Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

After my exam on Wednesday, I literally slept for two days straight. It didn't even occur to me to try to go to class on Thursday morning. I was completely beat and there was nothing to do but sleep. So I slept.

But, after all that sleeping, I was feeling much better by Friday and I ended up having a very happy Halloween! My friend CC came all the way from Los Angeles to visit us for the weekend. CC and I used to play water polo together in high school, so we go way back. It was really fun to have her around this weekend for some much needed girl time. She also made everything we did this weekend, from special events to just sitting around in the living room, a lot more fun.

On Friday APL and I held our 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party! Although it snowed and made everything muddy and ruined the corn maze, we still picked up our pumpkins at the farm this year. Last year, I didn't feel up to carving a pumpkin. I decided that achy hands + slippery pumpkin guts + knives = not such a good idea. But, despite the trouble I have been having with my hands lately, and despite how exhausted the conference and the exam made me, for some reason I felt really good on Friday. Maybe the acupuncture is working, maybe it was just the lifting of all the stress I have been under lately, maybe it was the two days of sleeping. Whatever it was, I'm not going to question it! I carved a pumpkin and had an amazing time at our party!! (Though I must admit that I did have a little help scraping the guts out of the pumpkin when my hands got tired. But, hey! It still an improvement over last year so I'll take it!)

On Saturday, CC, APL & I put on our costumes and went out on the town. We had a wonderful time. CC dressed as a geisha in a kimono I brought back from Japan with me. We had a lot of fun trying to give her the equivalent of crazy geisha hair and makeup with the limited supplies I had around the house. I dressed up Max from Where The Wild Things Are and APL was my Wild Thing (in the movie his character was called Carol). We were all disappointed in the disappearance of the Naked Pumpkin Run, but we had an awesome time hanging around the Pearl Street Mall and checking out all the creative costumes. I even climbed on APL's back and we ran around the mall, just like Max rides the Wild Things in the book and movie. Honestly it is the first time in a long time that I can remember really enjoying myself and not worrying about how I felt. I just felt so happy to be there with CC and APL.

Especially my Wild Thing. He makes my heart sing.

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