Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Dean as Legolas.
The inspiration.

Dean wasn't too much in the mood for pictures this morning, so we're going to have to go back out, before trick or treating, and with the inspiration photo in hand do some more accurate reenactments. For the record, I offered but he refused the long hair and pointed ears and even the quiver (although I am going to ask him to hold the bow WITH an arrow for the official photo). Oh, you aren't a Lord of the Rings fan? Legolas is the elven archer -- swift and bold and true. Dean's telling those who are not in the know that he's a medieval archer, just to simplify things.

So, yeah, we're back. Been back for a week. In body, anyway. I feel I've been going waaay past my own personal speed limit since re-entry and honestly have not had a single moment til now to sit down here to post. My goal is to write a nice, long, juicy, photo-laden entry about the trip this weekend. It was wonderful and I'm very sorry to be back home, back to work. It feels as though everything just takes so much effort right now and it's true -- the house is a horrific mess so I can't find things and am not nearly done with unpacking nor laundry. I'd say this could be the pinacle, to-date, of my lack of organization and control. I don't like living with this degree of chaos but don't have enough time or energy to give to the digging out process; it's making me crazy so I hope I can get it together fairly soon. But hey, I got the costume done and he's happy with it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

When all else fails....

Announcer: "Well, Jennifer, the world economy is crashing all around us, the presidential campaign has spiraled out of control, and you have more to do at work than you could possibly accomplish even if you COULD work 24 hours a day. What are you going to do now?"

Jennifer: "I'm goin' to Disney World! See ya when we get back."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flashback Friday

Ken, probably Christmas 1960

Whoa. I never intended for Flashback Fridays to be 'it' for me; I don't realize how hectic the week has been until I sit down to post and see how far behind I am. I never had a chance, frankly, at a post-a-day for October, but I'm mulling the possibility for November.

[Edited to add: I chose this photo for this weekend because the final lawn-mowing of the season has been completed -- a happy and a bittersweet milestone.]

Friday, October 3, 2008

Flashback Friday

My grandfather Paul, circa 1920

I always thought that Paul Newman bore a striking resemblance to my grandfather Paul as a young man. The world's a sadder place without both of them.