Why my Child has Cold Feet

Just a little bit of background: my daughter HATES socks. She doesn’t want them anywhere near her. And, not only that, but she doesn’t want anyone else wearing socks either.

Me: Lucy, are your feet cold?
Lucy: Uh huh.
Me: Do you want to wear socks?
Lucy: No.

Then, I was smart and showed Lucy her Tigger socks.

Lucy: ON!

So, I put the socks on her feet. Commence FREAK OUT and crying.


And, that is why my child has cold feet.

New Option for Keep Food Cold

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If we are traveling home from our parents’ houses or I am driving a good ways after getting some perishable from the store, I like to use cooler bags with freezer packs to keep the food cold, especially with the hot weather we’ve been having lately here in Georgia. However, freezer packs only stay cold for a certain amount of time, and I always have to remember to bring them along. Sometimes, I forget, and we either have to see if someone has a couple we can borrow or we’re out of luck.

One thing I’d like to try is the PackIt. It might not work for bringing food home from our parents’ houses necessarily, but it would be great to have for taking a lunch to the park or some of the play places where I take Lucy. It also would be handy for when I bring perishables home from the store. I love the fact that it stays cold longer than most other lunch bags. Check out this video on PackIt.

And, one of the best parts is the fact that you can fold it up, which means it takes up much less storage space than my current lunch bags. And, right now, there is a BOGO offer going on, so you can get two PackIt lunch boxes for the price of one!

So, what do you think about this kind of lunch bag? What would you use a PackIt for, and why do you think it would be better than other lunch bags on the market?


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Last weekend, we headed up to Collegedale for alumni weekend at my alma mater, Southern Adventist University. It was the 50th anniversary of WSMC, the college radio station, which my brothers and I all worked at, and so Joe and I left Lucy with my parents and headed to the station’s new studio for a tour and skit.

I don’t really like the new studio. I liked it better when the station was part of Brock Hall rather than being detached from the college, as it is in its new location. The studio and production rooms are much smaller. But, it does have two floors now, which is nice.

On the second floor, which staff members say they plan to use for live performance, is the old studio desk from our days at WSMC. My brothers had to check it out.

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The skit was pretty funny and definitely rang true for anyone who had been in radio. Afterward, we all headed to my favorite local Mexican restaurant for dinner, which was a lot of fun.

On Sabbath, after going to church and eating lunch with my parents, Joe, Lucy and I headed back to Southern for the department open houses. It was fun to show Joe and Lucy the School of Journalism and Communication, where I spent any time that I wasn’t in the Accent office. I just wish more people had shown up. At least Lucy got to meet Dave, our resident Republican. 🙂 She also decided she’s going to be a TV news anchor when she grows up. I think she’ll be good at it.

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Before heading home, we walked up to the promenade to check out the new nursing building and had an impromptu photo shoot with Lucy. We got some super cute pictures.












My dad taught Lucy how to fist bump, which is one of her favorite things to do now.


And, since my brother and his family met us there, we got a few shots of the three cousins.




Halloween Fun

Boy, did we have a fun Halloween! I’m sure you won’t be surprised to see what Lucy dressed as.


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Yep. She was the cutest Tigger EVER. Pretty much everyone we passed oohed and aahed over here, although a few called her a tiger and one even called her Tony the Tiger. Really? Sigh.

We started our day at 3 p.m. with the annual Downtown Trick or Treating event. Lucy did AWESOME. We walked the entire downtown, and she walked most of the way herself. And, she insisted on carrying her bag herself. It was adorable.




The best part for Lucy was the bouncy house that a church set up in the plaza. The kids were limited to three minutes, and Lucy did really well coming out afterward, even though she was a little confused. When her time was up, she said, “Hop? Hop?” It was really cute.



And, of course, we had to get a family picture.


After Downtown Trick or Treat, we grabbed a quick dinner at Taco Bell and then hit the Publix shopping center for more trick or treating. Publix had a little haunted house set up, and Lucy loved it. She touched all the skeletons and thought it was great.

Then, we headed to a friend’s subdivision to let her see Lucy all dressed up and do a bit more trick or treating. By this point, Lucy was getting pretty tired, so Joe carried her most of the way.

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When we got home, Lucy had to go through her loot. She had fun pushing it around and pulling out all the lollipops (her favorite candy). She also LOVED it when Daddy threw the candy up in the air.




It was a great day, and I can’t wait until next Halloween!