Happy Thursday! And almost end-of-2017! More thoughts on 2017 (possibly, if I can formulate them coherently) tomorrow, but until then… let’s take a look at October & November in Photos. I barely took any photos these months, as you can see from the fact that I have the same amount for two months that I usually have for one month.
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So let’s just jump right in:
The month started as any month should: in the beautiful land of Wisconsin. And with this cute puppy.
Along with one of my favorite views.
This was one that I was planning to put to use for the blog and social media. There were actually a lot that I know I was planning to use for Instagram… and it just didn’t happen. The last few months… they’ve been a whirlwind!
My dad and I went to Minnehaha Falls for walk on a beautiful October day.
And then out for coffee at Quixotic Coffee. It was delicious.
I visited a new coffeeshop – Northern Coffeeworks – for a work day.
A movie on Friday afternoon was the definition of self-care for me this fall. Bonus points if it was a horror movie. I went to see IT with a friend and it was a lot of fun!
My friend’s daughter was in The Nether, so I went to see it and this play… if you have a chance to go see it, go! It’s not necessarily an easy play to watch, but it’s a story that needs to be talked about.
Miss Mina got a bath.
Saw this mural on the State Fairgrounds when I went to the Twin Cities Book Festival.
I got to hear some amazing talks, but my favorite was definitely Daniel Handler. Some of the things he said also made me think a lot.
It was a beautifully rainy day and I was able to get my niece to the book festival, too, so she got to hear some YA authors speak, which was really cool.
Here’s an Insta story that I saved… update: still not used to the tooth brush. So we just use her boring old one, but we’re working on it.
At the end of October I got to hear another group of writer’s speak, including Newbury Winner (and local author) Kelly Barnhill.
Scheduling meetings and getting the look from the pup when she knows I’m planning to leave her.
I really enjoyed The Mountain Between Us! Now to read the book. 🙈
Mina enjoyed frolicking in the fresh snow.
And when she was done was ready to return inside — and not so interested in this picture taking thing.
Whenever I take my glasses in to be adjusted (which is a lot — I fall asleep in them a lot) I get a rose.
I checked out a new indie bookstore in St. Paul (Addendum Books) for a book signing and fell in love with it!
Thanks to Jessica Freeburg and Jay Asher for hosting their book signing for Piper there!
Finding Neverland came to Minneapolis for a week, so of course I had to go. Stronger has become my new battle song.
She just… she’s the sweetest.
I spent a weekend with my niece and we tried out a new restaurant. True story: she grabbed a big forkful of food that, I thought, contained a huge slice of green bell pepper. Turns out it was jalapeño, but she handled it like a champ!
We watched all of Stranger Things 2 with the pup. If you were iffy after Stranger Things 1 like I was, definitely give season two a shot. It was fantastic!
The day we finished it we went out to get coffee and hot chocolate before finishing our marathon. (Sorry about that unsightly Vikings blanket in the background. My bro-in-law is a fan. The other side is Packers.)
I ended the month with a decent hair day.
And Mina cuddled into her favorite spot.
What were your favorite parts of October and November?