The Scissor Sisters’ album, Ta Dah – that’s some good listening. And I know I’m late to this party, but Ben Folds, hello, love him!
I am feeling the autumn. I love this season. I love the mums and the pumpkin patch and the decorations. The colors, the brown and orange and gold. Also, the limited edition Pumpkin Pie coffee creamer. I love the cool but sunny days. Candy corn. Owen’s birthday, Halloween, sweet potatoes.
When this season sets in, I want to cocoon. Just kind of roll up in myself, in my kids, at home. Read, bake, play with the babes - but mostly read.
Thursday is Owen’s birthday. I hate that I have to work that day; I’d rather spend the whole day with him like we did with Ari (when I was on maternity leave with Eva). I think maybe I’ll get up early and take him to breakfast, give him a few of his gifts (his party isn’t until Saturday, so must save some for then). He’ll like that. He likes going for donuts, that’s an idea. Something to make it special for him, because he so deserves it. He’s going to be four, after all.
Last night while we were playing:
Me: Raise your hand if you’re 2!
Ari: Me! [raises hand]
Me: Raise your hand if you’re 3!
Owen: Me! [raises hand]
Me: Raise your hand if you’re 27! Me!
Owen: [looks very sad] Mommy, I know that I will be 27 some day, but I wish I didn’t ever have to be.
I need to update the Goal Journal, but I don’t want to. I was on such a roll the past few weeks, and last week everything went to crap. I am sad. But, the good news is that I finished another book, and it was excellent: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It’s a novel about train circus life in the 1930’s. Fabulous. Read a real live review here, then go buy it, check it out, trade for it - however you get your hands on it, you’ll be glad you did.