What is this? A new post? I bet you thought those didn’t exist at Pomelo Sunshine anymore. I promise, they do!
As much as I love blogging and keeping up with the blogger community, I think it’s important to engage in real life as much as possible and not feel obligated to post if there are other things going on that are more important. Also, I sit in front of a computer at work for 8 hours every day and there are days when I don’t get up at all so sometimes, coming home and staring at a computer screen and typing up a blog post just isn’t that appealing. A balanced life is important and I want to live that so, for now, my plan is to update the blog when I feel like it, when it feels right.
But you didn’t ask where I’ve been, did you?
Let’s move on to more interesting things.
We have been busy, busy enjoying the fall season. The weather here has been hit or miss and we even had a week of 80 degree temperatures a few weeks ago – craziness here in Michigan. It’s definitely full-on fall now and I even had to scrape frost off of my car the other morning. Bring it on, frost, I’m not afraid of you. Winter is still weeks away.
Of course Halloween is tomorrow and I am prepared with a bucket full of candy that I’ve been willing myself not to eat before at least a few trick-or-treaters stop by the house. We also have an expertly carved pumpkin to light the way. Todd and I decided to just carve one pumpkin in a team effort this year which we did with a group of friends after visiting a haunted corn maze.
Our pumpkins turned out pretty spooky indeed.
Ours is in the middle. Check your windows for peeping pumpkins tomorrow night.
We’ll be attending a Halloween/birthday party next weekend but we didn’t do much that was Halloween-y this weekend EXCEPT run a Halloween 5K. In costume.
It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had while exercising. There were close to 1,000 participants and at least half were in costume. It was so fun to run next to penguins, witches, the Three Amigos and princesses.
We dressed up as a couple of garden gnomes.
I made our hats and Todd’s beard and I was quite proud of how the costumes turned out. The kids cheering along the way seemed to really enjoy our costumes and we got a kick out of their reactions when we’d wave at them. One little girl saw Todd and said to her mom, “Look! It’s Santa Claus!”. Priceless. I also liked the guys who yelled, “Expedia dot com!” as we passed. It was a great event and we had a lot of fun. I hope to participate again next year.
After the race I met up with mom and we spent some quality time shopping and lunching which is always a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. When I got home Todd and I did some relaxing and then, after dinner, went to share a few drinks with a co-worker who is leaving to take a new position (hope you made it to Philly safely, Ajdin!) and then went home and watched a scary movie. We have Netflix and settled on Trick ‘R Treat.
We rated it 1 star. Ha. Oh well, it still made for an entertaining evening. Maybe scary movies just aren’t really our thing.
Enjoy your day tomorrow, Happy Halloween!
How did you celebrate this weekend?
Are you going to or did you dress up? As what?