Who is The Great Pumpkin?

    Ok……  so am I the only person who doesn’t know about this fictional character (i.e.. the great pumpkin)?  Well this is how it started for me.

I over heard one of my students talking about the present that The Great Pumpkin brought to him over our break.  At first I didn’t think much of it.  But then over the next few moments I started wondering…. was this character like a Santa Claus for Halloween?  I had never heard of it before so to make sure I was on the right track I asked…. 

“Owen… did the great pumpkin give you a present on the night of Halloween?”

“Yeah… I got a ( I don’t remember what he said) from the great pumpkin.  He came while we were sleeping.”

At this point I couldn’t believe it.  Don’t get me wrong… I’ve always embraced and had fun with Santa but now I sort of felt like Mr. Claus had an imposter! 🙂  I guess at that point I asked myself:  “Is there a way to over do this gift giving character role?”   In all honestly I wasn’t surprised that this student’s mother encouraged it.  I could tell she was one of those super moms that interacted 100 % with her kids and loved to celebrate the holidays with them.  I think I was more shocked to realize that I had never even heard of it before.

Well… then about 3 or 4 days ago all this came back to me.  I was thinking about it and thought I would ask Jas if he had ever heard of The Great Pumpkin.   Wait…….   Can you guess the answer he gave?

“Oh yeah, I’ve heard of it.”

“Really?!!!!!”

“Yeah it was Christianity’s first attempt to try and create an alternative to a dark and pagan holiday.”

HOW DOES HE KNOW ALL THIS STUFF?  I GUESS I SHOULD ALWAYS GO TO MY WALKING DICTIONARY/HISTORIAN WHENEVER I’M NOT SURE ABOUT SOMETHING. HEE HEE

So that is why I asked you.  I just wanted to see if perhaps it was just MY family that never took an interest in this character.  There is one thing for sure though…..   I don’t think our kids will really know who the great pumpkin is either, til they maybe are grown and gone.  Then perhaps they will have to ask a smart spouse to find out…….   

“Just Who In World Is THE GREAT PUMPKIN Anyway?

P.s.

                                                                                                         pumpkin

Apparently… I didn’t watched enough Charlie Brown as a child  🙂

I Have Bragging Rights

So I have to tell you all about what Jas did last night for me.  So it was officially our 1 year anniversary from the time e-harmony matched us up together. Never did it cross my mind… but it did his.  As I was leaving work he called and asked if I could go get a movie for us.  I said sure and figured something was up… but didn’t know what was waiting for me.  When I got home.. walked in the door…  there was a big blanket thrown out over the living room floor with two plates filled with dinner!  He had cooked me dinner! (the man that swears he can’t cook)  And not only that, he was holding out a boquet of white roses to me in a room only lit by candles.  I couldn’t believe it….  I racked my brain as to what the special event was… but he then asked me:  “Do you know what today is?”  Ashamed… I answered no.   He then told me that it was the one year anniversary of when we were matched together.  I couldn’t believe it………   !!!     but guess what my next thought was?    All I thought about next was how stupid I felt for not even recognizing the importance of the day much less…  actually do something for him.     *BIG SIGH*
But it was pretty much perfect.  He even tried to some what recreate the meal we had.  I’m not eating carbs right now so I couldn’t eat potatoes… so he just got some chicken tenders and actually managed to make home-made gravy to go on top of them. What else was on this plate?  Cole Slaw, black-eyed peas, grapes and a salad.   Then for dessert he fixed a home-made frapp. Let me tell you, I DID feel special.   He also put together a binder filled with all of the information we had on each of us on e-harmony.  I guess he was up to 5 or so in the morning that night before trying to get it all done and put all the messages we sent back and forth in order.  I’ll have to show it to you when you get back.   I just thought I would brag for a few moments about what an amazing husband I have.   🙂

P.s.  I think I have made my decision.  Now I only have to break the news to Brady. 🙂

Jason Has A Competitor

So I was proposed to today.   It went like this:

  The whole class was having a blast making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies when little Brady popped the question.

              “Sarah (Se..wah) will marry (me..wee) me?”

             ” What did you say Brady?”

               ” Will marry (me.. wee) me?  

               ”  Well where is my ring, Brady?”

                ” I don’t ‘hab’ one.”

                “Well, when did you want me to marry you?”

                ” How bout ‘wight’ now?”

I couldn’t believe my ears.  Did my little 2 year old student just ask me to marry him?   He sure did.  Don’t worry guys… I played the ‘hard to get’ card.  After his request I told him I couldn’t because I didn’t have a wedding dress to wear.  He soon looked me over and said: 

“yes you ‘hab’ a ‘dwess’ on.” 

He was correct.  This morning I decided to wear one of my summer dresses before the weather got too cold.  So I thought about another excuse 🙂 

“But Brady…  I don’t have any pretty flowers to hold.  I have to have pretty flowers to hold if I am going to get married.” 

This was a tough one for this little guy.  He thought and thought and then replied:  

” but miss ‘Se..wah’  ‘yo’  ‘dwess’ has ‘pwity’ ‘fowers’ on it.” 

As if to ask, isn’t that good enough?  I was left speechless , he got me.  I knew then that he had a suave way about him that would make any girls heart melt.  Even the heart of his 25 year old preschool teacher.   🙂

Degener-nation?

” Why would a mom test her breast milk for alcohol?
Because every mother is unique! Naturally, the way our bodies process alcohol is unique, too. Metabolizing alcohol depends on several factors including:   Body weight, Type of alcohol consumed, and Food intake. ”

” In the past, there were only generalized guidelines for the questions surrounding breast feeding after consuming alcohol. Now, with milkscreen™, there is one simple and accurate method to let Mom know if her milk contains a level of alcohol that may negatively impact baby. ”

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD??

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU OUT THERE WOULD AGREE WITH ME AND SAY THAT OUR PRIORITIES ARE WHACKED.  THIS JUST SCREAMS SELFISHNESS TO ME.  NO LONGER IS THE BABY’S HEALTH OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY… BUT RATHER IT HAS TO SHARE THAT POSITION WITH HAVING A “GOOD TIME”.   I DON’T APOLOGIZE IF I HAVE OFFENDED ANYONE WHO MAY LIKE TO CONSUME AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE WHILE NURSING.  THIS JUST HAS OPENED MY EYES OF HOW SICK THIS WORLD REALLY IS.

Estrogen Induced Vomiting

I know you wanna know… you are looking at that title… and you are DYING TO KNOW.   Well.. I’ll tell you.

This story begins when I finally got to come home from work.  I had a few errands to do around town before reaching my destination.  So tired is too mild of a word to describe how I felt.  I came in, set my stuff down, gave Jason a hug, used the restroom, then made my way to the bedroom where Jason had just gone into.  We began to talk and tell eachother about our day WHEN  I realised that our dog was gnawing on something.  I had heard this same sound moments earlier but didn’t think much of it.  Bella loves go pull wrappers out of the trash.  And in this moment I was just too tired to care or chase her down just to throw it away for the second time.    So I IGNORED….  Not a good choice in this case. 

Not too long after that initial notification…. something inside me said, “you need to see what she has gotten a hold of.”  Turning my body in a way that allowed me to see the floor where she sat,  I realised that I had made a huge mistake in not taking interest sooner.

OUR DOG CONSUMED NEARLY A WHOLE PACK OF BIRTH CONTROL PILLS!  We didn’t know what to think or do.  I freaked out while Jason looked up and called a local Vet.  His advice was to give her a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting.  He then said that we should call the animal poison control #.  There would be a $60 charge to hear their verdict………  SO WE THOUGHT ABOUT IT.  We both knew that neither of us would be able to live with ourselves if something serious would happen to her from our desire to save $60. 

So Jason dialed the number, told the lady what happened, she asked many questions about many things including the type of pill it was, then the verdict was in:

It doesn’t appear to be harmful for a dog to take a months worth of ‘no baby pills’.  We were told she may feel a little nausiated and throw up or have diarrea, but other than that…… our dog is completely fine.  We are also quite confidant we will not be having puppies any time soon 🙂

                                                                             PHEW! 

 I think they should revise the warning lable:

                                                 ! WARNING- Don’t leave medication laying on your night stand, it may be consumed by household pet !

Not a bright idea

 

Have any of you ever thrown your phone away… on purpose… but not really?    Well I had this experience this morning.  I recieved a phone call from my mom right as I was wipeing down the kitchen table. Right about the time that we both said “Goodbye”, there was that split second where I had phone in one hand and the wet paper towel in the other.  Then I remember seeing my phone make a perfect basket into the trash.  Did I throw it?  I must have.   Did I mean to throw the phone away instead of the towel?…… OF COURSE NOT.  But anyhow———    I threw my phone away today.  🙂