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Welcome to my blog! I write, and take photos, and use Photoshop every day. I love learning and surprises and my sweet family and being a transplanted southerner.

September Extended, Halloween, Digi, Sleepless

So, apparently September decided to extend itself several more days. It’s threatening to take over Halloween, which we really can’t let happen, because Rowen decided to be something EASY this year (Tinker Bell) and we already have her costume.

However, if it wants to delay Halloween just a bit, until I can figure out how to accomplish Ele’s request (that’d be, you guessed it, the planet Saturn), that would be fine.

How does a kid who is four want to be A PLANET for Halloween? Not an astronaut, (he didn’t want to be an astronaut last year, but we convinced him), he wants to be the planet. And of course he wants to be the ringed one. Thoughts?

Also, it’s 3:30 in the morning. TypeWriter 2 is keeping me up late these days. It’s tougher than I thought it would be in my head, getting it together enough to teach a class and live my life right now. There’s just so much .. life, I guess.

  • Rowen is still loving school. Struggling a bit with getting up early and trying to adjust to how demanding a full day of kindergarten can be on a 5-year-old. And so are we.
  • Ele, is our planet guy as always, and it is so much fun to hang out with him when Rowen is at school. Something neither of us have ever had before. 
  • Struggling getting my sleeping back in order - maybe after being in Utah for a week? Maybe after being sick? Maybe after having Liv here, who does not need sleep, only coffee? Who knows? But I am certainly wider awake right now than I will be at 9 a.m., which is fine if I were a moth. As a mother, though, not so much.

Oh, and by the way, I am going to be teaching an introduction to digital scrapbooking class locally (I get asked this all the time), at the Family History Conference on Saturday morning, at the Apex NC LDS Stake Center.

You don’t need to register, just arrive (it’s free), and you’ll get three different family history related classes between 9-noon. I think it’ll be fun to talk about digital scrapbooking with an emphasis on the history part of family history. :)

Also, I think we might be winning the battle against the sickness AND the fleas of September. Cautiously optimistic. And thanks to Terminix, we got to spend 5 quality hours away from home yesterday, mainly shopping, while our house was treated. Just what I needed right now, right? But actually, it kind of was. And got some super cute pillows from Restoration Hardware. :)

Now if I can only get to sleep before 4 a.m., I might have a shot at some daylight hours tomorrow without feeling like I’ve been hit by a large vehicle. Wish me luck!

Chicken soup.

Goodbye, Hello.