Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Update and Halloween pics

Wow.  Another long absence from my blog.  So here's what happened in a nutshell... I got sick with some lung crud and was useless for about two to three weeks.  In that time, I got amazingly behind in all the administrative tasks of my life.  I mean, I was already behind to begin with!  And surprisingly, it takes a substantial amount of time and energy to blog about my life.  So, blogging while being sick wasn't an option.

I tried to be horizontal as much as possible (while being a stay at home mom).  If only I could call in sick...  And I really tried hard not to talk unless it was really necessary.  My throat felt horrible!

But, I'm all better now.  Health-wise, I mean.  But I am so behind in all my paperwork crap and making appointments, etc.

I've also developed this weird problem... I have to have the house neat and clean in order to sit down and do anything (like blog, write thank you notes, pay bills, etc.).  You can probably see where this is going...

By the time I get the house neat and clean, Cooper gets home from school at noon and he just messes it all up again.  I have to make him lunch, clean it up, feed the dog, walk the dog and then Harlie and Murphy get home. And they make an even bigger mess.  So, I never actually get to stop and do what I need to do.

I just can't focus when the house is a mess.  It drives me crazy.

Anyway, to organize my thoughts for a sec, here's what I want to blog about in the near future:

We Heart Harlie 5k (back on September 30th!)
School pictures
Where we are with the trach/sleep study
BAHA update
Richmond Half marathon
Wonder by R.J. Palacio book review
Photo slideshow

Well, let me just get Halloween done now.

First, my little project...

Take a beautiful pumpkin

and paint it black. Twice.

Then sprinkle with glittery stuff.

Then add eyes, a mouth and six very large
pipe cleaner legs.  Isn't he a cutie?!
Thanks Martha Stewart kit at Target!

Harlie got to put on her costume at school for a character parade.  Terri (her nurse) took this photo of her.  There is something about it that I love.  

Harlie, Cooper and Murphy (aka Power Rangers)

Me in my Halloween wig, and Harlie.
So, I have to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of Harlie's costume.  But she picked it last year and I bought it last year.  But it was WAY too big for her, so I talked her into being a bee, and exchanged the costumes.  This year when we took the kids to the store, she picked that darn cat costume, AGAIN!  My niece Maggie was with us at the time and said, "Well, you might as well let her get it out of her system."  Wise words from a 20-year old.  It turned out pretty cute, and she was happy, so it's all good.  

And of course, Rooney had to get in on the fun...

Harlie gave him the bag.  He's such a good pup.  Here he is again after Harlie got to him...

Okay, that's it for now.  Hopefully I'll be able to update again soon!



B-Mama said...

I'm loving the shot of Harlie from school too--she looks so pretty in it. And Rooney, my goodness. I could fall over from his cuteness. He is TOO much!!

Susan said...

Loved this post Christy. The pumpkin is very cute but what caught my eye is your beautiful wall of family photos. It's very nicely done and I'm jealous.

I'm glad you had a nice Halloween. I think it's great Harlie got to pick her own costume. It's cute. Rooney is SO cute!

I'm glad you are feeling better!

I understand about the house, I've been that way for the past several years. It feels good when your house is tidy and your mind isn't drawn to all the mess. But I think when you have kids it's impossible for it to stay that way for more than a few hours when the kids are at school. I've had an organizing project I've been intending to get to for 6 months but I always start the morning out by cleaning up and I never get to it.

Sue Mitchell said...

Adorable pic's! glad you're feeling better. I get worried when you don't post for awhile.