I have a love/hate relationship with the Fall.
The Fall means cooler temperatures (though living in South Florida, “cooler” is a relative term), football, comfort food, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!
My daughter had a friend sleep over this weekend and they had fun making this Halloween bark featured on the Pioneer Woman.
Recipes available here.
However, it also means school starts back up and things get so busy that I literally run into myself trying to get it all done like two ships crashing in the hallway. I have so many things on the calendar right now, that I feel like I can only look at the next thing on the list or my husband will come home to find me in fetal position sucking my thumb.
Last week, Trent had all 4 wisdom teeth removed. I was really hoping to get some John Luke moments from Duck Dynasty. (Watch here.)
But they didn’t even give Trent anything other than Novocain. Apparently, they thought my husband said no anesthesia. He did not say that, but he did say that the technician was a little busy flirting with Trent and may have been slightly confused. (This is a frequent problem that Trent does not discourage.) Fortunately, Trent did great! He bragged to his friends how he heard them breaking the teeth and talking about being careful around the arteries. Typical teen boy! I would have been fetal position sucking my thumb…seems to be a recurring theme these days.
This week we have a Creation Seminar at church. The carnal side of me wants to say I already believe God created the earth and don’t believe I descended from monkeys despite the frequency at which I have to shave my legs (it’s crazy), so why not stay home?
However, yesterday the guest speaker spoke about women being created in God’s image as much as a man is, and that our role is just different. We were created in God’s nurturing and comforting image and fill the role of the Holy Spirit. Men were created in God’s warrior/provider image. My husband has always seemed to have a good grasp on this, but I do believe I saw some “looks” going on between other couples which is always entertaining.
We have state volleyball/flag football championships coming soon. The day we get back, my husband will be leaving for a hunting trip, and the day he gets back, Cayman leaves to visit a potential college. Shortly after those things is Thanksgiving with 17 of our nearest and dearest at my house. And in the middle of all of that there is a wedding to photograph and I need to start thinking about senior pics for Cayman.
Thankfully, I have Brynn’s Halloween costume all picked out so that’s one less thing to worry about.
However, I optimistically signed up to be Brynn’s class mom in the parent-teacher meeting before school (when my brain was still sunburned) and am planning her class Fall Party. Hallelujah for all those crafty people out there on Pinterest. I don’t know how you do it, but I love stealing all of your ideas. I will post them and the links soon.
But just when I began feeling ahead of the game…
…I saw this at Target!
As if I don’t have enough to freak out about! So I started up my Christmas List app on my phone. This may be one of my favorite all-time apps! I’ve used it for two years now and it has been extremely handy. You can put all your gift lists in groups of family, friends, teachers, etc. Then you can set a budget per person or group, make a list of gifts, prices and stores where available. LOVE IT! The app is available here!
Thanks for letting me vent, assuming you made it this far. I’ll try to be less whiny next time!
Q&A for the Day (Talk to me! I love our little conversations.)
- What’s keeping you busy these days?
- What are your favorite apps?
John 14:26 - But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.