Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quick Catch Up

I'm sitting in a quiet house right now. John took Will and Sarah to school on his way to work and Abbey is still asleep. I have a few minutes before I have to wake her up and since I haven't blogged in over a week I thought a blog post was in order!

--I have a weird backache/chestache going on. It started last night and it hurts! It feels muscle-related so I'm hoping the muscle relaxant kicks in soon.

--I had a cup of coffee last night for the first time since May. My book club met at Village Inn for free pie night (we're suckers for pie)(especially FREE pie) and I ordered a cup of decaf. Wow. It was good. I haven't had any caffeine since mid-May and I feel so much better with it out of my system. I'd drink decaf coffee if I could ever get John to switch but that's NEVER going to happen. He's a fully leaded guy.

--Abbey got brackets on her two front teeth this week. Her orthodontist will put more on next time. I think she looks pretty cute! 

--We went to Estes Park with John's parents last weekend. Estes Park is my favorite place in Colorado. It was beautiful. Last time we were there we saw a bear. And guess what we saw again this time? A BEAR! In a TREE! My pics aren't great but here's proof. I'll share the rest of my pics from EP in another post (hopefully tomorrow). The fall colors were gorgeous!

--Speaking of fall color--I think the trees in my little town have literally been changing overnight. Everywhere I drive (and I'm in the car a lot these days) the leaves are brilliant red and gold and orange. Who doesn't love fall colors? I ooh and ahh over this group of trees when I walk past them on the trail every morning. I went back one afternoon to take this photo...

--I think I might have a part-time job soon. I'm kinda excited about it. 

--I'm getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow. It's been three months. My hair has gotten so long and scraggly. I'm kinda ready to chop a few inches. We'll see.

--My time is up. Must wake my littlest kiddo up and get her to school. And then? THEN I get to spend my entire morning at home. That is such a rare treat these days!


Lauren said...

Those trees are beautiful!!!!! :)

Lisa said...

I love Estes Park - it's one of my favorite place in CO too (although I'm also partial to Boulder!). Great photos!

Gina said...

So quiet here. My 3 oldest just left for school, my 4th is on a business trip with her daddy, my 5th is sleeping off a fever, and my 6th will be awake soon. I love those few moments of quiet in the morning.
I have a Kuerig, so I drink whatever one cup of coffee I want. My husband has a French press that he fills and takes to work with him. Makes for a happy family.
I have a newish Senseo I don't use. It would cost me about $12 to send it to you... Let me know if you want it. Marital Bliss, I say.

SZM said...

love those trees! Yay about the part time job! Yay about a day at those.

Deena said...

Hey Meredith!

Glad you are enjoying your beautiful early fall in Colorado.

You'll have to tell me about your new job. I started a part time job this week. Whew! I'm exhausted! I really like it, but the schedule will take some getting used to. I'm not used to being away from my house these 15-20 hours a week. We'll have to share ideas for getting everything done in less time.

Glad you got to see another bear!

dawn said...

Hey Mer--if your chest/back thing doesn't get better, ask me for our holistic chiro's number...he's been really helping us--especially dave.

Abbey looks adorable!

Went to Pinkberry the other day and thought of you...needed to try the PB &J. :0)

Hope to catch up one of these days...

whimzie said...

Pain? Yuck

Love those fall colors. Could you send a letter to my husband's bosses and ask them to send us to CO next time?

I just got all my hair whacked off this week. I was trying to grow it out but had too much going on at the same time on my head so I decided to just start all over. We'll see what happens.

Excited to hear more about this new job opportunity!!