Does anyone else feel like they blinked and October was (basically) over?? Right now, I am staring up at the calendar pinned to my wall and seeing Rockies games at the very beginning of the month and thinking “yes, I certainly remember that” but now it’s two days from Halloween and the weeks between feel like a blur! This weekend did feel slower paced though, so I suppose I have that to thank for my semi-composed attitude heading into the final days of October.
Fletcher was in town for a last minute work trip so we spent Friday night with him + Hannah and Josh and, for a brief but adorable moment, little Mason. We, as quick as we could, went home to tend to Andi Dog and grab something to eat (Brider does a mean sandwich!) so we missed Mason playing in pumpkin guts but he was kind enough to stay awake long enough to see him in his dino jammies ♥
Afterward, the adults carved pumpkins — LOL at Josh’s “nerd pumpkin” — then maybe ate double dessert before calling it a night. See you in December, Fletcher!
Saturday morning was pretty lounge-y and then we made our way over to a 1st birthday party. When we left, the birthday boy was OUT but I did see video proof that he eventually woke up for his shark-shaped cake! I got a late afternoon mani and went with black for the first time ever. I kind of love it!
Back at home, we took the doggy on a walk then remembered a few things we’d been wanting to do, aka putting “B-O-O-K-S” letters on the little library and planting garlic! The first project turned out GREAT (thanks, Joey ♥) and hopefully by the spring, we’ll know if the second one turned out as well. Spicy Kale and Coconut Fried Rice — I loved the addition of the coconut flakes! — and The Witches of Eastwick rounded out the night. No offense to Cher, who is a goddamned queen, but that movie is not great.
First thing Sunday, we got up and went for a run! I was sort of impressed with myself. Afterward, I made up these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, which were delicious but I think I liked the ones from two weeks ago better and I also should have photographed Joey’s plate instead because it was all decked out in powdered sugar and looked better than mine. Joey headed out to watch football, so I did one boring chore (cleaning the bathroom, boo) and one fun “chore” (homemade chai!) before heading out myself to do some shopping. It was actually a very successful trip too!
Back at home, I read in the backyard for a bit and you would not believe how nice it was outside! Upper 70s and sunshine ♥ We sat out there to do our monthly “get your head in the game for next month” meeting before walking Andi and cooking dinner. We made this One-Pan Baked Salmon and watched Clue (we recorded all the Halloween movies on Free Form in case you couldn’t tell :P). I loved both!