One month

That’s how long its been since I posted to my blog.

Holy shit.  Time flies.

Part of me feels like I need to apologize for such a long absence, but the other part of me realizes that my life demands that I be present and in the moment.  My family and my other responsibilities don’t always accommodate the time I need to put together a decent blog post.  We’re all busy and we all prioritize differently.  So instead of apologies, I’ll just say, HELLO WORLD!  I’ve missed you!

21 kidsThe past month has been a whirlwind of activity.  I’ve resumed my volunteer work as the garden docent for my son’s Kindergarten class.  I was also suckered into being the room mom for his class as well, so now between the school garden and working in the classroom to help his teacher, it’s like I have an almost full time job.  The upside is that now I’m openly revered by twenty one small people who look at me with undeserved wonder and admiration, thrilled that I know all their names and tell them how great they are at drawing stick people and gluing pasta to construction paper.  It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.

12019874_869646123089790_8745768548767870345_n[2]A few weeks ago, Dan and I snuck off to Chicago one more time for one last wedding among my college friends.  It was beautiful and amazing.  The weather was perfect for fall and the trees were just starting to change colors.  The bride was stunning and we were all a bit better behaved than at the last wedding.  I’d like to write a full post about it but I fear that I’d really just be repeating myself from the previous wedding post.  We drink a lot, we’re super badass, we love each other, we’re friends for life.  You know the drill.

And of course, there was Halloween!  Halloween is a big deal at our house.  We love it!  This year was especially awesome because the day fell on a Saturday, so instead of the usual week night rush to get dinner done, kids jammed into their costumes and start handing out candy to the toddlers who start trick or treating before dark, we had the time to really set up and participate in the evening.  My husband decorated the driveway with strobe lights, a smoke machine, black lights, and glow in the dark cobwebs all over the garage door.  What was super badass was my costume.  I was

Yup, I looked just like her.  LOL!

Yup, I looked just like her. LOL!

Maleficent.  When the kids rounded the corner of my driveway the first thing they saw was Maleficent standing in front of a strobe light surrounded by billowing smoke and eerie glowing cobwebs.  It was so fun!  The kids loved it and so did the adults.  Some of them asked to take their picture with Maleficent, which was a little weird for me but still fun.  We also driveway party with our neighbors on Halloween, so when the kids are done trolling the neighborhood, we all hang out in the driveway and drink wine.  At around 10pm a neighbor we hadn’t met came over to introduce herself.  She said she just had to come check us out because our driveway was the talk of the neighborhood the whole night.  Seriously!  I told my husband, “Did you hear that?  We’ve got a rep.  We’re the cool kids now.”  LOL!

Anyway, it’s been a busy and fun month.  With Thanksgiving coming I know things won’t be slowing down any time soon.  I look forward to catching up on all my favorite blogs and hopefully I’ll throw together some fun stories myself to share with all of you.  It’s not like I don’t have a ton of material.  Teaching gardening to a bunch of five year olds?  There’s a mountain of hilarity in there somewhere.  😉

11 thoughts on “One month

  1. No need to Blog when you can or when you feel like. Better than announcing a complete closure because you think you’re not updating enough.

    I want to learn to garden. I mean seriously. Travelling and seeing people you know is one of the greatest feelings. I was drinking wine while I waiting for kids to come to the door. It was only about an hour and a half of action. I wonder if kids are just trick-or-treating online these days. One year I only had 2 knocks on the door!

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    • I feel stupid for even feeling like I need to explain why I haven’t posted. It’s my blog…I’ll post when I want too!!! LOL! Honestly, I volunteered to be the garden docent b/c the school district trains us to teach the kids. I go to a garden lesson, learn a bunch of cool stuff, and then I teach a new generation how to grow stuff in the dirt that is healthy and good for them. It’s a win for everyone. But it’s more difficult than I thought it would be. Gardening is not all common sense. There is actually a lot to learn, so I’m glad I’m doing it. I was drinking wine while handing out candy, so maybe that’s what made my driveway so fun! LOL. We had a good crowd this year. Did you dress up? And by the way, how’s early retirement treating you? Are you having fun? I need to read your blog to catch up on what’s been going on with you!


      • Sometimes I feel that I post too much but I guess we just write when we feel like it. Learning to grow stuff seems to be the way of the future.
        I was lame and didn’t dress up. Maybe next year I’ll dress up as a tortured hostage and see if any kids freak out at the door. A Maleficent costume seems quite fitting for Halloween!
        Early retirement makes life more interesting that’s for sure. It’s a different state of mind.

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