26 October 2022

What's Up Wednesday {October}


I cannot believe that we are at the end of October. While I am loving that Fall weather has made it's way to NC and the leaves are gorgeous, I am not quiet ready to jump into the holiday season. I think that is one reason I am an after-Thanksgiving decorator. Also, don't get me started on Christmas music before December 1st. Since it is the final Wednesday of the month, I am going to do a little monthly recap with Shay and Shaeffer. 

What I'm Eating This Week:

This week I got back into my cooking on Sunday game (last week was filled with dinners out with friends and the NC State Fair).

I made this taco soup in the crockpot (I sub in frozen chicken breast and throw everything in the crockpot). I also made this Chicken Hibachi dish. 

What I'm Reminiscing About

The bestie trip I took with Jordan and Traci last year. We went to Asheville and Weaverville and had the best time. This year we are staying close to home waiting on Traci's little boy to make an appearance in the next few weeks.

What I'm Loving

A Sunday stroll. I have been loving going on long walks on Sunday afternoons with friends at local trails and greenways.

What I've Been Up To

This month has been packed with events from going to the UNC vs. Virgina Tech game, visiting my parents for a weekend, having a friend in town, attending a wedding, hosting a baby shower, attending the NC State Fair, dinners with friends, and this weekend will be very full as well.
One of three book club meeting this month
When a fellow UNC grad is in town for the first time in 5 years and there is an away game, you head to TOPO for drinks and cheering with fellow UNC fans.
Surviving but not always thriving.

What I'm Dreading

The end of the year is always jam-packed at work. YAY for the end of the fiscal year and prepping for W-2 season. 

What I'm Working On

Needlepoint. I got back into needlepoint this April. I hadn't done it since I was a child since my mom is more of a cross-stitcher and I take after her. Well, let's just say I am now part of the group and have a nice stash of canvases to work on this Fall and Winter including a fun 12 days of Christmas set and a 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set.

What I'm Excited About

Thanksgiving. I am excited to see my siblings (all four of us have not been together since Christmas of 2020). 

The whole family in San Diego in 2019. We are a very serious bunch. lol.

What I'm Watching/Reading

Watching: Elementary has been my comfort re-watch lately. I am also watching the Junior Great British Baking Show and Love is Blind season 3 with friends.

Reading: I am finishing up my book club pick of the year - The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels. I plan to share my October reads next week.

What I'm Listening To

I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks over the last few months. However, on walks, I often listen to podcasts like the Popcast, The Rachel Cruze Show, The Lazy Genius, and Smart Money Happy Hour. I have also really enjoyed listening to worship music and I am excited about my church's new worship album release on Friday. 

What I'm Wearing

Recent favorites have been my Sanderson sweatshirts - I have the Sanderson Museum and Broom one from Pink Lily. I have also been living in my Old Navy leggings.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

This weekend includes going to a worship and prayer night on Friday at church.  Then Saturday includes early voting, an aqua fitness class, reading, and resting. Sunday will be serving in the PreK classroom, church, a trunk or treat with my bible study (we are dressing up as crayons), book club, and hopefully a walk.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Thanksgiving dinner, Friendsgiving dinners, decorating for Christmas, Hallmark movies, and Carolina basketball.

What Else is New

A lot is new! I did a mini recap on yesterday's post and will continue with an update on Thursday's post.

Linking up with Shay and Sheaffer.


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