Hallween is long gone. Right now it is like it never existed in my house. I put every little ghost and goblin back in storage yesterday.
And, today I also black-bagged my four, formerly, so beautiful pumpkins. Now they are thrown on the curb waiting for the garbage guys.
So, that was it. It is over for this year.
Next holiday stop this fall is Thanksgiving! Yes, Thanksgiving is one of my true favorite holidays of the year (as well)!
When is Thanksgiving? The date is Nov, 26. Honestly, I am already excited!
But before then me and my little family is taking off for a long weekend in NYC!
Needless to say; we cannot wait. Nice hotel by Bryant Park, a Broadway show and many good restaurants. Fun!
I’ve said it before; but I could easily move to NYC!
Friday night Peter and I went to Alexandria to watch our daughter participate in Theater Sports! Karolina is on the school team, she is one of five kids from the school doing this.
Peter and I had no idea what to expect. We had never been to TS before. And, boy, were WE impressed!
Ten schools from Fairfax County participated. There were three judges and one really good referee. The teams were randomly drawn to get up on stage, and once they got up there they got key words, and from those words they were to create a story.
First up was a commercial. Karolina’s team got “rain in a jar”, and then they had to start from that. The whole team has to be involved; it is improvisation and stand-up comedy at the same time. There cannot be a dead second.
The second scene was to make a scene out of three words; Alaska, SpongeBob and Robert Pattinson. The kids had two minutes for this, and a minute for all the other scenes.
They were amazing!
All teams got different key words.
The third scene was a mime and words, and the fourth was a “freeze” scene were all the participants in the team had to “freeze” their fellow actors and start a new story line.
Then it was intermission and after intermission four teams advanced to the next round, sadly not our team. But NEXT time!! You bet!
I could never, ever, ever do what these kids were doing. Being up on stage, firing words, being witty and quick in front of a big audience!
The Swine flu is making its rounds everywhere around us. My friend Lotta’s little girl is sick, and this is the start of her second week. She is not in super bad shape; she just has a low fever and a hell of cough. Her big sister was sick too, but got fine in a couple of days.
Last week I think we had the pig in our house. Karolina was sick, super achy with a fever (low), sore throat and a head ache for three days, then she got fine. A very mild case, indeed.
My neighbor Ingrid’s son had it for a while, but he recovered quickly, another friend ‘s son got sick too, and even her husband got sick, but that, too, turned out to be mild cases.
Yet, you read that the ER’s around the city is shock full of sick people. I cannot help but wonder if people go see a doctor way too fast. WHY go to the doc? OK, if you are super sick and have hard time breathing. YES, then you should go asap! BUT if you have a mild case of the flu, why clog up the hospitals and the doctor’s offices? What happened to JUST stay at home, drink plenty of liquids, rest, and be under a blanket? Recover that way!
Sometimes I really, really, really think that people over react WAY too much!
But, it’s me…I have to be short of dying before I go see a doc …
Trying to avoid it all cost, if I can, haha!!!
ALL right, and that is all I have to say about that!!!
Have a good Tuesday!