October was a pretty busy month. In case you couldn’t tell from, y’know, the fact that I didn’t make a single solitary post on this blog. It wasn’t that busy, but just enough so that when I did have some spare time to write, I wasted it on 30 Rock or reading my backed up Google Reader (it’s about time to “Mark all as read” for sure).
Since I didn’t really give you anything to read this October, I thought I’d at least share what I’ve been up to…
We kicked off the month with a baby shower for our friend Allison, whose baby boy will be arriving any day now!
To celebrate our anniversary (it was September 29th), Mr. Jones and I got tickets to see Death Cab for Cutie in Orlando. It was hands down the best show I’ve ever been to in my life. And completely worth the fact that my car broke down on our way from the hotel to the House of Blues…
(This is post-show, after running to shelter through the pouring rain while we waited for Caleb’s brother to pick us up.)
Since the show was on a Saturday, and they couldn’t tow my car until Sunday, we spend most of the next day wandering around Orlando with the other Mr. Jones (Caleb’s dad). We were so glad he could come pick us up from Orlando, and that my car (on its 240,000th mile) still lives!
October is the perfect time for picnics with friends on the fort lawn at Castillo de San Marcos. I’m hoping that some of the warmer weather will creep back in, because the past week has been chilled by the wind and dappled with rain.
The weekends were also perfect for bike rides, including trail riding through Guana State Park.
When the weather finally did take a turn for the cold, I loved spending time with cider, good music, an inspiring friend, and lots of art projects.
Carving pumpkins also got checked off my fall list, and Mr. Jones came up with a pretty amazing skull (sadly, not pictured).
We closed out the month by celebrating our friend Melissa’s birthday at a killer Halloween Bash. In case you can’t guess, we went as Calvin and Hobbes (if only my hair had been blonder). There were lots of amazing costumes and tasty treats, plus the perfect mix of old and new friends.
And that’s October! Hopefully November will have a few more entries to fill it up, now that fall is settling in and the holidays aren’t quite yet upon us. I’m heading to Savannah this week for Geekend, so I plan to do a little exploring while I’m up there.