Barelas Babe's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

Halloween Chickens

In an effort to keep the scary Barelas chickens from pecking my jack-o-lantern to pieces, I'm feeding them pumpkin rinds and seeds. We'll see if it works.

Added by Barelas Babe on October 31, 2009 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Halloween Costumes

All around Albuquerque, parents who are missing the Martha Stewart gene are panicking. Me? I’m grateful that those years are mostly behind me, and that my contributions these days are limited to hemming, driving teens to thrift stores and fabric stores, and identifying where things are stored in the attic. (The latter is the most challenging task by far).



That’s right. It is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes, if you haven’t… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mother

Figuring out what to write about this week was tough. I could have written about Albuquerque’s new mayor-elect or about hot button H1N1 bioethics issues. I had actually retrieved my notes on RJ Berry and was sketching out an outline when I dropped everything for a completely different topic. Both those other issues are close to home, but I’m even more fixated on this new one: fire safety.



Why? Because I’m a mother before I’m a citizen of… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

The Ants Stop Marching One By One

It is that time of year again. Signs that fall has arrived are rampant: hot air balloons a-soaring, green chile a-roasting, politicians a-yammering campaigning, and ants disappearing.



For years we've waged a multi-generational war on our property. It isn’t the usual exterminator/home owner battle, though. We’re more sophisticated than that – we're established some subtlety in staking out our philosophic positions of what I'll call,… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 5, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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