Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory!

The Redskins crushed the Eagles last night in a 20-12 win! The second win in a row for us! Woo hoo! I missed the second half of the game because I was snoring in bed. Monday night games are tough for a mommy that has to get up early, ya know? :)

I was startled awake this morning at 5:30am by a shrill scream coming from Sydney's room. I'm sure other moms, probably Tib, had already done three loads of laundry, walked the dog and started breakfast by that early hour, but NOT ME! I crossed the hall trying not to run into any door jams along the way. When I made it to her, she was sobbing. I tried to pick her up and cuddle her, but she wasn't having it. NOPE! She wanted DADDY. Make ME cry why don't you? So, getting her to go back to sleep for a half hour took a little longer than it probably would have taken Marc. Nonetheless, I did it successfully.

I headed back to my bed as quickly as possible and rolled back into my "snuggle zone." I had no sooner closed my eyes when Sydney's activity table started singing the ABCs over and over. No one had touched it. Now, I really hate stuff like that, mainly because it is preventing me from sleep. I had to get up and touch another button on the table to make it stop. I was annoyed, but it really made me think about Halloween and ghosts. I cannot help but wonder sometimes if Mr. Colby is hanging around with us. He would always knock stuff with his big tail. I'd like to think so.

What about ghosts and spirits in general? Do you believe in them? Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it would be a good topic. I'm curious to know what you think.

Have a great day today!


Tiburon said...

Hooray for the 'Skins!

Rest assured the only thing that I was doing at 5:30 this morning was sleeping ;)

I am not sure if I believe in ghosts or spirits - there sure are a lot of weird things that happen that could be taken as a ghost in the room. I have never had a personal encounter with one. But I have heard some pretty compelling arguments for them. I have had some feelings that people that have passed on have their hand in my life. Or some messages from the "beyond" but I am not sure if that is a ghost or not... It will be interesting to see what others say...

Bonita said...

It would be interesting to study how Halloween got started. I figure it was primarily as a response to para-normal experiences that were beyond explanation. So many superstitions prevail even today, like the Bigfoot, or the Loch Ness monster, which are spooky. And crop circles...who does them; the solstice markers at Stonehenge and the stone slabs on Easter Island...how did they do that? I love the questions.

allie said...

Oooh! I know how Halloween started! I took an American Folklore class and we focused on Halloween for a while. It started with Samhain (kind of sounds like sowan) which is a Celtic festival. They celebrated their new year on November 1st and so on the night before (Oct 31) they had a festival during which they believed the lines were blurred between the living and dead. The harvest came into play because they were so dependent on the production of the land. There is soo soo much more that goes into it and also to how it has become what it is now but if you're interested check out this site http://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/viewPage?pageId=713 or check out this book: "Halloween and Other Festivals of Life and Death" by John Santino.

Sorry to turn your blog into a lecture Jess! I hope it is your pup sending a little hello!