Odds & sods

Happy last week of October. Are you all set for Hallowe’en at your house? Our Hallowe’en is pretty lowkey. We’ve done a few things with our little goblin, even though she doesn’t realize what’s going on. We’ve had a few Hallowe’en stories at bedtime (including a special one from Daddy), there is a jack o’lantern in our living room, and a Supergirl costume is set aside for Thursday.

Pumpkin carving with Ellie

Before I look too far ahead, I’m looking back at some of the things that inspired me this month:

“If you’re going to be good at something, it has to be your own something. It can’t be somebody else’s thing.” Michelle Obama came to town, and Matt gave me tickets to go. She was inspiring, funny, sincere, dedicated… everything you expect.

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turnHarriet Beecher Stowe Sometimes the universe sends you just what you need when you need it. This quote showed up in my Passion Planner during a particularly difficult week, and I’m still carrying it with me.

One Room Challenge is continuing. I am very behind on blog reading, but I’m popping in as much as I can to check out the progress some of my favourite bloggers are making. Are you following anyone that I should add to my list?

I finally started reading Harry Potter this month. The original craze somehow passed me by, and I don’t think I’m the target market anymore. I’ve finished the first two books and will likely finish the series, as I’m curious enough to see what happens. Are you a Harry Potter fan? I’m taking a little break this week and reading this book that my Mom passed along. A sewing inspired novel? That sounds good to me.

My writing elsewhere:

What’s inspiring you this month? How are you celebrating Hallowe’en this year? Any Harry Potter fans out there? Or other good books to recommend?

10 thoughts on “Odds & sods

  1. This will sound strange but Steve and I LOVE Harry Potter and the kids don’t at all!! I’ve read the first four books and we’ve seen the movies many times! In fact one Sunday evening we took the kids back to their mom’s for the week and we went to the movie theater and saw the very last one, just us!!

    My cousin has a HP themed party every year on Harry’s birthday! ❤️

  2. I read all the Harry Potter books – loved them. I am ready for Halloween – gave my treats to a neighbour to hold, so I don’t eat them myself. My “decorating” consisted of placing four pieces of marigold Carnival Glass in front of my stained glass pumpkin light. It actually looks pretty good.

  3. My daughter gets overwhelmed with trick or treating. We have a fun day at home. I fill her bucket with little sensory items and activities. I put a few treats in there. We wear pajamas all day and play games. At night we watch a movies and eat the cookies we made that day.

  4. I’m jealous that you are reading Harry Potter for the first time! I love the way the theme expands and expands as the books progress. While each book has a story arch, and they all get older from book to book, the whole set also has a giant story arch that increases in complexity appropriate to the age of the kids in each book. It’s so clever. (Also why I don’t agree with reading all the books at a time to a little kid, as some of my students’ parents have done.)

    I appreciate your quotes, too. Sometimes just the right one shows up at the right time. ❤

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