Well well well! We are back from our trip to San Francisco/Anderson Valley for my little sister’s wedding. It was a fun fun trip and so good to see so many family members and friends, but it’s also nice to be back home. I can’t believe we’re already a week into October and I so so wish we had five weekends in this month. I’m not ready for November to be here! There’s just never enough time, huh? Scott will be traveling again this month and I really wanted to go camping one more time before the weather cooled down too much, but I don’t think it’s in the cards. Maybe a trip to the Texas State Fair instead? Who knows.
Pictures from our trip–at least what was on my camera (which isn’t much). The pictures have absolutely nothing to do with the text below…I’m just shamelessly using this post as an excuse to share. A note on my sister’s dress–it was her husband’s grandmother’s dress from the 40s. She was gifted it by her sister-in-law with instructions that she could do whatever she wanted with it. She had it altered to remove the puff sleeves and add the lace backing/sweetheart neck. The dress is more gold than it appears in the pictures below.
Listening To: Books! I finished listening to Bad Feminist and I am just starting Something Wicked This Way Comes. I do hope to write a post on Bad Feminist–it was a fantastic listen even if I had some quibbles about the actual essays. Music-wise, I’ve been listening to a lot of Pandora at work–Xx, DeVotchKa, Alabama Shakes Radio. I also posted recently some songs I’ve been loving.
Reading: I’m about 33% through Night Film and 25% through Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (I started the latter because I needed an e-book for the airplane). I need to start Drood so will likely rush through Night Film so I don’t have two paper books going. I plan on reading ALL the creepy books this month! So not typical for me. And if you’re wondering, I’m not loving Night Film–it’s just not drawing me in.
Watching: Well, since we have to wait SIX months until Outlander is back on, I’m not watching anything right now. Though Gilmore Girls is finally on Netflix and I think I might start watching (for the first time). Otherwise not much!
Eating: I need to pick a cookbook for this month’s Cook it Up Challenge. I’m thinking soups or slow cooker. Though that would be more tempting if we had a bit cooler weather!
Making: Last month I started a monthly quilt class at the local sew/vac store. I’m approximately 50 years younger than all of my classmates (an exaggeration) and I have no idea what I’m doing, but I hope to learn a lot about my machine. Yes I can sew patchwork and perform basic quilting, but this class will teach me all sorts of techniques. ALSO! Also, I finished up all of my hexie flowers. So now I have to start sewing them together. Will be perfect for Gilmore Girls bingeing.
Planning: Nothing at the moment. Soon there will be Halloween costumes and then Thanksgiving and then Christmas. This is the first time in a year that we don’t have a trip on the horizon.
Feeling: Ask me in a few days? Going out of town is always a lot of work, especially with
three two children. The girls travel so so well, really so well, but Evie doesn’t sleep easily when not in her own bed and so I shared a bed with her and neither of us got much sleep. It’s always so nice coming home to your own bed, isn’t it? Now to put the house back in order. We got in late Sunday evening and it’s always much easier when we have one more weekend day between travel and “life” to help buffer the transition!
Loving: That picture above and that beautiful girl. My heart bursts.
Wanting: The weather to cool down a bit! We had a short cold front come in but today we were supposed to be 95. This is not my idea of October weather!
Looking Forward To: The moment when life slows down just a little bit. Oh wait…
Would love to hear what YOU are listening to, reading, watching, eating, making, planning, feeling, loving, wanting, thinking, and looking forward to.