Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here and There

Well, I had plans to show some cute pics of the Halloween costume I sewed for Ava, but Blogger isn't uploading my pictures tonight. So, I guess I'll use my words to blog tonight.

Ava's costume is Little Red Riding Hood. I made her a red gingham pillowcase style dress to go under the cape and then a bright red hooded cape made from felt. I'm still tweaking it, but it's very sweet and then to finish it off, she'll carry a basket for her candy. I love Halloween. Mallorie is Ice. Yes, that's right, she just ice. All white, with sparkles. And snowflake jewelry. She's always very original and loves to make up her own costumes. Hannah decided tonight that she would be the Big Bad Wolf, but since she has changed her mind 27 times thus far, I wouldn't doubt if she decided something different tomorrow.

Hannah and Mallorie start karate tomorrow and they are so excited. I am quite nervous about making Ava sit there and watch through the whole 30 minutes, but we'll work it out. We might just have to go walk outside for a few minutes. They look so cute in their uniforms.

I've been a total pansy about jogging this week. We've been having rain, so I just tell myself I don't want to get caught in it with Ava in the stroller, so then I don't go. And guess what. It doesn't end up raining in the 30 minutes I could have gone. I don't know what it is about going. I do not want to go every time it's time to go. While I'm running I hate it for the first half and then I feel great the second half. When I get home I feel great. Why is it that I dread it so much? I know it's good for me and that I'll feel better about myself. I think it's the same reason that I continue to eat unhealthy foods. I know what I should and shouldn't be eating, but I refuse to do the right thing. It's not the willpower thing, I don't think. I think it's more just denial. What am I denying though? This is so aggravating to me. I wish I had someone to tell me exactly what to do without charging me a million dollars. I guess it's just that I don't want to have to deal with all the hard work, but I know I will feel better, so I better get my butt in gear!

Another thing. When are you taking your kids Trick-or-Treating? I had no question about this, I was just going to go on Sunday evening, but then everybody's been talking about it on facebook saying they're going Saturday night. What? I don't know. I guess we'll be going Sunday evening and if it bugs people, well too bad, it's Halloween and my husband and children are deprived of candy. And it's Halloween and that's when you should trick or treat. School night be darned.

We found a road we want to travel. It's called Blue Ridge Parkway and it's here on the East Coast, if I am not mistaken I think it goes from North Carolina to Virginia. Rusty goes in that general direction for work sometimes and he said it is beautiful right now. The colors are crazy. So I think pretty soon we'll be taking a little drive and hopefully see some amazing colors. Thankfully we're not very far from North Carolina and I have never been there so I'm super happy about it. And any reason for me to take some more pictures makes me even more happy.

After taking Becky's baby's pictures I've kind of been even more obsessed with my camera and figuring out every single thing it can do. Which is apparently more than I know about. I looked up a photography club in my area and think I may try to start joining them in their little weekend shoots...maybe. I hate to be gone when Rusty is home. But at the same time, I'd loveLOVElove to pursue photography professionally and I know that I won't do that until I feel that I can shoot anywhere and under all conditions well. So I must learn a bit more and the best way to do that is from the wisdom of others. I've always wanted to be a photographer, always, and I know I'd be good at it and love it. Plus, I think I'd like to find what kind of photography I'd be best at. I am very interested in product photography or landscape. I worked at Sears in the Photo dept and hated it. And for a while I think I hated taking pictures because of that place. It isn't professional, anyone can work there and I felt like a sell out. I am not a salesman so I guess it's safe to say that I don't fit in in places like that.  But hey, it's an experience and it all counts towards something I guess.

Oh and I guess blogger decided to download one of my pictures. SO, I'll leave you with this.


AmyB said...

Our town "declares" when Halloween is every year, and I think it's Saturday this year. :(

Anonymous said...

LOVE that high kick Mallie. I hope you love the karate. Love ya MiMi.

Anonymous said...

Saw your recipie on Salty Chocolate. Mmmm - don't know if I have ever eated cous cous, but I do love tilapia. It makes great fish tacos too. Love MOM