November 10, 2009

10 on the 10th

I'm joining my new blog-friend Meredith for a fun little ditty. My friend Susan and I were recently discussing our commitment issues when it comes to weekly themes, but I figured I could handle a monthly theme. So in honor of 11-10-09 (sounds like a count down) here we go!

1. My parents celebrated 42 years of marriage this month. It is cause for celebration because they have been a lifelong example of a beautiful marriage to so many people, especially me.

2. I started my Christmas shopping this month. Sigh. I used to start in August and be done by November.

3. Veterans day is tomorrow. Please take the time to appreciate the sacrifice of our military.
Only 2 people have volunteered to die for you.
Jesus died for your soul and eternal freedom.
Soldiers have died for your earthly freedom.

4. I visited the mall yesterday for the first time in months. My kids were confused when we passed 2 Santas.

5. At the mall, I was disturbed by how many kiosk vendors spoke in a French accent wanting to give me lotion samples and play with my hair. Personal space, people!

6. Don't even get me started on the Asian men wanting to give foot/back/head massages. In the middle of the mall. For all the world to watch.

7. I made a pumkin pie from scratch yesterday. It was so easy and delish, I'm sharing the recipe with you tomorrow. Not sharing the pie, just the recipe. Sorry.

8. Christmas music is playing at our house. It's never too early for Christmas music.

9. I attended the annual women's event at our church - the one where I come home with lots of table decorating ideas. I'll be sharing those this week, too.

10. I'm so thankful for you, my faithful (or maybe new) readers. Leave me a comment today... it's like a hug from you to me.


Natalie said...

My favorite line from one of those French lotion guys was "Ahhh, SO SWEET!" when he first approached me. I couldn't help but laugh a little as I passed. :)

Carpool Queen said...

Would this be a good time to tell you that I've received a massage in the middle of the mall?

I draw the line at the tooth whitening, though.

Janet said...

Oh.....please trust me on this one. There is a time where it is too early to hear Christmas music. In preparation for Christmas concerts - I have heard Christmas music as early as June in our house. Oh yes....way too early!!! :) Try going to the beach in July while singing along with "Let it snow" :)

The Robinsons said...

OK OK I will stop lurking and start talking :) (I've known about your blog for about a year)

I go to your church and went to your break-out session and am now obsessed with all your super cute, frugal decorating ideas!

Thank you for being so transparent and sharing your lovely ideas with us!!

The Chubby Dove said...

Consider yourself hugged!

I had so much fun with you at HFFK on Saturday.

I can't wait for your pumpkin pie recipe. That's my fav Thanksgivingish food.

O Mom said...

I can't wait for your pie recipe. Pumpkin Pie is my favorite, probably because my Bday is right around Thanksgiving so I get it alot for my "cake"! Hope I can get brave enough to make my own.

Amber said...

Mall vendors creep me out.

I do the duck and cover anytime I'm approaching the strange middle-aged man with a beer belly and stinky aftershave who insists on massaging my feet. Ew. Gross.

Stefani said...

I'm with you on the creepy kiosk vendors. Their beady little eyes light up when I walk by with my curly hair. The thought of letting them straighten my locks in the middle of the mall grosses me out. :P

I can't wait for the pumpkin pie recipe! I am a glutton for all things pumpkin!

Gretchen said...

Hugging from the Pac. NW. :)

I'm so excited for your parents. And I'm excited for my hubby and me, too. This upcoming June, we'll see 20 years, and I lurve him more this minute than I ever have. God has really been present in my marriage--Big is not a card carrying believer, but I see the hand of God upon him in so many ways. It's such an encouragement to me and the kids. Watching his heart soften is i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e.

Glad to be a newer reader, and can't wait for the pumpkin pie recipe and decorating advice.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

So glad you joined in this month!

I made it 10 months without a trip to the mall. But I've been three times in about as many weeks. Sigh.

Still haven't bought a single Christmas gift either. Bigger sigh.

One kiosk lady came up and started talking to me about eye cream. Told me I desperately needed it.
Huh? That didn't go over so well with me.

Pumpkin pie sound delicious. Pumpkin pie from scratch sounds delicious-er (yeah, I make up words). Too bad I'm on that sugar fast. Drat.

Kellie said...

Here is a hug from me to you. :) As always, love your post. :)

Sandy said...

Since it is too rainy to walk next door... consider yourself hugged! Love you!!!!!!!

Beth said...

Awww! I love hugs :) I know what you mean by the people at the mall. I was attacked by a woman yesterday trying to make me 'special deal' on beauty products made in Israel. Very cool stuff. But I wasn't going to pay $89.99 for the 3 pc kit!

Samantha said...

Ugh the people with the flat irons. Do they know how to speak? click click click click click. that's how they get you to go over. Soooooooo rude.

I can't wait to see your table decorating ideas. They were amazing last year. Wow I can't believe it's that time of year. already....

JVS said...

I always try and figure out how to get by these kiosk people unnoticed...and yet, I can have my kids in tow...and they still think I have time to stop and sample their products...and please, no I don't want you rubbing lotion on my hands!

Thanks for always giving me things to think (& laugh) about!

Suz said...

Can't wait for the pumpkin pie recipe. Bailey has been wanting to make a pumpkin pie. Maybe I will give it a try. I said "Maybe."

I have to say I LOL at CPQ comment to you about the massage. I hope you will remain friends. :o)

KR said...

Hugs! :) Love your blog.

Terri said...

Oh, I don't think I have ever seen those kind of kiosk people here in canada, hope it doesn't start, kind of creepy! I am looking forward to the pumpkin pie recipe, I am a terrible pie maker, but perhaps with my new stove....hmmm! Oh and Christmas, gotta start that shopping, yikes! Thanks for a great blog.

Jenn A said...

I enjoy reading your blog - decorating and recipe ideas and fun stories about your life and your family. Thanks!

Angie said...

New reader here! (I just left a comment on your most recent post.) Fun blog! I got here from Mer's 10 on the 10th post.

And I'm SO with you on those kiosk venders. How do they stay in business? I don't like how the hair extension kiosk lady always glares at any child who walks by, as if they're plotting the whole time how to destroy her gaudy kiosk. Grr.