Interstellar Adventures

October 26, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, ed. ix

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 12:28 pm

Thirteen Things in Interstellar Lass’ World

1. Holy Crap! I forgot it was Thursday! So of course, I’m late.

2. Last weekend we went shopping for a back door. I currently have a sliding door, which I hate. They came to measure today, and of course the door space is about 16″ too wide, and 1″ too short. I will have to have a carptenter come frame-out the door space to make a standard size door fit.

3. Nick is going to El Paso this weekend. He’s not gone and I already miss him. Sniff, sniff…

4. Zed has poison ivy. From the retreat he went on at the beginning of October. He just showed me his leg yesterday. He said it’s been like that for two weeks. Honestly! I never see my his legs! He wears jeans all the time.

5. Nick and I have been watching The Biggest Loser. Ken (from Washington state) was eliminated last night. On his follow up, he’d lost another 70 pounds, bringing his total weight loss to 138 pounds. AMAZING! He’s done the best so far of all the ones sent home.

6. My pansies and my bulbs all arrived. Now I have to plant them. Maybe that will fill some of my time this weekend.

7. I just found out recently that my grandparents are calling my son every day to check on him. This bothers me. He calls me every day when he gets home, and he is never home alone for more than an hour and a half. In this time he is doing homework and chores.

8. It makes me mad because it makes me feel like they are sneaking behind my back and checking up on my kid because they think I’ve made a bad decision. I also feel like they are nosing in on my parenting decisions when they weren’t invited.

9. I think I need to go to the dentist and ask about a mouth guard. I think I’m grinding my teeth in my sleep. My jaw hurts.

10. I can’t believe this is the last Thursday in October!

11. Zed and Elle are going to be Superman and Supergirl for Halloween. Zed’s already got his costume. He tried it on the other night and was running all around the house making the cape fly.

12. I think if there were a Superman costume in Nick’s size, he would buy it.

13. I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a couple of years. I can’t think of anything to dress as, and there’s no costume contest, so I’ll just hand out the candy.

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  1. Great list! It is pretty unbelievable that this is the last Thursday in October. This year has gone by crazy fast!! (and I haven’t even thought about Christmas shopping yet!)

    My TT is up!

    Comment by Tracie — October 26, 2006 @ 12:53 pm |Reply

  2. How has he had poisen ivy for TWO weeks and not said anything? lol.
    sigh, I want to be on the Biggest Loser. Someone come pay my bills so I can…

    Comment by KaraMia — October 26, 2006 @ 1:13 pm |Reply

  3. Awww, fun list! Happy TT!

    Comment by MamaDuck — October 26, 2006 @ 1:45 pm |Reply

  4. I always find sparkles and hair gel come in handy for a fun last minute outfit. Throw on a sheet and you could be a sparkly greek goddess.

    Comment by buttercup — October 26, 2006 @ 1:51 pm |Reply

  5. See, I do not have a “green thumb.” When I read, “pansies,” I think of wimps, and when I read, “bulbs,” I think of lights. LOL! Yes, I am a dork!

    Comment by Chelle Y. — October 26, 2006 @ 1:53 pm |Reply

  6. What do you mean it’s the last Thursday in October?! Yeesh!

    Comment by racy li — October 26, 2006 @ 2:04 pm |Reply

  7. For Halloween I’m going to be a half assed pirate.


    Comment by Nick — October 26, 2006 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  8. Not having a garden myself, it boggles my mind when I read about folks getting their bulbs and the planting that has to occur more or less now in order to have beauty in the spring.

    Wonder if I could grow some cat-friendly flowers on my balcony?

    As for Halloween, i’m seriously considering dressing up this year as Tank Girl.

    Comment by Cin — October 26, 2006 @ 3:32 pm |Reply

  9. Oh, I am so with you on the grandparent thing… just kind of annoying!

    Comment by Kristin — October 26, 2006 @ 3:38 pm |Reply

  10. That sucks about the poison ivy. And I know what you mean about missing someone before they’re even gone. Believe me, I know.

    Comment by Jolynn — October 26, 2006 @ 4:43 pm |Reply

  11. I dress up even to hand out candy.

    Sorry about the poisin ivy.

    Happy TT!

    Comment by Brony — October 26, 2006 @ 5:08 pm |Reply

  12. Before I became a complete grouch, I used to dress up to hand out candy. I love scaring the kids. I’d have scary music playing. I have often thought about making/renting a coffin to lay in. They kids of course, would have to get the candy from me, from inside the coffin! I LOVE IT!

    Hope the kids get tons of candy. Because you have first dibbs on it right?

    Comment by carnealian — October 26, 2006 @ 5:25 pm |Reply

  13. are these your ex in-laws? or your parents? weird on both accounts, especially everyday. ohh, and by the by, thanks for pointing out that time is flying…thanks. thanks so much. shheessh!

    Comment by shannon — October 27, 2006 @ 7:15 am |Reply

  14. Halloween costumes are great fun; a good imagination is useful.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — October 27, 2006 @ 11:11 am |Reply

  15. A stellar list.

    The child is stoic to say the least. Let him know that some things can be relatively easily treated if he just shares the info. 🙂

    I’d be a little cranky about the calling thing, although maybe they are just trying to unobtrusively help out.

    I’m on bulb detail this weekend, too- trying to plan ahead for some kind of little garden space here in the city. Whatever else you do, relax and enjoy.

    Comment by vicki — October 27, 2006 @ 3:11 pm |Reply

  16. The grandparent thing would annoy me too!!

    After you’re done with your gardening, do you want to come and do mine?

    Comment by Serendipity — October 27, 2006 @ 3:22 pm |Reply

  17. Halloween seems to have snuck up on me this year. I don’t think I’ll be doing anything, loser that I am.

    Comment by Gypsy — October 27, 2006 @ 3:59 pm |Reply

  18. As always a great TT!!

    You can be honorary English for this Halloween if you like. It only really hit here a couple of years ago so the majority of us don’t do and have never done anything for halloween…I’ve never dressed up, made a jack-o-lantern, trick or treated…nothing!

    Comment by Claire — October 28, 2006 @ 7:48 am |Reply

  19. i haven’t played for weeks now, just too much on the go. i did plant my bulbs and happily, no sign of squirrels.
    as for the grandparents, if they are your parents, i’d set them straight. in-laws is a bit tougher, but i’d still say something.

    Comment by better safe than sorry — October 28, 2006 @ 10:27 am |Reply

  20. are you ok? Haven’t seen you update in awhile….

    Comment by Laura — October 30, 2006 @ 9:35 am |Reply

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