So, yeah. It was Halloween. Probably my least favorite holiday. Kids, of course, love it - and who wouldn't - you get to dress up and get tons of candy.
I don't like being scared, I don't like vampires and zombies and yards with models of decayed bodies climbing out of fake graves. I don't like hearing people scream, seeing fake blood and axes coming out of people's heads.
So I really don't like Halloween. My kids LOVE to dress up, though - and up there we have a gangster, a convict (with a sign that she created herself, and you can't see the handcuffs or ankle weight she made as well), a nerd and Princess Athena.
And I was corrected a bazillion times that Athena was a GODDESS and NOT a PRINCESS. Geez, Mom - get it right. Athena was the goddess of war and there was nothing princessy about her.
After about 30 minutes out there, my spectrum kiddo put her hands over her ears and said, "It's too loud out here. Too much noise and it's hurting my head and making me feel funny. I don't want to do this anymore." And so we didn't. We went home. And I was FINE with that. HORRAY for a kid that's had enough OT to tell me when she feels like it's getting to be too much!
November is my favorite month. It's getting cooler, I can wear jeans and boots and jackets and hats, don't need to wear a heavy coat, leaves are falling, Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday EVER -
and it's my birthday month - along with that of some of my most favorite people.
I thought long and hard about participating in NaBloPoMo this year - I've done it every year since it began, I think. (That stands for National Blog Posting Month, in which you post on your blog every day for a month.) Ultimately, I decided not to do so. I'm working 6-8 hours a day at my job - which I love! - and about 2 hours of freelance work, house and kids and family and exercise and sanity. And I don't want to feel pressured to get something up here, throw something up just for the sake of saying that I didn't miss some made up deadline -
so I'm not going to do it.
Every day that I do post here, though, I plan to name some things for which I am grateful. That's one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving and I love the 30 days of thankfulness that some people participate in, so I decided to follow.
Today I am grateful for my husband, the hardest working man I know. :)