Hello again! I have missed writing and time goes by SO fast! I will recap briefly what we’ve been up to.
My husband is finally home and is no longer working out of town. He has been home almost a month now, and I’m so glad. This house took WAY longer than anyone expected it to. There were many setbacks, but the Lord was in control and it eventually got done, and my hubs is finally home for good. Here is the finished house. These are pictures of pictures so they are kind of fuzzy. Sorry about that.
Near the end of October I ran a 5K with our sons. As always, we had a great time, and Starbucks afterwards was our reward. Here is my standard post-run red-faced picture.
And here’s a picture my smarty-pants son took as I was stretching afterwards. In my defense, I was careful to have my spandex-covered posterior aimed away from any eyes, but my sons thought it was funny anyway.
My neighbor and I were walking pretty regularly until it got cold. Now I’ve been back on the treadmill. I’d like to invest in some warm clothing for walking though, because I miss being outdoors in the mornings. Here is a picture of a little turtle we saw on one of our walks. That is my index finger next to it to give you an idea of how little the turtle was.
Then there was Thanksgiving, which as usual was very nice. It was the four of us plus a neighbor who was by himself this Thanksgiving. We all had a good time. But I forgot to get pictures! I can’t believe I did that. I ALWAYS get Thanksgiving pictures.
And my picture collage. Now this is interesting. I got a bunch of frames with the intent of creating a family picture collage on the wall. I arranged them just so on the floor first until I got an arrangement I liked, then I hung them on the wall. I wanted to live with how they were on the wall before I put any pictures in the frames to make sure I liked them.
Well, it’s been way too long now and the people whose picture came in the frames are still hanging on my wall. When my son walked in the door for Thanksgiving he just kind of stared for a minute and then wanted to know who these people were! Then, while he was here Thanksgiving weekend I went through pictures and was trying to decide which ones to put up. This caused a problem because the ones I liked of them, my sons said they didn’t like. The ones they liked, I didn’t. So, these strangers are still living in these frames.
I have promised myself to have something in the frames other than these strangers by this weekend. One of Jerry’s friends came by a couple of weeks ago and bless his heart, he glanced at the pictures but didn’t say a word. I, of course, was totally mortified when he left. These people have been on my wall so long now I’m forgetting about them!
Meet my faux family.
Now we’re quickly moving on to the Christmas season. Well, most everybody else is already in it. We usually wait until two weeks or so before to decorate, so we will be doing that this weekend.
So, that’s about it. Between working, my wonderful husband being home, and having strangers hanging on my wall, it’s been kind of busy around here. And now you’re caught up. Happy Monday, everyone!