Since I’ve Been Gone

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of November. The air is chilly, the fires are burning, and the holidays are just around the corner. Where did the year go? Hell, where did October go?

The past 3 weeks have been such a blur. There were many unexpected surprises, both good and bad, and plenty of busy days. Here are just a few of the things that I’ve done since I’ve been away from the blog:

I spent a week working in New Orleans as an extra in a feature film.

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Bourbon Street.

Birthday, New Orleans, Bourbon Street

I finally got to wear my Joker costume (that I made last year) on Halloween.

Bourbon Street, Halloween New Orleans

I came home from New Orleans with a bad cold, slept for a week, and got to use a few of these sick day activities.

I started a fundraiser to help Troy get the surgery that he desperately needed.

Troy FINALLY got his surgery and I’ve been helping him during his recovery process! There’ll be an update soon. 🙂

I learned how to chop wood. Next, I’ll be sporting some flannel and carrying around a roll of Brawny.

fire wood, ax

I stocked up on Mexican hot chocolate and snuggled by the fire (made possible by my new ax wielding skills) with Troy and the pups during our first cold night of winter.

fireplace, dog, rat terrier

It’s been a busy few weeks around here, but there have been so many awesome surprises. Thank you to everyone who has donated and/or helped during this time! You all are awesome!

Now, tell me. What have you been up to while I’ve been away? 


  • Love the costume! And the burrito dog! Too cute!

    • Keesah is all about the blankets! She loves to bury herself beneath tons
      of blankets. 🙂

  • I’m so glad he got his surgery! I hope he has an easy recovery.

    You’ve been a busy lady! I’ve been pretty busy, too.

    • Thank you! He’s doing really well. It will take him a few months to
      completely heal, but we’re very optimistic for his vision. 🙂

      I have a feeling we’ll both be getting even busier with the holidays
      around the corner! I hope you find some nice time to relax.

  • Wow. What a month so far. Very happy to hear about Troy’s surgery, and your hair looks good pulled back (maybe it’s cause your holding an ax – eek!).

  • kathy@vodka and soda

    i’ve been doing a whole bunch of crocheting!!!