Thanks to a generously lent costume from our daycare provider, Maddie was dressed up as a little monkey this year. She absolutely loved halloween. Seemed to "get" that she was dressed up, that others were dressed up, and all was good with the world (I was a little worried that she would hate her costume or get scared seeing the other kids in costumes - apparently I was worried for nothing, she's a helluva lot smarter than I give her credit for I guess)...
So we took Maddie trick-or-treating to our neighbours on the right and left of us. She loved that too. I think probably would have gone on to more houses if we had let her. And then she helped give out candy to the kids that came to our house. It was so warm out, that everyone was outside on their front steps, so was a lot of fun in that sense. Except Miss Maddie kept wanting to follow the kids down the sidewalk and onto the street. There can be a bit of downside to having a social butterfly for a daughter - especially when she's just a year old.
We've lots of other news - but I'm tired, so it's relagated to bullets for today...
- We sold the Accent. I had to say bye-bye to AB (that was her name for the past almost-5 years). It was a little bittersweet. When we got her, I never expected that I would have her for a full 5 years, but I guess since I did, I got a little attached. But I wasn't attached to the car payments and 2 insurance payments we've been making - so in the end, I was like buh-bye AB! Thanks for the km's, thanks for not breaking down, thanks for being a solid little car. Hope you treat your new owners the same...
- Maddie has started having nightmares at night. I hate it. I hate trying to calm her down and not being able to. I hate not being able to tell her (or show her) that all is fine, she doesn't need to be afraid. And I hate being woken up for 1-2 hour stretches in the middle of the night because she can't get back to sleep. Any thoughts/advice/help? Any feedback whatsoever is welcome!
- Lately I've been feeling more and more like my old self. I've gone to a few concerts, met friends for dinner and organized a few more 'ladies nights' coming up in a few weeks. I love being able to leave Maddie with Daddy and take off for the night. It's the social life that I've sorely missed this past year and I'm really enjoying getting a bit of freedom back in my life.
- Grandma Thompson is coming to visit for a few days as of tomorrow. The plan is shopping (of course), maybe some furniture restoration (could be tricky), and hopefully lots of Christmas baking (yum!).
- I have officially accepted a new position with a company - so I am happily gainfully employed as of the end of this month. I am soooo happy and excited about this opporutnity that it doesn't warrant being explained in this bullet - I'll write a post soon.
Happy early November friends & family! We're loving the unseasonably ridiculously warm weather lately and hope it bodes for a mild winter. Hope you're getting outside and enjoying it while you can, wherever you are.