Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Velvety bats, howling cats,
Webby webs & spider eggs,
Rotten rats & bug eyed flies,
Slip slimy snails slithery slugs & silver trails,
Plants that climb and plants that curl,
Wings that swoosh & eyes that swirl.
SPOOKY, SPOOKY, SPOOKY!
On come the lights of fireflies...
Then bright toothy smiles & light up eyes,
Out come the trick-or-treaters to play!
Away go bats & cats, spiders & rats,
owls & bugs, snails & slugs.
HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
'Spooky, Spooky, Spooky!' by Cathy MacLennan
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We made it to California...obviously. Yes, this post is a little overdue. But this moving thing has kept me busy! Anyway, I'll start at the beginning. After two long days of driving we arrived in Alpine, CA on September 8th to 105 degree weather. (luckily nana came with us for the drive so I didn't have to drive with two little ones alone! HUGE BLESSING! When we arrived in Alpine and went to get our apartment nearly every business in town, including the office at our apartment, was closing because there was a power outage. So, we could not get into our apartment! So frustrating. We then headed to get something to eat because we just drove and drove all day and didn't stop to eat. We were all starving! Well, with the power out all the restaurants closed! We headed to Albertson's and got just enough stuff to make some sandwiches and some water (THANK GOODNESS!) We went and got a motel room. With the power out we could not lock our room because we had NO key and there was no A/C (remember it was 105 outside!). We had NO flashlight, NO ice, NO home, less than a 1/4 tank of gas, and only $20 cash between all of us! Our cell phones didn't even work for a while either! We were seriously a little freaked out.The radio kept saying it could be out for days and try to conserve water because towns were starting to run out. We then went to Albertson's a second time to try to get some ice, cash, gas, water, flashlight etc. Well when we got there the lines were to the back of the store and there was virtually nothing left on the shelves. We went to get gas....but duh...no power no gas pumps! Long story short, we sat in a VERY dark motel room, in a strange, dark town, hearing sirens go off until about 1:30 a.m. when the power came back on....HALLELUJAH!! We also learned that we should have been listening to my dad all this time: always have at least $100 cash, never let your car get less than 1/2 tank, always carry a flashlight and a 72 hour kit! Needless to say, it was quite the welcome to our new home...