Reading quickly and more fall photos

It’s a little hard to feel all “fall-ish” when it’s 80 degrees in Maryland, but I’m working on it! The decorations are out, I’m frantically trying to snap fall photos while driving on the back road from work (a very dangerous and not commendable approach, by the way) and grabbing small bags of Halloween candy while I’m out. Though Palmer won’t let me buy more ghost Peeps, I’m planning on sneaking them into my desk for safekeeping!

I want to wrap up Apart From the Crowd by Anna McPartlin tonight . . . I get really antsy when reading a really long book! I’m just eager to find out what happens and move onto the next novel. I love working my way quickly through tons of books — it gives me a serious sense of accomplishment! That’s my goal for tonight.

And to take more photos!

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Fall party food & sunsets

Another successful family birthday party! My grandmother never fails to pull off a really fun bash. We celebrated my uncle’s big day, which is actually Tuesday . . . but who can get together during the work week? Needless to say, the food was delicious. I ate way too much but can hardly contain myself with “party food” all spread out before me. As my mother always says, “It tastes so good because you never make it for yourself!” And this, apparently, is true.

We spent much of the afternoon watching the Cartoon Network’s old “Goosebumps” re-runs from the mid ’90s with my 11-year-old cousin — a surefire good time. And hey, the Redskins beat the Eagles today! So the gentlemen were all happy — including my dad, who’s on his way back from Philly.

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