Ben returned from TDY this evening. He had no sooner walked in when I walked out. I put dinner on for him and the children. I needed to get to the craft store for some fabric and other notions. And, I needed to do it without children so I can think. It's not that they are bad at the store, but the questions and the comments are very distracting. I can't concentrate on what I'm doing. I didn't find all I needed. I know another store in the Austin area has it so I'll be there on Black Friday. I usually get a really good coupon for Black Friday so I'll go.
Speaking of Black Friday. I love Black Friday. I used to think only crazy people went, but I really enjoy getting out there and shopping really early. Or is it that I like shopping solo.
Lest you think I don't enjoy my children's company, I want to say, I do. It's just that with four children who have so many different directions of thought, it's hard for me to maintain my train of thought. It's gotten worse the older I have gotten, but then I wonder if it's because there are way more things in my brain than before.
I've gotten out of the habit of taking photos of the kids. I need to get back to it. I LOVE my camera, but it's very unwieldy to have in my purse. I need to just have it with me at all times. I'll have to figure something out. My photographer brother asked me to take the photos at his baby's baptism. I said I would do it, but I stressed about it the whole time. He had his camera all ready to go. It was very fun using his camera. He needs a neck strap for it though. I stressed the whole time about dropping this very, very expensive camera.
I thought the comments on my spider post very interesting. You had the "Ewwww. Just kill it." camp and the crazy nature loving camp who thought I should've let it live. One word. Shovel. And, I hit it about a dozen times. It lost all its legs. No regrets. Not one.
Thanksgiving. Not ready. At all.
My brother David who is the youngest in the family is engaged to be married to a lovely young lady. They're saving money for a wedding in April 2012. She is bringing her parents to meet us all soon. I don't think they know what they're getting themselves into.
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