30 by 30 – Fourth {and final!} quarter update.

Today, I’m 30.  I am delighted that I managed to cross every item off the 30 by 30 list. As I look over the list, I’m reminded of how amazing the people in my life truly are.  How blessed I am.

Creating and following this list was so fun and I recommend that everyone do one before a birthday – any birthday – at some point in life.

{Original List}   {1st Quarter Update}   {2nd Quarter Update}   {3rd Quarter Update}

Here’s the final graph of quantity items, followed by detail for each individual item.

30 by 30 4th Quarter Progress Graph

1. Find a flattering (key word) red lipstick.

With the help of an expert lipstick consultant, Leann, I discovered Brave Red at MAC.  The name is quite fitting, and I love the color!

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Red lip and fleece. A winning combination.

2. Sit at a floor table for dinner at Pars (a Greek restaurant). 

Kevin and I met up with two of our good friends at Pars for dinner in January. Not only did we sit at a floor table, but it was also a belly dancer night.  Kevin and I find the belly dancer nights to be a bit awkward, so we try to avoid them.  But it seemed appropriate that we had the full experience at the floor table.  I love Pars, but I’ll stick to regular tables.  I’m not an especially tall person and my legs were aching by the end of dinner, crammed under that low table!

Pars with K & N - January 2014.

Pars with K & N – January 2014.

 3. Buy a designer purse for myself.

I bought one.  And I love it.  But I’m also struggling with a case of buyer’s remorse.  It is just so expensive.  Thus far, its life with Amy has been spent in the closet, tags and wrappings still intact.  I reserve the right to return and find something, umm, less pricey.  Like a wallet.

Update:  I returned the purse that I’d originally purchased (see the 2nd Quarter update post for a picture), and found another one that I love so much more.  It was still a lot to spend on a purse and I don’t foresee myself regularly purchasing designer purses, but I do really like it.

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4. Fund IRA for year.

5. Plan and execute a surprise date.

Read about it here.  It involved choose-your-own-adventure kind of fun and included sushi, bookstore, and game night at home.

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6. 52 hours of volunteer work. 52/52

4 hours – El Ranchitos de Los Ninos
5 hours – Chocolate Fantasy gala
3 hours – Charity Cruise gala clean up
3 hours – JL rummage sale to benefit Henderson House
5 hours – JL new member advisor
1 hour – official HUG card writer for JL
4 hours – The Storehouse
3 hours – The Curiosity Collaboration
4 hours – Rio Grande Food Project
3 hours – Mystery Masquerade Red Carpet fundraiser for JLA
1 hour – Coordinating T-day pie donations for Barrett House
6 hours – Festival of Trees benefitting Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation
1 hour – Stocking stuffing for St. Michael’s
1 hour – Foundation board meeting/planning
2 hours – DIAD planning
6 hours – Miscellaneous JL activity

7. Read 48 books. 53/48

1) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 4 stars
2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 4 stars
3) Anne of Windy Poplars – 4 stars
4) The Fault In Our Stars – 4 stars
5) Devil In The White City – 4 stars
6) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – 5 stars
7) The Silver Star – 3 stars
8) Princess Academy – 4 stars
9) Divergent – 4 stars
10) Roots of Empathy:  Changing the World Child by Child – 4 stars
11) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – 3 stars
12) The Husband’s Secret – 4 stars
13) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 4 stars
14) Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 4 stars
15) Me Before You – 4 stars
16) The Paris Wife – 3 stars
17) The Other Typist – 3 stars
18) The Last Summer (of You & Me) – 3 stars
19) Her Fearful Symmetry – 3 stars
20) Heart and Soul – 3 stars
21) I’ll Walk Alone – 2 stars
22) My Name is Memory – 3 stars
23) Dollface – 4 stars
24) The Giver – 5 stars
25) MWF Seeking BFF – 4 stars
26) Sisters of Treason – 4 stars
27) I’ve Got Your Number – 5 stars
28) Girls In White Dresses – 3 stars
29) The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets – 4 stars
30) Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – 5 stars
31) Lessons From Madam Chic – 4 stars
32) The Happiness Advantage – 4 stars
33) Paris in Love – 3 stars
34) Night Diver – 2 stars
35) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  (And Other Concerns) – 3 stars
36) Life After Life – 4 stars
37) The Hobbit – 3 stars
38) The Girl You Left Behind – 3 stars
39) Gathering Blue – 4 stars
40) The Paris Architect – 4 stars
41) Remember Me? – 3 stars
42) Tara Road – 4 stars
43) The Goldfinch – 3 stars
44) Insurgent – 3 stars
45) The Power of Habit – 4 stars
46) The Language of Flowers – 5 stars
47) Ain’t She Sweet? – 3 stars
48) The Last Letter From Your Lover – 4 stars
49) Beautiful Ruins – 3 stars
50) Messenger – 4 stars
51) The Secret History – 3 stars
52) What Alice Forgot – 4 stars
53) Orphan Train – 5 stars

8. Take Kevin to an OK State football game.

He loved it – I wrote about it here.

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9. Send 24 just-because letters or gifts to friends. 24/24

10. Go on a blate – with a blog friend that I have not yet met in person.

Click here for a post about my blate (blogger + date) with the lovely Jenny over at Jeneric Generation.

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11. Complete the Photo-A-Day challenge following Fat Mum Slim’s prompts. 365/365

You’ve seen the Instagram posts.  You know.  Oh, you know.

12. Run a 5K.

Tiffany decided to do a little informal 5K on the morning of her wedding.  There were six or seven of us and we went at our own pace through the countryside.  It was beautiful and peaceful and I managed to jog the entire 5K without stopping so I’m counting that baby as my official 30-by-30 5K.  And I didn’t even have to pay an entry fee.

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Photo courtesy of the official race photographer, Annie B. I’m the one in the purple.

13. Host a murder mystery dinner party.

I hosted a murder mystery party in June and it was so much fun!  Read more here.

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14. Visit the Grand Canyon.

I have the best in-laws in the world.  They surprised me with an early birthday trip to the grandest of canyons on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I wrote about it here.

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15. Weekend trip with my mom and sister.

Schedules being what they are, we didn’t manage to get away for a full weekend of fun at the Grand Canyon or Vegas (two ideas we’d tossed around).  But we did enjoy an excursion to some local petroglyphs.  The adventure is recapped in full here.

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16. Attend three theatre events or concerts. 4/3

1) Jim Gaffigan – 3/13/2014

Pre- Jim G. smiles on 3/13/2014.

Pre- Jim G. smiles on 3/13/2014.

 2) Avril Lavigne and Backstreet Boys – 6/2/2014

Pre-gaming on the lawn before BSB and Avril hit the stage!

Pre-gaming on the lawn before BSB and Avril hit the stage!

 3) Impulse dance show – 8/8/2014

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4) Wicked:  The Musical – 9/18/2014

image17. Attend one of Meta’s weekend yoga retreats OR attend one yoga class a day for seven consecutive days {just in case the weekend retreat options don’t work out}.

The weekend yoga retreat didn’t work out, but the seven days of yoga did!  Read about it here.

Day 1 – 7:30 AM – hot yoga with Meta at a local studio
Day 2 – 5:30 PM – yoga at my gym
Day 3 – 7:30 AM – hot yoga at a local studio
Day 4 – 10:00 AM – Meditation class and practice at the city museum with Leann and Katie
Day 5 – 11:15 AM – hot yoga at a local studio
Day 6 – 5:30 PM – yoga at my gym
Day 7 – 9:30 PM – cosmic hot yoga with Meta at a local studio

18. Take a train ride.

I made the trip to Santa Fe on the Railrunner for a work event.  Like Sheldon, I do love trains.

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19. Spend a morning shooting guns (including the one I inherited from my dad) with my friend Tom C.

I procrastinated the planning of this until the last week of December, so it was January 2 when Kevin and I drove south to do some target shooting.  As luck (or something) would have it, it was snowy and cold that day.  We still had a great time with Tom and Shawna and Keith, and we plan to go back out when it’s a bit warmer!  Here I am, with Tom and my dad’s 30-30 (I know nothing about guns and learned that it was, in fact, a 30-30 on the day we went shooting – how perfect that it is a 30-30 for my 30 by 30.).

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20. Take a dance class.

I went to Nia with Sue on 11/22/2014.  I’d definitely go back!  Nia is a great way to free your mind of inhibitions and just be active and have a good time.

21. Go see Vanilla Pop play.

Vanilla Pop with the ladies on 6/6/2014.

Vanilla Pop with the ladies on 6/6/2014.

 22. Cook 15 new recipes. 27/15

1) Melt-in-your-mouth baked chicken – recipe
2) Spaghetti squash in the crockpot – recipe (if it can even be called that)
3) Swiss chard with honey roasted garlic – recipe
4) Slow-cooker beef brisket – no real ‘recipe’ but I’d never made this before, so I’m countin’ it – just cooked a beef brisket (seasoned with McCormick steak seasoning), a can of cream of mushroom soup, a chopped onion, sliced mushrooms, and four cups of beef broth in the slow cooker on the low setting for 7 hours
5) Dairy free pesto – recipe (the first time I made this, it was a complete FAIL because I over-toasted {read:  burned} the pine nuts and the pesto tasted burnt and gross)
6) S’mores treats – recipe
7) Mediterranean Orzo salad – no official recipe to share (cooked whole wheat orzo, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, spinach, olive oil and lemon dressing seasoned with salt and pepper, and feta cheese)
8) Jalapeno cheese dip – recipe (slight variation from recipe:  I used a different brand of jalapeno dip seasoning.  It was still a hit with the family at Easter.)
9) Slow cooker brown sugar glazed pulled chicken – recipe (I didn’t have soy sauce so I used a Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ sauce instead.  It was still tasty.)
10) Asparagus and ham sandwiches – recipe
11) Greek chicken – recipe (we did bake rather than grill, unlike the recipe)
12) Slow Cooker Ground Beef Lasagna Soup – recipe
13) Mediterranean Quinoa Salad – recipe
14) Lemon & Garlic Chicken – recipe
15) Steak Parmesan – recipe (made a few adjustments but followed the general recipe)
16) One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta – recipe
17) Kale Chicken – recipe
18) Beef Stew – recipe
19) Sausage & Butternut Riggies – recipe
20) Salmon and Dill Chowder – recipe
21) Slutty Brownies – recipe
22) Crock Pot Cheddar Creamed Corn – recipe
23) Pasta with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts – recipe
24) Gingerbread cookies – recipe
25) Stuffed Bell Peppers with Brown Rice and Sausage – recipe
26) Chocolate Saltine Toffee – recipe
27) Corn Chowder – recipe

23. Go on twelve date nights. 12+/12
(This one has proven difficult to track because Kevin and I go out to dinner at least once a week and every dinner out feels like a date!  But for the purposes of this 30-by-30 list item, I counted assorted nights that felt especially special.  Let’s just say that we far exceeded 12 dates!)

24. Enroll in a continuing education class.

Attended a HIPAA class on 2/18/2014.

25. Send twelve More Love Letters notes. 12/12

26. Take tea in a tearoom – topped off (haha!) with a fancy hat, naturally. 2/1

Tea with new work friends at Figments on 3/22/2014.

Tea with new work friends at Figments on 3/22/2014.

Tea with Joy at the Phoenician - 4/25/2014.

Tea with Joy at the Phoenician – 4/25/2014.

27. Journal 52 times. 52/52

I learned that I’m just not too into journaling….  On January 3, I wrote six journal entries.  Trust me…I was scraping the bottom of the insight barrel by the end of it.

28. Assemble a framed travel map.

Kevin bought me the most beautiful world map when he traveled to the Pacific Gulf Islands over the summer.  We had it framed and stuck some pins in it.  Learn more here.

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29. Attend a festival. (Jazz Fest, Lavender Fest, etc. – whatever I happen to stumble into.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to fest-ing.)

I went to the local lavender & garlic festival one weekend in July.  Two of my favorite things under a blue clear sky on a summer day?  Don’t mind if I do.

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Lavender & Garlic Fest – 7/12/2014

30. Explore a city I’ve never visited before.

Seaside in San Diego - June 2014.

Seaside in San Diego – June 2014.

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Recently on Instagram.

365 Instagram posts later, stick a fork in me.

I followed the #fmsphotoaday prompts for the entire year.  I’m a master of self-discipline when I want to be, but I even impressed myself with this one.  It was even fun – a few friends played along as well and I loved seeing their photos.  Now though – enough. is. enough.  I’m verrrry excited to post to the ‘gram all helter-skelter and not be chained to the world of prompts.

Here are a few of my final faves.

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Prompt:  Grass.
With a side of blue shoes and yesterday’s leaves.  {not pictured:  the neighbor’s yard guy who pretended not to notice the crazy girl taking pictures of her feet}

IMG_8758Prompt:  Pop!
Caramel popcorn, a cozy fire, Kevin, Kiki, and Rooster Cogburn.

IMG_8770Prompt:  Free.
Rain or shine, weather can’t be bought.  A glass of wine at Los Poblanos on the other hand….

IMG_8779Prompt:  Me.
And my sista.

IMG_8838Prompt:  Simple Pleasure.
That magical moment when you discover a dress has pockets.

IMG_8850Prompt:  Decoration.
A little frost-ing décor for the leaves this morning.

IMG_8851Prompt:  Closed Door.
We celebrate once-upon-a-time-Wednesday {don’t know if that’s a thing – but it should be} with a tale of two cats, sunbathing behind a closed screen door on a warm summer’s day.

IMG_8943Prompt:  Super!
Kevin and I think Rue – the newest member of the fam – is the bees knees.  Kiki isn’t sure what to think.

IMG_8990Prompt:  Sunshine.
Not today.  We even got snow!  Can you spy it?

 IMG_9011Prompt:  Sign.
Language.  All you need is love.

IMG_9030-2Prompt:  Food.
Run, run, as fast as you ca-. Um, no.  I’ve eaten 5 too many of these to run at any speed.

IMG_9080-2Prompt:  Tree.
What tree?  Rue doesn’t see any tree….

IMG_9112Prompt:  Color.
Color me happy – Christmas cards from so many lovelies.

IMG_9130Prompt: Celebration.
What do you get when you have two prime rib food coma inflicted humans, a pudgy kitten, and a reluctant adult feline in a low angle self-timer pic?  We be celebratin’ alright.

IMG_9146Prompt:  Animal.
Merry Christmas ya preppy animal.

IMG_9164-1Prompt:  Book.
This summed up the day – house shoes and book #52 for the year. 

 IMG_9194Prompt:  Best Bit of 2014.
The everyday, with my loves.

What was the best bit of your 2014? 

Stick a pin in it: our travel map.

Kevin traveled to the Pacific Gulf Islands last July and he brought me a few gifts (as he should – that’s the price of going on vacation without your wife).  One of the gifts was a beautiful world map.  It was exactly what I had envisioned for our travel map that I wanted to create as a 30-by-30 list item.  That Kevin…he’s definitely the better half of this pair.

A few weeks ago I took the lovely map to Hobby Lobby, chose a frame, and commissioned them to mount the map on foam board.  The Kevster and I are so happy with the final product!  We had fun sticking it with pins to show where we’ve traveled individually (blue pins for Kevin; green pins for myself) and together (red pins).  We are eagerly anticipating many more red pin worthy adventures in the decades to come – there’s a whole lotta world to see!

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Have you made a travel map?  What dream-come-true travel destination tops your list? 

The grandest of canyons.

Alternate title:  how my in-laws proved that they are the raddest in all the lands.

I had pretty much resigned myself to the thought that the Grand Canyon was not going to be crossed off my 30 by 30 list.  It could spawn a ‘1 by 31’ list, and I was okay with that.

Then my in-laws, who are the most wonderful people imaginable, surprised me with an early birthday trip to the canyon that is grand!  Just like that – I was Cinderella and they were the fairy godmother and the pumpkin coach was a BMW.  Complete with my Prince Charming of a husband, we road tripped it to the South Rim on the weekend following Thanksgiving.

On first sight, I had two simultaneous thoughts:  it looks exactly like it does in pictures and there’s an intangible quality here that pictures cannot possibly capture.  The colors, the texture, the shadows, the width and depth and breadth of it – it is truly awe-inspiring.

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We stayed at Maswik Lodge and it was perfectly located – a five minute walk to the canyon, yet nestled back in the trees, quiet and peaceful.  We had dinner at El Tovar the first night and I cannot say enough good things about the food, the service, the atmosphere….  What a treat!

Saturday morning we grabbed breakfast at Maswik Lodge food court and talked to Joy in the concierge area.  A self-proclaimed lifetime educator, Joy gave us some must-do recommendations, including a short drive to the Desert View watchtower.  I’m so glad we followed her guidance!  The watchtower, one of many structures designed by Mary Colter, was a marvel.  Gorgeous stonework, lovely art, and 360-degree, breathtaking views.

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Lunch was taken at the Pizza Pub back at Maswik and then we took a hiatus for a little rest.  At 3:30 we reconvened to catch a bus for the sunset tour.  The guide, Roger, was great.  He shared details about the canyon, the trees, the Native American influence in the area, fossils, the Colorado River….  We went to three lookout points on the tour and each was more beautiful than the previous.

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Sunday morning brought the sunrise tour, where Terry the guide took us to two lookout points and shared a few things about the area.  There were many clouds on the horizon so the colors just before the sunrise were magnificent.  Good job, God, indeed.

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After the sunrise tour, we packed up our hotel rooms and hit the road.  Breakfast was taken in Williams, Arizona.  I felt like I’d stepped right into Luke’s diner in Stars Hollow.  It was a small town place where the servers hugged and called the regulars by first name.  The food was so, so good!  Then it was time to hit the road again and the drive home passed quickly.

Regarding the weather – it was mostly nice.  The mornings and evenings/nights were chilly, as expected in November at 6900 elevation.  We were prepared though, and the biggest nuisance was the whipping wind at those lookouts!

Regarding the tourists – I was surprised at how busy it was, even during a cooler month!  Craig said that all of the hotels right on the rim were booked when he called to make reservations (which worked out perfectly because the location of our hotel was ideal).  I would NOT want to go in the summer/early fall because I imagine that the crowds make it difficult to enjoy the view and the amenities.  If I went back, I’d probably choose late November again.  There was a melting pot of cultures!  I heard more foreign languages from groups around us than I did English.  It was really nice to think about how people travel from all around the world to see the Grand Canyon.  It was also nice to see so many families – prioritizing a trip to a national park and learning about the formation and history of the canyon with their children.

I am blessed to call Craig and Sue family.  They welcomed me warmly into their lives when Kevin and I began dating and I am so attached to them.  Truly it is such an honor to spend time with them and I am so flattered that they arranged this trip as a gift to me.  It was fantastic.  Thank you, Craig and Sue – for this and everything you do to make me feel so loved!

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Have you traveled to the Grand Canyon or any national parks? 

Recently on Instagram.

November!  It’s over.  Where has the year gone?  I followed the Fat Mum Slim photo prompts once again.  Here are some of my favorites from the month of photos.

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Prompt:  I Saw This!
Menu + latte {not pictured:  nice people and tasty food}

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Prompt:  Weather.
Currently 53 d to the F.  Cool, crisp, and colorful.

IMG_8413Prompt:  8 o’clock.
Has come and gone. But not before this little gem {featuring my boot-clad feet in a sea of dead foliage} was captured.

IMG_8420Prompt:  Made Me Smile Today.
Little cat in a big chair.

IMG_8436Prompt:  A Place.
Tacos and margaritas at this place with some lovely ladies gathered together to celebrate Leann’s upcoming birthday.

IMG_8444Prompt:  Heck Yes!
Jogging conditions are perfect on the Bosque today.

IMG_8548Prompt:  For Me.
Blanket + Book + Kiki.  All we need is Kevin.  And we need him to bring us food.

IMG_8562Prompt:  Hot + Cold.
His + hers.

IMG_8565No prompt – just utter dizziness from the glitz, glamour, masks, and spiral staircases at the Gertrude Zachary museum.

 

IMG_8587Prompt:  Whole. 
Leave it to this guy to bite a button off that towel and swallow it {the button, not the towel} whole.  He sure is cute though.

IMG_8589Prompt:  Bright.
Bench, baby.

IMG_8596No prompt – Why is it that just-pulled-my-hair-up-to-wash-my-face hair so often looks better than worked-for-20-minutes-on-this-ponytail hair? hashtag clawhand

IMG_8606Prompt:  Shoes.
I think my low arches are going to prance their way back into beginners ballet soon.

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Prompt: I Need To Do This!
Stick a pin in it – the framed travel map is done.

IMG_8650Prompt:  Wall.
San Fran spray paint art and some wedding day giggles.

IMG_8654Prompt:  I’m Thankful For This…
…little ball of Maine Coon fur.

IMG_8671Prompt:  Black.
Is the new black.

As Thanksgiving month has ended, what are you most thankful for in your life?  What photos did you take in November?

Sweekend.

Friday PM: 

Kevin picked up our favorite sushi and brought it home for dinner.  Thank goodness because miso hungry.  {Don’t sushi-roll your eyes at my puns…}

Saturday:

I went to an 8:00 Nia class with Sue.  It was a lot of fun and it’ll definitely count for a dance class on the ol’ 30 by 30 list.  After class we ran a few errands and grabbed brunch at a cute little neighborhood place.

Once I arrived home, I had to rush to get ready for the 2nd Annual Bikes & Brews tour that some of Kevin’s friends put together.  I neither biked nor brewed, preferring the four wheels of my car for transportation and root beer and cream soda for beverages, but the company was great and it was a beautiful day to sit on the patio at a few breweries.

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All that caffeine (me) and beer (Kevin) led right to naptime with football on in the background.  The remainder of the evening consisted of football, reading, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and a pizza delivery.

Sunday: 

We started the morning with the breakfast of champions at my favorite breakfast spot.  It was a cold and windy day, but two sets of great-aunts and great-uncles and my cousin met us out and it was a nice meal.  With full tummies, we did the grocery shopping (so much safer than going on an empty stomach) and then went home.  There was reading and napping and football and Kiki cuddles as the wind raged outside.

I also started a crochet project, intending for it to be an infinity scarf.

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I don’t know what I’m doing yet couldn’t be bothered to find a pattern, and it quickly became clear that this bit of yarn was not destined to be a scarf.  Too short.  It did however manage to fit around my head and cover my ears, so the project name was changed to ear warmer headband and I managed to finish it same day.  This very well may be the only crochet project I have ever finished.  Let’s all applaud me.

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Headband crocheting finished just in time to brave the cold for a dinner out with Craig and Sue and Jewell and Donald (my great-aunt and great-uncle) at Macaroni Grill.  That was great fun as well and really just the perfect end for the sweekend.

How did you entertain yourself this past weekend?  Do you crochet?  What’s the last crafty-type project you’ve finished? 

Recently on Instagram.

Did you know that I did not read the October quote from Anne of Green Gables a single time this month?  Last year you couldn’t click into the internet without seeing it and this year – nothing.  So I guess I have no choice but to put it out there.  You know I have to, really.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  – L. M. Montgomery

I’m also so glad I live in a world where there is Instagram.  Can you imagine Anne’s Instagram shots?  Lots of nature photos.  Selfies with Diana.  Cooking fails.  #marillaisgonnabefurious

Here are a few of my October favorites.  As usual, I followed the Fat Mum Slim prompts for the month.

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Prompt:  B is for…
Birdhouse.

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Prompt:  C is for…
Canvas.

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Prompt:  E is for…
English mastiff.

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“Amy, please sit down.  It has come to my attention that you were absent for three days.  And your clothing carries the scent of canine.  Where have you been and with whom have you been associating?”

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Prompt:  H is for…
Hot air balloon.

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Finishing off the bottle…two ounces at a time.

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Prompt:  K is for…
Kevin and Kiki.  Of kourse.

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It’s a gorgeous fall day and my team is winning.  I’m purring like a cat in a sun spot.

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Prompt:  L is for…
Latte.

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Prompt:  O is for…
Open wide.  Does this tennis ball make my mouth look fat?

IMG_8166Prompt:  Q is for…
Quiet.  Just how Kiki likes it.

IMG_8208Prompt: S is for…
Shower.  Three Eastern NM girls at Tiff’s bridal brunch.

IMG_8211Prompt:  T is for…
Tree.  Ahh, fall colors.  How you do show off…

IMG_8226Prompt:  U is for…
Umbrella-ella-ella.

IMG_8256Prompt:  V is for…
Vans.

IMG_8274Prompt:  W is for…
Welcome home hugs.  Kiki Badger don’t care.

IMG_8365Prompt:  One.
One Kiki tongue.

IMG_8379Prompt:  Five. 
It’s the fifth consecutive year that Shawna and I have coordinated our Halloween costumes.  Mario and Luigi for the win this year.
Read about costumes of Halloweens past hereAnd last year’s efforts here

Did you dress up for Halloween this year?  What variety of pictures did you take in October?  What fictional characters’ Instagram do you covet?