For some reason, I am having a terrible time remembering this week besides Halloween and cooking good food. Let’s see how this list comes about.
- Suffering from the symptoms of a bare-boned kitchen, I spent Tuesday evening grocery shopping — mostly getting the essentials — and then spending much of the evening cooking meals for Jak and I to eat for the rest of the week.
- At work, I completed my second video project. This time, I learned how to fast forward or slow down video clips. Shared it with the staff and it was a hit.
- Holy Halloween! At work, I showed up starving on Thursday, running close to the time for my weekly meeting with my boss and afterwards, we had a staff meeting. When I walked into our conference room, I saw there were pastries from our favorite bakery with coffee and juice!
- As we were sitting down, my coworker brought out a Halloween game. It was a covered basket full of tricks and treats. We had to put our hand in the basket (without peeking!) and grab something. The basket was filled with candy and items of all different textures. The afterwards, she let us pick a prize we really wanted. Below is what I grabbed initially — because it was so fuzzy!
- On Halloween night, I spent the night with Superman, Pirate Owen, Pirate Carina and a married Rapunzel. (She was wearing a white dress, so duh, guys, she is married! :P)
- I got to witness my niece Carina blossom Halloween night. Often when she is out of her own environment, she keeps to herself. But Halloween night, she was so talkative and we had a few bonding moments. Of my munchkins, she is the one that I have the least connection with, so to share these memories with her were priceless. It was adorable.
- On Friday, one coworker invited our staff to join her for lunch to support a local neighborhood fundraiser. It was an event called Empty Bowls. At the event, you pay a donation, pick out your own pottery bowl out of a selection of handmade donated artist pieces. You then take your selected bowl, get it washed and then get in line for a soup lunch. It was awesome that we had seven coworkers show up to support a local cause. All the proceeds go to support 4 nonprofits in the area. Last year, they raised $29,000 for this one day lunch event alone. So cool!
- Friday night, Jak and I tried out a new Thai restaurant. He had been to this place before, once upon a time at a different location, but it was a new place for me. The food was really good, the service was very attentive and it was fun to have a date night. Though the one hiccup was that we think they may have overcharged us. We planned to call in and ask, but the night slipped away. I suppose we could still do so… in a much more conspicuous manner.
- So, I won’t go into the details of this story that Jak will dive into at some point, I am sure, but at 4:30 a.m., Jak’s barely living car was hit in a hit and run accident. Long story short, we eventually found the culprit not that far away in the neighborhood, took pictures and then called the cops. Both cars are destroyed. By 6 or 7 a.m., the cop who helped us, called Jak back to tell him he got their insurance information and charged them with a hit and run ticket. I am thankful that no one was in the car and injured, and that we were able to find the person who committed the wrong.
- This evening we went to hang out with Jak’s friends for a write-in while they all participate in NaNoWriMo. I am not participating this year, but it is/was good to hang out (am here right now). I am pretty quiet and don’t talk much, but that is to be expected until you get to know people better. I am thankful we can and want to share each other with our friends. That hasn’t always been the case for me in previous relationships.
What are you thankful for this year?