I start the month of October with my wedding anniversary and end it with Halloween! It has to be my favorite month, November coming in at a close second. I want to take a few minutes to reflect on and take record of the month.
Here’s a picture of Sammit and me during our wedding ceremony. This is only one of so many pictures that I absolutely adore from our wedding days. That’s right plural! We had two wedding ceremonies and three receptions. Whew. But that’s another post. For our first anniversary we had a mini-vow renewal at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. This year, our second anniversary, Sammit had to work but he surprised me with a very nice dinner where he made a Lasagna and chocolate covered strawberries from scratch! This is huge because up until this night Sammit barely knew how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. His cooking lesson was a gift from my sister, Devin. Now he’s going to make Lasagna once a month!
Then there was my trip to Chicago with Monica, but you’ve already read about all that fun.
The fall is also a time for another annual tradition and celebration: FTRWW: F–k The Real World Weekend. Each fall a group of friends makes the 6 hour trek up north to the U.P. to a cabin in the woods where there is delicious food and general debauchery. FTRWW started off as a friend’s male bonding event called, “Meat Fest” but as they matured so did the weekend. Now it is a time where 20 or so people who are vaguely related by blood and common bonds eat, drink, shoot guns (safely and while sober), play guitar, soak in the fire, and play a heck of a lot of Euchre. Oh and this year including watching the Michigan Wolverines beat the MSU Spartans. Something Sammit and I, two UM alumni in a sea of green, appreciate.
There are only two sad-faces for this month. The first is that my field internship for school was terminated after they were unable to provide me with a licensed social worker to supervise my work. I’m waiting in limbo right now for another placement while paperwork gets shuffled back and forth. I’m excited to see where I might end up, but I’m sad to see my time with this last internship come to an end.
The second is my life-disrupting cold. I woke up with a cold, literally woke up with it because the night before I felt great, the day before Sammit and I were scheduled to leave for FTRWW and before we had packed anything. I was miserable and Sammit was a total champ about it and packed all the food, camping supplies, bedding, and dogs into the car with almost no help from me. I was also miserable while at the cabin but tried to enjoy myself anyway. It didn’t occur to me to take any sort of cold medicine until the morning we were leaving. I’m 12 days into my cold now and just starting to feel better. I believe it turned into a dual sinus and ear infection and I went on antibiotics on Sunday in hopes of finally kicking it. I will be trying to catch up with school work for the rest of the semester. The rest of this post will be dedicated to describe how I feel when I’m sick; I appologize in advance for previous blog readers, you’ve already seen this and can probably just move on now.