Even though things are getting crazy busy here as the holidays and other deadlines quickly approach, I decided to give myself the whole weekend off! Fall is my most favorite time of year, and this weekend was a particularly good one to play hookie from the studio. Friday my dear friend from PA came to visit and I helped work on her costume, while making myself some antenna (wire/hot glue and fabric). That night I dressed in a black poofy dress and went dancing as a bug (though the antenna were a bit too long to wear on the dance floor).
Woke up bright and early the next morning and hit up "bag day" at my favorite local thrift sale that happens just twice a year, and stocked up on sweatshirts and turtlenecks for this next month of crazy monster production. I made it out in time to get to the farmers market, which abounded with beautiful fall produce (picked up spinach, beets, apples, red cabbage, butternut squash, and a bright orange head of cauliflower, yum!). Then to a hot yoga community class with my buddy, lunch, and then a LONG nap before heading out to the always amazing Great Halloween Lantern Parade! And ended the night under a blanket watching Ringu with my honey (closing my eyes for the really scary parts).
Sunday I did tons of laundry, had brunch with another long lost bud and then headed into the woods to gather sticks and small branches for future fires in our little wood stove...then spent the rest of the afternoon hauling logs in the wheelbarrow from the back yard to front, as Jay did most of the chopping. You can kind of make out my beautiful wood stack in the nighttime photo below. After that I set out to carve my pumpkin, mostly just because I wanted to toast and eat the seeds (which I burnt, but ate anyway). We were visited by one adorable little trick-or-treater and her sweetpepita family...And ended our night again on the couch watching The Witches (based on Roald Dahl's book). I must say the weekend was pretty much perfect, and a perfect way to welcome in November! Now, enough dawdling...there is real work to be done!