Sleepovers are fun.
Although I'm not sure I can say, "Girls, settle down!" one more time with a straight face.
I watched TV while eating a bowl of ice cream (with chocolate sauce, of course!), but I didn't tell the kids. At least not about the ice cream - they could hear the TV. I just told them they had to stay upstairs (while not actually stated, upon pain of death was implied).
Does that make me mean?
I didn't hate driving to Vancouver tonight. This is progress. Slowly but surely.
I had three extra kids here today and I actually got a lot accomplished. And the house looks better than it did when we got up this morning. Nice.
I've been thinking about friends a lot lately. Carrie's awesome post re-lit the fire under this line of thinking. I've moved a lot, and I've been blessed to have friends in many places in the country, and the world. Along with that blessing, however, comes the sad fact that it's easy to lose touch. There are a lot of friends I miss, friends I haven't been in touch with for years, some for years and years. I have been able to re-connect with some of you, thanks in part to the beauty of the internet, but there are many I haven't found yet. If, by any chance, you are one of these friends (or even if you are a friend that's not "lost" - I'm not picky) and have somehow found my blog and are reading it, please come out of lurkdom and let me know! I promise I won't think you're weird, or that you're stalking me. Unless you are stalking me and I don't actually know you. Then I will think you're creepy ;)
Halloween is coming. This means there will finally be enough chocolate in my house! (for a few glorious days, at least)