You're my favorite month; I know it should be a different month since both of my kids were born in different months, and my anniversary is in the summer, but I love November. My birthday being at the end of the month probably has something to do with it, but it's probably because for the first 25 years of my life I could be completely selfish about not thinking about anyone else's special days :) But to counter with something unselfish, I really do love Thanksgiving. Not necessarily in the pilgrims and natives sense, but in the being thankful that I have all that I have and I love so many people who love me right back!
Unfortunately it's been a while since I was able to put any thoughts down in this journal of sorts- it's been nonstop busy for us here. We dealt with preschool and first grade starting, and with the time my children were in school I thought I'd have more time to do fun stuff, that completely didn't happen. Or at least in the sense that I anticipated.
My little boy broke his arm (hello extremely undesireable first and hopefully only broken limb experience) and I was so thankful that his daddy had firsthand knowledge about what to do since I was completely dumbfounded. We have both of our little ones in soccer this year, and our Midnight Striker and Little Mermaid are having a blast with that.
We had a visit from some out of state family- Iowa and Texas representing! Then my dad is running for mayor in a neighboring city, my husband was hard at work with his volunteering on both my dad's campaign and a measure that will hopefully pass in our own city. In addition to all the fun stuff that comes along with him finishing up his masters degree and the weeks of studying for his comprehensive exam (we found out he passed today!). Not to mention that he's in the military and on the 8th will be leaving for a while.
I've also done my part to add to the ridiculous calendar that my family keeps. I had issues with the way some of the things were done in our PTO last year, so guess who decided that being PTO secretary, in addition to heading the library committee, was a good idea. *Raising hand* yeah me, that's who :) And since our school is a charter school (an excellent one I might add;), and since the economy is the way it is, I've been very committed to finding and participating in a lot of fund raising discussions and events. I just finished a week of being the book fair chairperson and having to be at the school even more than I already am, but it's all for a super good cause- the library needs books, and how can the librarian in me refuse?
Anyhoo, I just wanted to check in and say hi! I'm really not neglecting you on purpose, I really want to spend time crafting and finishing that dang hula girl pattern- it shouldn't take me as long as it has! But I do want to say that I'll try to be back a lot more often than I have in the past couple of months, I do miss this space and the creativity shared.