Good morning! Short on time today, but here’s a quick Friday 5 of misc. stuff in my life:
1- I stayed up too late watching the Packer game last night, but it was WORTH IT, with a crazy ending and a win over the Cardinals of 24-21. Being the good empath that I am, my heart strings were pulled a little bit for the poor receiver A.J. Green (on the other team) who clearly biffed the play that should have been a game winning touchdown on their side. OOPSY DAISY. It worked out very, very well for the Packers, however. 😃
2- My new 2022 planner has arrived!! Definitely more on this to come, but, yay! It’s always fun to set these up and play around with them.
3- Halloween costumes are finally complete. Asher’s turned into a pretty complex, and ultimately fairly $$, home-made option (the Scarecrow from Batman)…but he is VERY excited about it.
Ethan, on the other hand, had almost zero interest in even dressing up…but knew he needed to in order to get the candy, and he really wants to go with his friends. (No way would we let him just go out in plain clothes with his hand out for candy!)
He couldn’t even really think of what he wanted to be, and had a long list of personal “restrictions” that limited the options even further…🙄 (no full mask. no makeup. etc.) He ended up digging out an old Batman mask from a box in the basement (only covers part of his face and he can still see well through it, so I guess it was okay.) We picked up a cheap kid’s Batman cape, he is going to wear all black and call it a costume. Seems fairly “phoned in” to me, but whatever. It cost less than $8, so I’m good with it. Ha. He is nearing the end of trick or treating, I assume, anyway. 😦
4- Beware the “OK Plateau”. Read this little snippet in my book this a.m., and found it interesting!
A good reminder that intentional progress and mastery of a skill don’t just “happen”. Watch out for the apparent “ceiling” that we tend to hit…maybe it’s not as solid as we think.
5- Today is Flooring Day- Part 2 at our house. Next up, the garage floor concrete coating. The guys should be here within the next hour, and we are very excited to have this done. (If you saw the current state of our garage floor, you would understand why.) Yippee!!
I am grateful for the invite to sub in a volleyball game last night! I played at 6 pm at the gym and it was FUN! And we won.