Part One: In Which I Chaperone a Trip To a Pumpkin Patch For the Hundredth Time
And it was predictably ridiculous, as my streak of being the bad weather luck charm remains unbroken to the end. About an hour in, the temperature plunged and the heavens opened, and an entire class of under-dressed kindergartners was soaked and chilled to the bone. I'd at least remembered to bring an umbrella and put a hat and mittens on Ike...
...but failed to notice that he left them behind at school. Also my umbrella was way too small to accommodate my small flock of charges, one of whom was dressed in a t-shirt and hoodie while even kids decked out in heavy parkas were visibly shivering.
The trip was (mercifully) cut short, but not before we got pumpkins and some animal encounters in.
("Take my picture next to this sheep that I have no intention of actually standing next to.")
(And then it oinked.)
Part Two: Meanwhile, Back at G.Wash's Place...
It was a day of dueling field trips, and Jason got to take Noah to Mount Vernon, where it did not rain AND they got fancy chartered buses with DVD players AND I don't know, free gold doubloons and cheese, probably.
A very good time was had by all, from the sound/look of it.
Part Three: Self-Care Update
After weeks (and weeks) of drab visible roots and fried ends (SO MY OUTSIDE MATCHED MY INSIDES), I got my hair done! And I think I performed a reasonable facsimile of a normal adult human who knows how to answer tough probing questions like, "So how have you been?"
Or not. Point is: I did a thing that made me feel better. Early voting is next, cuz fuck all this shit. To hell, even!
Part Four: CATS CATS CATS
(lol @Rey tryin' to lie down like a normal cat and still somehow failing at it.)
(Not that Finn has room to feel superior to Simple Cat, as he spent last night trapped in a storage bench.)
(Not pictured: Beau, who is in desperate need of a haircut himself. He's so scruffy it's practically undignified.)
(And that's all I've got. Happy Halloween, fellow people who would frankly rather not bother with the whole thing!)