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October 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Quick, someone call CSI - my house is about to become a crime scene!

Exhibit A: Thing One's bed after she left for school today...I think. Exhibit B: Thing Two's side of the room...oh, the humanity...where DOES the girl sleep? Exhibit C: Oh, no...et tu, Mini-me! Exhibit D: You think mens' bathrooms are messy...if you live with girls...you don't have to ask...then, you know! Exhibit E: No monsters hiding in this closet...there's just NO room! You're speechless, I know! Such horrors in a house that even the likes of Michael Meyers, Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) would be too frightened to enter...let alone, clean. CHOO-CHOO-CHOO...CHAH-CHAH-CHAH...Happy Halloween! Send help! [via: 5 Minutes for Mom] Read more →

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Fall Ya'll Bloggy Giveaways: This Full House Shares Their Folks' Art

Because I am such a BIG fan of Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer - not to mention, taking the chance of actual winning some fabulous blog prizes - I'm playing along with a very Bloggy Giveaway! Here's how it works. You leave a comment on this here blog post and I'm supposed pick one - on Friday, November 2nd by 5:00 p.m. - and giveaway something really, really pretty. My parents just returned from a 5 week trip to Hungary and - in memory of the men, women and children who lost their lives during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - I am proudly giving away a beautiful handmade linen table runner, they brought back from my mother's village of Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary. It's about 2 kids long, as shown by The Boy and Mini-Me... ...with folksy flowers typical of Eastern European needlepoint, as shown by Thing Two... ...and intricately... Read more →

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Holy Hannah Montana, Batman: You've Just Been Ghosted

Alas, poor Jack...I knew him...um...well, seems he couldn't stand the heat and I don't believe I've ever had a pumpkin actually...you know...melt. Yes, I know, we probably carved him way too early and the bugs had a field day, feeding, mating and whatever bugs do inside of rotting vegetables! Still. "When are we getting another one?" Um...let...me...think. "Next year!" [eyes go wide] Honestly, I don't remember my parents ever spending as much time (as I do) preparing for a holiday (I know...Halloween isn't one, technically) except, maybe, like Christmas and even then, we were the last family to decorate, the tree didn't go up until Christmas Eve! Yet, things still seemed to work out somehow. "Don't worry...we still need to go out and find your Halloween costumes." I know; I'm hoping to have good luck with that, too. "Besides, the party's not until Sunday!" This year, I really do NOT... Read more →

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Thursday Thirteen #3: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Rants

As most of you know, by now - especially, if you've recently had the pleasure of spending an outrageous amount of time waiting in an airport, WITH ME - I'm not a very good airline traveler. [burp] Excuse me, but attending BlogHer '07 was the first time I had boarded an airplane in 15 years and, thankfully, I was lucky enough to be seated next to a young couple (he was from Chicago and they were both moving back to her home, in Norway) who were kind enough to talk me up...through...and down the entire way. [I would link to my post, where I blogged about it, but I can't seem to get anyone to tell me just how in the heck to download them from the wpdatabase dump...as if, I have time...or, obtain the necessary degree(s)...to be able to convert .sql to .xml...DANGIT!] Then, remember my trip to California,... Read more →

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Blog Day for The Mothers Act - Just DO it!

Have you heard about Blog Day for the Mothers Act? It's a part of the BlogHers Act and a global issue that BlogHers would like to see addressed during the 2008 American Presidential election. Today, I am proud to say that I support The Mothers Act and would like to tell you a little about what BlogHers (like me) are doing to help make a difference and do something good, for a change. I mean, really. In this day and age. I can't think of a reason why another mother should suffer from postpartum depression. It's real and it sucks to have to admit that I did not enjoy those first 6 months of being a mother - not like a lot of other mothers I knew, who swore that they did - each and every time. Beyond all the apprehension and second-guessing, that goes with the territory. I didn't... Read more →

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iMom, hear me snore.

I arrived into Chicago, yesterday, and was immediately reminded of my time here during BlogHer '07 - it really did make a world of difference - attending the BlogHer conference in July was SUCH a big step, for me. I hadn't flown in 15 years and it was the first time I had ever traveled, without Garth (not his real name) and the kids. Those two reasons, alone, had me second-guessing myself nearly the entire trip - until, I met my roommates and I remembered that, you know, I am more than just someone's mom, or love goddess. [snicker] Sorry, mom. Though, I must admit, raising four children and dealing with their growing pains ranging anywhere from allowing my 10-year-old to shave her legs, NOT allowing my 13-year-old to go to the movies with her friends, who happened to invite some boys, unless her 8-year-old brother, and I, tagged along,... Read more →

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Thursday Thirteen #2: 13 Ways To Deconstructing A Pumpkin

Every year, Garth (not his real name) and I look forward to that weekend in October - you know, when soccer games are finally over and Garth (not his real name) isn't working - and head over to our favorite pumpkin patch and spend the next 90 minutes choosing the perfect "Jack," oh...what fun it is to ride in a one horse...wait, that's not right. [takes deep breath] Sorry, after raising 4 kids and having grown used to missing all sorts of deadlines, I kind of started losing track of the holidays. So, without further adieu, 13 ways to de-constructing a pumpkin...without losing your mind: 1. First, you cut off the top of its head with a carving knife - not worrying, too much, about forgetting the stupid camera, while picking - and taking into consideration that specialized carving kits are for wussies (read: yeah, forgot that too!) and just... Read more →

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