Best Laid Plans

Yes, this is my 3rd post in 24 hours.  No, I have no life.

I WOULD have a life, but my son woke up in the night with a fever and headache, confining us to the house all day today.  Yes, he was sick earlier this week with the same thing.  Whatever it is, it’s fortunately mild, but it’s putting a major kink in my plans.

In typical 9-year-old fashion, he was more concerned about missing trick-or-treating than with his malady.  And I have to admit, I had similar concerns.  I was planning to do some errands today, and then I was supposed to attend the school Halloween parade and help out with my 6-year-old’s class party afterwards.

Of course I couldn’t send my son to school with a headache and a fever, so I missed the parade and the party entirely.

On top of that, I didn’t get any photos of my 4-year-old’s preschool Halloween parade yesterday because the camera was mysteriously lacking battery power.  It was one of those rare occasions when I THOUGHT I had it all together.  I arrived at the school a full 10 minutes early, which, in JST (that’s Jo-Lynne Standard Time, duh) was actually TWENTY minutes early, considering that I perpetually run 10 minutes late to EVERY thing.  I even remembered my fancy SLR camera.  I was so proud of myself.

And you KNOW what they say about pride.

As the kids began to process around the parking lot, I watched until I glimpsed a peep of my daughter’s silky blond head above a froth of pink organza, then I powered up my camera on and moved it into position.  Which is when I noticed the dreaded blinking battery in the upper right corner.  I clicked, just to double check, but it was dead as a doornail.

So I got no pictures of either event.  Boohoo.

Of course, as soon as we got home and I retrieved the CHARGED camera battery, I forced the little princess to pose in front of our house so I could take makeup photos.  Be prepared to be spellbound.

Pretty Princess

Of course there will be pictures of my trick-or-treaters tomorrow night, assuming all are well enough to traipse around the neighborhood and beg for candy.  Isn’t Halloween such a classy holiday?

Despite being stuck at home all day, I’ve managed to keep busy.  In addition to writing three posts in the past 24 hours, I have baked a loaf of sandwich bread, a loaf of banana bread, a double batch of granola, and a pan of granola bars.  And lest you start chiming in with all the “how do you do it all” comments, rest assured, I most certainly do not do “it all.”

Case in point — behold, the laundry room:


Just keeping it real, y’all.

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    1. uhm strutture pilogonalmente molto semplici e qualche texture un po’ slavata, tuttavia la resa globale sembra abbastanza pulita e, tutto sommato, potrebbe consentire un frame rate stabile a velocit piuttosto elevate. sembra, da qualche video, che ci sar un uso massiccio di blur, il che renderebbe del tutto inutili texture pi dettagliate e strutture particolarmente complesse.sembra anche molto ispirato sotto il profilo artistico.incrociamo le dita e speriamo in un sistema di controllo in grado di divertire e dire qualcosa di nuovo: su wii potrebbe finalmente arrivare il primo nfs degno di essere acquistato da un po’ di anni a questa parte (mi basterebbe anche non fosse noioso e con caricamenti biblici come nfs shift).

  1. You will have a blast at Disney! Are you staying at the new hotel? Did you get the free meal plan? If you didn’t you should call and arrange it. We got two meals and a snack free each day, it was great! Oh wait a minute, if you are going on Disney Vacation Club it isn’t available. Darn!

  2. I LOVE the laundry room picture!! I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to see such a beautiful blog with everything in nice rows and colors and neat and tidy and then see that! It’s so my life! Thanks for sharing that :o) New subscriber, here!

  3. Lovin’ your style! Makes me feel tons better about my laundry basket – very simliar to yours! I’m new to your blog but love it, Lynette

  4. Now I don’t feel so bad about my laundry. It’s looking just like your right now, I even have the same baskets.

  5. B looks so adorable! I can’t wait to see all the kids tonight (from my porch where I hand out candy and stay dry!) Hope D feels better for tonight’s festivities!

  6. how do you “do it all?” just teasing. but seriously so much fun reading your blog. still thinking about that poor lobster!

  7. If we lived closer, I would do a trade. I’ll do your laundry if you do my baking! Deal?? I can do laundry but that baking trips me up all the time. Just no time at home to do it. Sadly, my part time job is a cake decorator!

  8. LOL! I love the laundry picture! At least it’s all very bright and colorful, right? Oh, and fever or no fever, what’s wrong with trick-or-treating? It’s all in the great outdoors, and he’s not going to be breathing on anyone! =)

  9. I really hope he is feeling better! I would hate if he had to miss out.

    I forgot my camera for Boo’s party, such a lame mom. But, it was a blast. I love her parties!!

  10. Thank you for linking up! Your kiddos look adorable in all the Halloween posts, by the way. The laundry, though, falls more on the scary side of Halloween, right? 😉 (But how brave are you to show us…I had a creeping pile of laundry in my bedroom all last week, and there’s no way I would have admitted it then!) 🙂

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