This weekend was not good. Nothing bad happened it was just a mess. Nothing worked out, things fell through, we got lost (shakes fist at GPS), and it was just lame. LAME!
I have been trying very very hard to fight a case of the blah’s for a good two weeks. Feeling bored and irritable all the time is really exhausting. Taking care of a kid who has taken to whining is also exhausting. I have been trying, this weekend sort of rubbed salt into my wound. Blah.
I woke up to it snowing this morning. I ran to get Nathan up and show him with a smile and as we looked out the window I heard the music cue. Dun dun dunnnnnnnn. It dawned on me that this could be a really long hard winter. Snow before Halloween. Before we set the clocks back, before all of the leaves have fallen. Am scared.
I have been seeing signs around that read Trick or Treat Thursday October 30th 6-8. I HATE that! Halloween is Friday, what is wrong with Friday? Also, how do I know if this applies to my neighborhood? The signs are in odd places not at any neighborhood entrances’. We don’t have a HOA so I don’t have the first clue how to check. Ideas? *Nevermind- I found our town website- it is the 30th* I now have to modify Nate’s costume a little. He was going to go sleeveless and wear crocs but now its freezing. Need turtle neck and socks. Last year it was so warm we (Mike, I was nursing my 3 week old baby) left the front door open most of the night.
Last night I got the itch to get some stuff done and took out the bins of outgrown clothes in Nate’s closet. Mike and I sat on the floor together making sad faces and gasping “OH look how small!” “Remember this one?” Everything is packed away now, in bins by size, newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9. Then this morning I went through his toys again and put more of them away, too. This felt really good. Nate’s closet is clean now that I have the bins in the basement and his toy heap is a little less of a heap. Next up is getting the saucer out of the living room. Mike convinced me to leave it be until we put the Christmas tree in its place.
I also did a little makeover on my 1/2 bath yesterday. There were a few things in there that I hated once I got them home and had been living with them for about a year. In a effort to save my own mind I went out alone for a few hours yesterday and after getting myself a salted caramel hot chocolate (totally lived up to its hype!) I went and found a few things that I liked better. It is much better now. I have some nail hole patching and a little paint touch up but the room belongs in our house now. I wish I had the guts to tear down the wains coating and put up a modern wallpaper. But, I don’t. Oh well.
Then I went looking for bedding. I have a better idea of what Mike is thinking of after some gentle grilling with visual examples and once I can get him out of the house to do this with me I think it will be okay. I can’t wait. I really want to get the room started. I can’t wait to get curtains up in there to darken it and keep it cozy. I want a warm little cocoon for the winter. Seeing snow fall this morning just gets my wheels spinning.
This week I have a list of things to do to try and stay on the other side of this bummer of a mood. I think we may go to the outlet mall and hit up Pottery Barn. I want some Christmas decorations. Nate needs a stocking and we need hangers for the fireplace and some other odds and ends and PB carries the same stuff in the outlets as they do in the regular stores for holidays but at a discount! (shhh, that’s a secret!) That should be a good day, it’s about a 40 minute drive each way so we can make a day of it. Maybe we will go tomorrow, I am getting excited just writing about it.
So Moms, help me out here. How do I find out about trick or treating? Also, what do you do to snap out of it when your on the verge of blowing your top but nothing is really wrong? I think I am doing what I can with working out and trying to stay busy but what do YOU do?