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:

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

The month started as any month should: in the beautiful land of Wisconsin. And with this cute puppy.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Along with one of my favorite views.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

My dad and I went to Minnehaha Falls for walk on a beautiful October day.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

And then out for coffee at Quixotic Coffee. It was delicious.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

I visited a new coffeeshop – Northern Coffeeworks – for a work day.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Miss Mina got a bath.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Saw this mural on the State Fairgrounds when I went to the Twin Cities Book Festival.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

At the end of October I got to hear another group of writer’s speak, including Newbury Winner (and local author) Kelly Barnhill.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Scheduling meetings and getting the look from the pup when she knows I’m planning to leave her.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

I really enjoyed The Mountain Between Us! Now to read the book. 🙈

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Mina enjoyed frolicking in the fresh snow.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

And when she was done was ready to return inside — and not so interested in this picture taking thing.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Whenever I take my glasses in to be adjusted (which is a lot — I fall asleep in them a lot) I get a rose.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

I checked out a new indie bookstore in St. Paul (Addendum Books) for a book signing and fell in love with it!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Thanks to Jessica Freeburg and Jay Asher for hosting their book signing for Piper there!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

Finding Neverland came to Minneapolis for a week, so of course I had to go. Stronger has become my new battle song.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

She just… she’s the sweetest.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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!

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

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.)

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

I ended the month with a decent hair day.

A look at October and November in photos! // dreams-etc.com

And Mina cuddled into her favorite spot.

What were your favorite parts of October and November?

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