October in Review

October wasn't quite the feast for the mind, body, and soul I was hoping for, but it was a pretty good month.

 1) Starting the month off in a different place. 2) Eating my favorite foods. 3) Sewing and sitting. 4) Halloweening in Brooklyn. 

1) Starting the month off in a different place. 2) Eating my favorite foods. 3) Sewing and sitting. 4) Halloweening in Brooklyn. 

The first days, I was away on the last days of my yearly family vacation. We spent a lovely week or so in Cape May, NJ. The weather was amazing. And our first day of Oct was enjoyed as if it were still summer.

Although I want to call my First Friendship Quilt a September finish (the vast majority was completed in Sept), it was technically finished early morning on the 1st of Oct.

The moment I returned there was some chaos at work and the first few weeks flew by. Lots of meetings. Meetings are not my favorite. By the time things settled down it was mid month and discussion of November had already begun.

I was able to enjoy quilting, cooking, eating out, watching a ton of pretty bad (but so good!) TV, and get a lot of work done (both at work, and at home) this month. By Halloween, the weather had gotten brisk. There wasn't much travel this month, but every time the seasons change, Brooklyn does, too. So, it was fun to walk around Autumn Brooklyn and see the sites with new eyes.

 1) A watcher waits on 6th Ave. 2) Watcher dog in North Park Slope. 3) Cormorants in Coney Island. 4) Hidden in plain sight on 15th St.

1) A watcher waits on 6th Ave. 2) Watcher dog in North Park Slope. 3) Cormorants in Coney Island. 4) Hidden in plain sight on 15th St.

I got to take part in my favorite pastimes; quilting, watcher spotting, cuddling with cats (especially as the temp got cooler), and sea glass hunting. We even went to Coney Island to see what sea glass it had to offer.  

So, overall October was pretty mellow, with it's highs and lows. It wasn't a race, or a slow, relaxing meander. It was more like a light jog with some uphill sections. As we rush to the end of this year, I hope to keep pace, or even slow it down a bit. But sometimes those last moths can feel like a marathon. Let's see how fast November goes.