What I Was Up To – October 2018

Moving on to October, we started out the month by going to Ron’s promotion to Lt Col in the Marine Corps. Something a long time coming, but he does such good work for the Corps, and I’m so glad they recognized him for the awesome Marine he is.

The ceremony was at the Marine Corps Museum:

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I tried to livestream it with Ron’s phone, so no pics really – and the signal sucked so a lot of tiny videos got posted to his FB. Aw well. :-/

Seen at the gift shop at work – solar system bath bombs!

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Alex and Joe tried one of those crystal growing kits, which didn’t look like it worked, until you looked at the bottom of it. Pretty!

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Why do they not make baby clothes in my size? I want this shirt!

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Last year, we went on some wild goose chases for a skull pan (it was just too late in the season and they were sold out) to do the skull pizza heads. We were successful (and full price) this year!

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They turned out really well!

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We had a cookout at work again.

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Amber was ever-so-briefly in town, so we were able to see her and Janine and Ron for dinner, which was awesome. We went to Meggroll, which was delicious. Amber gave Elena a stuffed Squirtle, which had a story behind it (she bought it in Korea and it maybe wasn’t for sale, but they sold it to her anyway?). In any case Elena loves it and it rides in the car with her.

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A pecan dessert roll.

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Ron made faces at Elena and cracked her up.

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We wiped her out!

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My fav tree was just starting to turn.

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An Italian artist did this cool piece of John Mather as if he were a cat. In a cleanroom. It’s awesome. He sent the original art and a lovely print to John.

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I had good luck in the Halloween event for Pokemon and got some shines!

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Halloween macarons:

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For #fallforcostume in Instagram, I took this shot of my lovely Georgian buckles.

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Joe was Ralph Wiggam/Idaho for Halloween.

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A group in our building had a Halloween cookout, as evidenced by the Mom from the Incredibles.

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I have separate posts coming on Halloween and a cool Historical Hogwarts party I went to! Plus my niece’s wedding. And a Viking Ship. And a corn maze and a Pumpkin patch. Oh and we went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and the Great Sand Dunes National Park! October was a busy month!