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You know, September is really a tease.
At the beginning of the month, I was all like “Yes! The Circus starts back to preschool, I’ll be able to get all these projects done and hopefully find that long-lost resemblance of a life I once had!”
And then it all went to hell in a hand basket real quick.
Was it that way for y’all too? I swear September was much kinder last year.
I’m thrilled to say that September and I are breaking up. In fact, to celebrate that break-up, there will be a party at the 70’s Landing Pad this weekend.
Ok, really, it’s not to celebrate the demise of mine and September’s relationship, it’s actually to christen the new house.
Of course the party is 70’s themed. Guests get bonus shots, I mean points, for dressing in 70’s attire. My outfit inspiration is coming from Amy Adams’ character in American Hustle.
Unfortunatley, there weren’t any sequined out jumpsuits that I could rationalize spending the equivalent of a down payment for a car on for just one night. The jumpsuit I did get was only $50 and I really like it so I’m sure I’ll wear it more than once. I plan to bling up my eyes with some serious glitter and purple eyeshadow and my shoes are all sparkly too. We will be attempting the spiral curls with those curling rods. I’ll tell you what I told the lady at Target who asked me how they worked as I was purchasing them, “I have no idea. I’m going on a wing and a prayer and the advice of my hair dresser.”
The Circus requested a “Dancing Queen Super Trouper” outfit for the party. (She’s really into Mama Mia currently.) She requested this on Monday morning and the only one I could find to fit the bill wouldn’t get here on time. So I made one.
Every single thing is hot-glued to that sucker. She is so excited to wear it and also insisted on bright blue eyeliner to go with it. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
I’m somehow sure the party will make it’s way into next Friday’s Freak Show Friday complete with pictures, so stay tuned.
In other news, many of you have emailed me and asked how my father-in-law is doing after his stem cell transplant. You guys are just amazing – thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers. They really do mean the world to us. He’s doing well so far. The results of his last bone marrow biopsy showed that his bone marrow is 100% the donor’s, which is a great thing! His blood tests haven’t quite caught up yet though – they seem to climb upwards and then go back down. The doctors and nurses don’t seem too concerned and say that is normal. Of course, we all still worry about it and pray that his blood results catch up soon. We just found out yesterday that a virus which he had been exposed to in the past is active in his body. Since he has basically no immune system currently, he’s having to take meds for this via infusion every 12 hours. We’re praying those meds do what they’re supposed to do.
Bill seems to be settled in at college.
We went up for parent’s weekend earlier this month and of course his room looked exactly as I expected it to look. It smells just like a locker room as well. My aunt said she was sure it didn’t look like that after I left. I told her that it indeed did. I didn’t teach him how to wash clothes for me to have to wash them for him. 😉 Obviously, she’s a better parent than I am. He did however get a trip to Wal-Mart to stock up on Little Debbies, Powerades and all those other staples of college life.
And slowly but surely, we are starting to get some cooler fall weather around here.
Thank ya Jesus.
Here’s to the end of September and hopefully the return of my sanity.
Who are we kidding? My sanity ran off into the sunset a long time ago.