Saturday, November 01, 2008


Surely you jest. It cannot possibly be the eleventh month already. It just can't. It can't possibly be less than two months away from Christmas-that is NOT possible. Every bone in my body is in denial, even though my family is busily making Thanksgiving plans.

I don't exactly remember when days, months and years started flying by like race cars, but the reality is that they are. It troubles me deeply. My kids are growing up. They have moved beyond the stage where it is work to have them around and into the phase of life where they are helpful, reluctantly helpful sometimes, but still helpful. I can't believe how quickly they grow up.

Halloween was fun. The big girls had fun at their sleepover and Lilly had fun being an only child. We went grocery shopping today-just Lilly and I and it was fun. Kroger sent me some kick-butt coupons and so I only spent $95 on this 2-weeks round of groceries. We are officially weaned off of eating out and it feels good. We did not spend alot-usually only 4 or 5 dollars when we were out and about but it all adds up. It is really nice to see gas prices continue to fall, but I don't have any faith at all that they will stay there.

The election is coming up and I can't wait. I bet we get 6 pieces of mail a day. It goes straight to the trash. We are even avoiding TV as often as possible because the ads are maddening!!

Welcome to November!! Carpe Diem!! Winter is just around the corner.


Amy said...

*Sigh* I can't believe how fast this year has flown by either.

Great job at Kroger! You did really well.

Happy November!:)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I love your masthead! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet you. Any friend of Jason's is a friend of mine. Etc.

I can't wait for the election to be over too. ARGH. The ads. The tension between otherwise nice people. ARGH.

Jen, Fred, Jennifer said...

I am soooo with you on this! Get the election over with already.

I've been avoiding the mailbox all week, so today the kids brought in several days of mail that was falling out of the mailbox and 95% of it went into the trash.

Talk about filling up the land fills!

hulagirlatheart said...

It scares me how fast time is moving now. I would swear it's just September.

E.T.'s Mom said...

I'm in that "work to have them around" phase, so thanks for reminding me that this too shall pass!