“Haunting” Me Halloween

Yeah, it’s creeping up here. Halloween is next week. Didn’t really sink in until I woke up & checked in at work where I was told my work order was…

Word Count: 500-700 words
Keywords: How to crochet a cat

I assumed it was a typo when I began & wrote an article for a hat. Then I looked back and had a few choice words–checked in with my boss & rewrote it. It was closer to 2,000 with all the dang steps and abbreviations.

All I was thinking was–Have you ever since a crocheting plan? There’s no way you can only to 500-700 on steps to make it. HellO, I was over 900 for a hat!

Upside, the handyman showed up & fixed the tub & the drawer that broke last night. He is now outside fixing the gate to the backyard–or attempting to.

Poor Mr. Z didn’t like mommy having to woke this morning, he was fussing a good portion of the time. But, now he is happy go lucky in mommy’s arms.

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Alas, the article is written–possibly. And it’s time to watch Aladdin with the boys. Then, coffee and either cereal or muffins.

Got my chocolates going again–yum! And possibly a recruit.

What are you up to fellow readers? Sleep time yet?

Christmas Planning

Never too early to start, right? Started Christmas planning a couple days ago and last night, I was wake for quite a while thinking about ideas and looking on Pinterest. I found a couple ideas and I am super excited.

When I first started, I wanted to get our oldest something that was just under $150 with accessories taking it to just over $200. However, the more I think about it, I have decided that each of our boys will get one “BIG” present and the rest will be stuff that we craft by hand. Some of them, I will have them help me with since I am home with them 24/7 and I don’t think there’s a way I could just make the stuff for everyone on weekends and be done before Christmas hits.

My original goal was get everyone something awesome and then it went to spending under $1,000. But, I don’t now what price range I am thinking right now but, definitely under $1,000.

Unfortunately, because friends and family read this, I can’t post exactly what I am thinking for who but, there are two or three presents I want to buy my husband–depending on if he buys the other one before then. I know of one more present I want to make him. There is one present I am going to make my family that we are living with. And there are tons of ideas that are still out there so, I need to start a list and start figuring out what is for who and start crafting all the non-perishables.

Lots to do, lots of ideas–thank you. Pinterest! 😛

Keep you updated as the journey continues–hoping that I can get all the “BIG” presents for the men for under $500 but, we’ll see. Fingers crossed. Here goes the rest of the planning.