Friday, November 2, 2007

Stand and Deliver

I just sent my boys off for the 'Blue and Grey Camporee 2007'!

They are camping in tents, and it is going to be cold!  Hubby seems to have the boys packed up with plenty of warm stuff, including long underwear, if needed.  DogBoy, Bob and Ilene's son, is with them, and will be staying in the same tent! 

Fuzzy and DogBoy are both on antibiotics for ear infections... such is this time of year.  I mothered them both sufficiently, nagging them to keep their hats on all the time, and their ears covered.  Hubby will keep his eye out, too.

Pumpkin is fighting off a cold and has a sore throat.  She is going to skip dance class today.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be better because we have big plans!

Girls day SHOPPING!!!  Woohoo!  Pumpkin, Grandma and I are going to shop 'til we drop and have lunch out together!  Yay! 

Pumpkin needs a new winter coat and a pair of black MaryJane's for school.  I need to pick up a thing or two also, but I don't know if that is happening. 

Hubby and I got a quick lunch out today together.  It was good, we had some kid and family stuff to discuss together.

Great news!  My mom invited me along on her November Atlantic City convention trip!  Yay!  I can't wait!  This time, I will even drive down with her, not go on the bus to meet her, so it will be even better.  Also, a little longer away from home, but Hubby will pick up the slack, in the am's and evening, and my dad will pick the kids up at school and handle afterschool time.

Hubby told me today that he is very happy that Mom and I can  have this special time together, and too bad we didn't start doing it sooner.  I think the kids are actually at the perfect age to do this now.

Tonight, Pumpkin and are going to watch 'Cleopatra', the Elizabeth Taylor - Richard Burton one!  We watched about an hour already... only 3 more to go!  LOL  Pumpkin loves it!  Much like I was at her age, she is very intrigued with all things Egyptian!  Who knows, maybe in a past life... lol

My cold is still here, but taking the Dayquil every 4-5 hours seems to be keeping it at bay.  Nighttime is harder, because I get stuffy and drippy and cough, but I will survive.  ;-)

Right now I am snacking on a carmelized onion cheese spread and pretzels from our townie market.  They have the yummiest goodies that they make in-store.  The onions are just perfect, sweetened to perfection!

Libby is taking a nap; getting ready for Alpha patrol this evening since Hubby will be gone.  She is so sweet and funny about him being gone.  At least this month, my parents are home, so we aren't quite as alone!  LOL

(RA and Lupus are behaving... I am just a bit sore... Shhhhh)

be well,
Dawn

22 comments:

coelha said...

LOL...  That cat!!!  Have fun tomorrow-shopping and dropping!  :)  Julie

julydarby said...

HOpe your girls weekend is a blast! I have a feeling we'll have a boys weekend - they're all boys weekends around here.... I'm feeling a little "under the weather" but nothing too bad. Keep us posted on your purchases!
*Hugs*
heather

julydarby said...

HOpe your girls weekend is a blast! I have a feeling we'll have a boys weekend - they're all boys weekends around here.... I'm feeling a little "under the weather" but nothing too bad. Keep us posted on your purchases!
*Hugs*
heather

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a great "girls out" wkend!
Huggies,
Sugar

tenyearnap said...

Whoa...that cat!
Have a nice girly weekend. A trip to Atlantic City this month sounds like a good idea, too. I love the beach in late fall and winter. --Cin

sangrialel said...

I think I would take the girls shopping day too!  Camping in tents in the cold?  Not so much.  Linda

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your weekend and I hope the boys survive the outing! LOL
Missie

deshelestraci said...

Oh that poor enormous cat!  I bet he really did eat a whole family!  
I'm sure the boys will have a blast!  And you girls will too!  Can't wait for updates.
I have Evan Almighty to watch tonight.  Not quite the same as Cleopatra!
Traci

astoriasand said...

I hope the boys enjoy the outing and I hope they take heed about keeping warm.WOW a shopping trip thats suits me LOL!!Lucky you.nice you got to go out for lunch with hubby yeh!!Aw you will love the trip out I am so happy for you.Enjoy the movie Phew thats along one.Don't get sick eating all them goodies or end up looking like that cat  LOL!! I hope you have a pain free week/end.Glad parents  are there with you .Safe journeys home for hubby and the boys.Take Care God Bless Kath
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cherry2sweet2eat said...

aww i hope they dont get sick sending them poor babies out in the cold like that.

toonguykc said...

Atlantic City sounds like a blast!  Have fun with your mom.

Russ

eml625 said...

Your so lucky to be going on that trip with your mom!! Enjoy every minute of it. And today, shopping with the girls, you know I wish me and my booga could go, we would have so much fun!!!
Big hugs,
Ellen

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Here's some trivia for you:  "Cleopatra" with Elizabeth Taylor nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox at the time it was made (it went way over budget, took too long to make, etc. etc.).  By the time it was finished, "Liz" didn't even show up to the premiere.  During that time, mostly due to the losses from Cleopatra, Fox had to sell off a lot of its real estate (goodbye bit studio lot).  Shortly after Cleopatra, however, Fox released one of the biggest successes in its history and it saved them ... that was Sound of Music.
Best,
Marty

glensfork4 said...

Sounds like you will be having a good time with Pumpkin. Enjoy.

Michele

queeniemart said...

that cheese dip sounds good....i hope the boys do well and have a memorable time....is it cold there? Cold here in Ohio, yuck. I hope you get your girls day out and buy whatever you need to buy.....and what a nice thing for you and your mom to be able to spend quality time together too!
hugs, lisa

randlprysock said...

I would love to see that Cleopatra from beginning to end!
Hugs,
Lisa

wwfbison said...

Yikes, I would not want to be sleeping in a tent with as cold as it has been!!!!  I hope Pumpkin is up for the big shopping excursion.  A girls day shopping sounds like a lot of fun, I love when me & my mom go shopping.  Ooooh,  Atlantic City, that sounds positively great too!!!!
Lisa
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helmswondermom said...

I hope you and Pumpkin both got feeling better and that you two and your mom had a wonderful day out together.
Lori

ksgal3133 said...

I hope you all had a wonderful time together....I'm sure you did :)

Hugs,
Gretchen

jibaro6543 said...

love the cat pic...too funny!!!
Sounds like you have wonderful plans for you and your mom and a day out shopping with the girls...really wonderful!!!
Enjoy every second and don't forget to take pictures...
Camping in the fall can get cold...I remember that from girl scout days...but I loved the experience.
Hope you have a great sunday...
Ellie

gazker said...

We have King Tut over at the moment, Pumpkin would love it.
Ejoy your shopping trip, I suspect you have had it already.
Gaz x

gehi6 said...

I really laughed at this fat cat who at ur family.  So cute  You are talented.  I always get a smile out of these.   Gerry http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of=the-shadow-men/