Here are the kids on Halloween evening — Joanie was dressed as Marshall from her favorite show “Paw Patrol” and Jackson — yes, that’s Jackson—he had a huge growth spurt this past year! — was Bugs Bunny. We won’t talk about how much candy I have been stealing from their stash since Wednesday…
I took yesterday off from everything to catch up on some R&R after an eventful few weeks. I went to bed at 7 pm and didn’t get out of bed for 12 hours (and I actually slept for 11 of those hours!!). I can’t remember the last time I slept like that. Before I had kids, I’m sure.
Today looks to be a gloomy day in Brooklyn, but we’re going to get out there and make the most of it anyway. I considered canvassing in Staten Island but couldn’t find anyone to come with me and wasn’t up for going on my own (don’t judge—I’ve been doing lots of donating and helping to get out the vote in other ways), but I still wanted to do some kind of community service this weekend so Jackson and I are volunteering in Prospect Park today, raking leaves and helping to get the park ready for winter. Tomorrow we have friends coming over for brunch and the kids have a birthday party in the afternoon. Jackson’s school has its big annual fundraiser this evening and I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to go (the small talk at these things is draining for me unless I have a few drinks and I am not drinking much lately so I have to be selective about when and where and how I enjoy a cocktail or two). In related news, I have lost ten pounds since April and seven since Labor Day when I decided to get serious about my health and well-being (and then ironically I got shingles two weeks later!). Anyhoo.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and if you missed Friday Links yesterday, here are a few links from around the web I meant to post, but then I forgot to hit the “submit” button: