I’m so glad it’s October. I love the double-digit months. Cool weather > warm weather in my book. Not that it’s gotten very cold around here yet, but it’s only a matter of time. It may not feel like autumn yet, but it certainly looks like it! I took Monday off to spend some time … Continue reading Mammoth Bones & Leaves of Gold
I'm working from home this morning waiting for a certified letter to arrive. It's from the Hyundai dealership, so I'm assuming it's the paperwork I'll need to get my car registered. I came home on my lunch yesterday to find a note from the USPS on the door, and because they need a signature, I … Continue reading “BER” Leads to “BRR!”
I stopped by the grocery store for a few items over the weekend and nearly tripped over a display of Halloween candy...surefire proof that "fall" is coming! I ignored the M&M's and Snickers and gummy worms but did grab a bag of that most wondrous of holiday treats, candy corn. Not even politics inspire as … Continue reading I Mourn Candy Corn Scorn
I had a traumatic incident today as I was headed home for lunch. It’s a warm day, so I had my car windows open. A wasp viewed this as an invitation to fly inside. While I was driving. Oh, hell no. Do you have any idea how hard it is to keep your eyes on … Continue reading Objects in the Mirror
Autumn in the Black Hills sure was beautiful for the two whole weeks that it lasted. I kid, I kid. But we definitely had a taste of winter this past week. For three straight days the temperature never climbed out of the 30s - our highs were colder than our average lows for the date! … Continue reading A Taste of Winter
Saturday morning, we decided to go for a hike in the Black Hills. With snow in the forecast today, we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. Our destination was Cathedral Spires, a short out-and-back that was less than 2.5 miles total. What it lacked in distance it made up for in scenery! Plus, … Continue reading A Taste of Fall
68 today in Portland. Really?! Feels like September. But at least it looks like November. Word Count Today: 867. Total Word Count: 18,105.
Our office smells like a frat house on Sunday morning. Actual email from the president of our company, sent after everybody had left last night. The funny thing is, I don't think he was complaining about it. More like boasting, if anything. The guys that run the company are forever demonstrating what a fun and … Continue reading All You Need is Love. And Rum.
I have a new obsession in my life, and it is almost out of control this time of year. Candy corn. It wasn’t always this way. Much like broccoli and Justin Timberlake, I couldn’t stand it when I was younger. Nowadays, I can’t get enough. For the record, I also really dig broccoli – Tara … Continue reading Thank You, George Renninger
I love farmer's markets. Can't get enough of them. Seriously. There's something about seeing all that fresh produce out on display that gets my heart pumping. I'm not even sure why. It's all organic (naturally), which means, the apples have bruises, the pears are splotchy, and the carrots sometimes resemble the gnarled, warty fingers of … Continue reading Real Apples Have Bruises