Last Sunday my church put out a bulletin requesting homemade cookie donations for the new patio unveiling.
When Iggy came home and saw me and Anna baking up a storm he asked what was up and I told him. He read the bulletin himself and was like "They're breaking the pavement where we first hung out outside of school....and you're rewarding them?!"
haha. When Iggy and I first started talking I mentioned that I had a bake sale for my confirmation class in a few days so he came by and hung out with me all day.
Anna and I took the cookies, but the bulletin not-so conveniently didn't mention that they would be closed (I'm guessing for lunch?) around 1 so we arrived to a locked door and a "We'll be back at.." sign. I could hear people inside but no one answered so we had to kill 20 minutes. I decided to put the cookies back in the car and take Anna for a walk to the Coffee Bean in uptown a couple of blocks away.
And let me just say...it burned me to not say something along the lines of "Maybe next time it would be a good idea to put what hour you'll be at lunch next time you ask for drop off donation" when we got back (they only listed the hours the office opened and closed), especially since the receptionist was so flippant. But I want to be a faith formation teacher when an opening comes up so I bit my tongue.
Lately I've been having to tip toe out the door to run errands or my little shopping buddy wants to come. If she hears me walking in heels or the sound my keys make she zooms out of whatever room she's in and meets me at the front door.
Loving: Fall! It was so unbearably hot for awhile we stopped going out. Now my little family and I have been zooming all over. Next weekend I'm planning on taking the kids with my sister and her kids to the Irvine Railroad's Pumpkin Patch.
On my nook: Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas by C.L Bevill (I love this author, I got hooked by one of her freebies "Veiled Eyes")
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child- Anna isn't an out of control toddler yet, but she definitely is strong willed and I want to make sure we parent her effectively.
The Family You've Always Wanted: I loooove Gary Chapman books. Iggy and I are reading this one together and I have to force myself not to skip ahead of him.
Practical Paleo- I'm not 100% on board with paleo yet, but this book makes it really easy to understand. Flipping through the recipe section I'm like "I can totally do this" because the photographs of the food look so good, but then I get a craving for something specific that's no paleo and I'm not so sure about my ability to stick to it. I've made lots of great food from this book, and Iggy and I have promised to do the 30 day 100% paleo eating plan in January =o
Good Housekeeping: Hands down, my favorite magazine ever! Before I had a subscription I was buying it at the market and the checker was an older lady and she was like "honey, you're too young for this!" haha. The only other magazine I can enjoy monthly is Allure, but that magazine makes me broke so I don't have a subby.
Watching: Bravo Housewives reruns and Sons of Anarchy. Iggy and I barely got into Sons a month or so before it premiered. We were bored one night and saw it on netflix and got hooked. The only thing that irritates me about watching SOA is the American Horror Story commercials. They come on so swift and unsuspecting it always takes me a few seconds to realize what it is and then I have a horrible spooky imprint of whatever I just saw. The most annoying thing is that they're so short and random I don't even know what to make of what I just saw, I'm just left feeling unsettled haha.
Thinking about: Making an appointment with a counselor at the CC to take some classes. Originally my plan was to go to tech school first so I could make decent money while going to regular school, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do and everything I thought about doing (teacher, daycare instructor, mortican) I already made more being a pharmacy technician so I wasn't inspired to really go, but I think I'd feel better having at least my AA.
Anticipating: Going to the Irvine Park Railway for their pumpkin patch this Saturday! I like doing little stuff for my kids.
Listening to: I'm actually just trying to organize all my music! I have 4,000 songs in my itunes library and it's gotten messy over the years.
Working on: Christmas ideas.
Wishing: Anna would humor me and talk. She's still mostly miming and grunting but every so often she get's exasperated enough to shout out what she want's in a perfectly clear voice. Annoying.