I half-decided that I'd like to get a Cities 97 sampler CD this year since I legitimately listen to most of the artists on this year's sampler, but I wasn't willing to wait in line (in the 19 degree weather!) for one, so I just told myself that I'd swing by "my" Target in Roseville on my way into work and see if I happened to get one. I was, of course, running late this morning (more so than normal), but stopped anyway only to be told that they had JUST sold the last one! Dang! So, I thought, "oh well," and went into work. Meanwhile, I set up my ELISA and worked on cleaning the ice out of the -80 freezer rubber seals (yes, this is what I spend my days doing...) and headed back up to my office. I checked the #sampler23 updates on twitter only to see that the Northeast Target hadn't reported in as being sold out yet. I debated for about 2 minutes, threw on my coat, grabbed my wallet and was out the door. (Dave, if you're reading this, just remember that I had started my experiments for the day first!) :) In about 30 minutes I had ran to the Quarry, found a large stack of samplers left, was handed 2 of them (the limit per customer) from the guy in front of me who told me that he figured I was coming for them since I was the only other one walking with purpose (loudly, heels clinking...), grabbed the Glee Christmas CD for $5 (with a Target promo coupon - nice idea by them), and was back in my office. Now I'm listening to the splendid music as I attempt to refocus and actually get back to work. Awesome. And worth every crazy minute.
I wish I could grab a photo with my real camera, but here's a quick look at Jonas enjoying the beautiful sunshine today, surrounded by golden leaves (from behind my closed patio door, which, if I open, will immediately ruin the picture!).
Carving pumpkins with Grandma B! Mia wasn't excited about
putting her hand into the pumpkin, but did help daddy design his
jack-o-lantern, and then helped Grandma out by scooping the 'guts' back
into her pumpkin!
Here are some pictures of our little Minnie Mouse! She looked pretty
cute, if I do say so myself!
Say "cheese!" Phony smiles already!
We took her trick-or-treating for the first time with our friends, Sara
and Rob, and their two little ones. Lucky for Mia, Tommy is 3 and was
really into ringing the doorbell and saying "trick or treat!" She
backed away a couple of times, but once she realized she was getting
candy, she was all in!