Friday, October 21, 2011

Random Stuff Friday

1) I don't know where the rest of you are, and what the weather is like, but this year, we're having some sort of bizarro take on an Indian summer in Utah. I'm not diggin' it. We can't seem to find a good temperature for the house and I can't put away summer clothes and pull out autumn/winter clothes because there just isn't enough room for all that. *sigh*

2) In 6yo's 1st grade class, I learned they do this fabulous thing every month: Author Spotlights. Where, not only do they learn about the books an author writes, but about the author themselves. I love that her teacher does that and is helping them learn about the amazing people behind the books they love. This month they're learning about Eric Carle and really, who doesn't love THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR?

3) I have 11 books on my nightstand and 4 (I think) on my Nook that I haven't yet read. Not that I haven't read anything lately, it's just I keep re-reading the books I love and have not yet gotten around to new stuff. I feel like I'm not in the mood to be introduced to new characters right now. Like it might be just too much energy for me to become emotionally vested in their lives. Does that sound weird or am I just, yanno, a writer? ;-)

4) We've bought our treats to give away for Halloween, our decorations are up, costumes have been picked out and all we have left are pumpkins to purchase. Which leads to the question of pumpkin patch or grocery store? Husband doesn't want to go without me and baby, but I don't want to take newborn out yet. Thoughts?

5) I keep forgetting what day of the week it is. I guess that was one benefit of getting up and going to dayjob every day, right? I had to be aware of the calendar, if for no other reason, than to count the days until the weekend when I wouldn't be working, Lol!

Speaking of weekends, hope everyone has a great one!


Amanda Bonilla said...

Grocery store. The pumpkin patch sounds fun, but really, you could do it next year when little ones are bigger and easier to manage. Then again, you probably shouldn't take advice from someone who doesn't plan on purchasing a pumpkin at all this year. ;)

Nichole Giles said...

I agree with Amanda, except that the grocery store pumpkins are killer expensive this year. At least, they are at my local Maceys. Maybe they're better somewhere else, though. I should check. So cool about the author spotlight thing. And it's good to hear from you again!

Angie said...

How fun for the kids to learn about the authors. What an awesome teacher! I hope you are feeling well. If I had just had a baby, I wouldn't be thinking about Halloween at all. You're amazing. Hope you're taking it easy!