How can it be Thursday already? It seems like when I do well posting on one blog, the other one always suffers. Sorry about that.
The most exciting thing going on in my life is that I'm on the nominating committee for middle grade fiction for the 2006 Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards (the Cybils), which you can read about here.
My sister Candice's family is coming into town tomorrow night for one of our favorite events of the year, The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Each year we go with a group of friends on a quest to find the craziest pumpkin flavored food possible. The verdicts so far? Pumpkin pizza- distgusting; pumpkin chili, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin doughnuts, and deepfried pumpkin blossoms - all delicious! This year I heard they have pumpkin cornbread which we'll have to check out to go along with our pumpkin chili (which is a must have every year). They always have the biggest pumpkin pie in the world, but this year since it's the 100th Pumpkin Show, they are making it bigger than ever. The winners have already been decided for this year's biggest pumpkin competition and you can check it out here.
I'm not a huge fan of haunted houses, but this year they have one that sounds really fun that takes place downtown in the replica of the Santa Maria. It's pirate themed!
For those of you with smaller kids, there's a Ghost Train in town designed to not be too scary and it sounds pretty fun too.