even decided to do this (granted.... it's REALLY small...just us and the inlaws~!

My brand new, just purchased, delivered and installed, DISHWASHER is DEAD. The tech ran it once and it cycled and was perfect. I loaded it, with CLEAN dishes (hand wiped) and added dishwasher liquid, turned it on and it ran 1/2 cycle and DIED. COMPLETELY DEAD. *sigh* so now I have to friggin' HAND WASH all the Thanksgiving dishes and platters, cups, glasses and silverware. I am less than happy.

It's NOT my day.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hecate Night

Something interesting about an obscure Pagan holiday that not so many know about. I don't celebrate Hecate Night but have some friends who do, so I decided to take a prompt by a friend and post a bit about it. I did a little research since I know so very little about the holiday and posted a couple blurbs.
If you celebrate Hecate, I wish you a joyful celebration!

November 16th is Hecate Night

In Greece, the festival begins at sunset. Hecate Suppers and animal sacrifices are performed on this night and those who follow her are often initiated into her Mysteries. It is said that on this night Hecate wanders the earth with the hounds of the Styx and the hosts of the dead, blessing those followers who leave her supper. Appropriate food for these feasts include red mullet, (a scavenging fish that was taboo in other cults), sprat, bread stuffs, raw eggs, cheese, garlic, mushrooms, cake and honey. Ideally the offerings are placed at a crossroads and should be left without looking back.

The night of November 16/17 is called 'Hecate's Night'. It is the night that Hecate, Queen of Fates would roam the earth with her familiars. This is the night of initiation for witches who follow Hecate. If you leave an offering outside your home...Hecate is said to bless those who reside within.

My Space

Ok so I've entered the world of

I just started it so it's WAY boring still but hey.... it has potential to be fun!
Anyone else on MySpace? Add me to your friend's list!

This, though, will always be my BLOG!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Ok, I dunno if it's only MY 4 year old or if it's the general rule of ALL 4 year olds but lately all mine has been doing is NAGGING, WHINING and being 100% IMPATIENT. She absolutely FLIPS OUT if you even take a breath before answering her nagging requests. It's not asking, it's NAGGING. The tantrums are the worst EVER. If she doesn't get the answer she wants or if she doesn't get IMMEDIATE attention she has a complete meltdown. I mean the kind that lasts over 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
I am really exhausted today because of the meltdowns. She had 3 already and is gearing up, as I type, for a 4th. This time it's because she wants an ice-pop and I told her she'd have to wait until 6:30. It seems that even the slightest of things sets her off.
Ok now for the 2 year old. She is the most difficult child I have EVER had to take care of, EVER. I was a nanny for many years and this one takes the cake. She plays in KITTY LITTER, she pokes the dog in the butt, she puts her fingers in the dog's mouth, she colors on my walls and furniture and HERSELF, she tells me, when I tell her to STOP, "I'm just going to do it when you leave and I'm NOT going to cry!"
I am having a rough day over here and just needed to vent! Am I the ONLY ONE?!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The week in Review.... Halloween and other stuff

I haven't had even 2 seconds to post for the past 2 weeks. We've been quite busy enjoying the Fall weather!

We had a fun Halloween! We always decorate a lot and have, pretty much, the best decorated house in the neighborhood. The girls had a blast trick or treating this year and Mackie was so exuberant about it that she was walking about 20 feet in front of us the whole time.
Mackie was a Lion and Ellie was a "Bat-Bunny" which was her own creation. She's 2 and knew exactly what she wanted!
Of course, our yard wouldn't be complete without our very own graveyard.

Ellie and Mackie had such a blast trick-or-treating. Here's a better shot at Ellie's Bat-Bunny wings. LOL!
Our house is always the coolest and best decorated for Halloween. We have so much FUN stuff!
Here's a shot of part of our graveyard:

I wish I had a better photo of our Jack-O-Lantern but this was the best I could do....

Upgrading the House

We're in the process of upgrading the house to ready it for selling. We've chosen a new washing machine, dryer and dishwasher to start off with and all of that will be delivered and installed this week. I am VERY happy to see the onset of the upgrading. Next we'll choose new counter tops, kitchen flooring and hardwood in the family room. We're going to get rid of the rug in there and go hardwood thru-out.
Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the upgrading YET... but as soon as it all starts, I will!
Veteran's Day 2006

This past Saturday we set up our WW2 Battalion Aid Station in Media, PA with 2 other friends. It was a large event which even the Governor of PA attended. There was a huge parade and the Mayor of Media, PA honoured the Medics of the military.
Photos coming soon!