Sunday, October 31, 2010

ISU Homecoming

Last week, Justin and I decided to head back to Ames for Iowa State's homecoming weekend. It seemed appropriate since the Cyclones were playing KU. So, feeling the need to recharge our batteries a little, I took the whole day off and Justin took a half day on Friday. This let us leave by 1:30, which lent itself to very light traffic and daylight driving. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing good friends, family, the crisp fall weather, and of course the victory over the Jayhawks. It was a very good weekend:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cleaning out the Cobwebs

My recent time has been spent cleaning and reorganizing my house. I realized that since the end of summer, I had not done the best job with housekeeping. On my three day weekend, I reorganized three closets, swept, swiffered, mopped, and double swiffered my floors, and did a deep cleansing of all other rooms and things that needed a good face lift. Needless to say, there were many surprises. One being the toy hammer under our coffee table from three weeks ago when we had our good friends and their kids stay over for a weekend. I also found that while our a.c./heater was off, the air ducts had collected piles of something in the air vents. While, I've been intending to pay for an good air duct cleaning, my stingy ways have gotten the best of me and have decided to let this one go until spring. This could change though, if the more retentive side gets a hold of me. Amongst all this cleaning, I also decided to check my blog. Oh, how things change in two months. Some, have totally changed or been evolving into something new, some of remained the same, and others have totally stopped their blogs. The yin and yang got me thinking about how I'd like to keep my blog going. I hope to keep this blog as a means to stay in contact with those who I do not see on a regular basis. Secondly, I hope to keep this blog going as a means to document life. Justin and I enjoy family, friends, small adventures, and the cuisine and recipes I create. This is a wide array and I hope others enjoy it too. Above all, this little blog has been a sweet hobby, which I hope you enjoy too. There may be breaks, but I will hang in there! Hopefully, there will only be more joy to come:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

So...It's Been a While

Lately every time I think about sitting down and actually writing a post, I've been distracted. What has been happening? Let's back up to August. School started, we had my grandfather's funeral, and then had a break. Then came September. We had the typical revolving door of visitors, getting preparations under way for my sister's shower and bachelorette party, a trip to Weston to visit the Red Barn Farm, and then October snuck up on us. The first weekend of October marked the first of two birthdays (my dad's on the 3rd, my sister Erin's on the 10th) and the couples wedding shower for the bride and groom to be. Then we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on the 6th, with a celebratory dinner at Lidia's later that weekend. On the 15th, I headed back to Iowa sans Justin for the bachelorette party. This weekend, I finally got a break from traveling and celebrating; however, MUST FINISH CLEANING! Yes, it has been the major project this weekend. So, I apologize for the two month sabbatical, but not worry. I am back:)