Friday, October 27, 2006

Being SPOOKED!!!!!

I swear, I've been as jumpy as a "drop of cold water on a hot skillet", to use an old saying. I have no idea why??!!!!

It's freaking me out!!!!!!. A few nights ago I went to go to bed, and saw that my curtain in the bedroom window was "mussed" Granted, I knew the window was open, and it WAS windy....But it still spooked me. I had to check the screen, and then check the closets, and the bathtub (shower curtains can hide all kinds of monsters, both human and the other kind!!!!) Finally I went to sleep, clutching a switchblade knife, just in case. SIGH PATHETIC.

Then just a few minutes ago, I was sitting watching TV when I felt a cold drop of water on my NECK!!!!!! I checked the ceiling.... Maybe a leak... Nope....Checked the window...Closed and locked. (now the hearts beating pretty hard!) checked my head.... And there's a wet spot. Now I'm afraid to look at my hand!!!! What if it's not water, but blood leaking from somewhere..... Not from me... Of course, but like from the ceiling. OK, SPOOKED AGAIN. Took me 5 minutes to remember I just chucked a bag in the garbage outside, and it's raining!!! DUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHH

Just being spooked for some strange reason, and I don't know why. Usually I can figure out where my fear is coming from....But this time, I have no idea!!!!!

I'm not watching scary movies, or reading scary books..... So why????????

I'm going to take a benadryll and try to get some sleep. I hate being spooked! :(


Aries Candy (March 21 to April 19)
Fire signs like Aries enjoy candy with a kick, which is why you'll often see Rams reaching for a box of Red Hots. When this sign gets a chocolate craving, they'll usually reach for a bag of M&M's, since it's the only candy that can withstand the heat they're always generating. Of course, a bag of Pop Rocks is always a good choice for Aries, who simply explodes with energy.

Taurus Candy (April 20 to May 20)
Taurus likes candy that will last and last. Maybe that's why Gobstoppers are such a big hit with this crowd. Bulls also enjoy gnawing their way through a Mary Jane or two. When it comes to getting a chocolate fix, Goldenberg Peanut Chews are often the candy of choice, as they can't be gulped all at once.

Gemini Candy (May 21 to June 20)
If there's anything Gemini can't resist, it's getting two candies for the price of one. Perhaps this explains their fondness for Charms Blow Pops. If this sign yearns for a bit of chocolate, they'll usually reach for a Twix. As for hard candy, is it any wonder that these intellectual giants love Smarties?

Cancer Candy (June 21 to July 22)
Sentimental Cancer enjoys old-fashioned candy that reminds them of yesteryear. Lifesavers may conjure memories of a favorite grandparent who doled out these treats when Mom's back was turned. Crabs also have a soft spot for Baby Ruths, since they have a fondness for children. And Twizzlers probably appeal to the Moon Child's twisted sense of humor!

Leo Candy (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Is it any wonder that the most playful sign of the zodiac has a special affinity for Fun Dip? Leos also enjoy Starburst candy, since it reminds them of their own celestial radiance. When a Lion hankers for chocolate, a Kit Kat will evoke purrs of delight. It's important to note that although this sign is usually known for their generosity, this sign could let out a roar of rage if you raid their candy stash.

Virgo Candy (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Health-oriented Virgo isn't above shopping in the candy aisle. For those times when the Virgin is taking a purist stance toward their body, a box of Raisinettes can appease their guilty conscience. Because this sign is associated with the harvest, candy corn could have a tremendous appeal. If you really want to see this sign smile, though, just pass them a bag of sour apple Jolly Ranchers. Their bright green color evokes springtime for this nature-lover.

Libra Candy (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Libras have a strong sense of aesthetics, which is probably why they love Jordan Almonds, whose pretty pastels are a delight to behold. People who are born under the sign of the Scales are also hopeless romantics, so it's no wonder they enjoy SweeTarts. When it comes to chocolate, a box of Junior Mints is always welcome, since they make kissing even more delicious.

Scorpio Candy (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Scorpio is a fan of all that's dark and shadowy, so it's not surprising that these folks stock up on candy cigarettes. They are essential props for their film noir fantasies. This sign is also a big fan of the color black, which gives them a natural love of licorice. As far as chocolate is concerned, "the darker, the better" is Scorpio's motto. Hershey's Special Dark Bars are usually rich enough to fit the bill.

Sagittarius Candy (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Sagittarius isn't the most materialistic sign in the world, but there are some things that these folks do collect. One of them is Pez dispensers. (These justice-lovers have a special fondness for the ones depicting superheroes.) Archers always dream of visiting distant lands, which is probably why they enjoy Mounds bars … nothing evokes swaying palm trees than that delicious coconut taste! Naturally, these jokesters adore Chuckles, too.

Capricorn Candy (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Status-oriented Capricorn likes candy that evokes images of abundance. That's why you'll often find this sign munching a 100 Grand Bar. Boxes of Good & Plenty also win favor with the Goat. Don't let these work horses fool you, though -- they may espouse the virtues of labor, but all Capricorn really wants is a Sugar Daddy.

Aquarius Candy (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Water-bearers are often drawn to containers built to transport liquid, hence their fondness for those freaky wax bottles filled with syrup. When it comes to chocolate, Aquarius will invariably reach for a box of Whoppers. Describing the taste of malted milk is always a challenge for this analytical sign. Hard-to-find candy like Necco Wafers also gives this sign a kick, since they like things that are off the beaten path.

Pisces Candy (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Is it any surprise that most Pisces have an affinity for Swedish Fish? When this sign isn't munching these chewy treats, they're often sporting a pair of Wax Lips. (Pisces never outgrows their love of dress-up.) As far as chocolate is concerned, Rolo is a favorite choice, since its liquid caramel center makes a big splash with this water sign.

About the Author
Stephanie Dempsey is an accomplished author, feng shui practitioner and astrologer. She has contributed to several New Age titles, including 'Your Birthday Sign Through Time: A Chronicle of the Forces That Shape Your Destiny' and the upcoming 'Love Signs and You: The Ultimate Astrological Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships.' She holds a degree in feng shui from the Mountain Institute of Tribeca in New York City.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I've wanted one of these lamps for ever!!!! But being the "thrift mom" I couldn't force myself to buy one. I did see something like this on sale in JC Penny's for $99 dollars, the base was plastic, and the lamp had some kind of rose's on it. But when I finally forced myself to order them, the sale was off and they were over $200 dollars each!!!!! NO WAY!!!! I cancelled the order. LOL

Then I went to BJ's a few days ago, and saw this lamp. I nearly choked at the price. $59!!!!!! And it was real glass, with a metal base!!!!!! But I didn't buy it, no, not me, I'm an idiot

So I went back again today, and checked it out..... I was sure I had the price wrong, you know how the price tags work at BJ's, the item could be up or down from the price..... So when I went there was only one lamp, none in boxes. Just the one, really dusty one on the shelf.

I went up to ask about it, and it seems it was the only one left... No box, discontinued, AND ONLY $49 ON SALE!!!!!!!! Well the fates had spoken, so this time I made them get a wire clipper, (it was wired to the rack so no one could steal it! Like considering how heavy it is, who could have ran with it???) But never the less I GOT IT!!!!

For that price I would have been a total idiot to turn it down!!!!!!!! I wish I could have gotten 2 of them, but I'm happy having just one!~!!!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

SIGH I'm SUCH A SCHMUCK!!! I have depth perception problems, and tell you the truth, measurements don't seem to make sense to me at all!

I saw this FANTASTIC light on e-bay for $20!!!!!!!! Yes, just $20!!!! Brand new, in the box!!!!!! HOW COULD I RESIST?????? It would have been perfect for my kitchen or my dining room!!!!

But I failed to take into account the SIZE!!! LOL If I put it up, with only ONE link in the chain to hang it, I would have bumped my head on it, and I'm only 5'6" tall!!!!!

Well, I'm giving it to Jaime, she can use it in the stairwell in her house. I gotta learn to measure!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

For I am old now,
the witch would sigh.
My cauldrons empty,
my herbs are nigh.

all the spells and potions
wither in the light,
and no longer prolong
the darkness of the night

for I am old now,
no more spells for me
the oldness of my magic
isn't what it seems

I wish to cast one last spell
to keep the night at bay
but I am old now
there is no longer the day

So dampen the blazing fire
free the souls I keep
for I am old now
and all I wish for,
is sleep

He led her By the collar, he led her by her hair.
And she responded …love you dear,
And he responded ….bitch I’m here.
And late at night, after passion was done
Home he went, for he was a solitary one

But, she laid there, deep within the night,
Alone and confused, which was her right.
For she served him with no thought of herself.
And gloried in her pain,

But with the first light dawning
He left her in distain.
To live her life, by herself,
Till darkness brought him back again.

Her pretty lips would tremble
Her sea blue eyes would tear
But he wasn’t around to see it
To comfort her, and her fears

And soon she turned to another
One who used her as his dear,
Spanked and abused her, pulled her long blond hair.
But at the daylight dawning, next to her he lay

And stroked her cool pale body,
And loved her fears away
For when you serve another, No matter how you love,
A slave is just a slave at dawn, Unless she’s blessed with love

She was chubby, it is true
rolly polly, cheerful too
but deep inside the evil lurked
peaking out a soul that didn't work
and in light she seemed so sweet
but in dark the darkness creeped
never trust a cheerful soul
without looking past the studied role
for evil comes in many forms
sweet and cheerful not the norm
but it happens, this I know
watch for it in rain and snow
take this lesson well to heart
don't let evil tear you apart

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Betsy is BACK!!!!!

For those of you, who don't remember my sad lament, my Crock Pot... Called Betsy.... Had died this year.

I was given her at my Wedding Shower!!!! Now I was married 21 yrs, and widowed for over 10 yrs, so you do the math and figure how old she was, but she still chugged along, turning out wonderful crock pot food. She was with me during 13 different moves!!!! House to house I lugged her.

When she died, my daughter Jaime, gave me the one I gave her! I gave it to her years ago, and it was never used (she just isn't the crock pot type, mores the pity) but it was tooooooo biiiiiiig! Big enough to do a turkey!!!!! And I didn't need something that big, I needed Betsy! The perfect size!!!!!

I went to Big Lots today to browse around, and THERE SHE WAS!!!! BETSY 2 The same size, the same company, the only difference is that the removable ceramic pot is white instead of blue!!! But that's cool, I can live with that. LOL.

So, she's in my kitchen right now..... A nice huge pot roast inside her, with carrots, celery, onions, and cooking away!!!!! YEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Select Comfort

Hay you know those guys at Select comfort are the best!!!! As I mentioned before, I have one of those air beds by Select Comfort. BEST BED IN THE WORLD!!! But, my NASTY, BAD, BAD, BAD KITTY, ate thru on of the hose's, and even though I taped the holes, it's still loosing air at night..... Just on one side, or course, THE SIDE I SLEEP ON!!!

Well, I did a tricky thing, I SWITCHED HOSE'S, from one side to the other, so now it's the unused side that leaks air, and my side is the one with the good hose....But still I wanted to get it fixed, somehow. (and of course, Merlin is banned forever from my bedroom!!!!)

I thought of buying a pool patch kit, because the hose does not come out of the machine, so you can't just switch the hose for a new one. (sometimes company's are sooooooo stupid!!!! Why wouldn't they have a hose that would detach from the machine, so you could replace the hose, and not the whole frigging machine?????

Well, since it's the side I don't sleep on, I figured, I would just blow it up and cap it...... And of course, the trolls stole the caps!!!!!! They give you a set, so that you can blow up the mattress and cap it and check if it's leaking. But they are gone, gone, gone.

I called them up, explained about the BAD KITTY, so that they could send me some new caps...But they had a better idea, and are sending me a new hose, and instructions on how to "splice it" on to the part that sticks in the machine. I don't know if I'll be able to do it, but she said, just call when the part comes, and they will talk me thu it. Hummmmmm I hopes so....But in the meantime I also told them to send the caps, just in case I can't do the splice thingie. LOL

They are sending it out for free, no cost, so I can't be the only one with a BAD KITTY or BAD DOGGIE, as the case may be. GIGGLE.

Didn't matter much, I would have gladly spent a couple hundred to get a new pump, since I can't possible live with out my bed!!!!! But, a patch kit will do just as well.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


I finally went out and got my pumpkins. Though I may have overdone it a bit! LOL One weighs 25 lbs, and the other over 40 lbs, but I LOVE THEM!!!!!

And no, they aren't decorated, nor will they be, and I'm sure not cutting the poor things up.... They are pumpkins nothing more. And when the holidays over I will bake my little heart out, making pies, and muffins, and even roasting the seeds.... But not till like in December...... And yes, they will last that long!!!! I've had ones that lasted even longer!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Trip to New Hope, PA

I went to New Hope on Sunday. For those of you who have never heard of it, it's like a cute country town full of shops and stuff. Some unique things, some mundane. But I was kinda disappointed.

It always happens, you have money, and there's nothing to buy. LOL

I picked up a GIANT RUBBER RAT for my Cuz Mike, for Christmas. Yeh, I know, sounds strange, but he IS strange, and I'm sure he's going to love it. LOL

I also got something for Jaime, but I'm saving it for her birthday in January, had to tell her what it was, since I needed to know what color she wanted. She picked green, so I'm keeping the blue and lavender one. What is it??? Well, you just gonna have to wait till I put it to geather, hang it up, and take a picture...So suffer. LOL

Besides those few things, nothing else much. Disappointing, but it was a nice day, and Eileen and I had dinner outdoors, nice fresh roast pork sandwitch with natural gravy and provolone cheese.... TOTALLY YUMMMMMY!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Dreaded Kitchen

Little by little I'm working on my hated kitchen. LOL I've decided to try little things to see if they satisfie, before I spend big bucks on a total renovation.

As you can see, I've replaced all the cabinet handles with new black iron ones, then I used tile decals to dress up the tile back splash!!!!

So far, so good, not happy yet, but it is making me feel better. I replaced the floor when I first moved in. So I'm happy with that.

Now I'm wondering if I should paint the cabinits???? Or stain them???? or what. I have all winter to think about that. LOL

Saturday, October 07, 2006

MONSTER CAT!!!!!!!!!

Nasty old Merlin is up to some new tricks! He bit my BED!!!! Now, I know that doesn't mean much to you....But I have a special bed. It's one of those "Select Comfort" beds that goes up and down, soft to hard, with a push of a button, an air bed. I love it!!!!! Depending on how stiff or sore I am, I can control the hardness of the bed. Best bed I've ever had.

Well for some strange reason, Merlin decided that the hose connecting my side of the bed to the pump was a tasty treat.... And chewed on it!!!!! I couldn't figure out why my bed was losing pressure during the night! I kept waking up and having to pump it up.

After checking a million things, and even swapping the air bladders (figuring I sprung a leak) I found the tooth marks in the hose leading to the pump! I put tape over them, but I think I'm going to have to find like a pool patch kit, and put a good patch on it. But, the tape is working for now.

Needless to say, Merlin is outlawed from my bedroom!!!!! BAD KITTY!!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


The Full Harvest Moon Rises Oct. 6

The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon. At this time of year, the moon rises at about the same time each night, just after sunset, giving farmers extra hours of light to bring in the harvest.

• Full Harvest Moon - September This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.

• Full Hunter's Moon - October With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can easily see fox and the animals which have come out to glean.


Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, for the Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Beltane on May 1st and Samhain on November 1st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, just as the Celtic day began at night. For it was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. Whereas Beltane welcomes in the summer with joyous celebrations at dawn, the most magically potent time of this festival is November Eve, the night of October 31st, known today of course, as Halloween.

Samhain (Scots Gaelic: Samhuinn) literally means “summer's end.” In Scotland and Ireland, Halloween is known as Oíche Shamhna, while in Wales it is Nos Calan Gaeaf, the eve of the winter's calend, or first. With the rise of Christianity, Samhain was changed to Hallowmas, or All Saints' Day, to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead who had been canonized that year, so the night before became popularly known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or Hollantide. November 2nd became All Souls Day, when prayers were to be offered to the souls of all who the departed and those who were waiting in Purgatory for entry into Heaven. Throughout the centuries, pagan and Christian beliefs intertwine in a gallimaufry of celebrations from Oct 31st through November 5th, all of which appear both to challenge the ascendancy of the dark and to revel in its mystery.

In the country year, Samhain marked the first day of winter, when the herders led the cattle and sheep down from their summer hillside pastures to the shelter of stable and byre. The hay that would feed them during the winter must be stored in sturdy thatched ricks, tied down securely against storms. Those destined for the table were slaughtered, after being ritually devoted to the gods in pagan times. All the harvest must be gathered in -- barley, oats, wheat, turnips, and apples -- for come November, the faeries would blast every growing plant with their breath, blighting any nuts and berries remaining on the hedgerows. Peat and wood for winter fires were stacked high by the hearth. It was a joyous time of family reunion, when all members of the household worked together baking, salting meat, and making preserves for the winter feasts to come. The endless horizons of summer gave way to a warm, dim and often smoky room; the symphony of summer sounds was replaced by a counterpoint of voices, young and old, human and animal.

In early Ireland, people gathered at the ritual centers of the tribes, for Samhain was the principal calendar feast of the year. The greatest assembly was the 'Feast of Tara,' focusing on the royal seat of the High King as the heart of the sacred land, the point of conception for the new year. In every household throughout the country, hearth-fires were extinguished. All waited for the Druids to light the new fire of the year -- not at Tara, but at Tlachtga, a hill twelve miles to the north-west. It marked the burial-place of Tlachtga, daughter of the great druid Mogh Ruith, who may once have been a goddess in her own right in a former age.

At at all the turning points of the Celtic year, the gods drew near to Earth at Samhain, so many sacrifices and gifts were offered up in thanksgiving for the harvest. Personal prayers in the form of objects symbolizing the wishes of supplicants or ailments to be healed were cast into the fire, and at the end of the ceremonies, brands were lit from the great fire of Tara to re-kindle all the home fires of the tribe, as at Beltane. As they received the flame that marked this time of beginnings, people surely felt a sense of the kindling of new dreams, projects and hopes for the year to come.

The Samhain fires continued to blaze down the centuries. In the 1860s the Halloween bonfires were still so popular in Scotland that one traveler reported seeing thirty fires lighting up the hillsides all on one night, each surrounded by rings of dancing figures, a practice which continued up to the first World War. Young people and servants lit brands from the fire and ran around the fields and hedges of house and farm, while community leaders surrounded parish boundaries with a magic circle of light. Afterwards, ashes from the fires were sprinkled over the fields to protect them during the winter months -- and of course, they also improved the soil. The bonfire provided an island of light within the oncoming tide of winter darkness, keeping away cold, discomfort, and evil spirits long before electricity illumined our nights. When the last flame sank down, it was time to run as fast as you could for home, raising the cry, “The black sow without a tail take the hindmost!”

Even today, bonfires light up the skies in many parts of the British Isles and Ireland at this season, although in many areas of Britain their significance has been co-opted by Guy Fawkes Day, which falls on November 5th, and commemorates an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the English Houses of Parliament in the 17th century. In one Devonshire village, the extraordinary sight of both men and women running through the streets with blazing tar barrels on their backs can still be seen! Whatever the reason, there will probably always be a human need to make fires against the winter’s dark.
Samhain was a significant time for divination, perhaps even more so than May or Midsummer’s Eve, because this was the chief of the three Spirit Nights. Divination customs and games frequently featured apples and nuts from the recent harvest, and candles played an important part in adding atmosphere to the mysteries. In Scotland, a child born at Samhain was said to be gifted with an dà shealladh, “The Two Sights” commonly known as “second sight,” or clairvoyance.

Apple Magic
At the heart of the Celtic Otherworld grows an apple tree whose fruit has magical properties. Old sagas tell of heroes crossing the western sea to find this wondrous country, known in Ireland as Emhain Abhlach, (Evan Avlach) and in Britain, Avalon. At Samhain, the apple harvest is in, and old hearthside games, such as apple-bobbing, called apple-dookin’ in Scotland, reflect the journey across water to obtain the magic apple.

Dookin' for Apples
Place a large tub, preferably wooden, on the floor, and half fill it with water. Tumble in plenty of apples, and have one person stir them around vigorously with a long wooden spoon or rod of hazel, ash or any other sacred tree.

Each player takes their turn kneeling on the floor, trying to capture the apples with their teeth as they go bobbing around. Each gets three tries before the next person has a go. Best to wear old clothes for this one, and have a roaring fire nearby so you can dry off while eating your prize!
If you do manage to capture an apple, you might want to keep it for a divination ritual, such as this one:

The Apple and the Mirror
Before the stroke of midnight, sit in front of a mirror in a room lit only by one candle or the moon. Go into the silence, and ask a question. Cut the apple into nine pieces. With your back to the mirror, eat eight of the pieces, then throw the ninth over your left shoulder. Turn your head to look over the same shoulder, and you will see and in image or symbol in the mirror that will tell you your answer.

(When you look in the mirror, let your focus go "soft," and allow the patterns made by the moon or candlelight and shadows to suggest forms, symbols and other dreamlike images that speak to your intuition.)

Sweet Smelling Spells!


A sweet, old fashioned touch throughout the home, door handle sachets can magically charge the entrance to each room. For instance:

A Protective Sachet may be hung on all doors entering the house: make (or buy at the store) a small bag, about 3 inches by 5, tied with a loop that will allow it to hang from the door knob. You can get as fancy or as plain as you like with it, matching it to the decor of your home. Spice it up, make it look pretty!

Then, fill it with Bay leaves (a wonderful protection herb!), Angelica (another powerful protection) powdered clove (helps ward against illness entering the home and also acts as a catalyst to the other herbs), Benzoin (a "power herb that helps to focus the other herbs) Borage (to help uncover any dishonest intentions), dried lavender (add a few drops of lavender oil to enhance the fragrance) and St. Johnswort which will help reverse any negativity and also aids in quelling arguments & animosity.


Through Summer and Autumn when you harvest & dry bunches of herbs from your garden – jar up the leaves but also save the stems! Lavender, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Bay, Oregano – the whole lot. Then tie them in bundles with raffia or ribbon and keep in a basket next to the fireplace. They make wonderful, fragrant fire starters.

My Circle

My circle isn't round, you see
with a pentagram deep inside.
My circle is the house I keep
My pretties at my side.
does it matter if it be square or round?
or made of chalk, or wood?
your circle is where bow your head
worship and do good.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Here it is, the very first week of October, and I'm DONE WITH MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!! WOW I was late this year!!!! I usually try to finish up by July, but I just couldn't get it coodonated. LOL But I'm done now, so I'm happy. (doing skipping happy dance)

Well, almost done, I still have to buy something for my Aunt Harriet. She's gonna be the hardest one to buy for, she has everything!!!!! Besides having fantastic good taste, so It's going to take some work figuring out what to get her. But, since she's not coming up from Fla for Christmas, I also have to take into account that whatever I get her has to be mailed. So it can't be too big, or breakable. Hummmmmm I actually know a few things she'd like, but I think I'm going to settle for some kind of jewelry. Gold probably.

But other then her I'M DONE!!!!! I did so well this year, I have stuff that I think is going to be a BIG hit with everyone. The kids will love the stuff I got, and Jaime is going to go nuts (giggle) I think even Mark will like his stuff. And Eileen and Steph will be happy too. Barb's things will match her new kitchen.... Hopefully she'll wall paper ect before Christmas, so that my gift will match!

And I was good..... I didn't by something for someone, and then get one for me too. LOL but some of Jamie's things I picked out, I would love to keep for myself!!! It's not good to have the same taste. LOL

I'm thinking of having a Christmas tree decorating party...... Just thinking about it. I'd have to pick a date well before Christmas, because I'm one of those weird people who like to decorate for Christmas the night of thanksgiving!!!!! I know it's early, but I love to do it then. Besides witch it's still warm enough out to hand the outside decorations with out freezing your bum off. LOL