October is done and gone. I feel like I say this every month but I'm so surprised that it's November already. October was a hard month, but a lot of fun as well. And since it's been awhile since I've been in the saddle, I thought I would do a little recap. October started off busy right from the start. The first weekend I took some senior portraits for Shelbi in the UT Gardens and had a blast. Speed Racer was off in California doing his thing, and I was also adjusting to my new part time job. Like I said, it started off with a bang.
The second week in photography I had my tonsils removed. I completely underestimated how long it would take me to recover or how much pain I would be in. It was bad my friends, very bad. Speed Racer was a fabulous nurse, and so patient with every moment of the healing process from cuddle time to late night Popsicle runs. I could not have done it without him, and I am so lucky to have a husband that cares about me so very much. So over the past three weeks I have been in recovery. Last week was my first week back at work, and although I went everyday, I was completely worn out.
I also got to spend a lovely weekend recovering with my mother. She sped down from Virginia to spend a weekend with us, and we put her to work. She and I spent that saturday planting bulbs for spring (and by she and I, I mean I pointed and she planted). It was so good to have a chance to catch up.
Finally, I am feeling almost normal (as normal as I get!). I can eat most regular foods, and I am not in pain. Although I am still having difficulty swallowing with ease and it takes me awhile to eat my meals. But all in all, a lot better. Better enough that this past weekend Speed Racer and I were able to throw a Halloween party! It was so much fun and I got so distracted getting ready that I actually did not take any pictures! Gasp! I know, I'm a terrible blogger and photographer. Actually, I'm just not so good at multitasking! But it was really a great time and we got pretty crazy with the food. Tomorrow I will post a few after party pics, as well as some of the spooky recipes I used to put in your arsenal for next year.
October was an unexpected month, but a good month. I'm looking forward to what November will have in store...hopefully some Christmas shopping.