I haven't written much here this month. Don't know why... haven't taken the time, don't feel like there is much worth sharing, busy with other things, etc. It's all true.
Today is Halloween! My kids are quite excited. This year we have Shaggy (from Scooby Doo), Captain James T. Kirk, a hippy, Bumblebee (Transformers, you know) and a pretty pink ballerina. They are excited for tonight.
According to the weather map, we were in the Hurricane Sandy that passed through the east coast this weekend. We had more than 24 hours of non-stop rain and some wind, but amazingly we never lost power. Loosing power doesn't require a huge storm here. A simple breeze can knock a branch loose in this forest we live in and kill a power line. The kids' schools were closed for Monday and Tuesday as was my husband's work. We had a lovely four day weekend. We watched movies, played games, BBQed hamburgers, and of course some of those household chores like cleaning and laundry. Yesterday morning, I spent the entire morning in my pajamas, listened to quiet music and read some e-book stories. I also spent an hour and a half talking on the phone to my sister. We talked about everything - kids, houses, cleaning, money woes, music, weather, stories, movies, movie stars, talking in British accents, and my falling on the stairs twice in one week.
Yes, I've fallen on the stairs twice in one week. My sisters reaction? "For crying out loud, Molly! Get some non-slip socks!"