Entries from October 2010

30 Kids, 4 Gallons, 9 Stitches

Date October 31, 2010

Dublin aggressively avoids trick or treating on Halloween and, instead, designates a non-weekend evening near Halloween as Beggars’ Night. This year, it was Thursday, October 28th. As we’ve done over the past couple of years, the ‘hood (and various other friends who are not in trick-or-treat-friendly neighborhoods) have gathered at our house for pizza to [...]

So, About That Second Dog

Date October 25, 2010

It was just over a month ago that I reported that we were “temporarily” housing a second dog. As was predicted in that post, Fia — as she has now been dubbed — is now a permanent resident. She is an extremely sweet pooch, but so extremely affectionate as to be somewhat high maintenance. And, [...]

Carson’s Birthday — A Late, Yet Early, Post

Date October 24, 2010

Carson’s birthday is in late November, which is second only to being within 3 days of Christmas when it comes to ugly timing for a kid’s birthday party. For the past few years, his birthday party has been small (although last year was an overnight trip to an indoor water park with two of his [...]

We’ll Be Back Soon…

Date October 21, 2010

“Why has all been quiet on the Wilsons’ blog?” you’ve been asking yourself. “Every morning, I jump out of bed and race over to check for another update…and it’s been nothing for almost two weeks!” We hit something of a perfect storm. For starters, I was out of town Monday-Wednesday for two weeks in a row for [...]

Conversations with Mom

Date October 10, 2010

I jotted down a few reminders to myself regarding recent conversations that I have had with Benton, who is now 11 years old.  They went like this: One day about 2 weeks ago, after I had spent most of the day cleaning, Benton came home from school.  As soon as he walked in the door, [...]