Sunday, November 01, 2009
The weather really started changing this month. The mornings had that great crisp, clean, cold smell of fall. We even had some snow. The wind blew for days, but there's still some hardy leaves hanging on for dear life. How can I rake them when they're still up there? Guess I won't. Here's what happened in my life.
2. I mowed the lawn for the last time this year and I turned on the heater. (This is going to be a really slow news month)
3-4. General Conference. Some really great talks as usual. Sometimes it's nice to just on the couch in your pj's, eating breakfast and getting your spiritual cup filled.
14-18. Mom, Mark, Susan and I drove from Salt Lake City to Reno for our annual fall trip. Luckily it was overcast on the drive west, and we saw some beautiful skies and interesting lights on the hills.
28. Received word that my boss is retiring the end of November. Big changes. I'm not excited.
29. First snow of the season. It melted quite quickly but I'm still not ready.
31. I went to Jeffery's baptism. I can't believe he's eight already. I was moved as John baptized and then Grandpa Myke confirmed him. Jeff will always be able to remember that he was baptized on Halloween. And he and Megan were my only trick-or-treaters. Thanks for not forgetting your old aunt.
Books: I read or listened to eleven books. I am finishing the last two of the Narnia chronicles this week and enjoying them very much. No five ratings this month, but I gave three books 4.75: Catching Fire, Stargazing, and A Rule Against Murder. I spent hours on Halloween reorganizing my books. I found I was missing eleven books that I showed I owned and haven't read. Grrrr. After thinking it over, I realized that my sister has one, two I had already read but didn't check off the TBR list, and one I thought I had bought but apparently didn't. Don't know where the other eight are. If you have my copy of Pippi Longstocking, it's time to give it back. I also found six books that I really didn't want to read so I listed them on Bookmooch. They were snatched up almost immediately. Did I act too hastily? There were ten double entries plus I deleted nine I didn't want to read after all from the list. The list would be getting smaller except I found sixteen books that weren't even written down. Maybe I need to quit playing with my lists and read more. Get that thought behind me. This is my hobby and I'll hobby it as I want to. Besides I cleared up some room on the shelves so it was a good thing.
TV and Movies. I am totally into Dancing with the Stars, Castle and Gray's Anatomy. Other than that, I rarely turn the TV on. I'm sad that Louis Vito got voted off DWTS last week. He can't dance at all, but he's so darn cute. Castle just gets better and better. Saw no movies.
Overall Impression The end of October means we're heading into the holiday season. I'm not ready. I love Thanksgiving but buying gifts for Christmas is so stressful. I just want fall to last longer.