Charlotte and I painted pumpkins one day last week.
She actually was in sort of a bad mood . . . so I just got out some paint and a few little pumpkins that I had bought and it wasn't long before she sat down next to me at the table . . . it took awhile for her to talk to me and for her to smile, but painting pumpkins eventually turned her mood around.
Sometimes simple fun is just what a person needs.
I glittered these four little spiders . . . because they looked way too real when they were simply black. They were in an envelope in my purse (because it's October and it makes sense to have an envelope of spiders in my purse) . . . I had forgotten what was in the envelope . . . and did I ever jump when I opened the envelope. Then I laughed and had to go hand the envelope to Richard. He jumped half way out of his chair . . . and said I wasn't right. But hey - it's October!
Spiders are definitely not something I like - but glitter makes everything better. . . even spiders!
Lily had her first visit to the orthodontist . . . look who she met there!
This is what he looked like 35 years ago when I met him. I look at this picture and can see both of our sons. His sister shared this picture on Facebook today . . . were we really that young when we met and has it really been 35 years?
Today he turns 60. I think sometimes I look at him and still see this guy . . .
. . . maybe that's a good thing and maybe that's why we have made it 35 years.
I am tearing my house apart . . . painting, organizing, throwing out, and redecorating. I am full of energy and ideas, although sometimes by body tells me to stop and rest . . . so I listen because it really is better if I do. So it is taking a little longer than I would like . . .
I am enjoying the process, but not the mess. Although the mess keeps me motivated.
By this time I usually have all my Halloween decorations up, I am not sure if that is going to happen this year. But it's me . . . and it's October . . . so I have to at least have a skeleton or two hanging around. I pulled out one of my big skeletons the other night and Charlotte's reaction was . . . "Grandma, we have to take a picture." . . . so of course we had to. There is always time for silly pictures and shadow peace signs with Lily, and watching baseball games. The National Anthem is always better with a unicorn and a pirate hat . . . don't you agree!