As much as I love traveling, it is also great to be at home again. I think I can still feel some aftermath from going back and forth between Boston and New York City for a year before finally moving to the latter in July. Moving for the third time in four years was also exhausting. These days I don’t even mind being more of a couch potato (if only I get the chance to). There was a simple reason why we used fall break to travel to Europe: flights were less than half the price than at Christmas. And I absolutely enjoyed being in Europe and seeing my family. Only returning and immediately starting to work again took its toll on me. I got tired and cranky quite early in the day and had the munchies for sweet things. I am still knackered. The good news though is that we haven’t planned any more traveling this year, except for maybe a few day trips. My boyfriend’s family is going to come here for Thanksgiving. And I’ll spend my Christmas vacation at home (the cat doesn’t know yet, but he’ll be soooo happy). I already can’t wait, haha.
Now that I have finally overcome my jet lag, I plan on sorting and editing my photos and showing more of our previous vacation to you. Also, Halloween is coming up. I took a long walk today and looked at Halloween decorations on the Upper East Side. My new life goal might be to one day live in a townhouse there and have such great Halloween decorations that people stop and take pictures. I’ll try and post photos from today’s walk, too. But for now good night!
|Watched| Ask Tesadüfleri Sever, The Golden Compass, Charlotte’s Web, Monsters vs. Aliens, Young Adult, Just Add Magic
|Read| The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4)*, The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| TNK
|Done| worked for six days, overcame my jet lag, carved my first pumpkin, went to a birthday party Friday night, took a long walk through the Upper East Side and looked at all the houses beautifully decorated for Halloween
|Eaten| Turkish eggplant, pasta, teriyaki chicken, salad, licorice chocolate
|Drunk| water, coffee, white wine, peppermint tea
|Thought| Oh no, I think I am coming down either with a cold or a sinus infection.
|Been happy| that Canavar cuddled with me all the time
|Laughed| when we carved pumpkins together in a group – mine actually didn’t turn out as ugly as I feared
|Desired| To be able to sleep through the whole night (once the jet lag was gone, my little furry monster woke me up at 3 a.m.)
|Bought| two cookbooks and a hair mask
|Clicked| my Instagram account hasn’t really grown for a while so I was very interested in reading Corinne’s mini series on Instagram: What to do if you’ve been shadowbanned; Jess’ guide about How to Take Photos on Vacation (That are Actually Frame-Worthy!) contains a lot of useful advice
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