I am soooooooooooo ready for the time to change this weekend. It's just wrong to drive your kids to school while it's dark and the streetlights are still on. Not only that but it's super hard for me to wake up when it's so dark outside. Yesterday, John woke me up at 7:45AM. On a school day. I never sleep that late on school days. I completely slept through Will and Sarah leaving for school. I never do that either. I blame the darkness...and the rain.
I got all of our Halloween stuff put away yesterday. Halloween is one holiday that I'm usually more than ready to pack away. Will and Sarah still have one more outing that they need their costumes for (kinda weird after Halloween is over) so I didn't pack those away, nor did I pack away our pumpkins. They transition nicely into November, don't you think?
I wish I could have packed the candy away (aka thrown it all out) as well. I'm not tempted by it (unless it's Bit-o-Honey or Hot Tamales and my kids didn't get any of those), but my kids are certainly tempted by it. We're only a few days into the begging/pleading/whining for candy, but it's making me crazy. Will's 8th grade team partnered with a local dentist in a candy buy back program. Will told me he was opting out of that. Sigh.
I'm actually on my third day of no sugar. I'm joining Megan again this year and fasting from it until Thanksgiving. I'm still in the detox phase and it's hard, but I know how much better I feel when it isn't in my system so I'm persevering. Let me re-iterate what a good thing it is that no one in our neighborhood handed out Hot Tamales or Bit-o-Honey.
Confession #1: It's shameful how much I love Fantasy Football. I'm afraid I'm hopelessly addicted and know more stats about professional football players than I ever dreamed imaginable.
Confession #2: I'm about to give up on Glee. I'm two episodes behind and I'm not loving the storyline or the direction it seems to be going. They're definitely pushing "my" envelope.
Anyone else happy it's November? I think it's my favorite month that ends in "er". November is a nice change of pace between the busy months of October and December! I usually try to start our family's Thankful Chain on November 1, but yesterday I decided to change it up a bit. I'll share more about that soon.
Parenting is hard. Parenting teenagers is hard. Certain things in my little world are changing and I'm not sure I love it. It's another post for another time though. I have to let my heart catch up before I can begin to write about it.
I must get this day started. I'm going to vote, run errands, have lunch with two beautiful friends, run the crazy afternoon carpool, and hopefully find some time in between all of that to do some laundry. We'll see. I'm pretty sure the laundry will still be there tomorrow.
Peace out, peeps.