Friday, October 28, 2016

Well, I'm Not Thankful For Fleas

This week went by like a freight train. Or make that a coal train. The coal train goes through here loaded when it's heading south, empty for the return trip up north somewhere. Without fail, when the coal train passes, I sing this line from the John Prine song Paradise:

Daddy, won't you take me back
To Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River
Where paradise lay?
Well, I'm sorry, my son
But you're too late in askin'
Mr. Peabody's coal train
Has hauled it away

Every time. Never gets old. Well, not to me. It does to anyone in the car with me, especially since the railroad track goes diagonally across the entire town, and you stand a pretty good chance of running into that train four or five times if you're headed across town as it goes through. 

Sooo, Ten Things of Thankful? Coming right up!

1. The week went by fast.

2. Pumpkin Parties were this week at preschool, which is why #1 is #1.

3. The preschool staff Halloween costume theme this year was Nursery Rhymes, so we were Three Blind Mice in my room. Best. Costume. Ever. Assistant teacher Janet's husband made us canes out of dollar store mop handles, we wore gray shirts and leggings, mouse ears, a tail and sunglasses. I had a terrific time being a blind mouse. Ask anyone.

4. Little Debbie Devil Creme cakes. I used to think Swiss Rolls were my favorite, but I'm pretty sure they just fell to second place after experiencing a Devil Creme cake (and a half) at Thursday's Pumpkin Party.

5. I wrote a post this week! And it felt good. It's been a long time. Too long. 

6. My sweet high school friend Ruth even commented on Facebook when I posted the link to my blog post that she had missed my writing. Ruth always knows the right thing to say. Always.

7. I'd make this thankful that I haven't seen a live flea in 24 hours, but I don't want to jinx it. Pretend I didn't say it.

8. This is pretty big, I think. Emma was officially accepted at the University of Arkansas. We have a Razorback in the house!

9. DAMMIT. Just found a live flea on Nora. This is NOT a thankful. I REPEAT. THIS IS NOT THANKFUL. 

10. I bought Halloween candy that I don't like, so no worries that I'll eat half of it before Monday night.

Find your thankfuls and link up with us! May yours be flea-less.

Ten Things of Thankful

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  1. Boo on the fleas, but hurray for the rest. Number 10 made me laugh, only because I can relate! October usually starts out with me seeing bags of Halloween candy on sale, and I think, "I should buy some now, so I don't have to worry about it later." What a lie! By the time Halloween rolls around, the bag is empty or nearly so, and then I have to go buy more! I think this is the first year I was honest with myself. :-)

    Congrats to Emma!

  2. There's no Halloween experience like the Preschool one. I never buy Halloween candy because we live in a rural area and have never had trick or treaters. I used to take the kids around to the nearby neighborhood and hand out candy there. If I had candy, the bag would be empty.

    1. What an adorable costume idea, you make such a cute blind mouse! :-) High on the list, Emma being accepted at college! And of course who could not be blessed by your stories of little Nora, fleas and all!

  3. I love the costume- very creative. Love your spirit.

  4. Nice to see you again, Dyanne! Ouch, fleas....I know how those feel. Glad that you have gotten rid of them! And it's an amazing list this week!

  5. Fantastic costumes. I didn't dress up this year which makes me sad. I love Halloween. Sorry about the fleas. Our pup got them a few years back and it was horrific. Took forever to finally rid the house of them.


  6. I would say something about being fortunate in never having fleas in the house, even with canine family members, but your example makes me a wiser Commentationer.

  7. I know that song! Brings back memories. Your costume idea is so cute, and easy enough I think that even I could do and wear that if needed! Those Little Debbie Devil Cremes look tempting, but I think I'd end up being the one eating all of them, since hubby prefers salty. Enduring friendships are the best. :-)