Yeah, you're so going to have Vanilla Ice in your head for the rest of the day, mua-ha-ha-ha!!! For the record, I like that song. It's so perfectly cheesy . . . so perfectly 90s . . . so perfectly mockable . . . it's just . . . perfect.
So last week it looked like fall. And this week it sure feels like fall!!!! And I gotta say, it's so handy to sleep with a furnace in your bed. When your toes get cold you can just roll over and warm them up! :-) But seriously, is the whole human furnace thing a guy thing or just a Luke thing? It's so nice . . .
I'm so excited for fall. Granted, I am a little worried about discovering just how acclimated I got to Florida . . . but I've survived the last couple of days!! And the chill in the morning has reminded me just how end-of-the-yearish it is now. And you know what that means . . . holiday time!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely can't wait to dig out my Halloween decorations next week, and it's taken every ounce of willpower I have not to start blasting the Christmas carols already. My favorite season is spring, but this really is the best time of year - everybody is celebrating something. It's so much fun!!
I can't wait until it's cold enough to make hot chocolate . . . I need to get some coffee creamer so we can have homemade Stephen's. :-) And I need to get a teapot. And some honey. Because I have totally fallen in love with herbal tea! You see, year before last when Dad was on the rat poison drugs he couldn't take any regular medicine, and he got a cold. Holy craptastic, right? So Mom bought a few different kinds of herbal tea, and dad didn't like some of them, and Ashli and Shay didn't want them, so Mom sent them to me with my Christmas packages. And they turned out to be pretty good. You gotta add a little honey though - otherwise they're pretty flavorless.
Then in New Zealand last summer Luke and I bought some kiwi fruit tea. It was really good. It smelled just like a kiwi . . . yummy!!! The crazy thing is though, by itself it tasted like warm water. Add some honey though, and all of the sudden we were eating a sun-warmed kiwi. Sooooooooooooo good!! I'm glad we were able to get it through customs though - Team Jayla had some wood-bound journals they'd bought as Christmas presents for Jason's family taken away when we went to Australia. I still don't get why they weren't allowed . . . I guess I just don't understand customs well enough. Which is understandable since I've only done that whole song and dance once. Well, three times technically. But it was all in one trip. Anyway. Kiwi tea = awesome.
You know what? I think I just might get my Halloween decorations out today or tomorrow. My mother will be scandalized - "absolutely no decorations out more than a month before the holiday!" - but I'm feeling festive.
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Crazy concept? Check. Silly song? Check. Slightly annoying? Possibly. But you won't be singing Vanilla Ice anymore. :-)