It almost astounds me how quickly time goes by… but then I just have to think back to my last post. And the one before that. And probably the one before that. And then I realize: nope, I should just be used to this by now.
So what’s new? Gosh, where do I start….
Well, Sean and I have been in the Treehouse for one month today. I must say that it’s been quite the ride! It has been a month of crazy, compromise, learning, growth, understanding, happiness, and most importantly, love.
I’m settling into my grown-up life quite nicely, I think. I seriously feel like all of this can be directly attributed to the Treehouse. I’ve taken to keeping my stuff tidy and organized, budgeting (check out YNAB, seriously!), planning ahead, and am getting back into my old kitchen groove. I’ve made pies, squares, chillis, curries, crumbles, and even my first whole roasted chicken! Maybe someday I’ll even get back to doing food posts again! In the meantime, I’m just reveling in the fact that we have a home that we can call our own.
One of the things that I am most excited about is for us to build our own holiday traditions at the Treehouse. Read between the lines here, people: I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS!! But Halloween was fun 🙂 We went out to Buckhorn Berry Farm for Pumpkin Fest with some friends and picked our own pumpkins for carving. We had a Treehouse Pumpkin Carving Competition (vote for your favourite in the comments below). I roasted pumpkin seeds, bought candy from The UK Shoppe, and made Reese’s Pieces pancakes for breakfast. And in just a few short weeks Christmas will be in full swing here!
Work is incredible. I am blessed to work with the most amazing women (at both of my jobs). I get to learn about two completely different industries (healthcare/education and tourism), am developing new skills, making my own mark, eating butter tarts, and becoming way too familiar with the ins and outs of Long Term Care facilities. I even got to go to my first work conference in Ottawa a few weeks ago and had such a great time getting to know my new colleagues and being welcomed as part of the team.
The coming weeks have a lot in store. I have my first few shifts at The Warming Room, which I’m really looking forward to. I have a surprise to unveil for a special someone, and an exciting adventure to tell you all about! I have wedding plans to make, concerts to attend, dinner parties to host, and Christmas planning to do like a boss. All in all, I have life to enjoy!
Hope your autumn is going well, dudes.
P.S. What is the season turning point for you? Is it right after Halloween? The first snow? Winter Solstice? Mine is all about November 11. Here’s my annual tradition: Remembrance Day Ceremony in the AM, lunch with my dad, followed by Christmas music and a Starbucks #RedCups for ever more.