Halloween is almost here. If you’re looking for costume ideas or planning a party, the library has lots of books on the subject that you can check out. To help drivers see children better, have them carry a glow stick or put reflective strips on their costumes.
My reasons for making it Chuck Norris Awareness Week(CNAW):
A few years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to shed a little Norris on this world. So, I made it my goal to tell my mailman the same Chuck Norris joke every day for a year. By the end of March, not only had our friendship deteriorated, but my mailman began to wad all of my letters and bills into a small ball, wrap duct tape around the ball, and then he would throw the ball at my vinyl siding.
I'm still peeling those silver warts of postage off the side of my house!
School has started back up again, and brought with it some great things. Kids get to see their friends every day, eat some delicious cafeteria food, and after-school activities get going in full swing. Every year, I hoped I had escaped homework forever. Every year, it found me.
Katsa has been sent to kill a man. She doesn't really want to, but that is what she does. She is the king's killer, destined to be nothing more than a hired assassin. But when she meets a man who needs to be saved, she cannot turn her back on him. Her life suddenly turns in a vastly different direction, and she can't seem to stop the tumultuous journey to overthrow the king and take back freedom for her people. Katsa has been graced with the skills to kill, but she'll use what she has to save the lives of everyone she can.
I adore my mutt, Truman. He wormed his way into my heart at the animal shelter those many moons ago when he fell asleep in my lap. As my breath caught and butterflies swirled in my tummy, I knew he was the perfect dog for me. What I didn't catch was him sleeping with one eye open, as he plotted his escape from the facility. He waited until the i's were dotted and ink dry on our adoption before revealing what a crazy man he truly was. In the first year, he destroyed our books, tinkled on my husband’s homework (that was funny!), and conditioned us to sleepless nights. What a joy!
Have you ever wondered what the carvings on a tombstone mean? Do you think they are just there to make the headstone look prettier? Maybe they are, but most of the time there is a specific meaning for everything that is carved into a stone. Some things are easily understood. A heart for instance symbolizes love, as do roses most generally. But what about that upside down torch or the pair of children’s shoes? Then there is the beehive, the trumpet, or the shooting star. Do you know what the meaning is for those symbols?