have a hard time believing that it's already November? I remember this time last year, I was thinking, "Bryan will be gone this time next year." So sad. But, now it's just the opposite. By this time next year, Bryan, God willing, will be home. That's a good feeling. I thought this deployment would drag on forever. I can't believe that 9 months have already passed. At the most, we only have 5 1/2 months to go.
Halloween was great! I took my little ladybug into town to go trick-or-treating.
We made it through one large cul-de-sac, and started to turn onto the main street when, surprisingly, she announced that she was done. Wha? She said that it was cold (it was), and her bag was already full. She wanted to go home. I thought that I was going to have to drag her back to the car kicking and screaming when it was time to go. What a pleasant surprise not to have to go through that ordeal. Luka stayed at home with Nana to hand out candy to all of her 9 trick-or-treaters. It was too cold out to drag him along, and he couldn't care less about the whole process anyway. Maybe next year.
I finally finished the gingerbread house...this morning. *Note to self: Next time, start this project about 5 days prior to when I actually want to have it done. Although this was a kit from Wilton's...don't be fooled, people. Not easy. Not so easy at all. I'm fairly satisfied with how it came out. And, I definitely learned some tricks for the next time I might attempt such a project.
I took the kids to have their haircuts today. By now, Hazel is an old pro at the game. No problems there. Luka, well...that's another story. And, this picture pretty much says it all:
Leslie and I cut his hair only once before (with about the same reaction). But, this was his first time at an actual salon. I get him down from the chair, and Hazel announces, "Brother looks like a baseball." Ummmm...okay. I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean exactly. But, whatever.
So, we're starting to really get ready for the holidays now. Christmas pictures are next week. The shopping is well under way. And, I've already started on several gift projects. Someone asked me today what I wanted for Christmas. After much thought, I decided that I want this. Badly. I have been looking for a good collection of Photoshop actions. And, this one has everything that I want all rolled into one. Although, this isn't really something that one asks for as a "gift". So, rest assured, any money that I receive from relatives at Christmas will go to purchasing this download package. I would just go ahead and order it for myself. But, $125 isn't readily available in my bank account during this time of year.
Well, let's be honest. The money IS there. But, today is Poppy Ink kit day. And, I have set aside enough money to order EVERY SINGLE add-on kit. After all, this month's kits have all the new KI Memories Pop Culture line in it. I have been waiting for what seems like F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to get my hands on this stuff. So, I'm on Poppy Ink like white on rice. To that end, I'm off to relax with some t.v. and count-down the next 4 hours until the kits go up for sale. Happy November everyone!