Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blogtober - Day 20

Not much to write about tonight.  I worked today and it was okay.  My cold from this past weekend has turned into a cough.  It was getting worse last night and this morning, felt like a lot of chest congestion, but later in the day it started easing up and now it's pretty much gone.

Our temps have slipped back to very lovely coolness for fall.  We barely made 50 degrees today.

Obviously I did not play Skylanders today since it was a work day.  Also, I was busy enough all day that I didn't get to dwell too much on the craft room thing.

Well, like I said, not much to write about tonight.
I'm off to read before bed now.

Anything exciting happening by you?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blogtober - Day 19

Played Skylanders a lot again today.  It was heavenly.  I finally made my own character with the little crystal thing, and he's pretty awesome already.  Yes, this year's game is waaaaaay better than last year's vehicle based dud.  Even hubby has made a character this evening and is playing right now.  He almost never plays video games anymore!

I did have some crabby moments this morning.  Casey and I hauled an old entertainment center out of what was Ty's old room.  It was supposed to go down to our burn pile but it broke apart while dragging through the back door, so we abandoned the effort on the porch.  Hubby will have to back the truck up this weekend so we can haul it the rest of the way.

We hauled that out because I'm frustrated with myself for only thinking and talking about what I want to do with Ty's old room, and then never actually doing anything.  My thoughts have swung back to making it a craft room.  It might end up a craft room / library.  I don't know, but I'm tired of it being a junk collector room.

And then the whole craft thing was another of my crabby moments.  Yes, again.  The urge to make cards was super strong late yesterday and early today but when I hauled all the stuff out I was just overwhelmed with the unorganized mess that it is and gave up.  I'm also still trying to decide if I want to put the money into buying some stamp sets and a die cut machine, or if it's crazy to dump more money into something I struggle with.  My thinking here is 'Oh but if I have more things to work with it'll be easier.'  Hmmm.  Will it?

This is the awesome view I had from my window this morning.  This is looking south-west, *away* from the sunrise, but the colors shining on the trees were brilliantly amplified.  The green of our yard looks out of place.  I should have cropped the photo.  lol

Well, back to work tomorrow.  Hopefully it continues to be fairly mellow.  For now though, I'm going to go watch hubby play a Skylanders for a bit more then head off to read before bed.

How has Day 19 treated you?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blogtober - Day 18

I was such a freakin' crabby puss this morning.  Wow.  And probably 99% of it was about going to my mom's.  It's probably hard for those outside of this picture to understand what the big deal is.  I've had people say things like "At least you still have your mom," or "Appreciate the time you have."  Yeah yeah, blah blah. Easy to say when you're not the one having to do it.

But anyway . . . 

My mood started picking up when I got home from tending Mom.  I had a little whiny pity party for a while first, and Voice of Reason Casey spewed his wisdom at me, then I started playing the new Skylanders game and things got better.

This is the newest release in the Skylanders game lineup.  So far, Casey and I are loving it.  Hubby and Ty haven't played yet.  Last year's release, Superchargers, never really grabbed us.  We bought it and started playing but just never got hooked like we have in the past.  Last year's focus was on vehicles and racing.  This year it's about creating your own characters.

There are these creation crystals for all the elements (fire, magic, water, etc.) that allow you to create your own character.  Each crystal allows one character.  I haven't made one yet but Casey has.

The started pack comes with two characters, and we also bought two more.  I'm not sure which way we'll get more addicted to, the ones they release or the ones we can create.

I also bought one of these little bonus chest thingies.  The chests unlock extra pieces to use in the character creation process.

So far it's been really fun.  I played many hours today and hope to play a bunch more tomorrow.  It was also quite a relief to find I'd actually put my worries aside for a good chunk of the day.  When I started playing I kept having the urge to quit because there were all these other things I felt like I should be doing.  That feeling eventually went away and I was able to just enjoy myself.  Woot!  Hopefully tomorrow brings me more of the same!

Oh, our weather jumped back to summer-like these past two days.  We were almost 80 yesterday.  Not sure what it got up to today but it certainly wasn't putting me in a mood for pumpkin anything.  I did put a couple cubes of pumpkin-something wax in the warmer this morning but didn't even pay attention to it.  That's become my norm lately.  This is making me unsure if I want to order any winter scents or not.  *sigh*

I'm off to read now!

Have you played any of the Skylanders games?
Are you in a Halloween mood, or are you ready for it to be done already?