Thursday, November 01, 2012

Halloween - with pictures (161.6)

Here are the kids' costumes.  We found Luke's jester hat at the costume store, and Mark did the rest.  He made Luke's purple shirt, found the striped tights & green undershirt.  Luke's best costume ever.  Sophie's gypsy outfit was an out of the package deal.

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.


jen said...

Great costume and drawing. I didn't realize your husband was so artistic.

Too bad about Sophie's migraine. I hope she is feeling better now.

You seem to be doing really well,

Vickie said...

I have had a very hard migraine and dizzy week too. Was not able to my balance PT homework from Tuesday at 4pm on, because that is when it hit.

I somehow missed the husband's talent too.

Was the shirt painted?

Was Frankenstein on a board or what?

Was glad to hear from you.

Vickie said...

Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2012
began at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 11
and ends at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, November 4
(Except Arizona and Hawaii)

Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring and back 1 hour in fall ("Spring forward, fall back").

We are resetting our house clocks about 7pm tomorrow/Saturday,
so we go to bed and wake up on the correct time.

We did this last year and it made the transition invisible.

Laura N said...

He cut the v-shape into the bottom & sleeves, and painted the shirt with puffy tshirt paint.

Frankenstein is just on the concrete of our driveway. It's right by the street so people can enjoy when they walk by. We have lots of walkers/runners in our neighborhood.

He also recently did road runner, bugs bunny, & tweety bird. Kids were going through a looney toons phase, obviously. He looks at a picture & can recreate it.

He was an art major at Ball State when he first started college. Originally wanted to work for Disney but decided against it when he found out that entry level work is so repetitive. He was at Ball State for oly 2 years, and barely then. He was in a fraternity & spent more time partying than studying.

Sophie inherited his art talent. Luke is showing signs, as well, but not quite to Sophie's extent.

Laura N said...

We change our clocks early too, usu in the late afternoon. It still messes with me. My body doesn't like moving forward or back. Takes about a week to adjust.

Laura N said...

Sophie was OK for school today. Was a short one. Thanks for letting me know, Vickie, you had dizzies/migraine. It must have been all the weather changes. No way to control that.