RIght now, I am...
:: marveling at the weekend of SNOW we had here. October! Weren't we just swimming? Strange days, indeed.
:: tired from all the running around we did before the snow arrived to get the yard, animals, and garden "ready" for it. We still weren't ready, but we were close.
:: laughing at the pumpkins we never carved...because my peeps were too busy happily sledding.
:: overwhelmed, just a little bit, at the sudden mountain of boots, snowpants, mittens, hats, scarves and jackets for seven at my doorstep.
:: pleasantly surprised by one little one's attempt to keep her gear together. (Favorite mittens are favorite mittens, after all.)
:: wondering, exactly what my babes will decide upon for final costumes for tonight's gathering with friends and cousins. So far, we have a Crazy Clown, a Vampire Boy, a Veterinarian, and Fireman Small. But you know, I wouldn't be surprised in the least if that changed before we leave the house tonight (excepting that vet - she's declared that her costume for life. I believe it).
:: grateful they love creating costumes from the dress up bin and their closets, with a little bit of kid-sewing too. DIY for the young. I like it.
:: hearing that the Candy Fairy is bringing some pretty great treats this way around midnight tonight in exchange for the candy left for her. It's eat-what-you-want tonight, save just a few favorites, then offer the rest to the fairy (no one's been able to resist the excitement of the Candy Fairy yet. Surprises are fun).
:: going to do my very best to resist the Nerds tonight - my one Halloween night temptation. I know, gross, right? (It takes half a box before I remember that I don't really like them.)
:: planning meals of kale, brown rice and beans for the next week. Balance in our lives, balance in our diet.
:: digging Amy's mention of the dutch baby. It's quick, tastes great and uses lots of eggs? Yes, please!
:: knitting, sewing, knitting and sewing to meet a baby shower deadline. Twins make for double the knitting and sewing, you know.
:: listening to Kate & Anna McGarrigle non-stop in my studio.
:: saying goodbye to habit. Thank for another lovely month together, ladies!
:: inspired by new projects, big and small.
:: happy to be wearing so many woolens these days.
:: delighted by my baby girl's new obsession with her tongue. Raspberries all day long every day. She thinks she's hysterical. (She is, of course.)
:: waiting for pumpkin muffins to come out of the oven.
:: being rushed out of my studio this morning for a family "crisis". Where, oh, where did those halloween bags land after last year? Hmn...
:: wishing you all a wonderful Monday, and a spectacular Halloween night!