OK, I’m not Jane Curtain, but this is almost as exciting and I will never call you an ignorant slut (unless you deserve it).
I can’t wait to get out and take pictures of the garden tomorrow. I’m amazed at how much and how quickly things are growing out there! We FINALLY got some cooler weather (it’s a bitter 58 outside right now – compared to the midnight temp of 85 on Wednesday night!) and it seems to have perked up the garden.
In the meantime, it quickly became apparent that I am incapable of building a telegraph machine a al the Great Civil War Projects book. Fortunately, Dan was interested and he stepped in to help. Today Mike and Andy spent a fair bit of the morning perfecting things. We need more wire, but we can now send Morse code to someone in the next chair. It’s pretty cool actually.
I had the boys dig out the Halloween decorations this afternoon. I spent this evening taping together my favorite Halloween book. I think we’ve had it since Dan’s first Halloween. Everyone still gets excited when we take it out. It’s a pop-up book that folds out into a kind of house – it’s so much fun.
I made sure to decorate my computer desk to keep me in the spirit – I love my ghost, light-up pumpkin. Hanging above my screen (no picture, but stay tuned) is my beloved sock-monkey ghost. It’s just the most ridiculous thing ever. Makes me happy.
Zombie-Tim-thing update. Mike and Tim went out last night to shop for queen-sized panty hose. Yes, Mike was delighted and surprised. Here are some pictures of my laundry table. :::sniff::: It’s become the alien autopsy table or something. I’m afraid to go out there alone – y’all should be amazed and impressed by these pictures. It’s not done yet … I am dreading whatever Step Three is . . .
In other news, the three older boys spent the evening at the girl-that-is-a-friend’s house. It’s her birthday and she had a party. Ian made her eclairs as a gift. Yes, you can actually make eclairs – who knew? They were amazing – we taste-tested for Ian. I’m not a fan of coffee, but these had a coffee based cream/butter filling, fluffy dough around it and dark, bittersweet chocolate on top. OH MY. I’m now up waiting for the boys to arrive home safely – I hate that friend-that-is-a-girl lives so far away. No pictures of the eclairs – ummm … we ate them too fast. Trust me, though, they were beautiful.
That’s about it for this post. We’re enjoying wearing clothing with sleeves and long legs and being our weird selves this weekend. (It feels normal to me, but I don’t think a lot of people spend their time this way.)
Oh wait!!!! I got a new mop. I love it! Not only is it pink, it’s washable and it works. I’ve been wrestling with my old mop for months. I’d forgotten how essentially quick and easy mopping the floors can be. (Once again, I’m asking someone, anyone to send me a life!)