I’ve been a busy little bee lately. I’m preparing for NaNoWriMo in November. I expect a crazy November, but I didn’t consider the work it would take in October to get ready for it.
As most Wrimos (don’t you love the lingo?) have suggested, I am cleaning my house thoroughly. Apparently, I won’t have time to clean in November. For the life of me, I don’t understand how cleaning my house in October is going to help. We are a family of 7. I have to do the laundry/dishes every day or we don’t have clothes or dishes for dinner. Am I supposed to stock a 30 day supply? I don’t have the cabinet space for 150 cereal bowls, 300 plates, and 1,000 spoons and forks.
The next thing I’m prepping is The Blog. I’m planning and writing posts to schedule for November. I’m doing some new things.
November 1, I’m hosting a stop on Lucy Adams’s blog tour for her book, Tuck Your Skirt in Your Panties and Run. There is a giveaway and everything. I haven’t worked out the details of that yet. (BTW, it’s official. I’m a mommy blogger. I’ve been in denial for far too long.)
I’m adding a weekly feature (inspired by Accidental Stepmom’s “One and Done”.) I’m thinking Fridays, but it might be a weekend thing, depending on what my schedule is. The feature is “Lessons From the Lunch Lady.” I do a lot of thinking at work and I would love to share what goes through my mind. Sometimes, it’s quite profound. Sometimes, it’s silly. Sometimes, I think it’s one when it’s really the other. I’ll leave it to you to decide.
Now, for the most important part of my October. I have a tough decision to make. One of those decisions that keeps me up nights. What should I do? Who am I? Will I ever be able to face my family and friends again if I mess this up?
I’m talking, of course, about my Halloween costume. After last year’s clown make-up debacle (I looked terrible, despite the wicked awesome clown costume my saint of a mother-in-law made for me,) I need something brilliant. I’ve been a witch, a clown, a pirate (my favorite), and a hippie (too easy, I know, but give me a break. I gave birth to my 5th child exactly 2 weeks before.)
I was thinking of a “concept” costume, but it has to be obvious. Then again, maybe I should keep it simple and go with something classic. If I don’t come up with something soon, I’ll have to resort to the costume I chose every year when I was in elementary school. That’s right. A Punk Rocker.
So, help me out. What should I be for Halloween? Keep in mind that it’s for a church function. If your idea is a “slutty _______,” keep it to yourself. (Seriously, what is that? I bet there’s a “slutty Minnie Mouse” costume out there.)