Irony: We had one of the best FHE's last night. There was silliness. There was laughter. There was joy. There was the Holy Ghost.
I got a lot of laundry done; cleaned a toilet; vacuumed a bit. Nothing perfect, but it's better.
Spewing forth the vomitous mass of hormonal pent-up frustration on the blog yesterday was extremely therapeutic. I felt so angry --red, hot, unreasonable anger --and when I unleashed it, it was over. The calm after the storm, if you will. I was taken aback at how strong it was. The calm, I mean. The anger doesn't surprise me anymore. (*sob)
When my SIL and my buddy Al called me in the afternoon, I was glad. Usually, when I'm all vomitrocious in the hormone state, I don't want to talk to anyone. But for some reason, by the time they called, the calm had come, and I was fairly happy again.
I've been trying since to figure out why. Why I was able to become so happy so quickly again, and with the fear of grossing everyone out, I'm going to compare it to a zit. Or a boil.
I know, gross.
Let's just say that after the built up pressure, which causes intense pain, is finally released, the healing begins. The pain goes away.
I had an emotional zit.
Yeah, still gross. Sorry 'bout that.
Which are all large and big because I uploaded them "large" on accident and didn't realize it until after I uploaded them all and like I'm going to delete them and start over and upload them in "medium" so just enjoy the large photos.
[It rained at the trunk-or-treat, if you can't tell! And yes, those pumpkins are puking. You can thank Brandon for teaching his daughters the fine art of carving puking pumpkins. Such a legacy!]
#5 was a spider; I was a witch (that's my broom!)
The trunk or treat was COLD and WET
Fun pumpkins, eh?
#3's and #1's reactions to "green smoothies" (which are always red/pink!)
#2's reaction to green smoothies. Every. Day. siiiigggghhhh...
#4 loves his green smoothies! And yes, I did take my blender to Park City. And yes, I took veggies and fruits to make the smoothies.
The view from our hotel room.
Random pictures not in order:
I came downstairs and found the kids had made their own Nativity. Too cute!
#1 (on the front, right) and her Activity Day girls wrote a Thanksgiving play and put it on for all the parents.
This was on Thanksgiving Day in Idaho. Awwww!
This is that kitten we found who keeps coming into our house to eat Kaz's food. No, the eyes are not red. I just forgot to de-red the photo. Isn't he cute? He's still eating the food (in fact, I'm still feeding him), but he's just as skittish as ever and we rarely see him anymore.
Another Nativity scene the kids made me come and see. Loved it!
#2 and her new glasses
I got a haircut! Yes, yes, I did. In this photo, I am not wearing make-up. But in the next photo...
...I sort of am. I had Sue (my hair person) cut off about 3 inches and highlight everything in reds, to get out the blonde. Not bad, eh? She also waxed my eyebrows. They needed it!
This is a vegan chocolate peanut butter cake. Well, it would have been except I used Reeses PB cups. Those are most definitely NOT vegan. But the cake was amazing! It was very, very yummy.
I put this photo up because #2 drew a "paint by number" picture for Brandon, and he took the time, right there (much to my annoyance) to color the whole thing in. It made her whole day (not that you can tell by this photo)!
It's a face-lift because we didn't change everything. But! I painted one wall (it used to be white. Like the rest of my darn house):
And then we changed all the hardware (from the white to the iron)...
And then we installed a new faucet! The white sprayer to the right is still there because we didn't realize we would need something to "plug" up the whole it would create when it is removed. That's probably going to be taken care of next week.
I am so happy with the changes!