Random Dinosaur Skeleton and Christmas in September…What?! Random Tuesday Thoughts

Would you look at the time? Monday is almost over, so I’m late (as usual) getting this post written and shared with you all. Thanks for hanging in there while I try to reign in crazy town…heh.

I had hoped that Coffee Chat would finally be back this week, but alas and alack, she’s still AWOL. But that’s OK, I figured this week I can share some fun I share on Facebook, so those that hang out with me there can get more details, and those who don’t hang out with me there can benefit just the same.

So I saw this way-too-cool dinosaur skeleton whilst out shopping last week:

It is seriously cool – it stands 6-feet tall, and takes a couple of AA batteries to initiate glowing eyes and a roaring sound. I didn’t buy it the day I took that picture, but I’ve ordered it to be delivered to my door since then, because I just could not stop going back and looking at the picture and envisioning that sucker in my living room.

Oh yes, it’s going to be residing in the living room (or living room adjacent) and hang out year ’round, because honestly, it’s not obviously Halloween decor. It’s a dinosaur skeleton! No ghoul in sight (well, maybe it’ll be more so with the glowing eyes, but the eyes don’t have to be glowing year ’round). Plus, Princess Nagger and I thought it would be fun to decorate it throughout the year for all the pertinent holidays.

Can you picture it? Holding a horn aplenty for Thanksgiving (maybe a Pilgrim hat on his head), a Santa hat and holding some garland or gifts or something for Christmas, New Year something or other, something heartsy for Valentine’s Day, a green hat and fake green beer or something for St. Patrick’s Day – the list goes on.

I’m going to do it. And I promise I’ll share.

When I went back to Wally World to do some shopping yesterday (and admire the skeleton again, anticipating the one I ordered arriving on my doorstep later this week), I noticed they are already stocking for Christmas:

School has barely started, I haven’t even started decorating for fall yet (my favorite time of year), nor have I given any serious thought to what the kids are going to dress up as for Halloween.

OK, maybe I did give some thought to that, when I found the most amazing fireman’s costume for Little Dude at the local tiny town thrift store – it’s way higher quality than the one I got him from Wally World a few years ago – it’s like a genuine miniature version of a real firefighter coat and pants. Just wait until you see it!

But I digress. The poor dinosaur skeleton didn’t know he was soon to be passé with Christmas growing behind him:

I did get distracted by shiny objects, though:

Those that know I’ve been collecting deer since I was a wee child will understand. Well, OK, now you all do, since now you all know.

Speaking of shiny… Since the terminal heat finally passed and we had some much cooler weather swoop in, the hubby decided it was the perfect time to give our updated 1920 fireplace a test run:

Success! There’s no blockage in the chimney, and no smoke filled the house. Which means we’ll be able to enjoy having some nice roaring fires this winter. The picture is deceiving – it’s a huge fireplace in our living room – those deer I have sitting there are bigger than our dogs. I’ll have to do a scale comparison one of these days.

I still love this house – January 22nd will be our one-year anniversary moving into this awesome house. I still have boxes to unpack and things to organize (like putting together my craft room and my winemaking room) but now that winter’s coming up, that will force me to do indoor stuff instead of outdoor stuff, right? It’ll get done, sooner rather than later.

Speaking of sooner rather than later… I ordered a Murder Mystery Party:

I’ve always wanted to either participate in or host a murder mystery dinner party – well now I can! I saw this on Amazon and had to get it because it comes with character booklets for your party guests to participate and come to the party in character. It even has scripts and menu ideas for the party so most of the planning is taken care of for you. Doesn’t that sound like so much fun?

Of course I had to get the wine version. I’m going to have to start planning very very soon. I’ll have to figure out some dates – so if anyone wants to come visit (and participate) we have plenty of room for you to crash, including a guest room with a private bath! You’re always welcome.

Then you’ll get to see the dinosaur skeleton up close and personal. You know you want to.

Speaking of dinosaurs… one of my friends posted this on Facebook last week which cracked me up:

And I’m going to leave this right here for you, because I need to head to bed:

Yep, you’ve been Rickrolled. 

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About StacyUncorked

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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5 thoughts on “Random Dinosaur Skeleton and Christmas in September…What?! Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Stacy,

    Over the weekend, we were in Steinmart and they a shelf in-between the aisles filled with Christmas decorations and if my memory serves me I believe someplace else had a Christmas display up. I hate it when retail forces on holiday on top of another. It’s just stupid crazy and leaves no time for one to enjoy but by golly, I’m not going to fall for it. Get it fall for it? lol Yeah, yeah, it’s early in. the. morning. What’s that time for more coffee? Let me dash back to the kitchen for a refill. I hope Les is okay. I stopped by her place last night noticing she has yet to return to Coffee Chat. Many bloggers are growing less enthusiastic about blogging taking longer hiatus and some never come back. Soooo sad! Oh well…thanks for hosting the random fun, dear friend. You’re the bestest!

  2. Yes, you need that dinosaur! It wouldn’t go with my decor, and the cats would take turns knocking it over until it broke. You will make it work.

    As for the murder mystery party, i would love to be able to take a vacation to where you live, it’s just not in the cards right now. Someday i will get up there, though, and i will stop by to visit.

  3. I’m so jealous of your fireplace! That’s lowkey high on my persona list for the next house. Luckily, most of the ones in our price range/area have them. That and a pool would be amazing – because in Florida, you can use both. 🙂