I don't really have anything interesting to write about but haven't written a post on this particular blog for awhile so thought I'd write something.
We have the case of the sickies in my house right now. Mike stayed home from church and when I left him he was obviously not feeling well but when I came home he was worse with a fever of 101.5. He thought maybe he had strep throat because he was so miserable but turns out he just has a really bad cold with a fever. Then this morning I woke up to Eli crying in the bathroom with nasty poop issues. He seems fine now. Then Will woke up complaining about his ear. I think he's getting Mike's cold and has junk backed into his ear. I'm hoping a good clean of my house with disinfecting wipes will do the job and keep the rest of us healthy. Everyone but me has had a flu shot so I need to get on that.
Today I have to go get my teeth cleaned, which is always fun. I'm dreading having to get my wisdom teeth out in a month or so.
Anyway, the boys have thanksgiving party's the same day this year--next Friday. I have to run from class to class since they both have them the same day and same time. They get out for Thanksgiving on the 19th, so they get a week off. I think that has something to do with the fact that they start school almost an entire month before everyone else.
Hmmm, what else? I'm trying to get all my Halloween stuff put back in boxes. I've decided not to put up any other fall decorations this year and just wait until after Thanksgiving for Christmas decorations. We have a good majority of our shopping done already and just have a few last minute stuff to do. Halloween was good here. We skipped the trunk-or-treat and just went around the neighborhood--I didn't think they needed three wards worth of candy plus trick-or-treating. We were out for about an hour and the boys loved it and got just the right amount of candy (I realize some of you would say any candy is too much candy and some of you would say there is never too much candy...but we don't feel that way in these parts. A little bit is fine by me). I am impressed with my boy's ability to NOT eat candy. One guy tried to give Will handfuls of candy since there weren't a lot of people out. Will said, "Oh no thank you. That's plenty." The guy looked at him like he was crazy. That actually happened at a few houses....The boys ask for a candy in their lunch and then ask for a candy (or two) when they get home from school. Eli has a harder time not eating candy but he does pretty well. Anyway, it was a super non-stressful night with lots of happy boys and perfect weather (and no complaining by Mike!).
I think that's it for now. I've got to get some cleaning done today. Mike and I started the task of going through the boy's clothes and holy batman do they have a lot. People just keep giving us clothes and now their drawers are overflowing and I feel embarrassed like I'm someone from a hoarders episode or something. But why get rid of good clothes?! Anyway, it's definitely a blessing and I appreciate that the majority came from other people. So, I have to go through the piles and pick out six or seven of each and put the rest in bags. All the clothes smaller than Eli I will donate to Goodwill or give to someone in the ward. It's time to let go....Wish me luck finishing it. I am dreading it.