Journal

Fall 2010

Thursday, November 18th

Another month, another Journal entry. We had a fun time at Steve and Kathryn's pumpkin carving, where I won second place for using the stem as a nose. We also took Sarah's parents out for their birthdays to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof followed by tasty Sushi for dinner.

For Halloween we got dressed up and hit Wrigleyville for a fun time. I grew a mustache for the month of October so I could portray my evil twin from the mirror universe. Sarah ad-libbed a goth chick and we had a great time with all of the crazy people and costumes.

We found out that Aaron was diagnosed with a tumor in his nose, but thankfully it wasn't malignant. Nicki and Rob took him to Rush Hospital that week. Sarah cooked them some dinner while they were down there and we went to visit Aaron and wish him well. Two surgeries later he was recovering quickly and sent home. He's doing much better now.

The following weekend I took Sarah to Kentucky for her birthday and a cabin getaway. We had a cool little chalet up on a hill with a great view, fireplace and hot tub, not to mention a pool table and air hockey table downstairs. We hiked around Natural Bridge State (Resort) Park, chilled out watching movies and playing games, and Monday we went on the Kentucky Bourbon trail, stopping at Wild Turkey's nearly shut down distillery (they're moving up the road), Four Roses, and Maker's Mark. Each had something a little different to see. We came back with a bottle of bourbon and some bourbon chocolates.

Last weekend we stayed in, since Sarah's been furiously working on her spinning to prepare for this weekend's craft fair, where she'll be selling in person for the first time. The holidays are fast approaching and I'm sure they'll be here before I know it.

Monday, October 18th

If there's one thing that's clear, it's that Weeknight Initiatives has not lead to more regular journal updates. Sadly it's been over a month and a half since I updated, though there hasn't been quite as much going on.

In broad strokes, work has been continuing normally, we haven't gone on any exciting trips, and things have been relatively ordinary. We've visited my mom, Sarah's parents, our friends Stephanie and Mike, I rode up to Jeremy's for poker with the guys and met Chase, his baby boy.

We finally got the house listed, but haven't seen any activity because of how much lower a lot of the nearby prices are. Unless we're willing to pay money to sell, the market climbs back, or we cave and rent the place, we're most likely not going anywhere for a while.

Sphinx has been suffering from some ailment or quirk of cat psychology that has him not always using the litter box. We've had him to the vet a few times, but the short of it is he'll either get better or he's not long for the world. Recently he's been better, so we're hopeful that it will pass, but I have my doubts.

That's where we are at the moment. Looking ahead we're going to Steve and Kathryn's pumpkin carving, I'm growing a goatee for Halloween, and for Sarah's birthday we're going to a cabin for a long weekend.