Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We trekked through Iowa (and Nebraska, but that's less note-worthy) to see some dear friends in Chicago. Beautiful fall colors, delicious food, and of course, catching up with important people, made it a pretty excellent trip.

In the air today:
1. Happy Halloween!  I'm celebrating with scary movies, good food (sweet potato stew, even though it's 70 degrees out, pumpkin pecan cake, and of course, candy), and snuggling.
2. Figuring out where to live is kinda hard.  At least I know that I want plants.  Lots of plants.
3.  I'm reading A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book.  It's a long one, and I'm intentionally slowing down and savoring it. 
4. The job search black hole is taking up all my brain space.  So, this list is only four items long.  And this one barely counts.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Catchin' up

We're back in Colorado for the time being.  It snowed (!) here yesterday, so it's nice to have central heating for awhile again.  Here's some last pictures of Montana and was mostly beautiful (except for Rock Springs.  And the Golden Corral in Rock Springs.  ew).  Also, I was kinda scared of running into a grizzly bear.  Didn't happen, though, and we made it through bear country safe and sound.

Other things that are good:
1. Frankenweenie!
2. Birthday celebrations
3. Trying to run again
4. Hiking on fall days
5. Beer on fall days