Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Costume Teaser

Putting the final touches on the most important piece of my costume.
Have you guessed who I'm going to be yet?

Halloween Costume Teaser

I'm getting ready for Halloween tomorrow! Can you guess what I'm going to be?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Slime

Halloween is my most favorite holiday and this year I am determined to decorate!

For inspiration I turned to Pinterest. Oh, goodness! That website that is both a blessing and a curse! For the past several weekends I've researched hundreds of Halloween crafts and the resulting Halloween decors. I found a great many craft that I wanted to try. After trips to both Michael's, AC Moore and a couple of Dollar Tree stores I'm well on my Halloween crafting and decorating way!

Today I decided to involve Cade in my crafting. Today was slime making day.

The first batch of slime was glitter slime. We followed these directions from The 36th AVENUE.

This was the first batch I've ever tried to make so I was about to experiment. We followed the instructions to the letter. And while the glittery color is really cool, we didn't exactly get slime. What we got instead was more like a stiff glittery blob.

In stuffing the blob into baby food jars, Cade discovered the real fun. Each time he pushed into the jar, it made a farting noise.

As you can imagine, Cade deemed this batch a success.

Now, I also bought regular glue and some neon colored food coloring so we could make different slime. For this we used this recipe from A Pumkin And A Princess, sans the glow in the dark paint.

This batch was absolutely perfect! Definitely the consistency of slime. As you can see, Cade had a lot of fun letting the slime ooze all over.

This was a very easy and extremely fun Halloween project.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

An Evening At The Movies, "Gravity"

I wouldn't normally be interested in seeing a movie about an astronaut getting lost in space. It's just not really my cup of tea. But after seeing all the positive reviews on Facebook about the movie I asked Chad if he wanted to go.

As we normally do, we headed to The Grand so we could see Gravity in IMAX.

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about the movie. Yes, Sandra Bullock gave a really good performance. I liked that George Clooney was her astronaut partner. He was a nice calm even when things were going awry.

And yes, the photography, or rather, the special effects were outstanding.

But I never felt the weight of the isolation or the panic in the realization that you are lost in space. It was a beautiful movie to watch, but I really didn't invest in it emotionally.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

2013 Goals - Monthly Update

Here's how I did with my goals during September.

See a minimum of 5 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows in NYC
- Nothing planned. (I need to get going on this one!)

Read 65 books for my Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
- I read 4 books toward my goal: Cartwheel. Skinny Bitch In Love, Coastal Disturbances and Key Exchange.
- Total books toward my goal of 65 - 40 books. (According to Goodreads, I'm  still 10 books behind schedule. Yikes!)

Read a minimum of 9 books off the BBC Reading List

1.The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA
- "I'll Never Be Hungry Again" (Completed April 7)

2.The Moulin Rouge in Paris, France
- Feerie (Completed September 10)

3.Walt Disney World or Disneyland
- Disneyland Paris counts! (Completed September 12)

4.Boston, MA
- Nothing planned.

5.Pittsburgh, PA
- Nothing planned.

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