This has been such a productive week for me at work – I love when that happens! And in reality, I needed it, too, after being gone a couple of days last week attending a conference. Today, I’ve got a meeting that will take up most of the day and then it’s on to the weekend, which includes Joe’s Halloween piano recital. I’m so proud of how hard he’s worked on his song – and perhaps more amazingly, he decided on his own that the song wasn’t “spooky enough” for Halloween so he’s playing it in a minor key, even though it’s written in F major. (For those of you who don’t read music, this means that instead of playing what’s written, he is transposing music notes in his head. This tells me he is definitely learning!)
Here are few small but mighty highlights of my week:
I spent some time last Sunday in my gardens, prepping them for winter. Typically this means cutting back perennials and shrubs, as needed, and getting rid of annuals that most definitely didn’t make it past our most recent frost. I thought my mums were basically done for the season until I spotted this purple beauty, so I was able to capture one last photo to enjoy. I love purple.
As I was flipping through the November issue of The Food Network magazine (with one of my favorites, Ina Garten, on the cover!), I came across this helpful little section that debunks some turkey myths. This #poultrynerd couldn’t have been happier! Of course I clipped this out and plan to use it somehow in November via Minnesota Turkey‘s social media platforms. In an unrelated note, I still love actual, real magazines. The iPad versions are nice, especially when I’m traveling, but there’s something about having the glossy pages of the magazine at my fingertips.
I went for a walk this week during Joe’s piano lessons and had to stop and admire my new pair of leggings – I know, how silly, right? But sometimes a girl just has to get something new – and these leggings have a great pattern and an even better price: $6.94 from Walmart. (Similar here.)
Hands-down, the absolute best part of my Thursday was coming home, putting on my running tights and getting outside to enjoy the sunny blue skies and amazing 70 degree weather. Normally when I get home, the boys are hungry and want to eat immediately, but I decided they could both wait – the weather was just too nice not to take advantage of it. When I got back from my run, I took this picture below the gorgeous silver maple in front of our house. The colors of fall in Minnesota have been beyond amazing this year!
And finally … this is a picture of my Thursday night. I was working on a weekly email newsletter for my job that I wanted to get done prior to Friday, enjoying some wine and listening distantly to the NFL football game (Denver vs. San Diego) in the background. Little known fact: I enjoy playing fantasy football so even if I’m not watching games closely, often football is on so I can keep track of what’s happening.
That’s it! I’m linking up with The Diary of a Real Housewife and The Lauren Elizabeth again this week – if you head over to their blogs, you’ll see what they’ve been up and can also check out links to many other blogs.
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!