I looking back over my previous paragraph and I realized that I appear to be exclamation point happy and caps lock crazy. Sorry about that. I just want to emphasize how much I love this time of the year, because I am now facing conflicting emotions. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love getting spooked. I love "haunted" houses. I love the creepy, scary, adrenaline rush of not knowing what's coming around the corner. I love the makeup and the decorations. I love Trick-or-Treating, and I love candy. This year, however, I am not sure how I should feel. I want to decorate our yard and make it "scary", but is it inappropriate for me to put up gravestones? Are skulls now off limits? How about the signs that are bit... unwelcoming? Having lost a daughter 7 months ago, I am now a bit more sensitive to these things. But at the same time, that is part of the fun of Halloween! The pumpkins are nice and all, but what about the thrill? I also don't want to make light of death or the afterlife. In the past it has always been a fun holiday, but now, it has new meaning. I am not sure how to approach it.
We are busy bees around here. I am still struggling with Chemistry. It stinks! Skylar is in the middle of her soccer season and has had tryouts for basketball. Kassey has also started soccer with SmartStart and is loving it! She tells us, "We go to MY soccer game?" Shinguards, jersey, shorts, long socks, ball... check! Very cute, fun hour watch 2-4 year olds trip over the ball...check!(I have been corrected, Kassey doesn't trip over the ball ;) But they look like it because the ball is taller than their knees!) Kassey loving every minute...check! Good times! Gunars is helping coach the SmartStart group and has really enjoyed getting involved with the kids again.
Last week, Bunny, Kassey, and I took a roadtrip to Florida to pick up... my new car! Yeah! My poor van has been on its last leg for some time now and I have been nursing it to keep it on the road. So, we did a ton of research and waited for months to find the perfect car to replace the van. Then, one morning, I saw a car on ebay that was not exactly what I wanted, but would be okay. It had 52 minutes left on the clock and had an "Or best offer" option. So we low-balled, knowing that if we didn't get it, that was fine since it wasn't "perfect." Well, to our surprise, it was accepted! So, 36 hours later, we had a one-way rental car and were on our way to good ole' Florida! This trip was hard on Skylar, though. I think the fact that Bunny, Kassey, and I were on a roadtrip brought back memories of us going to Michigan because it was Bunny, Kassey, Kyara, and I on that trip. We had told her it would be a few days, then we would be back home. Instead it was a few months, and Kyara had had the cardiac arrest, so her sister was never the same again. Life changes unexpectedly sometimes. Anyway, the 2 nights we were gone were tough, but Skylar seems to be doing much better now.
So, on to the real news... My hair. I have not colored my hair in 2 1/2 months. My silvers are coming in nicely. Now I have to make the decision about what to do. The silver is starting to really show and looks a bit tacky with an obvious line of colored hair versus silver hair. I am thinking about buzzing all my hair off. Ok, maybe not a total buzz, but a very short pixie style. I have been looking around and I am thinking a Jamie Lee Curtis style will work. But now I need the guts to get the cuts! Enjoy the pictures, and don't laugh too hard!
Have a blessed week!