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Our Fridays start out with getting the girls off to school and then my son and I come home to spend some time together and play with the kitten.  Afterwards, I straighten up the apartment, clean the litter box (only thing I hate about having a cat) and start lunch.  Every Friday, Vilay comes home for lunch so I have to have it ready by noon.  

Around 8 a.m. I lay out all the winter gear in separate piles, one for each child.  The girls put on their pile with or without my help depending on how they feel that day.  I always help my son since he is still little.

Last year, it took us a good twenty minutes to do this.  We are faster this year at just around ten minutes.   

My son wears leggings like many of the boys here in the Jura.  Leggings are worn under snow pants and boys pretty much just stay in them at home.  It is easy.      

Our Emmie Cat is getting more settled in and doesn’t hide as much.  Actually, she only hides from my son who is a little overbearing!  

Poor Emmie.  

I hope this will pass as he becomes more used to a cat being in the house.  I have made a couple places for her to hide and she does use them!  Since last Sunday, she has become a part of our family and I can’t imagine not having her.  

Here is my son playing with Emmie.  She mostly sat there watching him with a look on her face that only a cat can make.  You know the one.  It is when the cat pretends that it is not interested in anything you are doing.   

But, as you can see in this photo the temptation to play was too much for her!  She stopped pretending to not be interested due to her natural urge to attack any moving object.  Don’t worry she regained her composure in no time at all and sat again watching in disinterest.

It has been in between rain and snow today.  I have learned to carry an umbrella to protect myself from the snow especially when it is big wet flakes.  

Happy Halloween!!!

I really, really, really miss trick or treating with the kids.  Halloween was always my favorite holiday.  

I have been devouring all the Halloween photos on other blogs.  It makes me feel like I am in a way watching all the great costumes come up to the door to beg for candy.  I always enjoyed handing out the candy as much as going door to door with my kids.    

Have a great Halloween weekend full of treats!!!

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  • Anne October 31, 2008, 5:41 pm

    I can send you photos of the pumpkins entered in the pumpkin decorating contest for the Cub Scouts at our school, if you’re really, really missing seeing decorated pumpkins. All the pumpkins are adorable- I’m glad I’m not judging! You’d have to tell me where to send the photos, though. My boys are going to be Darth Vadar (my 2nd grader) and a clock (my kindergartener). They’re at school now, trying to get through the morning, waiting for the afternoon class parties and then at 4pm- trick-or-treating!!!!!! The High-holy-day of all kid-dom!!!!! We’re giving out smarties.

  • Evolving October 31, 2008, 6:45 pm

    Yeah, its so weird being in a country that doesn’t do halloween!! I feel like I should be coming up with a costume at the last minute or something.

    I love living vicariously through you with your new kitten, btw!! I totally miss my babies.

    Happy Halloween!!

  • Julie November 1, 2008, 3:17 am

    Happy Halloween!

  • Linda November 2, 2008, 10:24 am

    I miss Halloween too. You should see my cat when my grandchildren visit. He has that face too. He likes it to be quite. My 2 year old cat would stand at the bottom of the stairs and yell, “Cat!” but my cat stayed hidden all day.

  • Pumpkin November 2, 2008, 12:45 pm

    I would love that. You can send them to myfrenchwindow at gmail dot com. You are so sweet!!!

    I love our kitten but the litter box is a getting old. We have to find an apartment where she can out outside to do potty. She is too cute though. Right now, she is playing inside a box. :)

    I hope you had a Happy Halloween, too!!!

    Cats are smart. The other day I couldn’t find her and since I had been putting clothes away and know cats I started opening up the chester drawers one at a time. Sure enough she was sound asleep on top of my husband’s shirts!!! I had closed the drawer with her in it and didn’t even see that she had sneaked inside.

  • Mom November 2, 2008, 5:56 pm

    I love dogs. I have a 65 pound boxer named Roxie and she loves kids. She is a great protector and wouldn’t let anything hurt a child. She loved my grandchildren and misses them. I still can call their names and Roxie will run to their bedroom and bark. I know she misses them. Tell the kids that Emmie looks like Tempest (edit by me – my cat in high school). She sure is a cute cat.

    Love you all,

    I miss you

  • Pumpkin November 3, 2008, 1:54 pm


    The kids miss Roxie too. But, they miss you more. ;)

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