Mark's homage to Frankenstein's monster. In sidewalk chalk. It's about 4 feet tall. Took 4 pieces of chalk. He is an amazing artist.
I had no problem ignoring the candy. Wasn't a temptation at all.
Sophie got very dizzy (couldn't walk at all) after trick or treating for an hour. We went with two other families & I think she over did it running around in the cold, plus the weather has changed so much the past few days and that certainly could have been a factor. She hadn't eaten anything that could have caused it. She hasn't had a migraine for over a year, so we were really surprised. She took a maxalt and could walk by 8 pm, but this morning was still feeling dizzy enough to miss school.
Makes us realize how lucky she has been lately, and brings back memories of how much she suffered from migraines in her young childhood. I tend to forget how bad things used to be for her.
Luke's birthday sleepover is tomorrow night. I am making cupcakes for him, and right now I'm not concerned about the whole cake thing, although cake is one of my biggest comfort/trigger foods. I remember Frances Kuffel writing on her blog once "as comforting as cake." That phrase stuck with me, because I know exactly what that means.
This time of year is soooo stressful and busy. I'm trying not to freak out about it. This is going to be the year of One Day At a Time. I am going to have to do some plan ahead work, but I also need to lower my standards of what I expect of myself (not food wise--LIFE wise). I don't need to be perfect.
I also have been wrapped up in listening to NPR about the election, and have to make myself disengage. I'm not going to write about my issues here--it's going to go the way it goes. I can't control any of it. I am letting it go. At least, I am working hard to let it go.
I got in my run Tuesday, and somehow will fit in 3 miles tonight. I am getting faster & running longer between walk breaks. My knee has been fine, thank goodness. I haven't been to yoga in a couple of weeks, which I miss. Doubt that I will fit it in again any time soon.
Overall, things are good.