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What’s Up Wednesday–October

Wednesday, October 31, 2018



Another month has passed by. I found myself surprised that October was almost over when I was talking to a friend about the farm we went to and said it was open until the end of October – but that was only a few days away! Here’s what we’ve been up to this month.

1. What We’re Eating This Month…

Tacos have joined our weekly rotation because all the kids will eat them. Simon likes his with just cheese and Zachary likes his on a tortilla instead of a taco, but at least we only have to make one meal! We use the vegetarian meat from Trader Joe’s and we all enjoy it.

2. What I’m Reminiscing About…

This month I finished blogging about our Yellowstone road trip with posts about Salt Lake City and Park City Utah, Dinosaur National Monument, and the stops we made in Kansas. I also started blogging about my New Orleans trip.

3. What I’m Loving…

We are actually seeing fall colors this year and it’s so pretty!

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4. What We’ve Been Up To…

The month started with the conclusion of the fall holidays and then the kids had 2 full weeks of school – except that Simon got sick so he missed a day during the 2nd week! Gabbie didn’t want to go on her school camping trip so she stayed home and she and I went on an overnight trip. It rained a lot and a lot of our plans were canceled. Zachary let me take his picture for one of my photography challenges and I went for a walk in the West Bottoms for another. Simon and I went to a fun fall farm, Dave, the boys, and I went to Weston, MO and saw some pretty leaves (some pictured above), and then all of the kids went with me to the lake and the boys did a bit of biking.


5. What I’m Dreading…

I feel like bad things come in threes. First, a friend passed away. Then there was a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. I sure hope nothing else happens.

6. What I’m Working On…

My latest 52 Frames photos:

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[wabi sabi – this photo was chosen for the 52 picks album!]


7. What I’m Excited About…

There are a lot of things coming up to look forward to, including Thanksgiving and a chance to meet my great-nieces that I haven’t gotten to meet yet and a chance to meet my favorite actor!

8. What I’m Watching / Reading…

I’m embarrassed to tell you all the shows I’ve been watching, but some of my favorites right now include 9-1-1, Manifest, This Is Us, New Amsterdam, A Million Little Things, and Criminal Minds.

As usual, you can see my latest book reviews here, and hopefully I’ll be sharing a few more soon. Also, after two years of reading, I finished reading the Harry Potter books to the kids! Now we need a new series to start!

9. What I’m Listening To…

Billy Joel Radio came back to Sirius and it’s my favorite. This time they even played some rare tracks instead of just repeating the same ones over and over!

10. What I’m Wearing…

Old Navy jeans and hoodies are my usual go to.

11. What I’m Doing This Weekend…

Simon has a birthday party to go to but otherwise, I’m not sure yet.

12. What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month…

Thanksgiving, as I mentioned before.

13. What Else Is New…

In case you missed it, check out my posts about 52 Frames Quarter 3, 10 Favorite Recipes, Boots, Fall Movies, and Goldfish Swim School!

What’s up with you lately?