Monday, October 13, 2014

This and that.

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged. Where does time go? I was dreaming about fall and now fall is in full swing. I don't have a whole lot to say... But I thought I'd give another quick update.

 (Apparently this is Denver. I googled it.)
1. My company is sending me to Denver to work for 4 weeks. This girl's growing up! I've never been on a "business trip" before - guess they aren't really easing me into it with 4 weeks of travel. Thankfully they have agreed to bring me home on the weekends - yes, that's a lot of flying - but I think it'll be worth it. I leave next Monday.

(Skinnier Abby? Or just bigger hair...? That is the question.)
2. Still going strong on the whole weight loss/work out thing (Praise Jesus - literally.) The only people who read this blog are people who love me and are ok celebrating with me so I feel ok telling you that I've lost 40 pounds so far! I've got about 40 more to go, so I am clearly still a work in progress, but I'm encouraged and I feel healthier than I have in about 10 years.

(My guess is he's a jerk, but Hosmer ain't bad to look at.)
3. My beloved Kansas City Royals are in the ALCS (American League Championship Series... I had to be told what it was too, don't worry.) We are up 2-0 against the Orioles and had our first home game rained out tonight. It was rescheduled for tomorrow though so I'm pretty stoked. Go Royals!

(The food table.)
4. I threw a baby shower with a couple of friends for our good from April on Saturday. I had a great time planning it and throwing it. And we are all pretty stinking excited for this baby...

(Good thing he's so cute, or we wouldn't keep loving him...)
5. My roommate's dog Dietrich keeps running away. Probably 2 or 3 times a week. When is he (the dog)/she (my roommate) going to learn...

(So great, right?)
6. I have started planning for my church's event called Affordable Christmas. It's a store where we sell legit gifts for 1/10th the normal price for families who can't really afford Christmas - it's a way to serve them so they can serve their family within their means and with dignity. It's a really cool thing... And I'm in charge of decorating the space... Check out this idea I saw for a Santa Clause picture backdrop. I might just do it! If you're in the Kansas City area and have any old Christmas decorations that you'd like to donate - holla at me. (Yep, I said holla.)

(Bad picture, but you get the idea...)
7. I haven't baked with pumpkin as much as I would have liked. I baked some cookies that actually turned out pretty well. Every time I go on Pinterest and see all the pumpkin recipes my stomach aches out of yearning to bake and eat them. I know if I do I wouldn't be able to resist though, so I have held off. I did see this recipe for a Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino that I want to try though.

(The trees on campus at work.)
8. It's been raining a lot. I'm pretty much over it and have been since the minute it started (have I mentioned I'm not a fan) but I'm trying to look on the bright side and the trees look extra pretty in comparison...

That's about it for now. My guess is the amount of blogging will increase drastically over the next few weeks as I will be sitting in my hotel room in Denver with nothing better to do. ;) Talk to you soon...