Friday, August 23, 2013

Crunch time-

From here on out, I have plans every weekend until the end of September. Deep breaths! My friend's wedding is at the end, and before that we have lots of wedding stuff to prepare and celebrate, and A's birthday (going to make him a Star Trek cake, if things come together), plus some nephew's birthdays, and... yeah. We're going to be busy around here!

I'm still trying really hard to get this money tucked away for this cycle. We might have to push it back until November. I really really really don't want to do that though. If push comes to shove, I'll probably allow myself a natural cycle while we wait. No hopes there, but at least I'd have a break from the evil BCPs. I don't know. I'm still hoping we'll have all the money together by then. I feel way more confident about injects... I got pregnant on 2 out of 3 ovulatory cycles on them, so they have a better track record for me.

I have a hard time believing that it's almost September. I think that hits me every year, the moment where you go, "Holy moly, it's almost fall!"

I feel like there's so much left to do this year, and so little time. All the stuff in September, then Halloween (almost finished my costume, still gotta work on A and V's though!), then the possible cycle, Thanksgiving, V's party (think we're doing it a couple weeks before Christmas this year, we got snowed out last year!), then Christmas, and then V's actual birthday... I am not at all prepared for the marathon that is the tail end of 2013! At least it'll keep me busy? Ha!

I'll let you in on the costumes. You remember that I said we would all be going "Doctor Who" themed? Okay. I'm rather proud of myself so far, for an amateur seamstress. I turned this out (keep in mind it's NOT done yet- this is just the base) ->

Now, if you don't know what this is supposed to be, that's alright! It's the base for my Dalek costume though. The gold is a bit darker in real life, and I still need sensor balls (trying to figure out the logistics), and then I want to make a headpiece to match. The fabric was on clearance for realy cheap (squee!) and the pattern was only $1 at Wa.l.mart. Super happy with the results! I did a pretty shoddy job, but it's a costume- it just needs to look the part, not be perfect.

A is planning on being the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) since that's his favorite. I got him this scarf for his birthday (while it was on sale- it's $20 off a lot, just have to keep an eye on it), and I let him go ahead and open it. He tried it on and played with it for awhile, so I think he likes it hahaha. So it's a neat present, and can be used for his costume. We just need to get serious about our thrift store hunting for the rest of his costume.

V is going to be the 10th Doctor (David Tennant). I hope! He plays with his hair a lot, and gets it stuck up just like the Doctor's, then we proceed to chuckle about his crazy hair and... it just works! I need to find him a cheap little suit, and some Converse sneakers.

So that's the plan! V also has a tiger costume my mom picked up, in case we want him to wear that to other things (like the zoo's Halloween thing), but I like the family themed thing. We never did that as a kid, and I think it's neat. I'll admit, Neil Patrick Harris' family and their themes get me every Halloween now- right in the feels! And I love dressing up, even if we're just sitting on the porch passing out candy I need to have a costume!

I'm really trying to pace myself and make the most of this season. We had a cold snap, but it's gotten warm again, so most days I hang laundry then chill with V in his inflatable pool for a bit. Just trying to soak in the last of summer! I feel a little silly lounging in his blow up pool, but who cares? We have a good time out there! He's come a long way since we first got him a pool, he was scared of it but now he runs right to it and tries to get in- properly clothed or not! We've very lucky that we can have that moment too. It's nice to be able to just relax and enjoy the peace.


Shelby said...

Great work on the costume! Fellow Halloween worshipper here. I've been daydreaming since mid-July and even looking up dog costumes (unfortunately, my dog is too big for anything factory-made). We did a family theme of crayons last year, but being that my son wants to be a My Little Pony this year (yes, he's a brony), I'm pretty certain the DH is not amenable to a family theme along those lines (he HATES dressing up with a passion). I can't wait! It never really feels like Fall until you bust out the candy corn and costume catalogues!

AnotherDreamer said...

LOL about home being a Brony :) I think that's awesome! I bet he'll be adorable!

Too bad about the dog, bet he could pull off being a My Little Pony too ;) Our little guy is too scared to go out with us, but I'd totally dress him up too and take him with us if I could!

Glad I'm not the only one that loves Halloween this much ;)