I am not a spider person. (Are there “spider people”?!?) But for the sake of the upcoming holiday and our costume party
, I am going all out on the decorations. Little by little our home is going to transform into a spook house. The first decoration up? This ‘UGE spider that I found at Walmart for $6.
I could barely pick it up. I was gagging and shaking and threw it in the cart as if it were alive because I just knew that it would look amazing on top of our light. Greta welcomed it with open arms. As in she couldn’t stop hugging it and giving it kisses. It was gross, but I had to keep reminding myself: this creepy thing isn’t real. I am pathetic in a haunted house. I literally cry and curl up in the fetal position and wait for someone to
rescue drag me along.
Greta loves the spooky spider and is constantly pointing to it and jumping around in excitement. It is pretty exciting–this time of year, our costumes, the party. We are thrilled. And looking at a creepy crawly all day is just one hurdle I have to jump over. I gotta admit I feel pretty bad A that I’m facing that fear…and the spider decoration is aaawwweesssommmeee.
The other fear I am facing: cooking for Chris. I have been so lucky to have a husband that loves to cook and I can count the number of times that I have cooked dinner for us since we have been married. But times are changing and our evenings are too crammed with me cooking for Greta, then Chris coming home playing with Greta. Getting Greta in bed. Then Chris cooking dinner for us and then cleaning up and then usually doing a project and heading to bed around 11:30-midnight with no down time. It. is. exhausting. So we have decided that it would be easier and better for me to cook one dinner for all of us. We all eat together and then get Greta-girl in bed and have the night to do what we want. So I am dusting off my chef’s hat (I actually still have one from when I was a little girl) and breaking out the recipes and swallowing my fear. For my warm up act, my domestic duty today: peeling, slicing and freezing 25 pounds of peaches.
We are gonna have smoothies for DAAAAAYYYYSSSS. :)