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Umm…it’s only September

Thoughtfully penned on September 4th, 2008 and generally concerning Sidetrack'd, Things that make you say "what?!"

I realize that as of Tuesday we’ve entered into unofficial Fall (official Fall beginning Sept. 22), but, really, does that alone mean it is time to start advertising Halloween candy? I’ve noticed Halloween candy/decor in ads each of the last two weeks, and even Christmas – yeah, you read that right – decorations in one ad! Come on, are people really buying candy for a holiday that is still eight weeks away?

All I know is that, around here, candy wouldn’t last that long. In fact, I generally don’t buy Halloween candy until sometime between October 29th and 31st; I’m a bit of a procrastinator, though.

When do you start stocking up for the holiday?

Isn’t it odd how…

Thoughtfully penned on October 30th, 2007 and generally concerning Fall Festivities, Sidetrack'd, Things that make you say "what?!"

I might have mentioned that it rained here every day last week. Not just scattered showers, but cold rain all day long. Little and I were longing for a dry moment to play outside by the time Friday afternoon came along.

Every day last week I felt like we needed to do something to get out of the house. Monday we ran errands and had a doctor appointment; Tuesday we went to the mall with a friend; Wednesday we went to Bible Study Fellowship; Thursday we had a play date at a friend’s house; and Friday we went to Target and the mall (to return some things) just to get out of the house, not because we really needed to.

So today it is a beautiful sunny day with a temperature of 61 currently and headed toward the low 70s. And what have we done?

I’m still in my pajamas at 12:20. Go figure.

A random thought

Thoughtfully penned on August 17th, 2007 and generally concerning Sidetrack'd, Things that make you say "what?!"

I find it disturbing on some level that a carton of milk contains the following label:

Allergy Information: Contains Milk

I guess the large letters M-I-L-K on the front just aren’t enough for some people.

All I can say is “huh?”

Thoughtfully penned on August 2nd, 2007 and generally concerning Sidetrack'd, Things that make you say "what?!"

I live in suburbia. Not on the outskirts of town, but right in the middle of an established residential area. Knowing this, you might imagine my surprise this morning in seeing a dead deer on a neighborhood street about a half mile from my home. As Little and I strolled down the sidewalk on our morning walk, I looked over and saw a good size deer laying feet up on the side of the road!

You might ask if I’m sure it was real to which I would reply, “Yes, complete with swarming flies and a stench that can only be associated with rotting animal flesh.”

How did it get there? I’ll probably never know.