They Coulda’ Been Great: November 2014

After promising myself that I’d post more, I proceeded to write two essays that I can’t publish here and then picked up a day job for several weeks (and NO – I can’t just write at night – that’s when Chris is around and he doesn’t like being ignored)…SO instead, here’s a short Facebook roundup for November. (What is this? All answers are HERE.)

 

November 1

11:15 a.m.

Halloween candy. It’s what’s for breakfast.

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8:37 p.m.

Me: Hi Oliver! Do you want a little ice cream?

Oliver: No. I want a lot of ice cream.

He is so my son…

 

November 2

11:10 a.m.

Eleanor: You know what I want to do all day?

Me: What?

Eleanor: Kit Kats.

#‎HalloweenAftermath‬

 

November 6

1:16 p.m.

Walking around Target today, I got my first blast of holiday aisle fever. Though the season won’t be in full swing for me until I purchase yet another holiday CD I don’t need.

#‎StillInThe90sWhatsAPlayList‬? ‪#‎ILoveTheSmellOfCinnamonStickInTheMorning‬

 

November 10

3:19 p.m.

The hubris of pre-ordering school portraits… He’s a Monchhichi! Note to self: no more summer buzz cuts after July 1…

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November 11

12:54 p.m.

Question: Where was Alice BEFORE she heard me coming up the stairs?

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November 15

10:21 a.m.

Three months after our Outer Banks vacation, I’ve come to the alarming realization that the hermit crabs may never die…

 

November 17

8:12 p.m.

Worked on a spelling list with George tonight. He had to use each word in a sentence – so first, we discussed what each word meant. “Blemish” was confusing for him. I finally explained that one definition for blemish is “pimple.” Here is the sentence he wrote:

“Mom has a blemish on her face.”

Can’t wait for his memoir…

 

November 20

9:31 a.m.

Dear Gray Hair,

Not yet.

Sincerely,
The Woman with Really Good Tweezers

 

November 22

7:04 p.m.

“Pretend fire right? Not real fire…”

A legitimate clarification in my house.

 

November 26

2:44 p.m.

So I just got in my car (which I must have left unlocked – shame on me!) after a quick grocery store run and found a King “NJOY” premium electronic cigarette on my seat. Looks like someone has a secret admirer…

who left this in my car8:10 p.m.

Oliver’s OT sent me the best e-mail last week about his practice writing. She said, “we were talking about Thanksgiving and I asked him if he would like to make a turkey or write about his Thanksgiving, he chose write and what you see is my writing at the top which is 100% his words with me scribing.” Writing may not come easily to him but I value his kind heart more than good penmanship. I love my little cheese eater! Happy Thanksgiving!

Oliver writing sample

 

November 29

6:21 p.m.

And just when I thought my dork factor couldn’t get any higher… At the advanced age of 42, I discovered that I like puzzles.

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And now onto my most favorite of commercial seasons…bring on the Christmas!

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