There are times when I sit down to write Friday’s blog post and I just can’t seem to get it started. It as if there is too much going on in my head: a whirlwind of images, thoughts, and emotions. Not from a creativity point of view, moreover, too much going on. The way through it, at least for me, is to take a deep breath, pause, and then start to write. Maybe I’m just trying to make sense of the week.
Last night we had our Halloween meeting for Chameleons. A few folks where a bit more gothic than usual and as a general rule, we don’t really do a fancy dress evening. When we have, it’s been about a 40/60 split, with most folk opting not to go for a costume. It’s partly budget, time, and other factors that hold that back, and that’s fine. We don’t make a big thing of it.
For a bit of fun, I decided to dial up the glam a bit and risk trying my hand at a smokey eye. I’ve held off as whenever I’ve practised at home, it’s never quite worked. Still, I was okay with the results and I opted for the studded heels that I’ve not worn for what feels like a year, maybe more. Oddly, surprisingly comfortable.
Given the funding situation is doing okay at the mo, I brought some Halloween themed cupcakes, because who doesn’t like a snack with a hot drink?
We also had a discussion around the funding and we’re now on track for this year to lower the attendance costs. The group have all voted on their preference and I am hoping that reducing the costs will help boost the numbers. With the grant money we were awarded and donations from our out-reach/training programmes, we’re doing okay at the mo. All things to be thankful for.