Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stick a Fork in it!

'Mom, there are dingle-hoppers everywhere,' Hope announced to us this morning as we were all waking up. Yes, she often dresses like a blue fairy with a bad eye for shoe size. It's amazing she doesn't fall down more often but she's got quite the balance for a 3-year-old.

So I looked out the window and saw these all over our front lawn.

A literal army of little Forks.

I instantly groaned thinking Evo-man was up to his wasteful Shenanigans again, or maybe it was some of Abners friends punking our house. Teenagers can be soooo annoying.

So I went down to investigate and I found this on the door.

Afterthought: If the meaning of this yard prank flys over your head. That's o.k. I forgive you for knowing nothing about Twilight. The setting of the book is mainly centered around the town of Forks, WA (hence the forks reference.) We now return to my reaction.

It was meant for me of all people. My moan and groaning chagrin immediately departed and my school-girl giddiness took over. Wow someone cared enough to come in the middle of the night and risk stepping in Dog droppings to surprise me. Turns out around seven of my Twilight Obsessed Friends all got Fork’ed last night. So now there’s a big mystery Who-Dun-It being bounced around. I for one think it was amazingly clever and way cooler than toilet paper ever could be. I have the bestest friends Ever!
It got me thinking about Twilight again so I snuck off to the movie again this afternoon and guess what – It’s actually better the second time around. Maybe if I go again it will just keep getting better and better and better. Shhhh! Don’t tell Prince Erik.

O.K. I know you’re all sick of hearing about Twilight from me so that’s enough. I did get some other fun surprises today. Princess couldn’t wait to open this little treasure we got in the mail today from Faith of ‘Has Anyone seen my cape?’

She sent me one of her fabulous Etsy creations that I won on a contest on her blog. The surprise was not only did I get the cute Mommy and Me barrette that I picked out.

And she added the sweetest little Love barrette as a bonus.

Thank you Faith! The girls and I love them and I’ll have to get some more, soon. I'm thinking her 'Hope and Joy' barrettes are quite cute as well. Check out her shop sometime soon.

It was really my day for mail. I also received an early Christmas present from my brother Arrow and his wife. They sent me the perfect gift that I have to just totally plug –especially if you have a fire addicted pre-teen in your home. They remembered me blogging about how much I love, love, love scented candles but don’t get them anymore because matches are about as dangerous as markers around here. It’s not a risk I’m willing to make. So they sent me the next best thing.

This sweet plug-in has enough wattage in it to melt little wax cubes of delicious scent that can fill your entire home and camouflage the stinkies.

Prince Erik had it going when I got back this evening and it was the most welcoming gift to walk through the front doors and catch a whiff of ‘Vanilla Walnut’ instead of the customary ‘Smelly Diaper’ or 'Burnt Toast'.

Thank you, Thank you Bro and Family.

Last but not least – I did listen to your comments. I even fielded phone calls begging me not to take my scissors to (re-purpose) – and hack up the beautiful tablecloth I scored at the thrift store.
So it will remain a heirloom tablecloth and grace our family table as often as I can bear to leave it there – but never at mealtimes until we learn some table manners.
Such a great 'Happy Thought' Day. Thanks again to everyone who made it possible from pranksters to Faith to Arrow's family.


Faith said...

My Grammy made me a Christmas tablecloth last year. Having been a cross-stitcher for most of my life I can tell ya how much time and work goes into something like that! Glad you didn't take the scissors to it :)

I'm so happy that you like the barrettes! Yay!

Susanne said...

Nate and I saw Twilight last night and surprisingly, he liked it so much that he wants to read the books! I was shocked! I liked it okay... I think I will like it more if I see it a couple more times.

Trena Doll said...

Ah well - I still think you'd have worked wonders with the whole tablecloth-re-purposing project - You've got enough talent to preserve the best of the needlework while allowing its beauty to be useful and appreciated. Hopefully, keeping it on the table won't be too much of a temptation for the destroying angels, or a stress for you.
-Can you see how stubborn I am when I think I'm right ;)

Glad it was a good day.

Tink said...

That's totally hilarious about being "fork'd"! I love the idea and what a fun-fun idea to do to someone! Congats on your winning too and the fun gifts you got!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Explain "fork'd"! Or should I ask my teen daughter who has read the books?

Julie said...

I've seen some tableclothes with a piece of glass on top. You can still see the tablecloth, but it can't get spilled on...Just a thought if you want to enjoy it more often without the fear of getting it spilled on. When finances get better, of course.

And by keeping it a tablecloth-no one can out grow it! :)

Katrine said...

Well, not I really want to fork someone!

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh my where does one begin commenting on such a fun filled post! Your little girl is adorable in her dressup clothes.

You were forked? How fun and highschoolish. That is just hilarious! Arent friends the best!?

Arrow said...

Wait a second, Prince Erik was the one that started it up?!

Debra said...

Glad you liked the Scentsy! About the tablecloth, it does look great on your table. I like to buy the clear vinyl from the sewing dept. at Walmart. It is pretty wide and goes over the tablecloth pretty nicely. Plus it's cheap.

princessmama said...

Fork'd!! I love it LOL...

Glad to hear you liked the movie better the second time. I can't wait to see it...

Honey Mommy said...

That is SO funny!

I totally have to go Fork someone now!