since i chose our kurt cobain/courtney love costume for the halloween party we went to last weekend, nick got to choose our costume on halloween day. he wanted to wrap ourselves in toilet paper and be mummies. i have to say it was a fun, cheap halloween costume idea! the downside is that strangers may mistake you for the kkk...and that's just never a good thing...
to celebrate the spoooooky holiday we went out to dinner with some friends all dressed up. then went to my cousin, michele's, house (she is responsible for the cute decorations) for halloween treats, games and meant to watch hocus pocus but definitely ended up playing a lot of just dance instead. the night was perfect except for one thing: the cold that i had been desperately trying to fight off for a few days before decided to hit me in full force.
you know how when you're a kid getting sick wasn't all that bad? it mostly just meant ditching school and watching a lot of movies? i wish it always stayed that way. unfortunately once you hit your twenties you take on a lot of responsibilities that can't be neglected even if your head wants to explode from sinus pressure or talking is painful because of the stabbing pain in your throat etc. etc.
what i'm really getting at is that this last weekend has been an especially important/busy one with school and work and it's been quite the struggle to push through it with a nasty cold. but at least i have a mom who buys me orange juice with extra pulp and a husband who makes me endless cups of herbal tea.
this is about the time i should apologize to any reader that this post is just as scatterbrained as my thoughts have been these last few days ha and it may make no sense at all...but i want to add one of my favorite quotes from this last session of conference:
"In preventing illness whenever possible, watch for the stress indicators in yourself and in others you may be able to help. As with your automobile, be alert to rising temperatures, excessive speed, or a tank low on fuel. When you face 'depletion depression,' make the requisite adjustments. Fatigue is the common enemy of us all—so slow down, rest up, replenish, and refill. Physicians promise us that if we do not take time to be well, we most assuredly will take time later on to be ill."
an important reminder that i need to be better at simplifying and slowing down.