In reality though, we are not the greatest of friends. I always feel overwhelmed and flustered and stressed and depressed and ANXIOUS about all of the things. Always. It probably has a lot to do with the autumnal equinox and the rapidly changing amount of light that brings out those feelings with me as it does with many others.
But it's October now, and I'm feeling better.
I know I have a hard time with September so I planned ahead and took a day off for me. A day where I could do what I wanted or needed to do while the kids were in school and have not have to worry about work. I took it on a Friday - and after I ran some errands in the morning I convinced a friend to bring her newborn over so I could take a couple pictures of him.
Walter was more interested in eating than sleeping for photos so I didn't get too many, and it hasn't worked out to get anymore newborn photos.
Adam had some friends over to play games to celebrate his birthday and he agreed to let Carus throw him a Minecraft themed party. We had red vines as "TNT", carrots and watermelon as themselves, chips and dip, cucumbers and dip, pizza (of course) and a Creeper decorated cake. Carus planned, and helped make and put together everything for the party - even drawing the signs.
While spending some gift cards we've had laying around far too long I found this crate - which is a new prop for putting babies - or pug dogs (or cats, etc) in for photos. Yoda was very cooperative and would jump in and sit down for me.
Providence (the hospital/health care group I work for) has forums for it's employees to keep us informed of progress and plans, etc. At the end of each forum they do a drawing to give away a little prize. I won this time - a gift basket with coffee and chocolate. The chocolate was good - I haven't tried the coffee yet.
We were able to line up schedules one last time for me to run over to do this shot of my friends kids with baby Walter. She saw this idea on Pinterest and loved it and so did I. I'm glad we got it, I love it. (Of course Walter wanted to sleep that day!)
Dogs begging for treats from Robert - who got into the closet for paper towels or something. They did get a treat too.
A good portion of September was stormy and wet. We had 8-10 inches of rain in September. Lots of gray skies and wet.
But fall does have lovely sunsets.