Friday, October 28

day off

Jake's school's "Fall Party" (read: Halloween Party) was today. I volunteered to help out at it so I took the day off rather than trying to work it into my busy schedule. And what a nice day off it was. My long weekend started last night when Jake and I made bat cookies for his party. This morning, I was able to sleep in because, thanks to afternoon kindergarten, Jake no longer gets up early (nor does he go to bed at a decent hour, but that's another story). Given my short morning, I didn't really do much. I got Jake off to school and then drove over there a little bit later. The kids were dressed in their costumes and they did a little parade inside the school and then outside. Brian even managed to stop by (just another perk of working in Johnstown). The party was next. This went fine--the kids all seemed to have fun eating their snacks. I ended up having to stay there until the end of the school day (which is an early 1:15 on Fridays).

In the afternoon, I started working on my Christmas cards. I'm happy to report that I made a fourth of them today. I would've preferred to have them done by now, but I don't imagine I'll have any problems finishing them up soon. The thing I am concerned about this year is my shopping. I'm way behind, but this is because I don't know what to buy half of the people on my list. It's not for lack of looking, either.

Of course, I did some requisite housework. You can't have a day without housework.

Next up: it's a movie and a margarita night. I had been watching HBO's new series, Rome, on Friday evenings, but I've finally given up on it so we're going to watch a movie tonight instead.

Time to make the margaritas!