Okay, I'll admit it. I had a little bit of fun last night.
The kids were so excited - and the weather was unseasonably warm, so we stayed out longer than usual when trick-or-treating, and they got more candy than ever. Usually it's near freezing here on Halloween. We've now officially set a record for the longest time without a freezing temperature - so we didn't even have to wear hats and gloves last night to stay warm. What a treat! I felt like I was in California or something.
K. and his friends were allowed to do a bit of trick-or-treating by themselves. None of them were particularly interested in staying with the Moms and Dads and the dreaded "little kids," so we let them go off on their own, making them promise to stay on blocks where at least one of our houses was located so someone could keep an eye on their antics. They did fine and he hit the mother lode - his bag was overflowing. Apparently three fifth graders can hit a lot more houses by themselves... it was a little hard for me to accept that he didn't really want to be with us - but I know it's just the beginning of that kind of independance. He came home for the L'il Smokies and cinnamon popcorn... so I still know how to reel him in.
I have a whole day today with no kids and no plans. My goal is to get into my studio as soon as I finish here and finish up my class samples through the rest of the year. I've got three classes that still need to be designed and finalized... those sorts of things hang over my head like a dark cloud and I don't feel like I can do anything just for me until I've completed them.
With that in mind - I'm going to resist the urge to type away my morning and sign off.