Lately . . .

Apparently I took a blogging hiatus for most of October. It was not intentional at all. BUT I have been taking pictures so I could tell you all about it.

At the beginning of the month, we drove to Michigan so I could be in a friend’s wedding and we could spend some time with my family. Major fail of the weekend? I didn’t take any pictures of the wedding! Not even me and Jonathan. I’m still pretty bummed about this. But here are a few other shots from the trip and a wedding photo I stole from Facebook.

This is the only picture from the wedding that was on our camera : (

Sister and her boyfriend.

Campfire picture with Mom and Aunt Renee.

Yep, that’s my husband pretending to hit my little brother with a piece of firewood. I don’t get it either.

The rest of the month has been swallowed up with after-dinner walks, things with friends, and lots of tea drinking. I was never a tea drinker before (except chai, of course), but a friend from church gave me some Good Earth Sweet & Spicy (non-caffeinated), and I am addicted. That stuff is good with nothing in it!

And, of course, I managed to get sick. Gotta love having a scratchy throat (among other things). When it was at it’s worst last weekend, I sacked out on the floor in the living room. I spent my time watching Gilmore Girls and You’ve Got Mail and I crocheted. A lot.

crochet-turquoise-yarnOur church is currently collecting winter wear for an outreach event, so I’ve been making hats like crazy. The blue one in these pictures, though, I’m keeping for myself. Lest I sound like a miser—I made three new ones for the church and found some things from last year to give away.

And my most recent excuse for not posting? My computer cord died : ( So the husband and I have been fighting over sharing his computer for the last week. Since he’s a full-time writer, he gets dibs. Bummer. And I am really missing my own PC. This one doesn’t have any of my log-ins, my files, or my “Pin It” button. And let me tell you, I miss that button. For crying out loud—he didn’t even have Merriam-Webster bookmarked! (Oh, you don’t either? Maybe it’s just me . . . ) He does now : ) Okay, enough whining. If you’re reading this, it means we got a replacement cord and I was able to get my pictures from my computer. So yay for having my own computer again!

And I might as well throw in a little running update . . . It hasn’t been going so well. I ran the day before I got sick (just over a week ago) and haven’t run since. But in my own defense, running has been causing quite a bit of knee pain since I started. After a little research (note that I looked it up on a running site, not WebMD), I think it might be Runner’s Knee. I’d never heard of it before, but I think it means I need some new shoes.