I had a rough day at work (it's taking all I can muster to invoke the Dooce rule and not air all here) but I found a decent coping mechanism - MAKING HALLOWEEN! I spent the last 6+ hours creating all sorts of magic & mess, and I really do feel better. My craft room might have seen better days, it's getting a bit hard to function in there right now, but it sure looks festive:
I even re-arranged the furniture in the living room and found a party layout that will accommodate all my ideas! I'm pretty tired, but I'll have plenty of posts in the next few days to explain it all - October, I'm ready for you!