30 October 2008

not yet

I know you're hoping this is pictures of this year's costumes, but would you believe I'm not done yet!? I'm making myself crazy not being done! But I'll tell you a few things that have been going on: (this is always what happens at deadline time. avoid the project.)

1. Instead of making those pumpkin whoopie pies (which I still want to make) I made some monster cupcakes (a la Martha Stewart) for a Boy Scout fundraiser.

2. We have grass! And sprinklers! (and 2 lovely maple trees dropping yellow leaves all over.) More pictures soon.

3. Sam had strep yesterday and was such a pleasant little guy. I hate to say that my kids are very well behaved when they're sick and very nice to be around.

4. Pumpkins have been carved. (Ginny, I thought maybe I should make a tradition of throwing them off the roof every year, what do you think?) Pictures will be coming soon.

5. I've been so busy I didn't even get to watch the season premier of 30 Rock (and I probably won't get to until Saturday or Sunday.)

6. It's no fun playing Settlers when you're far behind everyone else, and everyone's blocked your roads, and wheat and ore are scarce, and you're playing with your husband. No fun.

7. I bet you didn't know that I signed up for an Etsy shop but have not listed anything in it. I was trying to work out a little banner, but it was taking too long and I had to work on Halloween. We'll see if I ever get it up and running. (That's why I made the bags - which are $14 in the consignment shop down the street. If you want them I'll make you a deal).

8. I was so excited to get all my Christmas shopping (and gift-making) done before Thanksgiving. It actually almost got done before October. But then costumes started and I put it off. I'm crossing my fingers for the next 3 weeks. (I really am mostly done with shopping and I have a few quick sewing projects to do.)

9. The weather here has been so great. Between 60 and 70 mostly (my ideal climate) with all the leaves changing. I'm afraid it can't last. Soon it will be all white and cold. (Hopefully white and not brown.)

10. I've been getting bad headaches lately. When I looked up what may cause these headaches, here's the list they gave me: Stress, Depression and anxiety, Lack of sleep or changes in sleep routine, Skipping meals, Poor posture, Working in awkward positions or holding one position for a long time, Lack of physical activity. Overuse of headache medication. I have every single one of these. (Except overuse of headache meds, which I only do sometimes.) Which one should I try to eliminate first? I need to get into a yoga class. Shouldn't that take care of all of them?

11. I need a good book. Any suggestions? Something with not too much thinking required.

I'm sure I could go on, but I'm not so sure you could. Hopefully there will be a slew of posts tomorrow or Saturday.


Heidi said...


I have a one day guest pass to 24 Hour Fitness if you want to try a Yoga class. They'll watch your kids for $3/each if you're interested.

Do you drink a lot of caffeine? If not, drinking caffeine can help eliminate your headache (but if your body is already used to it, it might not work).

I've driven by and seen your yard from the car, it looks awesome.

I'm excited to see the costume creations!!

Jan said...

You sound busy, Miss! Have you read The Host by Stephanie Meyers? That would be my good book suggestion. It is totally original and I really loved it.

Also, I know that excersize is supposed to alleviate depression, stress and anxiety. Probably would help you sleep, too. So yoga sounds like a good idea to me.

Jamie said...

I like the green cupcake.

Ella Enchanted the book is a fast, non thinking, funny read. As I've said before, its nothing like the movie, so I'm sure you'll love it.

ginny said...

Ugh, while the "me" of ten years ago would wholly support the pumpkin-throwing tradition, I have gotten way too practical in my old age. You've done too much work on your house and yard to risk trashing it with rotting pumpkins, the seeds of which you will be finding for years. But it's a nice thought and I'm sure your boys would enjoy it.

Peruchos said...

I think Ella Enchanted is great, too...great idea, Jamie! I hope your headache's go away soon! Drink lots of water, that might help.

Liz said...

Leigh-Your blog is so fun!! As for all the stress relievers other people mentioned . . . how about eating all those yummy cupcakes? That would definitely make me feel better!!