It is unseasonably warm today so maybe we could forgo the coffee and drink something a bit cooler. Maybe we could even sit outside on the deck. We are in for a warmer than average week, too. Of course, it will cool off a bit for next weekend… the weekend that we are going camping. For now, the air is a bit balmy but our typical Midwestern humidity is gone making it quite comfortable.
I am thankful for the warm weather since tomorrow is Halloween. I always love when it is warm enough for the kids to trick or treat without coats. My older daughter is going to be a pirate and my younger daughter is going to be Bat Girl. I’m not sure how much longer my 12 year-old with trick or treat, this year may be the last one. It is sad how those “last times” sneak up on parents.
My 12 year-old has district band auditions on Tuesday. It brings back so many memories of my band days. Luckily we both play the flute so I have been working with her at home. I don’t think she cares about auditions as much as I do, getting her to practice has been a struggle. Well, she practices for 15 minutes and thinks that is good enough. I disagree. She has a natural talent. I want her to have the drive to push herself to be better. I am not seeing it yet.
We have been preparing for the camping trip next weekend with both Girl Scout troops. We will have five cadettes going (mostly 7th graders) and seven “minis” (brownies, mostly 3rd graders…I have taken to calling my brownie troop “minis” because my guilty pleasure lately has been Dance Moms). So we have been working on menus and activities. We have a good itinerary with a mix of horseback riding, indoor games, outdoor games, crafts and flag ceremonies. We will do some dutch oven cooking (taco bake and breakfast casserole) and some campfire cooking (hot dogs) and of course, s’mores.
I have a work presentation on Wednesday afternoon and I haven’t even given it much thought. It is the same presentation that I gave last year for the same medical school class so I have slides ready to go. I am giving it with two other people and my part is the smallest part. I am still nervous, though, since I hate public speaking. I think I have avoided thinking about it so that I won’t stress about it. But now that it is only a couple of days away, I am starting to stress. Wish me luck!
I have a busy evening with The Walking Dead (which will hopefully be less depressing than last week) and game 5 of the World Series. Go Indians!
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?