As I predicted, I have had to skip some days this year. I was doing fairly well until I had this really dumb idea to try a burpee and sprained my wrist.
I honestly only did it to see if it felt as ridiculous to do one as it looks to watch one being done. It kinda does.
But it sounds even worse because my old house is the kind that jiggles when you simply walk softly across the floor. Three burpees sounded like I was demolishing the bedroom, and there is no way to feel body positive when your exercising knocks plaster from the around the windows. Yikes!
So, I will save those for when I have a sturdier foundation under foot. Or not at all. They kinda suck.
Luckily, I can switch hands a bit while drawing, so I have managed to get out a few drawings since...The Incident. You can check them out here on my art site.
Along with Inktober, we tried to plan a fun Halloween for the girls. Our first event was a big festival in a nearby town.
We went last year and it is a lot of fun. This year, they were calling for severe thunderstorms so we called it off. Carnival rides are not exactly the best place to be in thunderstorms or tornadoes.
That evening we were treated to a fall tornado. It was just a baby but it did some damage in town and we got to hear the rumble as the cell whooshed by us.
The weather has been a bit spotty all month, with hot days and cold days and that famous Oklahoma wind (as in, 70 mph wind gusts are a normal thing. But we rarely ever have to rake leaves, ya know?)
Despite the gustiness, the tooth fairy had to visit twice in two weeks. My oldest lost those first upper teeth, and this kid LOVES to lose teeth, so tooth loss night is a big celebration.
I'm pleased to report that the tooth fairy was able to visit both times without injury or incident, and the teeth were grade A. As they should be, since my kids are obsessed with brushing their teeth.
(Sadly, they don't care whose toothbrush they grab and use first!)
Since we didn't do the first Halloween event, we made a new plan. Our local mall (local, haha. It's almost 40 miles away) does a trick-or-treat event. This year it also had a science show.
After costumes and such were found my sister dyed my daughter's hair pink for the event. Since it's been over two years since I've done anything to my hair besides stuff it into a bun or ponytail every day, I decided to dye mine too.
I've never actually dyed my own hair before. So, naturally, before a big holiday outing is the perfect time to try something new, right? Well, I DID manage to dye my hair.
Also my arm, my neck, the bathroom sink, the toilet paper, the floor, and a washcloth. But my hair looks awesome, so no sense crying over spilled Vidal Sassoon, right?
Also, we were able to trick-or-treat the mall without tornadoes. For two days, all the girls could talk about was getting candy. Then when they got there, they got more excited about the lady giving out pencils and wanted to quit early to window shop all the stores. (Because candy is dandy, but Claire's has bling!) #Priorities.