Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween and other random thoughts...

Happy Halloween! Only Emily dressed up today to go trick-or-treating (out of the four kids that usually go). She dressed up as The Little Mermaid, and looked very cute! I took a couple pictures, so maybe I'll remember to post them.. :-) She had a lot of fun.. We let Tyler, Sarah and Jessica take Emily out to reap the benefits of this annual candy-fest. :-) Meanwhile, we grown-ups hung out and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters... Oh yeah, we ate some of the candy and some pizza while we checked out the ghosts, goblins, french maids, and Power Rangers (In fact, I am pretty sure one kid was some combination of all of those...).



Hannah Blaylock logo

Hannah Blaylock and Eden's Edge. Ever heard of 'em? They are an Arkansas group that performed during a conference last year. I bought both of their CD's and have been listening to the one titled "Cover Me" a lot lately. It was when she (Hannah) was with Lost and Found. You can check 'em out by visiting their website... While I am promoting Arkansas bands, check out the folks of South of Seven7. A fellow Distance Learning Coordinator, Donnie, is in the band...

South of Seven logo




Oh, I forgot to mention that at one point, Emily had decided that her costume was too long, so she hiked up her fins... This presented no problems so far as anyone could tell until she turned around, and there was just enough of her bottom showing to give us all a head-shaking laugh... Poor girl... We did tell her she would have to not pull up her 'dress' quite as far.. :-)



Have you ever been driving down the road, heading somewhere you have gone a million times, only to realize at the last second that you were passing your turn? Yeah, I did that tonight on the way back to the house... I was too busy concentrating on animals jumping out... Or rather, the POSSIBILITY of animals jumping out... Well, that and watching the potholes in the dirt road... Yeah, okay, so I am easily distracted.. Not necessarily a good thing when driving... Lucky for me, there is a 2nd driveway to turn in... :-)



While at the feed store buying food for Daisy and the goats (our animals, that is not the name of an Arkansas band that I know of...), an older man asked what on earth I was buying food for GOATS for? Didn't goats eat paper, scraps, tin cans for Pete's sake?? Well, yes, but still... He proceeded to tell me a tale that I thought I'd pass along... Why? I dunno, it popped in my head... :-) Turns out this man was with his grandson one day and they happened upon a small farm. While they were there talking with the woman, a goat came from around the corner and the grandson just had to have it, and of course Grandpa complied. Now, he says they THOUGHT they were buying a billy goat (That's a boy, in case you're not up on your goat lingo...), but it turns out it was a nanny (that is, girl). This nanny happened to be pregnant... So, a two-fer deal... Well, after some time, they had grown tired of the goat of something, because a delivery guy happened by one day and asked the older man if he would sell his goats. The grandfather said he sold the goats for less than half what he paid, and even that was too much to charge the delivery guy... Sometime later (a few months, I believe the older man said), the delivery guy happened by the old man's place and the old man asked how the goats were.... The delivery guy said, "Well, I had a Boxer... And it turns out the Boxer wasn't too fond of the baby goat, so he killed it. The nanny wasn't too fond of the Boxer killing her baby, so she killed the Boxer. I got rid of the goat." I'm sure there is a moral in there somewhere, but I'm no Aesop... :-)



Oh, I almost forgot, the night before Halloween, Tyler went with the church youth group to Camden to go through the "Heaven or Hell" scenario that was set up there. It's like a haunted house, but with a message.... Turns out Tyler got the message loud and clear before he could reach the 3rd room! It really freaked him out... Turns out they start you in Hell, and take you through four 'levels' of Hell before they show you Heaven... After two, Tyler was out the door and heading for Heaven. He said it was the screaming voices that did him in... He also said, "Heaven was great. They gave us water!" :-) Now, if we can only get him passed the 'fear' part of it... He did fine that night, but the next night (tonight, as I am writing), he wasn't doing so well... I told him earlier that when I was a kid, I didn't handle haunted houses too well, either... Guess we'll see....

1 comment:

  1. No, you didn't. I can elaborate to Tyler, if you would like. I remember it very well..........

    ReplyDelete