I don’t have a topic this morning.  I’m just going to randomly type up some bullet items.

  • I need to take the kids to the pumpkin patch.  There’s a really beautiful one up in Viera that we went to last year.  I could go today since there’s no preschool, Lab School, or playdates going on but I’d like J to join us.  So, we’ll probably go this weekend.
  • Boo at the Zoo begins this weekend.  It’s always fun to see the animals even at night.  The zoo puts on a good costume party for the kids.  Local businesses set up booths to pass out candy.  Decorations, music and face painting abound.  We’re bringing my mom with us this year.  She’s never been and is in for a treat.  Big Red’s business is sponsoring a trick-or-treat booth this year too.  Hopefully, they’re on the giraffe feeding deck.  It’s prime real estate 🙂
  • J and I are steadily watching the BBC series Planet Earth.  Wow!  The cinematography is simply amazing!  There really are some remote places left on Earth.  You need to watch these shows if you have not already.  They make me so appreciative of nature and it’s fragility.  It’s simply breathtaking.
  • Because I was bored after watching Dancing with the Stars last night, I began channel surfing.  Okay, I know there’s a lot wrong with that statement.  I am a DWTS junkie, okay?!  Don’t knock it.  I realize that I could have been doing something more constructive with my life that watching television but I was tired.  Anyway, my channel surfing brought me to a little show called 17 Kids and Counting.  It drew me in…  Apparently the Duggars have a new reality show on TLC.  Last night, the Duggars hosted the Bates, another massive family.  I think the Bates have 16 kids and one on the way.  There were almost 40 people staying in the Duggar’s house.  And I think it’s difficult managing two active boys…  The show is absurdly funny to me.   I could never be that “protected” or religious or that into homemade fashion.  This is why I’m slightly obsessed with this family and their wholesome lifestyle.  It really makes me chuckle to see that the producers have brought in Cousin Amy to balance out the wholesomeness.  She’s a regular iPod toting, make-up wearing girl who loves to express her opinions of the Duggars.  I could go on and on but this bullet is getting a tad lengthy…  Perhaps I need a Duggar specific blog post.
  • So, I’ve decided to try this whole body cleanse for the next two weeks.  Basically you take massive amounts of fiber and liver enzymes to purge your body of toxins.  A little radical, I know.  But my body has kind of hit a plateau lately.  I cannot seem to lose anymore weight no matter how hard or often I workout.  I decided to shock my system a bit to see what would happen.  I’m on day two.  So far, so good.  I did go cold turkey on coffee and processed foods yesterday.  Towards the end of the evening I was feeling a bit shaky and weak.  I downed a blueberry scone and some chocolate and felt much better.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress…
  • I bought a cinnamon broom from Publix the other day.  Our entire house smells divine!  It smells like Fall!  Then the kids decided to ride the broom all over the living room and I spent yesterday afternoon vacuuming wonderful cinnamon-scented pine pieces out of my carpet.   ‘Tis the season!
  • When this cleanse business is over with I want to make this.  I’ve never made my own apple pie and this one looks insanely good.  It has 4 1/2 pounds of apples in it and has a side of caramel sauce!  Sounds heavenly!
  • I’ve decided to forego my kids’ Halloween portraits this year.  This is the first time that I haven’t gone to have their photo made in their costumes.  Cutie Pie is just too pissed about his dragon suit to sit still for a portrait.  And I really don’t need to spend the money on that given the current state of the economy.  I’ll be getting their 4-year and 2-year photos done in a couple of months anyway.  I’m hoping the pumpkin patch photos turn out 🙂
  • I need to dust our wood blinds.  They have accumulated a layer of dust and it really bothers me whenever I take a close look at them.  The problem is that I hate to dust.  Especially when it’s the wood blinds.  It’s tedious and time consuming and a pain in the butt.  It’s right up there with mopping and vacuuming as far as dreaded recurring tasks go.  At least mopping and vacuuming are relatively quick deals.  Dusting individual slats and navigating the cords that run through each slat is mind-numbing…

On that note, have a good day my friends.