Thursday, October 26, 2006

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Thirteen Random Facts and Things About Me

1.) Halloween originated among the Celts in Ireland, Britain and France as the Pagan Celtic harvest festival, Samhain.

2.)Samhain is the word for November in the Irish language. The festival marking the ending of the summer season, and the end of the harvest.

3.)An Irish legend tells of Jack, a lazy but shrewd farmer who used a cross to trick the Devil, then refused to free him unless he agreed to never let Jack into Hell. The Devil agreed. When Jack died, the Devil wouldn't let him into Hell. So, Jack carved out one of his turnips, put a candle inside it, and began endlessly wandering the Earth for a resting place. He was known as "Jack of the Lantern", or Jack-o'-Lantern

4.)The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier (1850)

Oh! Fruit loved of boyhood! The old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!

5.)My Little Computer Corner

6.)My Morning Life Saver

7.)My Art Gallery

8.) Things that help me keep track!

Here are 5 random things about my week, because of sleepless nights with being sick, and the kids being sick the rest of the week.

9.) Tried to put Katelyn's shorts on the baby.

10.) Tried to give my husband some chocolate milk, instead of Katelyn.

11.) Thought I was calling my husband, not sure if I called him or his grand-parents, his grandfather's name is Bill too, but I called him Honey, and he started laughing, it wasn't my husband, but his grandfather. He told me that was OK, I could call him Honey anytime.

12.) Called my MIL, thought I was calling my Mother, left a message calling my MIL, HI Mama! That's OK, she's like a second mother to me.

13.) Left for my son's school to the nurses office for lunch. He has lunch at 12. I was an hour early. I get an A for effort!

Today the family is feeling much better, and I'm doing a T13, so my day's looking pretty good! Halloween trivia provided by Wikipedia.

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1.) Tracie

2.) Whiskey Talking

3.) Chelle Y

4.) Carmen

5.) Just Expressing Myself

6.)Amy the Black

7.) Baby Powder

8.)Mama Duck







15.) Gail



18.)Something Blue


Tracie said...

Great Halloween trivia.

I have called my MIL when I meant to call my mom.....it all worked out okay though!

My TT is up!!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, espresso. I never use my machine, but I really should! Happy TT!

Chelle Y. said...

Hey, we have the same art gallery! :)

Carmen said...

i didnt know that jack o lantern story. thanks for my education!

Just Expressing Myself said...

I love trivia - thanks.
Your computer corner looks very inviting.
My fridge looked just the same when my daughter was little lol.
Thanks for sharing,

Amy The Black said...

Your art gallery looks like mine! Great list. http://creekistan.blogspot.com

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

Oh My God! This was great! My favorite is definately your art gallery!

Mama Duck said...

Mmmmmm coffee.... I love this list, what fun! Happy TT!

Kukka-Maria said...

I'm just glad to know I'm not the only scatter-brained one in the bunch!

Great TT!

Catch said...

Join the club Christine.....its called Scatterbrains Unite...lol. I enjoyed the pictures. The clock that you showed, does it have pictures of your kids on it? That is so clever, I have never seen anything like it before!

Brony said...

Very informative.
Happy TT!

Jane said...

Love your art gallery. My fridge looked like that when my boys were small.
Thanks for visiting me today.

Tug said...

Glad you're feeling better...my art gallery looks like that too!

Thanks for stopping by......happy TT

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Coffee is my morning saving grace :) Hope everyone is feeling better. Have a great rest of the week.

Gail Martin said...

I hope your family is feeling better.

Stacie said...

I hope you are all feeling better now. The mixup with Grandpa made me laugh. Hope the rest of your week goes better. Great TT, I played too. Stacie

KaY said...

You got them all confused but I'm sure they understood. It's pretty funny though.

I'm up!

Anonymous said...

It seems that you are having quite the week. At least it is entertaining blog fodder. My husband would have taken the chocolate milk. Delicious!

I really enjoyed your Halloween facts! I wonder where the candy part came in as I believe that children don't go trick or treating in Britain.

Mandy said...

I didn't do a T13 this week, but LOL at #11. How embarrassing hehe. Oh and coffee is my morning wake-up call too.. but it's a machine at work. Have to have at least 3 before I can function.

Mandy :=)

Anonymous said...

I love your clock! How precious! Thanks for sharing the Jack-o-Lantern story; it was great! Hope you are feeling better!!!!!!!!!

Happy0303 said...

Sorry I'm late. #11 was hilarious!

The Pink Diary

Haleigh Anne said...

I'm playing catch up this week. I like the 13 list. The last few are hilarious. I do stuff like that all the time!

Also, the trivia was fun. I will have to check that out sometime.