Monday, November 01, 2010

Moday Mish Mash

Well Halloween is gone and done for another year. Thank goodness. I have to be honest, I actually hate halloween. There I said it, wrote it for posterity's sake. Now I don't have to think about it for 365 more days.

I actually started some of my Christmas shopping on the weekend. It's a nice defense mechanism against Halloween weekend 'cause I do love Christmas! And throw in the fact that it's also Younger Daughter's birthday on Christmas Day so an early start is pretty essential for me to keep me sane. I couldn't believe all the people who had the same idea as me. The Christmas aisle at Costco and the Toys 'R Us were full of people literally loading their buggies with Christmas items and gifts. I have to wonder if they were out to avoid Halloween too. I was out to find hubby a birthday gift also because it's his birthday in November but this year I have no clue what to get him. I saw some radar detectors at Costco which I thought he'd want for sure, but he shot the idea down, as he did the GPS idea. Two things I thought he'd really like. Sigh.

I finished the book "The Help" this last weekend. What a great read. I'm really glad I finally got around to it. If you want to read my review of it it's up here at my book blog. Just scroll down to #39. Holy smokes, I've actually read 39 books this year. That's a record for me. And I have to say I've pretty much enjoyed every minute of it. I don't know how I went through those couple of years in the '80's where I didn't read anything unless it was a heavy duty Christian teaching book. Now, looking back, it doesn't even sound like me. Interesting.

And speaking of book blog, is anybody else having trouble with Blogger and adding colored text? Since they brought in the newly revised posting test, I'm having a heck of a time on the regular version getting colors to work. My book blog's gone from cheerfully colored to boring black text. Anyhoo, if anyone's figured it out, let me know.

So that's about a wrap from my exciting weekend. How about you guys? How was your weekend?

9 comments:

Barbara H. said...

I have hardly thought about Christmas yet.

My husband and I both have a GPS and just love them. Especially having just moved to a new state, it saved a lot of looking at printed out directions while trying to drive.

I'm wondering why you don't post your book reviews here?

nikkipolani said...

I'm with you on Halloween. Just waiting for it to be over. However, this year, I got a lot of really young kids in really adorable outfits who said, "Thank you! Happy Halloween!" at the top of their little lungs.

Good for you for starting the Christmas/birthday shopping early. Hope you find something great for your husband.

Carrie said...

I'm with you! I hate it also. And it was a sigh of relief that I woke up this morning and celebrated the fact that it's NOVEMBER! (And yes, doing Christmas shopping is a fun way to counter-balance against all the Halloween hoopla.)

Hollace said...

I have 3 November birthdays including my husband's too. It always makes a dent in the Christmas budget.

I had a great idea for things to make for Christmas but now I need to get on it quickly since I already bought the fabrics...

Tina Leigh said...

LOL! I am the opposite...love Halloween and could sleep through Christmas!! I hate the gift giving and shopping and decorating! I know I sound like a scrooge...im really not...it is just a very commercial holiday that is suppose to be a Holy Day for us Christains. I try very hard to keep the commercial out of it but someone always makes me feel bad ....longgggg story. I do more since my grand is here but I really could pass on Christmas. Dont hate me now.....I love Easter (and not the bunny)!

Faith said...

I started thinking about xmas and actually got a couple of things for the girls already. my 11 year old also has a dec bday on the 21st...makes it hectic but she agreed that a party with some of her church friends would happen in January....much less stress!
so glad you liked The Help. My co worker just finished it too and I had told her how it would leave an impact and she said it DID!

I HATE halloween.....

glad it's over too

altho it'll be on my fff list on friday...you'll see why....

yes, have had some trouble with the color text but with me it's not coming out the color i click on. not sure why..i have double checked the settings etc. it's odd...oh well....

enjoy the week...see ya friday if not before! :)

Gattina said...

I haven't seen anything of Halloween this year ! I was in Egypt, there is the place to go when you don't like Halloween, lol ! Even the Englishs didn't come up with a costume or a skeleton !

EmptyNester said...

I started some Christmas shopping over the weekend as well! I found your blog while reading another one...so I'm a new follower now!

Mary said...

I haven't even started THINKING about Christmas yet! I really enjoyed "The Help"; I'm going to have to read your review!