Belated Weekend Recap + Currently

Bringing in November

I realize that it is now Friday, which means that last weekend is already blasted from your mind with your excitement for this weekend, but, you know, sometimes you just fall behind on things because life is a little overwhelming.

The period of October turning into November is a favorite of mine. The time span happens to include not only your general, wonderful fall weather and cheer, but also Halloween and my birthday. A lot of people like to think of November 1 as the start of the holiday season, which I have mixed feelings about because while I love amping up for Christmas, I don’t like skipping another important holiday in the process.

Anyway, the whole point of me writing here today was to update you on what I’ve been up to, and also kind of just humble brag about my awesome weekend.

We didn’t do too much for Halloween this year. Which is kind of embarrassing because I love, love Halloween. I don’t know if it’s just because my birthday falls two days after, or if it’s because of all the fun memories of trick or treating, or if it’s because of the general awesomeness that is dressing up, but Halloween is probably my favorite holiday right after Christmas. But anyway, the idea of going out became increasingly exhausting as nine o’clock approached. (Signs of aging? I hope it was just a fluke.) But, my plan to carry out Charlie Brown and Lucy costumes, complete with a beagle as our Snoopy/Red Baron was a success, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it, so we’ve got that going for us. Plus we watched Casper while eating pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, so I’d say the night was a win.

Halloween weekend in sum.

Saturday and Sunday were filled with birthday festivities and my embarking on my first ever attempt to complete NaNoWriMo. That in and of itself is quite an accomplishment, because every year November rolls by and I think, next year will be the one I actually try and start a novel. Next year, next year, next year. And here I am and my novel has kind of, sort of, begun to start. So that, combined with the great company of friends in the back room of a Macaroni Grill, and their thoughtful gifts I didn’t expect (aren’t those just the best kind?) made me pretty happy with my weekend.

And with that, I’ll leave you with another dose of currently:

Reading Mockingjay because I am behind everyone else in actually reading the Hunger Games series and because I must finish before the movie comes out this month.

Wishlisting can we talk about one thing I’m not wishlisting any more? That would be a new laptop. In case you missed it on Instagram, my hubby spoiled me rotten this year with a swanky new Acer Aspire S7 to replace my old, faithful, dreadfully slow HP.

Loving my laptop? How about loving Ryan for using his graduation money to buy us a new laptop? Am I obsessing too much about my new laptop? Fine. I’m also loving Taylor Swift’s new album like woah. Okay, now you’re really telling me to figure something new to talk about.

Appreciating my friends for being so fun and thoughtful and supportive all the time. I’m lucky to have this handful of people in this world who really know me.

Creating a novel. Woah. Excuse me while I go hyperventilate in a paper bag.

Now tell me what’s new in your life.

Linking up with Jenna and Anne!

love always, Delia

Hello, October // Currently (v.2)

Currently smelling

You guys, today is a very exciting day. It’s the first of October! I can hardly contain myself. October is by far one of my most favorite months of the year. There is so much to love. The chill that enters the air. The leaves starting to change. Hot air balloons gliding across the city. Halloween creeping right around the corner. My birthday looming two days after that. Pumpkin flavored everything. Corn mazes and haunted farms. Boot and sweater weather. The promise of the holiday season, so close.

Ah, I can just hardly contain it. This is what I’m up to, currently:

Smelling green chile roasting, pumpkin baked goods, and the cinnamon in my morning coffee. New Mexico fall smells, you guys, they can’t be beat.

Loving this photo from the wedding I shot a couple weeks ago:

Michelle & Jeremy Nature Pointe wedding

Planning oh so much for this, the greatest of months. I have a couple friends coming into town this month, along with my brother and his family, and Ryan’s dad. So there will be lots of social time with people we hardly get to see. I’m hoping to make it to our Balloon Fiesta lookout point one morning, to watch the balloons go by while sipping my homemade coffee (and not the overpriced stuff they sell at the Balloon Fiesta Park!) I’m also hoping to make it to White Sands next weekend and catch some photos of the full moon rising. Then of course there is Halloween and my birthday. I’ll be keeping busy in the best way :)

Baking pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, and apple muffins. In other words, my apartment smells like heaven.

Celebrating the fact that Gilmore Girls is now officially on Netflix, and, most importantly, that Taylor Swift’s new album drops in 26 days. Just in time for my birthday, as always, because obviously Taylor is secretly my best friend.

WHAT’S UP. Okay I’ll try to resume my breathing now. Best month ever.

What are you up to currently? Do you have as much to be excited about as I do?

Linking up with Dearest Love and Anne in Residence for their Currently series!

love always, Delia


Currently (latte art)

Writing a fiction story I began working on at the Taos Summer Writers’ Workshop, which I hope to turn into a novel. We’ll see how that goes, though, because I tend to be distracted in my writing with too many ideas. I’ve also got about five other stories rolling around in my head, and have begun to dabble in starting a personal memoir. Not to mention blogging ;)

Such is the writer’s life!

Anticipating shooting an old friend’s wedding in just over two weeks! I am so excited for this awesome opportunity. I’ve always loved wedding photography, and a great wedding photographer was my top priority when planning my own wedding, so I am frankly honored that my friend Jeremy and his fiancé Michelle have entrusted me with this job. I have been spending the last few weeks preparing in all ways possible—researching, getting new gear, and finally taking the leap and starting up an official website!

Wearing shorts, while I still can! What’s funny is that I honestly had forgotten about my many pairs of cute lil short shorts in my bottom drawer until about a month ago. I guess I’d just gotten used to wearing all my work appropriate attire most of the week, so my shorts never really crossed my mind. It’s nice to get reacquainted :)

Craving a Seattle latte with beautiful foam art.

Also craving: being able to make such beautiful caffeinated art myself.

Missing being on vacation. Amiright?

Linking up with Dearest Love and Anne in Residence! What’s currently occurring in your life?

love always, Delia