Friday, December 26, 2008

The Cellphone Fairy

Happy Boxing Day! Hope you all had a nice Holiday. We were blessed by both Santa & the Cell Phone Fairy. We are all now connected thanks to a good family plan. My sister-in-law and niece gave us their old cell phones when they up-graded, there was a buy one / get one free on the env2 and I guess I was either lucky or a very good girl to get my new "Smart Phone". (I'm going with lucky) Verizon has a great family plan where we share minutes and it's "free" when you talk "in network".

My Old Phone
My trusty cell phone was just over 5 years old and is considered an antique by today's standards. After years of use (& abuse), it is missing a hinge and the antenna won't stay up anymore. We also live in a "dead zone" and have very poor reception with Sprint. I didn't realize how "underprivileged" I was until yesterday morning!

I Can Hear You Now!

I am now the proud owner of a Verizon Samsung Omnia .

This is Samsung's version of the i -phone. I now know why they call it a "Smart Phone". You need to be a genius to be able to figure all the gadgets & technology this touch-screen phone has to offer!

I feel so privileged! Like I have my own personal assistant. I can get internet & emails, FM radio, keep an electronic calender, phone book, note pad, take photos with a built in 5 mega-pixel camera, play solitare & other games..... the list goes on.

The only drawback is that I need my reading glasses to use many of these functions. I think there needs to be a model made for the over 40 crowd. One with a screen that is easy for older eyes to see.

Perhaps they will call it the "Eye Phone"!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HO HO Holy Wordless Wednesday - It's Christmas Eve!

It's finally here! Time to finish wrapping those presents, buy some last minute groceries and fill up my tank!
This is the price I paid at Kroger Marketplace with my 20 cent fuel perk!

A man at the next pump over remarked how slow the pumps were today. It was as if he was reading my mind. At first I thought that perhaps the station was running low on gas....

As I drove away, I realized that the gallons were most likely flowing at the same rate. It was the $$$ amount which was moving more slowly! 1/3 rd the price that I had been paying a few months ago!!!

So much for being wordless! Sorry Uncle Marvin!

I might as well use a few more words to wish all my friends and family that might stop by here a very Happy Channukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa or as I like to say "Happy HannaKwanzaMas" and Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday With Really Long Caption:

1st meal after over 5 hours in the ER at Children's Hospital after a nasty black-ice- slip-on -the front stoop this morning! or Why Alex won't be swimming or playing piano for awhile....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Holiday Cheer - Colin & Alex Duet

The boys play Linus & Lucy for their Holiday Recital

Holiday Cheer - Oh Christmas Tree

Alex at his recital

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Fragments - Tis the Season

Ever wonder what to do with all of those little tidbits you collect over the week that are too small to be stand-alone posts, but too good to discard? Welcome to...

The Week In ReviewSaturday we had our first real snow of the season. ( only lasted about a day) Although it was just over an inch, the meager snowfall made for some treacherous driving. It also provided an opportunity for the boys to make a little income by shoveling the walks and driveway. My youngest son decided to scrape the snow from the lawn as well!

The Gift of Giving

I also have been giving the boys jobs to do at my work to earn extra spending money. I had the two older boys fill out time cards. I required that they sign out for lunch and for breaks. The youngest boy takes so many breaks that I just paid him a token amount for his "efforts".

On Sunday, I held a meeting with the boys to discuss a new idea I had. I thought the boys might enjoy buying gifts for each other with their earnings. We set a budget of $10 - 15 per brother.

The boys are enthusiastic about stealthily buying gifts for each other. Even my oldest and usually stingiest child. He called me a few days ago from home to see if he could come in and work for me for a few hours. He needed a few more dollars for extra gifts and wanted to know if it was o.k. to go over the agreed upon budget.

I had a Miracle on 34th Street moment!

Collecting Backwards

Times are tough for almost everyone I know. I have one friend who has been cleaning up her apartment and getting rid of things to make room for a home office. She had just given away an extra microwave when the one she kept, broke down. Talk about bad timing!

A few days later I was talking with another friend who was cleaning out a storage area and taking a load to charity. I asked if he happened to have an extra microwave. Turns out he did and it is in almost mint condition. (see photo above). Funny how things work! (even when they don't!)

Pocket Change

I am not a fan of panhandlers, people who set up tables outside of busy stores for fund-raisers and I don't appreciate bucket-wielding volunteers that stand in the middle of the road looking for motorists with spare-change.

However, I feel like the bell-ringers of the Salvation Army are a worthy charity. I am trying to make an effort to carry pocket-change so I can donate often. Yesterday while shopping with my middle-child, I gave my son a handful of change to drop in the kettle. Afterwards he told me that it made him feel good to be able to help.

A little change, no matter how small, can help make a difference!

and speaking of change:

The New State Quarters are Out!

I stopped at my bank tonight to make a deposit. Our favorite teller waited on me and told me the new Hawaii state quarters are in. This is the last quarter in the state series.

She knows my boys collect them and asked me if I needed some. I bought $1 worth and can't wait till the boys come home from swimming. They are going to be excited to be able to complete their collections!

And that concludes this week's message about change!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Price of Gas Thursday, at 10:15 a.m.

This is the price of gas at 10:15 this morning. I was running an errand at Sam's Club nearby. When I passed at 9:30 this station was at $1.41 9/10 as was the station across the street.

On the return trip, a mere 45 minutes later, the price was a nickel higher here and up to $1.59 across the street.

I spoke to a friend who drives quite a bit and $1.41 is about the lowest he's seen it this week. My friend also raised an interesting point. A year ago there would have been long lines of cars waiting to fill up at these remarkable values. Today there were only a few customers.

I guess we've all had our fill .......

Friday Update:
From Nonna:

beat this one bad momma :)

just wanted to top bad momma on the low gas price pic :-)

Mad For Science

(click on photo to enlarge)

Picturing the Scientist
Last night my eldest son handed me a folder of papers to autograph. He had received his interim class grades. Thankfully he is doing well and I gave him the token "You can do better than this" on his 2 B's. (between you & me, he is doing much better than I did at his age).

Tucked between the progress reports were random papers and I found this gem (front pictured above & back- below). The assignment was to draw a picture of a scientist. As I started to read and chuckle, my 6th grader snatched the paper from my hands.Red-faced, he explained that this was not for a grade and was an in-class exercise.

Bad Parenting or Too Many Hours of Bad TV?

I waited until this morning to retrieve the "work of art" . I sure hope his science teacher has a sense of humor! My son's idea of a scientist is a Mad Scientist who works in a secret lair. His father is in prison for life and his mother is an abusive alcoholic. Our man of science is continually at work trying to take over the world.

(click on photo to enlarge)

As I constantly warn my children, we are one step away from a visit from Children's Services!
I think we are going to have to cut back on late-night television and "Pinky and the Brain" cartoons.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sum it up Saturday - Kind of like Friday Fragments but on Saturday

A Picture is Worth 1,ooo Words and 1,000 Words are 999 Too Many !
Earlier this week I spoke to my 86 year-old uncle, who lives out of state, in a retirement home. He will sometimes go to my blog to see photos & catch up on any news. He asked about some of my Thanksgiving photos and I filled him in on our family get together.

He then asked me if I ever delete my older posts. I was confused. I explained that a blog is like a diary and I like to have an archive of my entries. I asked what he thought should be cleaned up.

He told me that there were just too many words and that my blog seemed to go on and on with no end in sight. I told him its ok to just look at the pictures.

Unless reading my missives helps him fall asleep!

Glad to know my life makes for a riveting read!

update: Uncle Marvin corrected me; he is 88 years old!

Shooting on the Fly

I am trying to bring a camera with me when I am running errands in my car. On Wednesday, I posted some quick photos I took of Holiday Lights in my neighborhood. The photos don't begin to do them justice. I want to take a walk at night to try again when the weather is nicer.

I decided to start a new blog, for my Drive By Shooting . I am in the process of setting it up; the new blog will be on my profile & attached to this blog. Hopefully this will help motivate me to take more photos and develop some skills. I took a few random shots on Friday that I will post.

A D.A.R.E. I Couldn't Refuse

While I pride myself on being a "Bad Momma", this time of year I really earn my moniker.
This is my busy time at work and I have been putting in a few 12 hour days & 60 hour weeks.
I have been leaving the house before everyone wakes up and spend a couple of hours in the evening before bedtime with my family. Fortunately this is just for a few weeks.

Thursday my husband called me in the afternoon to tell me I had to take my 5th grader to his D.A.R.E. graduation. It was my turn since my husband went last year for our oldest child. I resented the glee in his voice when my DH told me the program was 1.5 hours and would be packed. *yawn* followed by *sigh*!

After randomly choosing a seat and settling in, out of boredom I perused the program I was handed on the way in. The back had a list of "TIPS FOR PARENTS".

First on the list:
"Establish family rules that make the use of drugs non-negotiable".
How would you begin to negotiate that?

"You can only use drugs on weekends, after dinner and before curfew, if your homework is done. Only marijuana. No crack, crank or heroin....."

I don't know about your house, but our policy is simple. You pull sh*t like that, you get your @## kicked!

Well that's the highlights of my week. And too many words for at least one "reader"!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Light Up My World - A Drive by Shooting

The neighbors have been putting up their holiday lights.
These are some quick drive-by photos.

I also had to include my weekly gas-price update.
(I waited until after the holiday weekend, where prices had
temporarily gone up 15 -20 cents a gallon)

What I paid per gallon this morning at Kroger
with my 20 cent off fuel perk!
Now that really lights up my world!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

This long holiday weekend was spent eating, visiting with family & celebrating! My sister played gracious hostess and her house was "Party Central". My boys were excited to get to see their cousins and to play video games and sports on the Wii.

I tried to capture some moments in pictures.........

A toast to good times & being allowed to drink beer (root beer) with dinner!
And yes that roll is all Alex ate for dinner before dessert!

Shhhh! Don't tell where I'm hiding!

The kids had a fun time playing Hide & Seek. My youngest son let his cousin put gel in his hair so they could have matching hairstyles.

Colin channeling Baretta with "Lily" his bird cousin.

Blue Lip Group

On Friday night we had a giant cake to celebrate November birthdays.
The lovely young lady in the middle just went from "tween" to "teen"! Fun times for her mom!


We tried to all the kids to pose for a group shot.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Re-Run Thursday - Tis The Season to Be Careful

My sister is hosting my side of the family this year at her house for Thanksgiving. Members of my family started coming in last night. I am posting a re-run so that I can take the rest of the blogging week off! ( still have to work today & Friday, though.) Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

With the economy in the dumps, crime is on the rise. Now more than ever, it is important to take safety precautions when out shopping. Don't make yourself an easy "mark"! The following post is a re-run from last year.

Tomorrow is Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which marks the first official shopping day of the Holiday Season. Most people have the day off, unless you work retail or if you are a thief. Criminals never get a holiday and this is their busy season. I have a few tips to help you avoid being an easy mark for thieves.

  1. Be aware of your surroundings. Keep your packages and belongings with you at all times. Before you get in or out of your car, scan the parking lot to check to see if you are being watched or followed. Walk to your destination quickly and confidently. Avoid looking like a "mark"
  2. If you carry a purse, use one that zips shut and with a strap that can be worn across your body. Try to minimize the amount of plastic and currency that you carry.
  3. Use a credit card and avoid debit cards where you need to key in your code. Make sure the person behind you is not close enough to read your card numbers.
  4. Keep your receipts in a safe place, separate from your purchases, in case your shopping bags are stolen.
  5. Keep track of your bank account activities by frequently checking online for any unaccounted activity.
  6. Have a list of credit cards and phone numbers to call and cancel cards if your purse or wallet is stolen.
I know first hand how easy it is to become a victim. This happened to me four years ago in early November. My car was broken into during prime-time for drop-off at a child care center. I was dropping off my youngest child and left my other two children who were 5 and 7 years old at the time in a locked car to save time. I was parked in the front row, parents were coming and going. I was only gone for a few minutes.

As I was racing back to my car, I saw a car full of people speeding away and one of my children waving frantically to me. As I ran to my car, I saw my other child crying and shattered glass everywhere!

I knew that there had been some car break-ins during odd times in the afternoon but never dreamed that this could be done during such a busy time. I had felt that if I was leaving my kids in a car, I could leave my purse. (and no, I did not leave the keys in the ignition! The keys were with me. I was asked that a lot. ) There was a parking lot full of people and no one saw anything. No one, except my poor kids!

The window was popped with a screw driver that was expertly jammed into the corner of the driver's side window. The window quietly shattered into a million tiny pieces. The parents coming and going did not notice the man leaning over the car window and the man with the screwdriver did not care about the children in the car. He only cared about my purse stuck under the passenger seat which he quickly grabbed.

Thankfully no one was hurt and I learned a big, painful lesson that day. In addition to the broken car window, I was left with an identity theft mess that took quite awhile to clear up.
It is amazing how much damage can be done with stolen checkbooks and credit cards! Even though my husband was still at home and was able to start calling my banks immediately, it took a few hours to get the credit cards shut down. The checking accounts took longer.

While I was getting my window fixed, I spent my time on the phone tracking activity. First the thieves went to a few gas stations and bought gas and cigarettes. Then onto the cellphone store for pre-paid cellphones. Then trips to several branches of my bank to cash other people's stolen checks, against my account.

Then onto several grocery stores and department stores. I was able to locate security camera footage at several of these places for the police and found that at least three different "crack whores" were using my ID.

An officer that I was in frequent contact with, ID'd the first thief from the gas station footage by her street name. Her last known address was a street corner.

It was at that point I decided I also needed a "street name". I became "Bad Momma"!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Filler-Up Friday

Corner of Morse & Stelzer in Columbus, Ohio
on Friday, November 21, 2008

Getting Tanked! ( For under $40, Woo Hoo!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Re-Run Thursdays - Holiday Hell

With the Thanksgiving Holiday next week, I thought I'd share a post I made last year to help a fellow blogger with MIL drama. With out further ado, I give you........

Recipe for Disaster

1 bunch of relatives
1 pinch of unresolved issues
a cooler of "adult" beverages
sharp utensils such as carving knives
1 small dining room
seating chart ( optional )

As your guests arrive, take their coats and casually toss them on a couch or bed in your designated "coat room". Hand each adult guest a beer, glass of wine or alcoholic beverage of their choice.Carefully seat your guests near the person most likely to irritate them. Throw in more "adult beverages".Wait until guests are sufficiently marinated and bring up an unresolved issue or touchy subject. Make sure the table is full of sharp objects such as carving knives and hot dishes.

Have a phone nearby and be ready to dial 911!

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times for Emergency Rooms across the U.S.

Something about putting a bunch of people that are related, together in close quarters with a bunch of cutlery and bottles (or cans ) of "truth serum". Unresolved issues seem to surface and before you know it - hand to hand combat breaks out. It's always fun until someone gets hurt!

I have a few helpful tips to avert disaster. Remember, just like fire needs oxygen to keep burning, drama needs fuel to keep it going! Observe from a distance, avoid getting drawn in. Be prepared with some distractions. Distraction is the best weapon when tempers start to flare-up at family get-togethers. A little preperation can save much aggrevation!

Antidote for Holiday Hell

1 bunch of Celebrity Gossip Magazines
A television tuned to the latest football game
Several plates of appetizers
Everybody's favorite desserts
1 handful of shiny objects
A back-up dinner, in case of a cooking mishap

Family gossip usually starts the drama machine. As soon as the haughty whispering starts, direct the attention to the latest issue of People, US Weekly or the Star that is conveniently nearby. It is better to gossip about someone you don't know than those in the same house.

"Did you hear the latest about__________? ( fill in the blank with your favorite celeb )"

When the men-folk start to misbehave, turn your t.v. to a football game.

"Oh look! The game's on!"

The hypnotic lure of the idiot tube usually keeps 'em in line. Just make sure there are plenty of "cold ones" and snacks for commercial time.

Food is a great silencer. When mouths are full, it is hard to argue. Strategically placed plates of pre-dinner snack foods are a necessity at family gatherings.

Shiny objects are also a useful distraction for both men and children.

Make sure you have a back-up dinner in case of a kitchen mishap. Food disasters are a great source of tension.

Dessert is the crown jewel of a good meal. The threat of not serving it due to ill-mannered guests helps keep everyone in line.

A good sense of humor is also really helpful. Look on the bright side, if there is drama, it gives you something to talk about. Perhaps start a contest with your friends to see who can have the most disastrous holiday. This is one contest where everyone wins!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

What Would You Do?

Los Angeles Times

An Airstream trailer is dwarfed last Sunday by approaching flames in Carbon Canyon in Malibu. Several structures were burned that day by the fast-moving blaze, dubbed the Canyon fire. View more photos

I watched the Evening News coverage of the California wildfires. So many people had to quickly evacuate their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs, only to return to rubble of their homes and charred remains of their possessions.

I thought about what I would do under similar circumstances.

Possessions can be replaced and my utmost concern would be that our family was safe. Then I would make sure I had some clothes, toiletries, my wedding & engagement rings, laptop, cell phone & purse. I also would want to make sure we had a copy of our insurance policy.

I asked my oldest son. He would grab his swim medals and coin collection.

What would you take if you only had a few minutes to grab some items to save?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

That Was One Heck Of a Spam Filter!

Recently my husband changed servers for my work email. Within a week I saw my spam cut by more than half. I attributed less junk emails and phishing to this upgrade.

Then I saw this article about a temporary decrease in spam.

Turns out McColo, a company that provides servers for major spammers and scammers was shut down, cutting off as much as 60% of unwanted and deceptive emails.

It has been predicted that spam activity will return to its previous level by Christmas, once the "computer cockroaches" set up shop somewhere else.

So, if you have noticed a substantial decrease in your spam, enjoy it while you can!

Gas Prices - How Low Can You Go?

This is a photo my friend David sent me on Friday. We are having a competition to see who can find the lowest gas price. He wins!

Sadly, David has pointed out that gas can fall to 50 cents a gallon and it won't help much. What good is cheap gas when so many people either don't have jobs to drive to or money to shop with?

OPEC has been calling for cuts in production to get prices back up. Good luck with that! I hope we have finally "woken up" and are staying on the path of finding alternative fuels and manufacturing more energy efficient vehicles.

The U.S. auto industry is in deep trouble and looking for a bailout from Congress. If they fail, there will be massive job losses. If we bail them out, will they make the necessary changes that they should have made years ago? Will the unions and labor make concessions that they currently are refusing? Where do we draw the line? Who's next in the ever growing line at the Treasury bailout window? What happened to the "Free Market Economy"?

Sometimes you have to fail before you can succeed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fragments - School Daze

Friday Fragments?
Friday FragmentsCan DO Attitude!

Last night I came home to this scene on the front porch. My oldest son carried these bags of cans home from school, in addition to his HUGE backpack! The pop cans were left over from a class project and he asked his teacher if he could have them. Told her that we recycle cans for money. (this pile might be worth $1). Dad made him leave them outside as the pile was leaking.

In an effort to get my boys excited about recycling, I started a "Can Collection Activity Fund". When I take my cardboard from work to the nearby recycling center, I have one of the boys bring our stash of cans to trade in for money. So far our biggest payout was $3.50!

It didn't occur to me that they would be dragging home cans from school. This is my 2nd boy to do this. I wonder what the teachers must think!

A- O.K.

This past week report cards came home and my husband attended Parent-Teacher Conferences. I am proud to report that all 3 boys are doing well and my middle-schooler made honor-roll for his 1st quarter out! The interesting tidbit that concerned my husband was that there is a possibility my 5th grader could end up in 7th grade math next year. My husband is worried that he could be in the same class as his older brother (who would not be very happy).
Some reason this made me chuckle. A little competition never hurts, right?
O.K. I guess I am a Bad Sadistic Momma!


A few nights ago, my husband reminded my youngest son that he had a math test the next day.
He thought he knew the material but we "suggested" that he study a bit after dinner. As I was getting Colin set up at his study table, my middle son cut in.

" I've got this Mom, I'm going to help Colin. I know what Mrs. N looks for on her tests."

I must say I was a bit relieved. Not sure I would have been much help. I dragged my oldest son upstairs as he was starting to mock his brother for sounding just like a teacher. As we were leaving the room, we heard Alex scolding his "student".

"Colin, you need to show me some respect! You wouldn't talk to Mrs. N like that, would you???"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Extra Credit

This is my 6th grader's Home Ec extra credit home project. I love this class!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Fragments - The Power of People / Week in Review

Friday Fragments?
Friday Fragments

On Monday we sent Flat Weaselmomma back home to regroup before her journey to visit
The Microblogologist.

She was a great guest, a lot of fun and we have been "introduced" to some of her blog friends. (Sill waiting to hear what happened at Busy Dad's. She wouldn't tell us!)

We miss her already! Good times.... *sigh*

Elections Are Finally Over!
Elections remind me a bit of Christmas. There's a lot of hype that builds to a crescendo on the "big night". I couldn't stay awake and went to bed not knowing what "gifts" I would find the next morning.

While we may not have gotten everything we asked for, there is a no-returns or exchanges policy. Just suck it up, be grateful for what you have and get over any disappointments. Time to reach across the aisle and make peace and spread goodwill. For those of you worried about a new president being "tested" early on, the real test was for the American people. The whole world was watching to see how we would handle ourselves during this election. I think we passed this round. I am proud to say I'm an American!

Friends of our Friends

In the blog world I have discovered that "Friends of our Friends are our Friends, too". Tara from If Mom Says OK first brought the matter of Sheila Kathleen McBroom aka Beany aka So Grateful to Be Mormon, who disappeared without a trace, to my attention both on her blog and at Cre8Buzz.

Several of Beany's other blog friends have also been actively involved in shining a light on her missing person investigation (or lack thereof). The outpouring of support for Kathleen and her family has been incredible. Not only from those who know her, but from those of us who are friends of her friends. This is what I love about the blog-world, it is full of caring, compassionate individuals.

I "borrowed" the info below from Tara's blog.

Have you seen this woman?


Missing since 10/27/08

Please call Det.Cynthia Bradley with any information regarding the disappearance of Shelia Kathleen McBroom phone (907) 786-8817 or e-mail

The Power of People

When I first started my blog, I had some fear of the unknown. There is so much talk of "stranger danger" and "predators" associated with the Internet, I had a healthy respect of the risks involved with posting online for all to see.

Instead, I have discovered the upside to the Blog World. I have "met" some very wonderful, caring people, with some very strange names. Most of us sound like gang members. Although we cloak ourselves in a layer of anonymity, our blog friends sometimes know things about us that our friends and family may not. A funny thing happens when we bare our souls to strangers; they become friends.

It is hard to explain my "Blog Friends" and the joys of blogging to "non-believers". I have seen the power of the Blog World and want to make sure you all know how much you mean to me.

Thank you for being a friend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

FWM Visit Highlights & Recap

All good things must come to an end and it is time for Flat WeaselMomma
to move on. We had such a great time!

After Trick or Treating, we pigged out on candy, had a few glasses of wine and ... well the rest is a sugar and alcohol induced fog. Needless to say, I felt like this guy.

Flat Weaselmomma only came with the clothes on her back. We made sure she got a hot shower. Thank goodness we had a flat guest towel just her size!

We also made sure she had a clean night gown. My oldest son made a nifty pillow in Home Ec which was just her size.My middle son kept the lattes coming.
My younger two sons gave a special piano concert. They have been taking lessons for 10 months now. We spared her my eldest son's trumpet solo as he is just starting out.

Alex plays "Silent Movie" for our Silent Guest

Colin performs "The River" for Flat Weaselmomma

I hope I can come visit the World of Weasels ( Flat Bad Momma). Perhaps in Spring. I wish we had more time to show her around and hope she will come back to see us after her national tour. I can't wait to see what happened in LA with Busy Dad and look forward to the rest of her adventures!

Good Bye Flat Weaselmomma. Thanks for coming to visit! This was fun!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Guess Who Came In For Halloween!!!!

We've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Flat WeaselMomma, fresh from her sunny California visit with Busy Dad and his family. She arrived just in time for Trick or Treating with the Bad Momma Family! I quickly threw together our costumes.

Can you guess who we are? O.K., I better help you... We're not Lucille Ball.... Think...."We Can Do It!"...Still not getting it? ROSIE THE RIVETER! Hey, it was worth a shot! Got us lots of treats!
Okay, I guess the jacket threw you off. But hey, it was a bit chilly out.

The Grim Reaper

Samurai Vampire

Getting started.

FWM picking out a treat. She went for the Kit Kat bar.

Bwahahahaha..... I better send her back in time for Election Day.

This was a pumpkin carved by a 20 year old neighbor from a photo of a baby.

More Pumpkin Fun!

This is what happens when you try to out-drink Flat WeaselMomma.

Check out the haul!

Stay tuned! More fun with Flat WeaselMomma to come. Time to chow down!
Hope you all had a safe but fun Halloween!