Someone asked me the other day if I was planning on ever picking it up again, to which I responded with the typical "why? no one reads it anyway." Ironically enough, I proceeded to have three other people ask me in that same week when I was going to pick it up again. Even as I just wrote that sentence, I stopped and rolled my eyes at myself because it would happen that as I say something like that sentence, I get proved wrong.
Anyway, my life...what to say about it? It's a little hectic. And a large percentage of the people who are reading this are thinking right now, "What is she talking about? She doesn't have multiple children running around her all day long, she only has to go to work." Okay, okay, so perhaps I don't have children, I'm not married, and I don't even own my own house...well that list is just making this blog post depressing so I'm going to stop, BUT ANYWAY, I do have a career. Hence, the craziness. Right now is my busy season which means absolutely nothing to you. And even if I took ten minutes (yes, it would take a least ten minutes) to attempt to describe what I do, you would just walk away from the conversation thinking that I was crazy in general. So I won't go into details, just know that I am currently mentally, physically (it is tiring to sit in a chair for 12+ hours a day), and emotionally exhausted. So if a sentence is not grammatically correct in this post, give me a break...you're getting your blog post that you all wanted.
It was shaping up to be a pretty normal fall/winter season going into the new year until the "family bug" hit everyone I know. Let me take a few minutes describe what I mean about this so called "family bug":
Ashley's schedule until the New Year:
Nov 2 - Wedding in Kansas
Nov 3 - Baby Shower in Virginia
Nov 10 - Wedding in Oklahoma
Nov 11 - Wedding Shower in Virginia
Nov 24 - Thanksgiving in Florida
Dec 22 - Wedding in Ohio
Dec 25 - Christmas in Kansas
Dec 29 - Wedding in Virginia
NOW DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE "FAMILY BUG"?????
It's ridiculous people. You do not need to get married or have a baby to complete your life...so STOP. I don't care if you have met your soulmate and are so happy it makes me want to vomit. STOP IT. I can't travel to four states in two months for weddings to see you tell each other and you love each other and blah blah blah. STOP IT RIGHT NOW. To the next person who is going to invite me to their wedding or tell me about their lovely new pregnancy, do it, I DARE YOU.
Alright, I'm off the soapbox now. But if you were wondering, I will definitely be flying in to Kansas this Thursday for my first wedding in Wichita. If you want to see me, you know how to get ahold of me.
The latest holiday craze to occur is this thing called Halloween. I HATE Halloween, with a strong passion. Right now you're gasping and saying, "how can she hate Halloween?" It's actually quite simple, I hate scary things, therefore, why would I ever like a holiday like Halloween? I rebelled and dressed up as a Christmas tree this weekend just to prove to Halloween that it can't best me. Although, due to me dressing up, I guess that Halloween made me participate in it's festivities. Dang it.
The last couple of months in photos...because every good post should have photos...right?
Bought a new coffee maker. The ole Keurig wasn't cutting it for a Sunday afternoon. I just needed an old fashioned pot of coffee.
Guam...was fantastic. There are no words to describe what I saw and experienced.
We snorkeled, para-sailed, jet-skied, and almost scuba dived
My company's annual golf tournament was on Veteran's Day.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies...because everyone just needs them sometimes.
Mini college reunion one weekend in Harrisonburg. Loved getting to see these girls again!
My first pumpkin carving turned out quite successful if I have to say so myself.
The Christmas tree. Booooom. It happened.