Hello out there in the blogging world. It's been far too long since I posted last. It's not because I didn't want to, but...... life and it's entanglements get in the way. There's this little thing called "work" which, as of late, has taken more energy and time to deal with than I care for. I won't go into specifics....partly because it'll bore most of you and partly because those of you that know me probably already know what I'm talking about. So, let the random thoughts begin!
Today is Halloween. I think every kid I saw today truly thought that today was a national holiday and they just didn't get why they had to come to school. The hyperness was so thick, you could cut it. Being Halloween, and of course, being me...I got fancy for the occasion. Now, let me state here that I don't celebrate Halloween. We don't trick-or-treat (and when I say we I mean Raelynn too) and we don't decorate for it. The origins of Halloween are not the best. At school, we didn't have Halloween parties or fall parties (this was school-wide so don't start booing me), so I decided to have a little fun with the kids and have a "Candy Corn Day." We did all of our learning with candy corn. The kids loved it. To take the theme over the top, I wore my black jumper with candy corns on it. On my head was a bat. Just a reminder to the kids to not drive me "batty." And of course, my glitter eyeshadow and glitter eyeliner. I even added some glitter hairspray to my hairdo this morning. This is the season of glitter hairspray, so you have to get while the getting is good.
Yesterday wasn't the greatest for me and this morning wasn't much better. I did cheer up considerably at school once my friends Ashley, Lori, and Carrie showed up at my room before school started. Each of them looked slightly different than they usually do. First, they were all wearing these Tinkerbell crown/headbands and they were all wearing purple glittery eye makeup. They all asked me what I thought they were dressing up as for Halloween. I'm not sure what brilliant answer I gave, but I was wrong. They were dressing up as ME! They spent some time this morning following me around and telling people they were dressing up like me for Halloween. It was a very nice pick-me-up. I'm now important enough (or perhaps deluded to even think it) to have an entourage.
On a separate note, I am now done with the first two books in the Twilight series. I have the third one and will be starting that one this weekend. There is a fourth one too, but I haven't purchased it yet. I'd like to get them all read by the time the movie comes out in November. I'm telling everyone to read them, sure that they will love it as much as I do. Hopefully, no one will ask to borrow my books, since I'm pretty possessive of them and don't want to share them in case I want to read them again. You may not understand it, but if you read the books, you will. All this obsessing takes up valuable time.
Well, the sun is starting to turn red and the evening stretches before me. Before I go, I'd like to send a shout out to Bambi, whom I saw at the evil Wal-Mart yesterday. She reminded me that I had been neglecting my blog and encouraged me to post again. Maybe she'll want to join my new entourage. If you want to join, leave a comment!
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