Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just over a week away – I’m looking forward to it, though, since we get to pig out on good food without as much guilt. Princess Nagger’s not only looking forward to the pigging out part, but that she’ll have an extra long weekend off school. That part I’m looking forward to, too – I kinda like having her around.
Mother Nature is in rare form again – the last few days have almost hit 70 degrees after the big cold front and Nor’easter last week that threatened snow. Obviously Mother Nature’s Menopause is in full swing. We got lucky since the Nor’easter decided to mostly bypass us – it was nice to have a break after Sandy did her damage the week before.
My big grape arbor will have to be rebuilt since Sandy took a pretty good whack at it and knocked over some of the corner posts which took out the center and cross boards too – but at least the vines themselves had already mostly gone into hibernation so they’ll still be fruitful next year. The hubby has been working studiously to clean up all the branches in the backyard and Back 40 – we just need it to dry out a little more so we can run the tractor around again.
Speaking of a soggy Back 40, since Sandy turned our Back 40 into a mucky muddy mess and it looks like my dining room will remain a storage room until the basement is finally clean and dry, Princess Nagger’s birthday party is going to have to be at an alternate location. I found a great party place (thankfully not Chuck E. Cheese) that has an elaborate play area where she’ll be able to instigate her Hunting Party game in the theme of Warrior Cats. I’m hoping I can either show up early or drop off specific Warrior Cats decorations I’m making so as to surprise Princess Nagger the day of the party. I’ll keep you posted.
Speaking of surprising Princess Nagger, she may now not be surprised about the decor because she apparently is scoping out my blog every so often (and even left a comment on one of my posts from a couple of weeks ago). Luckily I caught myself before I revealed to you what some of her gifts might be, knowing how sly she is, she’s waiting for me to slip up. I could say I’m getting her a Justin Bieber doll since that would be the last gift on earth she’d never want, just to see if she says anything. In case you haven’t noticed, I do enjoy messing with her more often than not. Especially since she’s too smart for our own good.
Speaking of birthdays, it’s hard to fathom that Princess Nagger will be TEN on Thursday. She’s asked for a dragon eye cake. She drew a quick sketch:
This should be fun. Though I did have to clarify that she doesn’t simply want a rectangular cake with the eye drawn in black frosting as it appears in the sketch. Apparently, in her mind there are some interesting colors and other attributes that she hasn’t yet put on paper. And she wants the cake cut into the shape of the eye so it’s a 3D eye. This will be quite the interesting challenge. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to share with you.
And now for a Body by Vi update…
Week five-turned-four was much better than four re-set. Another 2 pounds bid adieu – and I was so busy cleaning up after Sandy that I honestly wasn’t even trying. I am going to miss the daily Vi mixture in my coffee though, when it’s all gone. It’s been a huge help curbing my appetite later in the day and keeping me from overindulging when I shouldn’t. Next week I’ll do a wrap-up post from the 30 Day Challenge so you can be duly impressed.
I saw this on Facebook last week and thought it was hysterical:
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