Warning – This is going to be a rambly one.
I have 723 going through my head and I am not going to be a productive person anytime soon.
First off, it is freezing. I know, I know. It’s not that cold but shut up, because yes it is. I have no idea why, but every year starting the week it decides to hit around 50 degrees at night, I become part polar bear. I want to eat my weight in carbs and then hibernate in my cave (bed) until spring. If only I could grow that luxurious fur coat, I would be fine with it. My brain also slows way down at the beginning of the cold season. I’m pretty sure it’s in shock, but I am too cold to figure it out. The good news is that it only takes me about 2 weeks of cold to acclimate and be normal again. The bad news is that I live in Arkansas and it will probably be January before it decides to stay cold for 2 weeks.
On top of the cold, it is Halloween week and busy, busy, busy. There are costumes to make, a house to decorate and carbs to bake. By the way, I am still finding hardened candy in my kitchen. The latest was behind the Keurig, go figure. I have a question. Does anyone else buy candy around the beginning of October for the trick-or-treaters and then have to buy more the day before because you ate most of it? That is why I’m running to Wal-Mart this evening.
I can also tell that it is the start of the visiting season because the traffic volume in my house has more than doubled. What I find hilarious is the fact that I didn’t clean my house for any of the family/friend visits, but spent about 5 hours cleaning for the bug man. Another question. Does anyone else make sure to leave one little area of the house slightly messy when they clean for company so that no one thinks you just spent the past 5 hours cleaning? Just did that yesterday.
Finally, my most anticipated/dreaded football game is this weekend. I love love love/hate hate hate when we play the Broncos because it’s mostly always guaranteed to be a great game and the hype is just contagious. I really delight in listening to the media pretend to be football experts and then explain how they weren’t really wrong (they always are) after it is all over. Go Pats!!
Sorry this was so disjointed, but after my brain thaws and I settle into the rhythm of the holidays, hopefully I will start to sound like a normal person again. Well, as normal as I ever am anyways.