Monday 1 November 2021

Sentence a Day: October Edition

I am finally linking up with the lovely Leslie from Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After for their reflections of their own months.  It's been busy over here with just day to day life. Here is what I've October looked like for me in a sentence a day.  

Oct. 1st Hello Friday!!!  I have to be honest, I felt that September was a 100 days long so I am so ready to turn the page. 

Oct.2nd I had three fall photoshoots this morning with three amazing families, followed by a 10km Step Up For Mental Health run with my husband and a visit with good friends.  A full day! 

Oct. 3rd We celebrated my nephews birthday and discovered  we are having a niece in 2022!

Oct.4th A busy Monday signaling a long week ahead.  

Oct.5th Pushed out photo galleries to clients after work.

Oct. 6th Today I was a guest teacher in our grade four classroom and it was a blast.  Also started the day off with a treadmill run which felt great.

Oct. 7th A day full of appointments, dentist, chiropractor and dry needling.

Oct .8th Hello Friday of the long weekend.  I've been looking forward to you.

Oct. 9th I started the day off doing photos for a great friend and then late afternoon I did another photoshoot for a much larger family.  My little business has been growing quite a bit in the last 6 months.  And by growing I mean just enough so I can manage it while working full time and doing all the other things. 

Oct.10th What a beautiful morning!  My BFF and I started the day off with an 11.5 km run.  Then we went adventuring with Oreo and took Halie to horseback riding.  We ended our Sunday with a Thanksgiving meal with my parents and grandma.  So much to be thankful for. 

Oct.11th. Last day of the long weekend and I just love the feeling of checking off all the things on my list, or pretty close to checking them all off.

Oct.12th I had my dry needling appointment and I think it's making a difference.  Have you tried dry needling?  I'll be honest it's not pleasant, especially where the muscles are crazy tight but I am finally getting mobility without pain in my back.  

                              Uncomfortable treatment = less painful daily life.

Oct.13th dropped off some consignment at Belong Lifestyle and getting excited for book club.

Oct.14th Book Club/Wine club.  I love getting together with these ladies.  Our book this time was Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad  and it was an inspirational read.  It's a story of getting a heartbreaking diagnosis in young adulthood, then being confined to a hospital for over several years and then finally trying to rejoin "normal" life. 

Oct.15th I love short work weeks and I am all here for it!!!!  Woot! Woot!

Oct. 17th I spent the morning taking photos of a beautiful family down by the river bank.  I love this time of year for photographs. 

Oct.18-22 I worked, cooked, drove kids around and tried to manage life.  Honestly it's just so busy right now that I can't even keep up to write a sentence a day.  LOL.

Oct.22nd Fridays have me feeling wiped after a work week.  Logan and I cuddled up and watched three Outer Banks episodes. What are you watching on Netflix.

Oct.23rd The girls decorated pumpkins!  I am so thankful they still want to do these things with us.  It's much easier these days, we can just sit nearby while they do the work.

Oct. 24th A cold, wet and blustery morning meant that I didn't get outdoors for my run but rather enjoyed a quite morning catching up on my blog which I've  neglected terribly these last few weeks.  It was soooooo nice. 

Oct. 27th I finally had a visit with a sweet friend.  We went for a walk and then chatted for like an hour and a half in the hot tub.  

Oct. 28th Today we celebrated Halloween in my PreK class!   I dressed up as Belle and they loved it.  I always enjoy seeing their various costumes and talking about Halloween leading up to it.  I was dead tired that night and crashed at like 9 p.m.

Oct. 29th Friday leading into a busy weekend full of Halloween fun.

Oct. 30th Halie had a get together with her friends at our house.  The girls decided to go as Mean Girls.  

Oct. 31st Halloween is finally here!  Today it was Anya's turn to host her friends for pizza before going out trick or treating.  Halloween 2021 is in the bag.  

And that's a wrap.  I feel like Christmas is really going to come up quick and I am a little nervous about it to be honest.  

What were some of your October highlights?

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  1. Hello! It is my first time in quite a while linking up with Leslie. Your October looked wonderful and I we have a number of activities in common. I love to run, I'm in a Bookclub although it is online (you might want to check out our monthly post What's On Your Bookshelf?). I bet the kids enjoyed you dressing up for Halloween. Here is Australia it seems to be gaining popularity and I even saw a few homes decorated with spiders and other 'scary' things. Lovely to meet you and have a beautiful November. Sue x

    1. I'll definitely be checking it out. I am trying to get into audiobooks a little more these days so I try to listen to a book every second month as well as be reading one.

  2. Sounds like a busy but fun month! So nice seeing all the costumes for Halloween too! We don't celebrate it here.

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. That's right, I kind of always forget that. I grew up in Europe, Bosnia, and we also didn't have Halloween but I do love it now!

  3. October - the photographer busy season!!!!
    BELLE!!! You KNOW I'm loving that!
    Congrats on the new niece - so exciting!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes it was a busy month but it also felt in the moment like it was just all the same. Thats why these posts are so good, you really reflect on how life actually went.

  4. What a busy photography month! That book your book club read sounds great.

  5. I'm so happy your photography business is growing! Your Belle costume is darling and your daughters costumes are so fun! It looks like you had a great Halloween!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Halloween is such a fun holiday and I am glad that we started having all the kids over at our house and it still happens. I love to see them with their friends! Thanks so much for the encouragement. I only do shoots that I can handle but it gives me a lot of joy.

  6. Fall photos are really the best! Yay for your photography business doing well! And I LOVE your Belle costume! Also, why can't we have a three day weekend every month?!?!? I loved our October Thanksgiving long weekend.

    1. Oh three day weekends are the BEST!!!!! I am with you 100%, although I would like to have a 3 day weekend every weekend, and maybe have my kids still at school on the Friday. LOL!

  7. Wow! You have had a busy month, but full of so many fun things! Your book/wine club sounds so fun! You are just having a booming business with fall photos, I wish I lived closer I'd have you take my family pics!


  8. You are a busy bee!! So proud of the way you balance a very busy professional life with a new business all while maintaining a happy home, and a great figure!! Yay YOU!!
    Love the photos. The ones of your daughters in the Halloween costumes are so cute. And the pup - Oreo? - meandering across the meadow with the turning trees in the background!!
    Impressive - an 11K run. My doctor has said my running days are behind me and I am feeling a little sad and old.
    So glad to have you join for SaD. Have to worn you, it's addictive!! Hope you are writing your sentences for November.

  9. Congrats on getting a new family member. I've never heard of dry needling, sounds like it has done some good for our pain management. I've been watching You on Netflex. The show is kinda creepy & something I would not usually watch. Hallmark movies are my style. Awesome pumpkin carving! Karen