Month: October 2018

October 24, 2018: Book Progress and Pumpkins

I’m halfway done with ‘Daughters of the Lake’. The historical accounts of past generations is woven so well into the modern perspective of the story. I appreciate a good ghost story.

I brought in my second pumpkin for work this morning. The first pumpkin didn’t hold up very well. It was carved, and it began to change colors on the inside. So I painted it this time around, and kept it whole. I still loved how it turned out!

I’m still thinking about my plans for Halloween celebrating. This weekend calls for lots of rain, but hopefully it won’t be too horrendous for the evening.

October 23, 2018: Halloween Decorating

Halloween decorating is one of my favorite parts of Halloween. When I was little, I would help my mom pin up all the Halloween signs around the house. I maintained the decorating fever during my college years, putting up ‘webs’ and pictures in my dorm room. I kept these signs up long after Halloween was over. I enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the holiday a great deal.

The excitement for Halloween continues to this day. It goes on through pumpkin decorating, and discovering new costumes to wear at parties. Currently I’m more focused on pumpkins, since the likelihood of going to a Halloween party this year is very little. I enjoy finding different ideas, and seeing if they can work. And if they don’t, that’s okay.

October 22, 2018: 300 Days

This morning I began looking through the ‘Together for Life’ readings we need to select for the wedding next year. At first glance it feels overwhelming. So many passages to choose from! Some feeling too lengthy, too short, or too limiting. As I spent more time searching, my mind settled somewhat. The readings all were meaningful, I just need to find the ones that will apply to mine and Andy’s big day. The book details the entire service, so I found myself imagining our day as I’m reading each phase of the ceremony. It made me feel a little excited!

There are so many other details that I now need to worry about, such as florals and aesthetics. And finding a way to include my mom in the ceremony. Knowing that she’s no longer here, yet having her with us.

It will soon be August before I know it, and I want my wedding to be a memorable experience.

October 21, 2018: Birthdays and Reading Progress

  • I spoke to my aunt and uncle for a little while today. It’s their birthday, and each person is going through a significant change in life (one transitioning into a career change, the other readying for retirement). I offered my input as to where to seek information for a career shift. It’s understandably overwhelming, but I hope the change needed will take place soon.
  • Andy and I celebrated a relative’s 1st birthday party this afternoon at Chimney Rock, in Morris County. There were a lot of people enjoying this special moment in her life. When I went to my niece’s 1st birthday, it was a pool party/cookout event. Ana looked adorable in her swimsuit! I feel like the pool party was more for the adults than her, but it was a way to bring family and close friends together.
  • I’m making some progress in ‘Daughters of the Lake’! I’m about halfway done with the story. The familial lines of the characters are pretty lengthy, the build-up certainly leading to the impending plot twist. I’m looking forward to the shift.

October 19, 2018: Literary Paths

I’m really liking ‘Daughters of the Lake’ so far. Wendy Webb loves going into a historical account of the characters involved in her plotlines. It’s very helpful for me, since I feel like it helps build tension for the pending drama that’s sure to take place.

I enjoy exploring many book blogging sites. Since I love to read and write, my ultimate goal is to begin a page if my own. Poetry also holds a strong place in my heart, and I want to express that devotion through the content I post on a daily basis.

October 18, 2018: Great Pumpkin

I watched ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’. It was exciting to catch the show after a busy day at work.

I enjoy Halloween so much! This year it falls on the middle of the week, but there’s still a chance to wear a costume the weekend before the special holiday. I still have my costumes from the past couple years, and it will be fun to wear them soon.

Looking forward to Saturday, since we’re going pumpkin picking! It’s so exciting to search for your own pumpkin, and decorating it when you get home. It’s a great bonding time between Andy and I also.