I’m not usually a procrastinator, either, but I found myself in Hobby Lobby yesterday on my lunch hour, pilfering through what use to be two complete rows of Halloween paraphernalia that had somehow been condensed into a half a row of one side of the aisle and about five buckets. Christmas decorations had already seized their spot on the opposite side.
Girlfriends, Halloween is still two and a half weeks away! Not at Hobby Lobby it isn’t. Halloween is over and done with. In Hobby Lobby’s eyes, we’re a week away from Thanksgiving!
So, yes, I was on the floor of HL in my nice suit digging through the buckets trying to come up with some way Baby Girl and her daddy could decorate her pumpkin that was due today. I had it all planned out in my head, but of course when I got to HL and saw the shape of their Halloween stock, I totally ruled that idea out. By this time, I was praying for a decorating kit. You know. The kind that has everything you need right there in the box.
A-ha! Found it! It was a cat and the only design kit that I could find. It was a peel-and-stick! Even better!
I hurriedly snatched it up before the woman behind me ran over me with her buggy and went to the check out line. Where I waited…and waited…and waited. I changed lines twice and ended up getting the check-out clerk whose first day was that very day! The lady in front of me had a return! I know I waited in line twenty minutes!
So much for lunch. I scarfed down a McDonald’s hamburger at my desk.
Alise had the best time decorating her pumpkin with her Daddy! I am so glad that I let go of my “little control issue” and allowed Wayne the chance to get to do something with her by himself. She is so in to “projects” these days. Just about every Saturday, she asks me if I have a “project” for her to do…paint, glue, cut, whatever. So, luckily decorating the pumpkin was right up her alley!
I walked Alise to her classroom this morning because we had “Emma Lee”, the pumpkin -cat with us. I carried Emma Lee and scolded myself for not telling Wayne to get a “lighter” pumpkin on Sunday. Emma was heavy!
The “real” Emma and her mom were behind us bringing her pumpkin to class. So were everybody else’s moms. The classroom was turned upside down! Kids running all over the place showing everyone their pumpkins, kids dropping pumpkins, Dora the Explorer screaming in the background….UGH! I was ready to escape! Alise and Emma wouldn’t cooperate for a picture, so I just gave up. The aide, said that they would take pictures of them with their pumpkins and send them home. “Good luck with that,” I thought!
Our next BIG to-do this week is Grandparent’s Day at Alise’s school on Friday. She is so excited about her Nana coming to her school! We’ve been counting down the days. At first, Wayne and I were going, too, but we’ve decided to go ahead and strike out for Tuscaloosa earlier than we had originally planned. The Galleria is calling my name. Besides, my mom is checking her out of school and taking her to the park and to the pumpkin patch for the afternoon. So they’ll have a good time together.
Have a great FALL weekend!! ROLL TIDE!!