Avoidance: A Letter to My Blog

Dearest Blog, 

So it’s true. You may have noticed. I’ve been avoiding you, blog. I have few beautiful pictures to share. My camera has been sitting in a bag that is currently collecting dust in the far corner of my craft room. I haven’t been on any hikes, fun weekend trips, or scenic drives lately. It’s getting cold in Colorado, and there’s very little daylight at the end of the work day. The weekends since Halloween have all seen me in sweats, house shoes, and a book in my hand. While I haven’t taken very many photos or delved further into photography in general, as I had promised myself pre Halloween, I’ve been cooking surprisingly tasty and challenging meals, finishing old crosswords, and attempting to keep my closet organized (at which I am forever failing). 

I forget that with the time change and the colder weather, I tend to forgo my warm spontaneuos adventures and opt for finishing Netflix shows (Guys, have you seen the Crown? It’s brilliant.), crafting, or doing anything inside. Potty training Atticus has also been a time consuming priority. Why is it that people only tell you small dogs are hardest to house break after you get a small dog? Ugh. 

But hey! I’ve been focusing on going to the gym and eating healthier. But that’s just not very fun in pictures. 

I’ll attempt to do better as my energy stabilizes. I promise not to take ridiculously long naps anymore. Besides, I got napped out on Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s to moving forward and refocusing energy on what’s important. You guessed it, that’s you, blog. 

Forever yours, 

Maegan 

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Halloweekend Etc.

This weekend was so wonderful. It was filled with candy, junk food, lots of friends, and lots of laughter. Now that it’s over, I feel like I’m in a Halloween hangover. I’m going to leave up my spooky decorations just a bit longer.

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We stopped at a diner after last minute costume shopping at a thrift shop. Cy’s is magical. Go if you’re ever in Colorado Springs. They have curb side service and killer burgers. Try their shakes and malts too. You can thank me later.

We then went to two costume parties. Here are some of my favorite costumes:

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Jareth, the Goblin King.

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And his little Goblin.

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A mummy complete with lots of spiders. When people asked him what he was he said, “A MOMMY!”

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The boys wanted to take pictures of me. They reminded me that it was only fair because I took pictures of them. This is the best one that James took. I should let him take over my camera more often. Also, I was wedding Jenny from Forrest Gump and K was Forrest Gump. Grayson was running Forrest, dressed in red nike shorts and a yellow t-shirt. Atticus was young Forrest, complete with a plaid baby onesie (the only thing that would fit him) and newborn khaki shorts. My biggest regret is that I didn’t get a picture of all of us.

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K and I made some delicious drinks for one of the parties. The punch on the left is four cups pineapple juice, two cans of pomegranate La Croix Sparking Water, two cans orange sparkling water, four cups vodka (lemon flavored if you fancy lemon). Garnish with oranges and raspberries. It was the favorite at the party.

The drink on the right is the one that I made in this post. I made it with vodka instead of whiskey this time, but I would strongly recommend only using whiskey. People drank it with the vodka, but it didn’t get the same reaction as when I brought the whiskey version to previous parties.

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We ended the weekend with a casual brunch at Mountain Shadows, my favorite breakfast place in town.

When Halloween finally came, it was super anticlimactic. I bought four bags of candy, and we got ZERO trick or treaters. Looks like I’ve got some candy eating to do. I guess there are worse things.

Did you guys get any trick or treaters?

Maegan