Friday, October 29, 2010

Fantabulous Friday: Bits and Pieces

Hey, friends out there!

  • Can you believe that it's almost the end of October?  I can't.  And I can't get enough of the delightful fall days, either.  Does anyone have a pause button for fall?  Because I really don't like winter and the longer we can put if off, the better.  (I should be grateful, though, since by this time last October we had already had two snowfalls.  Brrrr.)
  • I've been having weird dreams this week.  Three separate times I dreamed that I got a nose ring (it's a sign...I just know it).  Then I had a dream that I was the proprietor of a flooded cornfield in which I kept hump back whales.  I fed them popcorn shrimp.
  • We bought the Beatles Rock Band game this week.  Now, let's make it clear that I am not a video games kind of girl.  In fact, I hadn't even held a controller of any variety until several months into our marriage.  Steve tries to teach me what to do on relatively chill games (like Smash Brothers) and I'm usually sitting there blankly saying, "Now what am I supposed to be doing?  What am I supposed to be looking at?  And which button do I push again?"  This delay naturally results in my getting creamed...and irritated.  However, I got over my video games phobia (or perfectionistic snobbery) long enough to learn how to play Beatles Rock Band and, in short, I love it.  I love that it is something that so many of us can enjoy doing together, too.  Our maiden voyage with the game the other evening found me on vocals for the majority of the time, thanks to a napping HarriEd.  But I did try the drums for a while, and that was cool.  (Maybe my aspirations to play percussion will be realized after all.)
  • Today has been a rather crafty day thus far as two dozen Halloween cupcakes made it out the door by 10am and I've been working on making stuff for my art quilting class ever since.  I tried some different techniques while creating background fabric papers and it was so. much. fun.  I'll share pictures regardless of if they turn out well or not.
  • Steve and I spent a good portion of yesterday figuring out what it will take to move to St. Louis - things like a moving budget, how to rent U-haul trailers, what we need to do to apply for apartments, if he wants to be full-time or part-time in school, etc.  Just writing everything down and sticking it in a completely dorky paper folder makes my brain feel so much better.  As long as moving continues to be a nebulous Thing of the Future, we don't make any progress on the practical side of life.  But when we start talking and breaking things down into smaller steps, we get lots accomplished.  And I'm praising the Lord for his abundant provision!
  • To NaNoWriMo or to not NaNoWriMo.  That is the question.  I know that if I decided for the former, something in my schedule is going to have to take a hike - and it can't be Harriet or the laundry.  The idea for a novel has been simmering (slowly) for about a month, so that's something.  I just don't know what to dooooo!
  • I'm going to introduce the first season of Jeeves and Wooster to Steve tomorrow.  Tee-hee.
Have a splendiferous weekend!


Sara said...

You girls have the most interesting dreams! I love 'em. :D

Beatles Rock Band looks like SO much fun. We watched some kids playing with it at the fair last year...I don't think they even knew what the Beatles were supposed to sound like!

Lexie said...

Jeeves and Wooster! yay!!!!!

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