Last weekend we went to the Georgia/MSU and met up with some of my nieces and nephews. The night we got there they were having “Bulldog Bash.” Bulldog Bash is a big street party with live bands. They had the street blocked off, so we couldn’t get to Bulldog Deli to eat. We decided to walk from Mom’s hotel to the deli. We had to go through hoards of college students on our way. My kids were completely wide-eyed. We had to walk through a street where some of the students live in rental houses. Clara asked me it they were sorority houses, I assured her no. We got in the restaurant and by the time we got through eating the party was a little more hardy. Rob even grabbed my hand. I saw my old narcoleptic, alcoholic, photography teacher in the street. He looks like Ruperstilkin with a long gray beard. When we got back to our car we decided to set up our tent for the tailgate. Once we got it up partially we realized it was slightly broken from All Star season. I think it might have been the redneck kid who was hanging from one of the poles. One thing we didn’t think about was all the drunk college students who would be walking by our wounded tent. Let’s just say they kicked it while it was down. The picture below tells the full story. It was so much fun and loved watching the MSU Bulldogs win one!!
Brian and I had a very relaxing get away this week . We went to San Destin for Wednesday and Thursday night. I loved being lazy and doing some shopping. On Saturday Rob was at a friend’s and Lewis and Brian went to the MSU game. Clara and I went out on a quest for Halloween decorations. Clara said that all we had were pumpkins and she wanted scary. We searched on the internet for some outside ideas. We decided to make a huge spider from piping insulating foam and shelf liner. The cut the long foam tubes in half and then attached them to a ball of chicken wire. Then we covered it with black shelf liner. We added a little red ribbon for the eyes. We hung it in the tree in the front yard. The made three little ghosts from wooden dowels and white fabric. Then Clara traced out a huge witch on a blue piece of insulation and we painted it black. Then Brian put it up in our front window. It was very fun and I got several of the neighborhood boys to help. They were helping willingly so I rewarded them with fresh-baked cookies. It was a neighborhood accomplishment. The boys had to work to get the wooden dowels in the ground, our ground is so hard!!! While we were out there working we kept smelling something dead. I have issued a $10 reward for anyone locating the source of the smell. I personally think it is a mice haunting me from the dead. Just my luck, we even got our neighbor’s dog and he couldn’t find it.