I completely forgot to do a Day Book today so I figured that since it's Halloween, I should do a Night Book!
Outside my window... it's dark since it's 9:30 p.m. Everything is quiet, I don't think any trick or treaters walked down our street at all.
I am thinking... that I'm going to pick up my Kindle and read a little before falling asleep.
I am thankful for... not having to celebrate Halloween. I didn't grow up with it and only did it for the kids when they were little. And I did go all out and made sure we celebrated with loads of Halloween-related activities leading to the day, going Trick or Treating, handing out candy that had to include bloody eye-ball gumballs, gummy body parts and all that good stuff. But now that the kids are grown (and my 14-year old lost interest years ago!), I have told everyone that I wasn't going to celebrate anymore and everyone is OK with it. What a relief!
From the learning rooms... my daughter didn't have class today so she stayed at her dad's. She is skipping class tomorrow to attend her Grand Floridian Resort training. Apparently they only provide it on Tuesdays so she talked to her college instructor about it. Youngest son is working on a school project that involves posterboard. I'm glad that I had some in stock! I think he has a Future Business Leaders of America club meeting later on this week. Middle Son came to visit and shared that he will be moving in back with his dad when his lease ends at the end of December, at least for a semester, so he can save money. He still hasn't decided if he will continue his studies past his 2-year degree. He has a photographer assistant gig on Wednesday in Volusia County for the New York-based photographer for whom he is a retouching intern. By the way, that photographer has started paying him a little for his work. Only $10/hr but it's better than nothing. He said he was working about 10 hours a week for him right now. He's talking about possibly going to spend a month in NYC next year at some point to see if he can make some contacts.
From the kitchen... I made Zuppa toscana and homemade rolls for dinner tonight. I also made Coriander Carrot soup for my lunch (and the rest of the week), Grape Nuts for Greg, and baked some Halloween-ish sugar cookies for my sons.
I am wearing... my PJs!
I am creating... a plan for new themes for my days... I realized today that I'm much more likely to get something accomplished, whether I feel like it or not, if I have declared that today was "X Day". For instance, I'm much more likely to clean and do housewife-like things on Mondays because for me Monday = Domestic Monday. So I'm going to assign themes for each of the other days to see if it helps me weed through some projects that I really need to work on. Stay tuned...
I am going... to read a library book on my Kindle as soon as I'm done typing this. But first, I'll corral the kittens and take them upstairs to
I am reading... "Zero World" by Jason M. Hough
I am hoping... that I can get my son in to the dermatologist's office soon. Greg noticed that he has renewed acne on his back and he is right!
I am hearing... The Sorcerer's Apprentice playing on KUSC and the kittens charging through the living room, chasing one another...
Around the house... the kittens are busy chasing each other through my laundry baskets, on the bookshelves... trying to climb the drapes. They're a little crazed right now.
One of my favorite things... the cat tunnel I bought the kittens and cats has been a source of much entertainment for them, and for us!
A few plans for the rest of the week... Greg is working from home tomorrow. I want to try to work in the garden some and I might do some grocery shopping too we'll see. Errands on Wednesday. Nothing else planned on my calendar for the rest of the week so we'll see what happens.
Here is the picture I am sharing... I didn't decorate for Halloween but Nature did its own thing!