This morning my house looks like a tornado just hit and my children and I have officially eaten candy for breakfast. Thank goodness we go to the dentist on Wednesday.
Last night we enjoyed a low key evening of trick-or-treating, followed by hot cider, candy gazing/eating and a movie. This year I had an 80's rocker, a hippie, Jengo Fett, Bumblebee and a darling little princess!! A princess........I can't believe it. ;)
And now for a very lengthy recap of my month.
October was quite possibly the busiest month I have ever had in my adult life. At least that I can remember. Most things on my list got done, but a few things had to take a back seat.
Here's what happened....At least that I can remember. ;)
*To start off the month we had a very serious and urgent family matter to take care of. It literally sucked up all my emotional and physical energy for one very full week. Of course, it was totally worth it and it ended up in joyous celebration for us. yay!
*A very special birthday party for my very special 8 year old son! We go all out when our children turn 8 because that's the age they get baptized. Isaac wanted a Halloween Costume Party.....therefore, we had lots of planning and preparing to do! Here's a couple pic's.
*Squeeked in a little sewing for Ava. No pic....too busy for that. :(
*Oh, my husband's side of the family had a great idea to put a cookbook together for Christmas time. We all went online and added our favorite recipes! We ended up with over 300! Here's the site we used.
*Lots of secret stuff! (That means I can't tell!) ;)
*Some sewing for new babies. Still working on that.
*Have been loving taking my homeschooled 8th grader to art lessons on Mondays. I get to wander the thrift stores and antique shops that are nearby while I wait. I do have my 2 little ones in tow, but so far it's been alright.....It feels great to get out!
*A little bit of shop stuff. Not much of that has been going on with everything else that's been going on. Did you notice I've had fabric and dress kits out?
*Halloween costumes. Oh, boy. One night my 11 year old tromped around town with me to get a combination of odds and ends. (He's such a great sport and actually fun to shop with!) We went to 11 stores!! We went to some thrift stores hoping to find a good hippie jacket. We ended up with a waffle maker and some groovy sunglasses instead.
*I got my hair cut!! finally.
*Some passing around of colds and fevers, headaches and sore throats. ick. Now the poor hubby just needs to recoup. :(
*Now mingle that with the rest of what life brings on a day-to-day basis and more of this and that and you have pure and utter......well.....I was going to say "chaos", but does that make me sound like I'm not in control of my life? Oh well. I think sometimes I'm not.
And on that note, (or those notes) I'm soooo looking forward to November being more of a recuperating month, with plans of organizing my home, having more healthy food around and preparing for the upcoming holidays. (We have a great plan I'll talk about later!!) The other day our family cleaned ALL DAY, and got folded about 20 loads of laundry. Yep, 20...okay fine, maybe more. I know, you're wondering how can my house look like a tornado just hit if we spent ALL DAY cleaning the other day. Let me clarify. The day we cleaned, we primarily focused on the upstairs....which at the moment is still in a presentable condition. The downstairs is what looks like a tornado just hit. eek.
Anyway, that's what I meant when I titled this post.......
That. WAS BUSY.
If I ignored an email or forgot about something....please forgive me. I don't mind reminders. :)
(Time to go hide some candy! shhhh.)
P.S. If you read all that, you're awesome. thanks. ;)