I'll admit, I've been behind on my blog for a while. Posting Ten on Tuesday is pretty much all I had time for, and by the time I've caught up with my Google Reader there's not a lot of time to actually post. But I'd like to work on this a little, so let's start slowly with a little bit of a list.
+ Biggest & brightest reason I've been absent? I got engaged! Back in October M & I headed out to Kansas for a KU football game (my first trip out there). He wanted to show me the town where he spent his college years since in our home it's Jayhawks all the time. Well, toward the end of the campus tour he started acting a little weird. We made it to the campanile which overlooks the stadium and he pulled out the most beautiful ring.
We spent the rest of our trip celebrating it up and cheering on the football team even though they lost.
+ Because of the engagement it's been a bit of a whirlwind around here. As per usual, everyone we come in contact with wants to know details. Have you set a date? September-ish. Where is it? Not sure yet. Etc. etc. Add in the fact that almost every other friend I have is engaged or married right now that's all they want to talk about. But we have appointments on Sunday to look at some venues...so stay tuned.
+ Thanksgiving came and went with a lot of drama. My grandparents usually do dinner at their house, but my mom called me the Tuesday before saying my grandfather had a really bad cold. Because of this my grandmother didn't want to get the rest of the family sick. My mom offered to host the event, but I reminded her that her oven was out of commission and in turn Thanksgiving was at our place. Almost 20 people over and a 25 lb turkey? That would make most people's head spin...let alone two days before the event. Add in I've never even roasted a chicken before, let's just say I was a little anxious. But it went off w/o a hitch...no burnt turkey and everyone had a great time.
+ As for now? I'm hopelessly trying to get my holiday shopping done in time. I managed to get my cards out, but I have another 250 to do at work so I just keep remembering to breathe. Anyone else running behind schedule???