It’s November already? Seriously? Usually, I would be upset about how fast October flew by. Fall is my favorite month, and if the holiday months want to drag on by, I am totally okay with it. I’ll make an exception this year though, because in 23 days I am going on vacation. FOR A WHOLE WEEK! Well, 9 days actually. Where am I going, you ask? Somewhere tropical? Someplace with a beach and an umbrella and an adult beverage in my hand? Close! And by close I mean, couldn’t be farther from the truth but it is probably still going to be warm there. Good ol’ Oklahoma!
Who in the world vacations to Oklahoma? Right? The real question is, whose parents up and move to Oklahoma after all their children graduate high school and fly the coop? Yeah. Mine. Because they are cool like that.
Even though it is not to some tropical destination, I am still so excited! I am the only one in my family who is left in Utah, so we don’t get to see each other often. My brother and his family are coming down from Colorado as well, so it’s going to be so fun! My niece and nephew are two of the most badass kids on the planet. I’m not even just saying that because I am their aunt. I promise.
Plus, my parents’ cooking is as near to heaven as you can get. I’m not even joking. Both of them are fantastic cooks, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that I inherited zero of that talent from either of them.
The only downside is the drive. We go south through Utah, into New Mexico, over into Arizona into Texas, and then up to Oklahoma so we miss the Rockies. Good for the car, not so good for us. 20 hours through the desert is basically the worst drive ever. We are going to have to stock up on some good audiobooks for sure, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!
With October being over, so is Frightening Fall! I managed to conquer all but two on the list, which I am pretty proud of 🙂 I am thinking about doing another Feature for the Christmas months. I haven’t read a ton of Christmas books, and now that I am comfortable reading Dickens, I might just have to pick up A Christmas Carol, since I have yet to read it. Any Christmas favorites for me to add to the list?
As of right now, I am flying through Neverfade, the second book in The Darkest Minds series. Very impressed with the series this far. Look for that review probably tomorrow of Sunday! Until then, here is a bonus picture of my Halloween costume yesterday. Me being Nick Miller (New Girl) being Bee Arthur (Golden Girls). It’s like costume-ception!