Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rainy Days

I have to say this has been one weird week.

Monday I had my TV interview. It went really well. I think. I did manage to get all my points across (except one) so that was good. Of course the first question she asked me was something I was totally unprepared for, but in hindsight, a fairly good question.

The interview was set up by the folks at Being Savvy as part of my involvement over there. It was for a local Atlanta TV show called Focus Atlanta and the subject was "Stress Free Travel with Kids." She asked me, "What's better, traveling by plane or driving?" Of course it threw me a bit, but I think I managed okay.

We'll see when it airs. If you live in Atlanta, it's on 12/21 at noon on channel CW69.

Josh was home sick on Tuesday. I don't know what was wrong, but he had a 102 temp on Monday night and it wasn't gone on Tuesday morning so I kept him home. Seemed like the right thing to do and he was fit as a fiddle yesterday so off to school he went. But when he got home, every little thing made him upset and cry. Really too many to mention. I hope it was just tiredness, but boy he was not happy yesterday.

Yesterday we had rain. Lots and lots of rain. Not a slow drizzle, but heavy downpours all day long. From the time we woke up. Of course I had to run out and do errands.

Sam changed his mind on the gift he wants from Santa. We got him the Playmobil Pirates to go with the set he got for his birthday. He saw an advertisement for the Playmobil Knights and Castles and decided that is what he wanted. So... I had to go return what we bought.

I knew that set was cheaper at Target so I went to Target. They didn't have what I wanted, off to Toys-r-Us to return what I had and pick up what he wanted. Of course they didn't have it either. Off to Wal-Mart. No luck there either.

I traipsed all over Kennesaw, in the pouring rain and couldn't find it. It was EVERYWHERE two weeks ago. So I came home, checked Amazon and there it was -- on sale as well.

Sam's Christmas pageant is today so when I came home yesterday I made the snowmen cupcakes. Big mistake. The "hats" all fell off over night.

So, woke up this morning, still pouring rain mind you, and had to try and fix all the snowmen's hats. I think they'll be okay. Of course they probably look cuter than they taste, but who cares. They are adorable!

SnowMan Patrol

I really hope the rain lets up just a bit. Rich is supposed to be going in to the office today and I hate when he has to drive in all that yucky weather. Of course his phone's just rung so it may be a day when he "plans" to go in, but never quite makes it!

I'm off to get ready for the day. I'll let you know how his pageant went. He was quite excited, but he may be the kid that decides he doesn't want to do it when he sees all the people. I don't know whether to hide in the back or be front and center!

Cheesey Grin

We were watching "Dennis The Menace's Christmas" and Dennis the Menace was wearing that same sweater. There was something about Dennis that was just so Sam-like.

This weekend we'll try to get the leaves finished -- we're up over 60 bags now. And we have our annual Santa Parade downtown.

And then more rain expected all week next week.



  1. I wish I could see that interview, I bet you were wonderful.

    The cupcakes really are so cute. Funny that the hats fell off over night though. I mean sometimes you just have to laugh.

  2. Oh I love Dennis the Menace, so innocent and he always means well!

    You are a Super Mom! Proven yet again, the cupcakes look darling!

    Have fun at the pageant. I love going to those things, but my sister-in-law is not great about letting me know about them. She usually lets me know the day of or the day before, but being in a 1-car family I need more notice. Maybe she is trying to tell me something? ;)

  3. The cupcakes turned out great!

    I wonder if the TV station has streaming video or some way for those of us outside of GA to watch your interview. That would be so neat!

    I had to pick my daughter up early from school today - she has a fever. She was fine this morning, but started feeling bad as the day went on. :(

    It rained cats and dogs here this morning. Thankfully it let up!

  4. It has been raining buckets here, too. Any chance of posting a clip from your interview?

  5. Wow, does sound like you've been busy! Poor thing, running around in that nasty weather...ugh, I hate those dreary days. Those cupcakes turned out great! Have a good time at the pageant!

  6. It's sunny today!! Fantastic, huh?!?

    We might see you at the parade tomorrow...

  7. Congrats on the interview. I am sure you rocked it!!

  8. I love the cupcakes, very cute!


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