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.
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.