October 2014 Recap

Oh, hello December! I’ve been meaning to get around to the recap posts for awhile (since I know those are the ones you really like to read Grandma 😉 ), but I was really motivated to post some book reviews and recipes the past few weeks so I went with that instead. But never fear, the recaps are back!

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I read 5 books in October, and they were all pretty good reads. I loved The Shadow of the Wind, and I also thought In Cold Blood and The Sun Also Rises were great as well. As of October 31, I have logged 48 books for the year!

Books read:

1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

2. The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot

3. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

4. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

5. Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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Recipes Posted:

1. Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup

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I did pretty good in the fitness department in October. Obviously 64 isn’t as many miles as I might have liked, but it’s the best I’d done in several months!

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Although we didn’t win the World Series (we came SO close), I still had a really great time watching the Royals! My parents happened to be visiting in early October, so I even got to take in a few games with them. I also gave myself a baseball inspired manicure!

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This is not a great picture, but as you can see the lettering came out really nice. I also attempted to free-hand a baseball, but it didn’t turn out as well. It wasn’t my biggest nail-art fail, but it’s not really blog worthy. I’ll have to make another attempt during the next baseball season!

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Fun things I did in October:

1) Attended a Northwestern Football game

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Wildcats!

Honestly, it was one of the more miserable football experiences I’ve had–it was cold, rainy, and windy. Yuck. It was all worth it in the end though because the cats pulled out a surprise win against Wisconsin!!!!

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2) Celebrated Elizabeth’s birthday

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Love this picture!

3) Attended Beth’s Wedding

K and I also traveled to Philadelphia in October to attend the wedding of our friends Beth and Andy. Neither of us had ever been to Philadelphia before (and honestly we spent almost no time in the city itself) but we thought the city was really pretty (from the train window) and that the public transportation was great.

The day of the wedding was a little chilly and rainy, but that didn’t stop these two from making the most of their big day. They had a beautiful ceremony and were greeted by a fountain of bubbles on the way out of the church.

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Of course many of the bubble-blowers were scientists, and we were all really fascinated with how the bubbles clustered and didn’t pop on this bush…

10257720_10100559352569771_3416277451945756644_oThe reception was so nice and very well planned. We really enjoyed all the delicious food! 🙂

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Thanks for inviting us to your wedding Andy and Beth. We wish you many happy years together!

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Hope you have a great weekend!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Geoff W
    Dec 05, 2014 @ 07:16:50

    I never got around to reading another Zafon book. I just couldn’t. What’d you think of In Cold Blood?

    Reply

    • exlibrisheather
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 11:49:37

      Did you read The Shadow of the Wind or a different Zafon book? I really liked In Cold Blood–it was super interesting and very creepy. I tried not to read it before bed because it gave me a couple of nightmares…lol. I was a little disappointed when I found out that not everything happened the way he said it did, but his artistic license also made it a good story.

      Reply

      • Geoff W
        Dec 05, 2014 @ 11:53:17

        It most definitely made a great story with his additiona and he broke a lot of molds and shattered genres with it.

        I honestly can’t remember which I read.

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