I had a GREAT day Friday. And I mean GREAT!
Got to sleep in, always a bonus. Checked the numbers and saw not only a great day..but that we won the first night of the book! Nice way to start.
Then I was off to "pick up a few things." I started at Target...LOVE Target . Treated myself to a Starbucks while I shopped. That really got me moving. Got everything I needed for kids' fall parties.
Then I went SHOE shopping. One of Ryan's co-workers gave him this Payless coupon...50% off everything .. and I went to town. I came home with 6 pairs of shoes, one purse and a bracelet. HAPPY !!
I then set to organizing party treats. Ran into one bump in the road there - wanted to bounce around to some Pink, but the iPod was dead..and Ryan had the charging cord w/him. FAIL! Made due and still enjoyed my quiet time puttering. I love party prep.
It was actually nice to just drop off all my donations and not stay to go through party stress.
Had a pleasant day at work ... got a couple of newbies who are coming along WONDERFULLY.
Then - I had asked Ryan to keep the kids up so we could have our own little family party. We still needed to carve pumpkins since we were out of town last weekend ... and after missing parties, I really wanted some "fun" time with the kids. I figured Ryan would think I was crazy...
BUT: When I came home, the kids were dancing to Thriller in the basement and watching DVDs from past family Halloweens. Ryan had picked up Halloween cupcakes, popcorn and made a huge batch of hot apple cider in the crock pot! He'd even put a fire in the fireplace. To my surprie, he was on board and embracing my idea! Jump up and down!
We had a great time choosing our pumpkin designs, carving pumpkins and enjoying snacks. Then after we'd taken a bunch of pictures of our Jack-o-Lanterns, we turned off the lights and read stories with flash lights! Yes, we were up REALLY late ... but it was totally worth it...and we all had a good time. No fits or whining or grumbling. Just fun.
Yeah .. that's all I need. Good family time ... and new shoes. ( :