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Pumpkin Clause

I was forced awake by someone shaking me this morning and telling me ‘I think that Pumpkin Clause came last night.’

 

 

 

He may have a huge stuffed turkey and framed pictures of wrestlers. He may eat us out of house and home. He may smell like a boy.

 

 

 

But my man is creative. And sweet.

 

 

 

Here is what Pumpkin Clause brought me last night.

pumpkinc

 

 

 

pumpkinc1

 

 

 

Of course, there was some healthy goodies in there, but I chose to snap the fun stuff – like the iTunes gift card, some Ghiradelli since I am a chocolate snob, and the cute autumn-themed apron.

 

 

 

Can it get any better than this?

pumpkinc2

 

 

 

He is quite festive. 🙂

 

 

 

He is also doing the grocery shopping for us since my parents at all of our candy corn last night.

 

 

 

Are you wondering what I got him?

 

 

 

That would be…

 

 

 

…nothing. Except for my undying love. Oh, and last night was ‘get-your-husband-loaded-then-take-him-to-Sur La Table-and buy-out-the-store night. ‘

 

 

 

That was fun for me, too. All in all, I’ve had a great Halloween so far! We are going to carve pumpkins this afternoon, even though my dad can carve them better, since we spent all of our money time last night eating, drinking, and shopping.

 

 

 

Again, you guys cracked me up with your Friday Trivia comments. 🙂

 

 

 

The correct answers were:

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota

2. George Lazenby, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig.

3. Dale Earnhart

I’m sure you all know I surely didn’t have anything to do with the last question.

 

 

 

Here’s who made the cut this week:

Kelly

Karebai

Y

lowandbhold

eatingmachine

Desiree

Angela

Jessie (vegan-minded)

KristieLynn

Jen

That Kind Of Girl

Mellissa

Naomi

Julie

 

 

 

And if you missed last week, check it out to see who got the correct answers.

 

 

 

I’m not coming back with a Halloween recipe. I am coming back with a Smoked Cheddar Bacon Mac recipe. Because it should be eaten on Halloween.

 

 

 

And every other day, too.

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Trivia Friday #2.

My husband brought home pumpkins to carve on Wednesday night. This really excited me because I LOVE carved pumpkins, and we didn’t get any last year since we lived in this place.

 

 

He was all gung ho about carving the pumpkins that night, on Wednesday. However, it was raining here in Pittsburgh and I didn’t want our pumpkins to be ruined by Saturday.

 

 

Me: I think we should carve the pumpkins the day before Halloween. They might rot if we carve them now.
My husband: Why? Does your dad carve them the day before Halloween?

 

 

Things like this are a running joke between my husband and me. Well, at least I think they are a running joke.

 

 

I have not failed to mention how exceptional my life, family, and childhood are and have been. I feel very blessed and my brothers and I have all turned out alright. I also have so many wonderful memories of my childhood – and they are all so good – that I would like to do everything my way.

 

 

Stubborn?

 

Not me. No way. I am not at all like Mother Lovett.

 

 

So here is what tanspired via cell phone last night – a text message conversation between my husband and dad:

 

 

My dad: (jokingly) You should wait to carve the pumpkin’s until the day before Halloween.
My husband: (only slightly joking) Thanks for the advice, I find my life is easier if I do things the way you would.

 

 

Hmmm…

 

 

 

What’s that? You are looking for some food pictures?

 

 

I only have a few, but the recipe to come later will cause you to gain 5lbs just by looking at it. If your pants are already tight like mine, you may want to think twice about visiting again.

 

 

Here is some chunky chili that I made earlier in the week, along with some whole wheat naan.

chili

 

 

 

Some pumpkin pie yogurt, which I found very disappointing. I let it sit in front of me for about 45 minutes, hoping it would develop a better flavor.

pumpyogurt

 

 

 

It did not.

 

 

A beautiful honeycrisp, eaten x 7 this week.

apple

 

 

 

And for all of you animal lovers, here is our family dog, picture courtesy of my dad.

 

 

This is Winnie.

winnie

 

 

She has a wild personality, loves to play football, and finds chasing squirrels to be her most favorite past time ever. That is her personal ad in ‘puppy’s looking for love.’  She also barks constantly until you pay attention to her.

 

Apparently, Winnie and I have that in common. According to my dad, she would also like to begin a blog.

 

 

 

And this here is Abby.

abby

 

Abby was the best dog ever. She was so, so incredibly sweet. She changed my feelings towards dogs. Growing up I was always scared to death of animals, and pretty much planned on moving out when I was 15 and we got a dog. Unfortunately, Abby went to doggy heaven on Easter Monday this year. It was a sad day.

 

 

 

Friday is finally here! Which means – Friday Trivia! If you did not participate last week, here is your chance. The guidelines are as follows, and you have a whopping 5 chances to win!

 

 

Here’s how it works:

-3 questions are posted Friday morning. 

 

-You have until midnight (EST) Friday to qualify – leave your answer in the comments section.

 

-The comments will not be made public until Saturday. I will get it, but it will not appear. So please do not comment 324 times like I have in situations like these. One comment per person.

 

-Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize EVERY MONTH. This means if you participate in FOUR trivia Friday’s in one month, you have FOUR chances to win. I sure am good at math.

 

-The prize will be different each time and announced on the 15th of the month. It may be small, it may be big. It may be tangible or not. It may be a lock of my hair. Who knows? Either way, it will be announced mid-month. 

 

-The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the last day of the month. If the last day falls on a Friday, winner will be chosen Saturday.

 

Oh, and if you are super-excited that October is almost over and it is almost prize time? You lose. Because we are startin’ today and going through November. That’s FIVE chances to win this go ’round. Thank my brother for this super-fun idea.

 

My brother did not provide this week’s questions because he thinks he has the swine flu. I am sure there is a direct correlation between him having the swine flu, and the fact that on Wednesday night he put on a Miss Piggy wig from the 1980’s and declared he was going as ‘H1N1’ for Halloween. Hmmm…khama’s a biotch.

 

 

These questions come from my husband, which you could probably figure out if you have read THIS.

 

 

 

Questions:

1. Where did the Walsh family live before moving to Beverly Hills, 90210?

2. Name at least 4 actors who have played James Bond.

3. What driver won the most Sprint Cup Series Championships in the 1990s?

Thanks for playin’!

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