28 October, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Oktoberfest
Two weekends ago, yes I am that behind in blogging, Ross and I joined friends at Octoberfest. It was nice little practice for Germany-- who am I kidding, it was more like a fair than Germany. But it was still a lot of fun. We bought funnel cakes, italian ice, and "Hillbilly Bob's Lemonade", loved up on our friends' dog and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

2. Fall decorations
It's not much, but I put up some fall decorations. I accumulated these while working at Yankee Candle. The wonderful thing about the YCC's Semi Annual Sale is they sell all the props for like 75% off. So, I spent maybe $3 for both pumpkins and maybe $5 for Mr. Scarecrow. He has creepy hands, but I still love him. I'd definitely like to add to my fall collection. I've bought a cinnamon broom- which is essential fall to me since my mom always had one. But trying to brainstorm what else to buy on the cheap! By the way, have I mentioned I'm not big on Halloween decorations? (or Halloween at all-for that matter) Am I the only one?

3. Recommendations
Okay so I've had this beauty (Canon Rebel T2i plus a 18-135 lens) since May. I haven't ventured out beyond the automatic settings and would love to really use this thing to its full potential! Does anyone have any resources they'd like to share about using a DSLR? Like changing the aperture, etc?

19 October, 2011

What to Do When the Hubby's Away

I'm not going to lie I've been in a crummy mood the last week or so. Hence my reason for not blogging. But I've put my big girl panties on and trying to look at things in a more positive light. RC's away (booo!), but I've taken in upon myself to not mope around & have some fun!

So, what do when the hubby's away?

1. Order Chinese food one night

2. Go by Redbox and pick up some movies.
Bridesmaids and Jane Eyre were my selections. Really excited to see both!

3. Replenish your stash of reading material.
I just finished the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and loved them! Up next American Wife and The Glass Castle.

4. Get a haircut! :)

6. Go to a movie by yourself! This was a huge thing for me. I thought it would be all weird and I'd feel like a loser, but it totally wasn't! I actually really enjoyed myself. It was $1 popcorn and drink day so I went to a matinee showing of 'Whats Your Number?'. Really cute movie! And hello, Chris Evans! :) It was kind of nice just picking a movie and not having to worry if someone else would like it. So if there's a movie you really want to see don't wait around for someone else! I mean, it's not that weird to go to a movie by yourself... people go shopping by themselves all the time?

Anywho, I misses him and can't wait for him to get home! :)

Happy Wednesday, y'all!

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