Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde." Dolly Parton

Whoa. Where have I been?
For some reason, I actually thought I had already blogged about Halloween.. instead I realize I am far behind.

I didn't even post after we went trick or treating downtown.
We met up with Lissy an Nico and walked over the bridge.
Nico wouldn't wear a costume, and didn't care for anyone wearing a elaborate costume for that matter. He did like some of the candy though- I completely failed to take any pictures of them Trick or treating the shops.
We pretty much just went from store to store and headed back.
I did get pictures on the way back over the bridge.

Nico was a bit scared going over the bridge on the way, but on the way back he was brave and wanted to walk himself.

Rory didn't wanna wear her butterfly costume, Since we were going downtown she wanted to wear her pirate costume ( pirates are sort of a big deal in St.Augustine)
, she carried her treasure box as a goodie bag , and got lots of ooos and ahhs over it .

Trick or treating the neighborhood was after school Monday, I made some yummy soup with lots of spinach, woke Ri up to hand out candy to trick or treaters, and headed out with Rory..
but it was early, and boring with just her. So we stopped by the neighbor girls house, and asked if she could walk with us. Which ended up being perfect for her parents , because her older brother was going out with his friends.

Trick or treating is soo much more fun with friends.

We went all OVER the neighborhood- until their little bags were weighed down and they were both getting tired
They were soo polite,.
There are soo many cool /nice people in our neighborhood- people that go all out for Halloween with whole big goodie bags and decorations, and little old ladies who stopped the girls to oo and ah over their costumes.
People really loved Rory's butterfly queen costume.
Most people told Rory's friend Summer she was much to pretty to be a vampire, though :)


It is a good thing Rory is a good candy sharer, I haven't felt like she has been gorging too much on it.
Though she did get a bit sick. .. but we all started to get fevery and congested one after another.

I finally got my tire back from the bike shop that was fixing the bearing, the ride is soo smooth and nice--
I just all around prefer my beach cruiser to Jess' street bicycle , but it was nice to have and not feel trapped without my ride. Ri& I went downtown and rode all over with Nikki one morning.
It was super windy- standing on top of the bridge made me feel like I could blow away.

Last Wednesday Rory came home sick, and then I got sickugh. Whatever it was was short lived, a fever for a day- but we are all still a bit congested

On Sunday Rory lost her 1st tooth!!!!:It took all Day- We were hanging out with Steve and Jess and she kept wiggling it, the one behind it was coming in , and pushing on it and really starting to hurt. I ended up wrapping it in a damp cold cloth and letting her listen to the radio, and pulling, and it came right out..
and she said " It didn't hurt that bad at all!!" she was so worried, I think it hurt more in her mouth than coming out.
The tooth fairy brought her a Sacajawea Dollar - Which was doubly exciting because her class is studying Native Americans for social studies, so she had extra incentive to bring it to school to show her classmates.

- OH, I also did something over the weekend.

I bleached my dreadlocks..
or Ri bleached them for me.
Poor guy.
I have been wanting to dye them. I was looking at darker colors, but Ri convinced me to go blonde, I have never had blonde hair, and it damaged the crap out of my hair the one time I bleached my bangs, but I guess with dreadlocks that ISN'T as much of a concern,
so now seems like the best time to try it.
But, blonde meant 1st stripping out all the color. 2bottles of not cheap stripping , powerful dye- we'd read lots of info on dying dreads that suggested I would only need to coat the individual locks.. that wasn't the case. I had to send Ri out to get another bottle to SQUISH and work the bleach into each one.
Then do it again this week to add some actual blond color over the YELLOW stripped color.

I still need to take a pic of it now that it is less canary yellow and a bit more blond. I didn't notice much difference but Ri says it is less yellow.
I still jump when I walk past my reflection.
It is totally weird.
Everyone seems to LOVE it though. I have never had so many people stop me to compliment my hair.

Monday morn Ri got into a very minor car accident coming off the bridge of lions. Curse the traffic under that bridge, it is such a nightmare.
He is ok, the van is running.. but it broke the back window, and half the bumper will need to be put back on somehow.
Cars just stress me so so much. I hate them!
I am glad no one was hurt.. but the whole " this was a minor accident , No Big Deal" attitude freaks me out even more. Cars are never safe. I wish we just didn't need them. (not that I am saying bicycling is safer- HELL no, not with all the cars out there . lol.

Other than that the last two weeks have been , well- they have just been.
I've been in my head a lot, not really in the place to be blogging. I haven't talked to many people either.
I have spent more time trying to make sure I have time with Ri.
the rest is pretty same old, same old.
clean, clean, hang out, pick up kid, dinner , bed, smoke too much.

Rory spent this afternoon at her friends house, she had a blast- obviously, because she came home and went right to bed. She will probably wake up early (and she has already been doing that with the time change.. so I expect her up at 5am at this rate.)
.. so I should probably go to bed.