It has been a busy week with this being the first week of school. I keep thinking I will post something, but just haven't gotten to it. So today I just have to post something . . . mostly pictures from when I am walking, but I couldn't leave out this great new skeleton hand I found at Michael's.
I had a fantastic week . . . it is great having all the kids back. I love this time of year!
After spending a few days in Monterey, I decided to reread Cannery Row . . . which I am enjoying so much that I decided to go on a John Steinbeck binge. I stopped in the used bookstore yesterday and picked these up for $3 - $4 each. Most of them I read years ago, but there are a couple that I am looking forward to reading for the first time. This beats a Netflix binge any day!
". . . perhaps that might be the way to write this book -
to open the page and to let the stories crawl by themselves."
This weekend brought back over 100 degree temperatures. Getting in the car and seeing the temperature read 122 degrees sort of made me want to just go back in the house, but since I really don't mind the heat . . . we did some fun shopping on Saturday (Halloween stuff is starting to show up in the stores), went to lunch, and enjoyed some reggae music.
The weekend also included some work, some silly Charlotte, and some much needed rest.
Yes, I actually bought this book to read on the way home from the coast.
Maybe I bought it for the same reason I like Halloween and cemeteries . . . whatever reason that is.
I love Monterey's history. As California's first capital and one of it's oldest settlements, there can't help but be a few ghost stories - (more than a few actually). I can't say I believe in ghosts, but ghost stories are always fun . . . and the Monterey area definitely is a perfect setting for such stories. I may have been a little more aware visiting the Point Pinos Lighthouse had I known it was said to be the home of a ghost.
I survived my first day back to work . . . getting up at 5:00 and a day full of meetings.
As much as I enjoy a break during the summer . . . I am excited about getting back to work. I may not feel the same way by the end of the week, but I should be so busy the week will be over before I know it. Besides . . . only 99 days until Thanksgiving Break!
Charlotte loves watching the Disney character make-up tutorials on YouTube.
She especially likes watching the ones for the Inside Out Characters and Mavis from Transylvania.
We have been talking about doing "Mavis make-up" . . . so yesterday we finally got around to doing it. She wanted me to follow the tutorial exactly . . . not necessarily easy with a three year old. She was really happy with how it turned out . . . and so excited that she got to use eyeliner. She wanted a black wig . . . but I convinced her that a little purple hair chalk was OK for now. Once we were finished she had to put on her "bat" dress . . . only for a few minutes and a few pictures because it was, "oh so itchy!"
It was a fun afternoon . . . I see more of this happening at our house!