Oh, wow. November 1st already? When did that happen?
I’ve gotta go to the bathroom, so this entry might be cut short.
We’ve had some company this past week–things have been busy.
The Wildlife Refuge thing was AMAZING. I can’t wait to go back–there’s not enough time in one day to cover all there is to see and do. Everytime we turned around we saw cool animals. Cheyenne and Caleb were like mountain goats, boulder-hopping and rock-climbing…it was just so flippin’ splendid being outdoors on a beautiful day…
And then the cold came. The bitter cold.
Of course we would expect nothing less on Halloween, when our children are wanting to dress up in costumes often not well suited for the extreme cold weather. But we managed. Cheyenne went as a dead-cheerleader-thing, and Mia did indeed, at the last moment, put on her bumble bee costume. Caleb took the girls into town, and I stayed at the house and waited…and waited…and waited for trick-or-treaters. We did get 2 groups–for a total of 4 kids…eventually. Luckily, I didn’t waste money on candy and instead bought granola bars–that way I wouldn’t have to eat 3 full bags of Kit-Kats…it worked out well.
Halloween’s not really my favorite holiday. I can’t get into it. Mia’s scared of it. And Cheyenne is, unfortunately, fast getting to the age where Halloween just gives girls an excuse to dress like whores. So, I’m really looking foward to Christmas…the one time out of the year where I get to go shopping, without the girl, for proper 10-year-old attire.
Today it really hit me that Christmas is quite close, and I couldn’t be more excited. My husband rolls his eyes, but I just adore…what I really love is…I’m more than a little obsessed with…ornaments. Sparkly ones. Bright, colorful ones. Shiny ones. There is nothing on this earth, not even shoes (sorry Barnyardmama), that I go crazy for more than ornaments. I sweat…tears come to my eyes, seriously, when I walk through a stores Christmas section for the first time…my heart beats. I can’t think of anything more wonderful…okay, maybe a few certain pairs of shoes. Does anyone else have this addiction, this unnatural need for sparkly Christmas decorations?
On the baby-making front…not so much. It’s an on-going process, only to be perfected over time…a lot of time. Perhaps we should try 2 bottles of wine and 1 Angelina Jolie movie. It worked about 3 years ago. Somehow I don’t think it will be quite that easy…sharing a bed with dogs and babies kind of throws a kink in our plans…ha! Kink! Get it? No? Oy…okay.
Our digital camera quit working on us, so we’ve been going nuts with those handy disposable box cameras…so far we have filled up about 3, lost about 2, and have plans to take 1 to the store tomorrow to be developed. Heaven only knows what kind of pictures we’ll get back–whatever the roll turns out to be of, it’ll be posted for all to see…as soon as I get them all scanned in–you know, the old fashioned way. Fun stuff.
I can’t hold it any longer. Hope you all had a great Halloween and an even better November 1st. Happy Birthday to Jan and my Oma…Love you guys.