Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's here! It's here!

Merry Samhain and Happy Hallowe'en!

Hallowe'en 2011 at our house.

Come stop by the meat shop, we're "dying" to have you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tricky Tuesday

It's Devil's Night again and I can't believe it's been a year since this post. So much has changed and rearranged since last year. The Samhain tomorrow.

Today has been another lazy day, which should have been a finish chores and decorate day. But it didn't happen. Decided that tickle attacks, movies, and sleeping was the way to go in our home today. Grandpa Cullen however was busy braving the wind and cold to decorate our front yard. It looks fantastically spooky now. Tomorrow is going to be scary fun. 

Not much else to update on over here. My season with Party City is drawing to a close and I won't find out until maybe Thursday if I get to stay on as a permanent employee. All my fingers crossed for that. And I sent in my final paperwork to hopefully start at Georgia State University come spring to finish up my BFA. This is a pretty big step since I haven't been in school since I was about five months pregnant. And up to that point, i had attended a university in a small town. So going to school in the city is a bit terrifying. 

But, onto apple carving and watching "The Crow" until Daniel gets off of work. Happy Haunts, my friends. :)

(apple image from WeHeartIt)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scary Sunday

How's your October been? Anyone ready for All Hallow's Eve yet? 

Sorry for being so quiet over here lately. There has been little access to the internet at home and I have been smiling pretty for the belated costume shoppers and decorators at Party City. Work isn't bad (I do love my job and hope they keep me post season), but it has introduced me to more reasons why I am so misanthropic some days. Nevertheless, it is just another chance to practice keeping my forked tongue to myself and learn to let things go. 
Meanwhile, Owlfish is getting bigger everyday. She has learned the concept of "No", including shaking her head "no" at almost anything and anyone. We are also starting the weaning process to try and get her off of formula. She has added more milk and juice to her diet. Daniel and I are looking forward to Hallowe'en with the Owlfish, especially as it will be Daniel's first Hallowe'en with us. Hoping to make her one of these for the night of trick'o'treating.
But for tomorrow, it's off to the pumpkin patch we go.

P.S. Not to pimp them out or anything, but you should definitely check out "The Devil's Carnival" from the creators and twisted minds behind "REPO! The Genetic Opera". We are absolute HUGE fans of these artists and all they do.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Black flame candles

Hello Spooky Saturday. 
Overwhelming is the word to describe it. Owlfish cut another bottom tooth today and she was not a happy camper at all. That coupled with myself finally cleaning bedrooms and battling a small fever, I think I bit off more than I could chew. But the cleaning has to happen; I really need to let go of things I don't need or have space for. It is a sad process, but I know I'll feel better in the end. 

Tonight, however, it's Hocus Pocus. Growing up with this movie was always a staple on my Halloween celebration. It's a pity Owlfish is in bed, I wanted to watch this movie with her. I think a trip to the five dollar bin is in store come pay day.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's time!

( Art by the wonderful Abigail Larson ) 

Tonight begins 13 nights until Hallowe'en and the Samhain.

Gather ye ghouls and goblins.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


As an early "month-aversary" surprise to Daniel (we celebrate 10 months together tomorrow), I took him and Owlfish up too Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay, GA for a day of apple picking and adventuring. We met with a few of the local lolita community while there since they were having a meetup that day as well. Perfect excuse to dress kinda fancy. It was definitely colder than I expected it to be, so Owlfish got to wear a new jacket she received at her birthday celebration. 
Meanwhile, I forgot to wear tights. My legs did not appreciate it.
But Abbie was very curious about the orchard, wanting to touch every tree and hold anything she could reach, including my Holga camera. I want to post some of my pictures here as soon as they are developed. As for Daniel, I think he had a great time today as well and the drive to the mountains was incredible the whole way. The leaves are starting to change and the overcast day screamed 'Autumn". Maybe I should consider a move to Ellijay... :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Happy 10/11/12 Day. 
We've been doing a lot of this picture today. Been a very lounge around in pajamas and watch movies/nap kind of day. How was your day?

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Owlfish

It's been one year since you arrived on this earth and what a year. So much has happened since that Friday afternoon when they brought you to me while the radio played "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. And you are just as beautiful and bright-eyed as ever.  You have changed my life and mind in so many ways, I don't know if I could ever tell you what good you have brought to my life. It's been hard being a single mom, but your accomplishments, steps, and that little infectious laugh have made it all worthwhile. I can't wait to continue to watch you grow and become ever more amazing. I love you so much it hurts. 
Happy 1st birthday baby girl!
Love, Mamma

It's hard to believe you're already a year old, but every day with you and your mom is like a new adventure. In the time I've been a part of both your lives, I've learned so much about life and love and even myself. Watching you grow really is an amazing thing. Even today you were walking around at the party like you've been doing it for a whole year already. I'm really proud of you and hope to remain a part of your life for a very long time. Happy birthday kiddo!
Love, Daniel

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Measure a year

This past week has been a bittersweet blur. These days leading up to tomorrow have been emotional. Still trying to process how a year went by so fast and seeing how much Owlfish has grown. It's been a roller coaster, but it's one I wouldn't give up for the world. Less than two hours left until my baby will be one year.
And I'm thankful for it all.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Just for you

(Owlfish last year on Halloween)

A candy corn "blast from the past" to brighten your day!

Monday, October 01, 2012


It's finally here, my favorite month of the year. Even though the Mabon has already come and gone, today is what really feels like Autumn has started. Leaves are changing colors, harvest is starting, Hallowe'en...and most importantly, in six days, Owlfish will turn one. A year gone so quickly, it's strange. I know I said this yesterday, but as a still new mom, everyday is becoming much more precious as time slips on. She's growing so quickly and there is no pause button. It's scary, but I love every second.

Today, there was rain and lots of it. Spent most of the day indoors not doing much. I don't mind the rain at all, it's healing. But I wish I could have taken a walk with Abbie today, since it was just the two of us today. It's been a while since that. Daniel had work and was also beginning his new job today. We both got new jobs around the same time and I am proud of the two of us for accomplishing that. And slowly but surely, I'm starting to find a comfortable stability in my day-to-day life. Breathe.