Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I spent Thanksgiving at home this year! I can't even complain about the drive, because it was a breeze.
Roey & I attempted Black Friday shopping for the 2nd time and it didn't go too horrible. I only had one major temper tantrum. We learned to eat & caffeinate ourselves before stepping foot in a store, so that helped. I bought one regular priced item, a travel coffee mug and two dog toys.  Crazy shopper over here!
I got to play my new Christmas accordion music as loud as I wanted and got some tips from the Olson's accordion master, Billy. I also got some tips on how to shoot a BB gun from Joey. I hit 3 soda cans over with one shot.
Before my drive, I joined Audible, which is similar to Netflix, but for audiobooks. I got 2 free books for joining and after hours of deliberating, I chose The Fault in Our Stars by John Green & The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson. If you buy the wrong audibook for a 14 hour drive, it is a horrible, horrible thing.
Jean Thompson is my very favorite! She's one of the best short story writers around and this book did not dissapoint.

Monday, November 12, 2012

these days

my days have been filled with crocheting, vet visits, as-long-as-possible neighborhood walks and bottomless hot chocolate...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween 2012!

On Saturday night, I had some of the coolest cats & cookies over for my 4th Annual Halloween extravaganza! I almost didn't even have a party, but I decided it wouldn't be right to skip a year! We were missing some of my regular party-goer BFFs, but I had the best time! I'm getting better each year at playing Apples-to-Apples! It's probably because I'm nearing 30 and getting pretty mature.
P.S. You probably should listen to this song as you look at these spooky pictures.

(Below) Left to right we have Marie, a Dexter victim, Steven, who is dressed as an old school photo of himself!, Me & Oliver as Dorothy & the scarecrow, Hunter & Beth...Mr. & Mrs. Plaid (or that's what I just named them), Lindsay as Audrey Hepburn & Loren and Adam and a cookie + cookie monster!

I tried to make caramel apple jello shots & they looked like apples covered in gravy, BUT, they were delicious! Maybe I need more gelatin next time.

Oh, and Karley mentioned over here that she would've worn an owl costume to my party, so here's my party. She just needs a glass of wine in her hand and she'll fit right in!

Happy Halloween!!