Holy shit I can’t believe it’s November! I feel like it was just Labor Day weekend and it was hot as balls outside. Time has gone by so fast. First with Dan’s grandmother passing away, then my Birthday, then everything Fall and Halloween and then throw a new job in there. Damn!
So yeah my Birthday was pretty good this year. The day of Dan’s parents and my parents and us, all went out to eat at Johnny’s. It was pretty good, glad we finally all got together! The weekend of was fun. I went with friends and my siblings to play lasertag and then I went to Peckhams. It was fun, but Birthdays go by so quick now!
Dan and I went hiking this Fall. I loved it!! He had a hard time and I will say it was a pretty tiring hike. The view and scenery was so amazing and beautiful! I feel like I could stare at the Fall leaves changing everyday, all the time and never get sick of it. I love NY for that!
I did a lot of Fall things! Apple picking, pumpkin picking, haunted hayrides, drank fall beers. Pretty much accomplished almost everything I wanted to do this Fall! Double M was pretty cool this year, seems like they get better with each passing year.
Oh I started a new job. My former boss left to go to another account that is much larger and it was a better opportunity for her. So i took her position. I’m excited to say I’m a Chef/Manager. I feel like between the two degrees I have that I am putting both to use an that makes me really happy. I did get a raise and that was more needed than just desired! It was almost impossible to make it on what I was making before, so now I can live in a less stressed out way hopefully. It’s been really tough though the first few weeks. I think the hardest thing is having so much more responsibility and making sure every day runs smoothly and that I’m controlling my costs. I feel i was prepared for the position, but at times feel like there’s still a lot I need to understand. It’s also been hard being the boss and making sure the other guys are always doing something and getting their work done. I need to realize that it isn’t a one man show and that the other two need to be helping me. The first 2 weeks I ran around doing everything and I need to step back and have them do more! It’ll take time and eventually everything will settle into place and it won’t seem like a big deal at all.
In being super stressed from work though I’ve been feeling really crappy for the last month. I’ve been super tired and worn down and having chest pains. I’ve been to the doctors a few times and I think I may finally be in the clear soon with some different medications they gave me. I think right now my main focus is on getting healthy. This time of year it seems so much easier to get sick and run down with the changing seasons. I decided for the next few weeks and months I’m going to try not to overplan and get stressed with the holidays coming up and just try to continue to enjoy the Fall and focus on being healthy. I need to just chill the fuck out!!!!
Last weekend was the Halloween Party. It was fun, definitely put a lot of time into planning and decorating! I’m whooped from all of that! I’m glad it’s over honestly, but it was a fun party and I’m happy that everyone who came, came. It was pretty much everyone I would have liked to have come! Next year I don’t know that I will have a party if I still live in this apartment because apparently there was complaints about the noise level. Personally I think the landlord was stalking by and is being anal. Too far off to think about it now. Within a year we could still be here, in a different place or maybe even a house. (That’s wishful thinking)
This Fall has tired me out, but I got to say I think it’s been the best one I’ve had in a while! I love Fall and it was a fun one this year! There’s still several weeks lefts of it. I’m going to LeRoy in two weeks with Dan’s mom while the guys are hunting. We will go shopping and visit the family there. I’m also excited for Thanksgiving. It’ll be interesting this year because my aunt has a boyfriend now and his kids may be at our family occasion. Seems like times are a changin.
Holy shit and Christmas will be here before we know it too! WTF!