Perfect Halloween Costume

Does everyone else have as much problem choosing their children’s Halloween costume as I do? When they reach a certain age I feel like they don’t appreciate what Halloween once was to them.

So we stopped by our local Dollar General in search of a few craft pieces I needed to finish a project. As I turned around to go back down an aisle THIS is what I saw.

Too bad they can’t wear masks at school or I would have bought it on the spot.


School Bus Aide

I always said bus drivers were crazy. My best friend is an Elementary school bus driver. So maybe I like crazy.

After multiple issues on her bus she was able to convince the transportation director that a aide for non special educational buses was a must and that I was the person to do it. So in return, she made me crazy too.

I now am the only bus aide in our county that rides on a regular bus. We have children ages 4-11 that can cause havoc without the right kind of discipline. I am moved from bus to bus in what appears to be a babysitter/mother/teacher/referee/angry eyed woman/nurse kind of job.

There are times that I love my job and times that I just want to knock some sense into a student. I don’t know how a bus driver does everything I do as well as drives. Or how a teacher goes to school for many years knowing what they are getting themselves into.

Everyday I am thankfully reminded why I decided to only have one child!👪

Mom #winning

Every morning I go into my son’s room to wake him up. In the process his blind dog never fails to hear me and jumps up because he knows he is going outside.

This morning I silently crept into his room without the dog noticing. I woke up my son and told him that he needed to walk the dog. My son proceeded to get an attitude saying “I Know!”.

What did I do next, you ask? I “kindly” spoke up and said, “don’t forget to walk the dog” while closing the door. The dog immediately got up and came to the door of his room.

In turn instead of getting up slowly, my son had to get out of bed right then to walk the dog. Priceless.

Attitude are for the dogs!! 🐕

Week 7 UGA Predictions

The University of Georgia train hasn’t started slowing down yet. This week the Dawgs are matched up against Missouri at home.

Missouri has a record of 1-4 while #4 Georgia is still undefeated at 6-0.

The only win for the Tigers this year has been at home followed by 3 home game losses and 1 away game loss. Showing improvement during the Kentucky game last week after a week off has the Dawgs considering a tuff fight ahead of them.

Dawgs fans were overjoyed with the first win of the season against Notre Dame who they haven’t played since 1980 when Georgia won their last National Championship. Since then they have improved week after week behind quarterback Fromm.

In the last 6 years of playing against each other, Georgia hold 5 wins over Mizzou. To say the odds are in their favor would be obvious. 96% predictions on Georgia to win.

Score Predictions: UGA 34-14

7 Theories for GoT Season 7

There are many theories floating out there and now is the time to place your bets on the ones that will come to pass. Here are my top 7 theories for the current season of Game of Thrones.

1. Bran let’s the Night’s King past the Wall.

During season six, we saw the Night’s King enter the Three-Eyed Raven’s home. He was unable to do so beforehand because of a magical barrier/spell — this was broken once Bran was marked in a vision/dream. The Wall has a similar enchantment. Since Bran has traveled beyond  The Wall in the first episode of season 7 still marked, that will surely break the spell and give the Night’s King a way out of the north.  Get ready for a battle.

2. Gentry Returns

Silence has been a deafening thing when it comes to Gentry.  By mid-season he will be in Winterfell helping Jon and the others.  He knows who is father is, Robert Baratheon.  He will find out who his mother is when they meet on the battlefield in season 8.

4. Littlefinger dies

Littlefinger has told Sansa his dream; ruler of the Iron Throne with her by his side.  Now he will take steps to undermine Jon’s position as King of the North so that Sansa can be seen as the true ruler of Winterfell and the North.   This will lead Sansa herself to kill Littlefinger.

5. Nymeria Returns

Due to season 8 only lasting half a season, I predict that Arya will have need of Nymeria and her return will happen before season 7 ends.  While traveling on Kingsroad, Nymeria will remind Arya that she is a Stark and Stark’s are made for the north.  Both will then return home to Winterfell.

6. Sansa betrays Jon

Both characters have become strong leaders but don’t see eye to eye on all things.  As tensions mount and Cersei moves towards the Wall, Sansa will take matters into her own hands when Jon doesn’t take Cersei’s threats as personally causing Jon to fight two battles at the same time, Cersei and the Night’s King.

7. Jon’s true name will be revealed 

Bastards cannot inherit titles or lands.  Jon has proved by his actions that he is the true King of the North but how will he win support to finally end Cersei?  His name. He is after all a Targaryen. 
What are your Game of Thrones Season 7 predictions?

Georgia Cyclone

If you have been to Six Flags of Georgia since 1990 you have seen the first roller coaster on the right when you walk in the gate, the Georgia Cyclone.

Sadly this iconic ride will soon be over.  July 30, 2017 will be the last day to ride this wonderful ride.  

First modeled after the Coney Island Cyclone, actually a mirror image, the Georgia Cyclone has been a staple for all park goers these last 27 years.  It is the fourth oldest coaster still active at this park.    

Don’t miss your chance.

 Oh and take a can of coke for a discount on tickets to you favorite Six Flags park.

Weird Couple’s Conversations 

My husband and I very rarely enjoy a night out with just the two of us.  Our 10 year old son is on vacation with his grandparents for the month of July so I thought we would treat ourselves to a night out. And this is how I let him know of my plans.
Wife: We are going out to eat tonight.

Husband: With who? (He looks puzzled already)

Wife: With Me!  Who did you think was going?  I mean it’s not like we have many friends.

Husband: I didn’t know if you have met someone new.

Wife: Where would l meet someone new that I would like to take to dinner?

Husband: I don’t know, just out and about.

Wife: Who would I meet anyways? What, like my next husband?  

Husband: Maybe. (Now he is laughing)

Wife:  Like a vetting process?

Husband: Perhaps.
I’m not quite sure what he was thinking but the fact that after this many years we can still joke and have a good time is a blessing. Most people wouldn’t get our humor. 

Spotting the Right Twin

Don’t you hate when twins play the same part in a movie and you don’t know which one is in your favorite scene?

Let’s take a look at one famous show and see if we can spot the differences.  Read to the bottom to check and see how well you can spot the real twin.

Full House is a show that most people watched, or at least know of, from the late ’80’s to early ’90’s.  The twins in question are none other than Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  Perhaps two of the most famous twins in the world for their books, clothing line, movies and more.

Credited as one person during season one of the show, “Mary-Kate Ashley Olsen”, most people didn’t even know that Michelle Tanner was played by two actors.  

Spot the differences:

Mary-Kate is left handed while Ashley is right handed.  

Mary-Kate is normally the one who does the crazy dance.

Ashley has larger eyes that are closer together than Mary-Kate.

Look closely and you will spot a freckle under Ashley’s nose.

One characteristic of Mary-Kate’s that can be hard to spot is that she has a slightly larger head than Ashley.
Other fun facts-

  1. It is said that in season one, Mary-Kate was used more often due to the fact Ashley cried when she was put on set for a scene.
  2. Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate.
  3. They were just 9 months old when filming began for Full House.
  4. Even though they are fraternal and not identical twins, most people could not tell them apart on Full House.
  5. They are now worth $400 million (reported by Bankrate).

TEST: Besides Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin, which Olsen twin is in this picture from back in the day?

Ice: Swords in Game of Thrones

Sword Name: Ice

Material: Valerian Steel

Maker:  Valyrian Freehold

Owner: House Stark/Ned Stark/Ilyn Payne/Tywin Lannister

Pasted down from generation to generation, Ice is the great sword of House Stark.  It was the largest sword that I can find in Game of Thrones.  Intended for Brandon Stark, Ice was passed down from Rickard Stark to his second oldest son Ned Stark after his father and brother were sentenced to death by the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen.  Ned then became the Lord of Winterfell and King of the North.

We first see Ice out on a grassy hillside at the beheading of a Night’s Watchmen who abandoned his post.  Here is the first time Bran Stark sees the true meaning of being a Lord and the responsibility that can not be pushed off on someone else:  This was not the first kill made with this sword and it won’t be the last.

Later in season one, Ned is accused of betraying the King. Littlefinger betrays him in search of more power and status. King Joffrey sentences Ned to death in front of a large crowd and in a cord of irony Ser Ilyn Payne beheads him with his own sword, Ice.  Both of his daughters are there to see the beheading and sparks a fire of revenge towards the Lannister’s that will last the rest of the series.  Due to Ned’s betrayal, Ice is kept in King’s Landing dishonoring House Stark.  It is not seen again until season 4.

Tywin Lannister finally decides the fate of Ice as it is melted and reforged into two swords, later to become Oathbreaker and Widow’s Wail.  To add insult to injury, he burns the wolf pelt scabbard that Ice was kept in.

Tywin gifts the first sword to Jaime Lannister who is told that the owner no longer needed it when asked how his father came into the Valarian steel. He later gave this sword to Brienne of Tarth for protection in her search of Sansa Stark.  Brienne names the sword “Oathbreaker” to remember her promise to Catelyn Stark.

Given as a wedding present, King Joffrey, a Lannister, is the recipient of the second sword.  It is not clear if Joffrey knows the heritage of his new sword but names it “Widow’s Wail” so he “can be reminded of cutting off Ned Starks head” every time he uses it.

Oathbreaker, in season six, is now protecting Starks once again.  Once finding Sansa, Brienne lays it at her feet and swore an oath in which Sansa accepts.  Widow’s Wail has not been seen in a while and it’s location is unknown.

What is your favorite Game of Thrones sword?

Needle: Swords in Game of Thrones

Sword Name: Needle

Owner: Arya Stark

Material: Castle-forge Steel

Maker: Mikken 

Forged at Winterfell as a gift for Ayra Stark.  She was just 11 years old when her half-brother Jon Snow gave it to her right before leaving for the Wall and Night’s Watch duty.

Jon wanted something to fit Arya’s stature and designed a thin, light sword.  Arya had never wanted to be a “lady” and was even the one to name her sword.

“Sansa can keep her sewing needles, I’ve got a needle of my own.” [1]

It is at King’s Landing where Arya learns to “water dance”, a series of quick steps and jabbing with the sword, much like fencing.  Her teacher, Syrio Forel, is a master swordsman from the isles of Braavos.

Arya’s first kill come when she and Sansa are leaving King’s Landing in haste after her father’s arrest.  After stumbling across the ransacked carriage, Arya starts to dig in her trunk for Needle when a stable boy grabs her and in the struggle the blade accidentally runs him through.  Startled, Arya runs.

Finding herself watching her father’s beheading, Arya starts to draw Needle from its sleath but she is headed off by a knight’s watch recruiter, Yoren.  Yoren then pretends she is a boy named “Arry” to keep her safe and get her out of the city.  They keep this charade up while on the way back north to Winterfell. Here she meets Gentry, who is a blacksmith apprentice that asks her is she stole Needle noticing its is castle forged steel.  Gentry is curious when “Arry” said it was a gift.

Yoren and his men are attacked by Lannister’s men at the Riverlands.  Captives are escorted to Harrenhall after Yoren is killed.  Polliver takes Needle from Arya and  kills Lommy Greenhands by stabbing the boy through the neck.  

Arya, while with the Hound, runs into Polliver and hatches a plan to get Needle back.  He Hound doesn’t agree but when Arya makes her move he has no choice but to help her out.  He fights Polliver. Arya, having recovered Needle, kills Polliver and leaves with the Hound.

Her next kill, number 3 with Needle if you are keeping track, is Rorge whom the Hound and Arya meet on the road.  Rorge threatened Arya back when they were with Yoren and after the Hound gets his name Arya stabs him in the chest.

After that Arya hides Needle in rocks when trying to start a new life so that no one could recognize her.  She leaves Needle and will not come back for it for some time.

Arya in trouble comes back for Needle and lures the Waif to a cave/room.  She kills her in the dark after putting out a candle showing how far her skills have come.

Arya and Needle’s journey is far from over. What is next for the pair?  Could a triple threat be involved when Nameria comes back into the picture?

*This is a show summary only.