Monday and Tuesday nights, Will and I went to bed at 8:30. I’m not saying we fell asleep right away (wink, wink), but we caught up on some much-needed rest. Wednesday night (that’s last night, lest I confuse anyone) we stayed up late (like 10:30) watching Observe and Report.

Here is my review: hilarious, slightly mean-spirited, no fucking rape scene omg I am so horrendously offended that anyone thinks that was rape, did I mention hilarious?

So back to sleep. Apparently we are not allowed to fill our sleep deficit for more than 48 hours, because last night SUCKED. So unfair. Today I feel like absolute crap. Both children woke up at like 3:30 in the morning and took forever to get back to sleep. Poor Will has been up ever since–at least I got back to sleep, though my neck is at such an angle today that I’m not sure it did me any good.


  • My sister has encountered the legendary Southern California flakiness, just as she was thinking she might have a job.
  • I made Sam cry twice today and feel like a rotten parent.
  • I am all touched out and wish both children would leave me the hell alone, which makes me feel even worse.
  • Amazon has not yet delivered my copy of Freefall. UPS claim they attempted delivery yesterday, but they didn’t leave a slip. GOD I HATE UPS. If you ever have to send me anything, please use the post office. Our mail carrier is the best.

I am trying to make Grace’s Halloween costume. I changed my mind and instead of Supergirl she is going to be Robin to Sam’s Batman. It is so obvious that I had a real facepalm moment when I realized. So I’m using this tutorial to make the top and the pattern instructions made me feel like a real moron but I think I made it work. (I didn’t have a onesie handy that I could actually take apart, so I attempted to trace one just by manipulating it and that may have been dumb.) If I can find my black felt I will make the Robin symbol (I bought yellow and I even know where it is!) and then I can sew the top together. I’m making pants too, to stand in for tights, but I already know how to make pants.

THEN I have to finish Sam’s costume. My mom bought this cape for him (she got Grace one too, but I’m making her one for Robin). He needs a cowl (yikes) and black leggins (everyone sells black jeggings, so I’ll probably have to make these) and a new t-shirt (which I thought I could buy but it’s not looking good so I might have to make that too) and a UTILITY BELT which I am super excited to make but not really sure how I will manage. Oh, and I am going to make some Bat-arangs.

Halloween is NEXT month, right?

6 thoughts on “Frustrated!

  1. oslowe

    October 7, 2010 at 2:38pm

    I think October is just too goddamn short the past 4 years or so.

  2. Swistle

    October 7, 2010 at 4:23pm

    Not leggings! Tights! Black tights! Way easier!
    .-= Swistle´s last post ..Heads Up! =-.

  3. Annika

    October 7, 2010 at 5:11pm

    Laurie, I LOVE it! So great!

    Will, you are so right. Golly, whatever happened four years ago to make it like this?

    Swistle, I know, but he’s kind of unlikely to wear tights again and I thought leggins would get some use. He does have a pair of black pants we can use if I run out of energy and/or time.

  4. Phoebe

    October 9, 2010 at 7:28pm

    Sorry to seize upon (two days later no less) an off-hand remark but this new trend where seemingly every indecorous sexual situation on TV or movies, such as, you know, every sex scene in Mad Men, is termed “date rape” drives me increasingly ballistic.

    And October is totally too short for the best month of the year.

  5. Mel

    October 20, 2010 at 8:23pm

    all touched out is totally normal… don’t feel guilty
    making your son cry… only twice? you’re doin great!
    love u! miss you so much!!!!

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