It’s funny how people from Southern California talk about the weather. We don’t have seasons but we expect this time of the year to be below 105. I mean, is that too much to ask? We ALWAYS have a heat blast in October but never this bad. The winds and heat have turned all brush into tinder. Not good.
I feel like it’s affected everyone’s decision to not decorate for Halloween. I don’t know how much candy to buy now. Will we get the same numbers when our neighborhood is practically void of decor? Probably not.
I am recovering from a busy week. My body is rebelling by allowing me to feel every ache and pain. I feel like I fell out of a window.
I am taking Halloween off which makes it an extra special day. I am going to cook and make snacks and then my daughter and her friend will go trick-or-treating and my husband and I will hand out candy with the dog. Sometimes, he goes with her but she is getting to be the age where a chaperone is frowned upon. My son has to work Fright Fest that night.
The volleyball season is over and the banquet is this Thursday. I can’t believe how fast it went. It was SO enjoyable for all of us. Great kids, great parents and we love the coaches. We could not have asked for a better season.
I am finally into Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I started it once before but got distracted by other things. It’s reminding me of Did You Ever Have a Family.
I am also reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren for book club. It was my pick so I am supposed to lead the discussion but it’s the same night as the volleyball banquet so I will not be there for it. Bummer. I was looking forward to it.
I’m about to breakout Halloween.
These days I have to go for easy so anything that can be cooked in one pan is good. I could live on stir frys but my family gets tired of them. I love the idea of just cooking everything in a wok.
So, we’ve had sandwiches a couple times this past week. Chicken veggie soup that we served over rice. Pizza. Gluten free corn dogs! I know. It sounds so wrong. For Halloween I am making rigatoni and meatballs. The Girl’s request.
The ladies in my life group.
If you had asked me two years ago to join a life group, I would have said no. I was too busy and I didn’t know enough about the Bible to discuss it. Plus, I couldn’t see myself with a group of women on a regular basis. I am too tired at the end of the day and just want to crash. I still feel all those things and yet I am now in a life group and could not imagine life without one.
Support. Study. Great meals and conversation. Accountability. I am grateful for all of it.
I leave you with this, what is your favorite movie to watch as Halloween approaches? Mine is Halloween. The classic with Jamie Lee Curtis.