In The Pipeline

In The Pipeline, Red leaf gray rock

Has the weather turned cold where you are? I’ve been making lots of soup to keep warm! This time next month we’ll be walking to school before the sun rises and home from school after it sets. Yikes!

Some news from this week:

WE SOLD OUR HOUSE IN ARKANSAS! (Super Exciting, y’all!!) No more paying rent + a house payment!

Also exciting: That one time I became a Huffington Post Blogger and they let me tell the world some more about Ireland.  That happened on Tuesday of this week and I pretty much danced around the flat all day in celebration.  I’m sorry you missed that.

Halloween is pretty low key around here compared to back in the states, but we managed to eat some sweets and dress up a bit.  Cole went to a school party as the joker, and I was really nervous for anyone who might have run into him walking home in the dark. Yikes.

Other happy corners of the internet:

I could watch this video of Dublin over and over again.  Also the song from Lana Del Ray is hauntingly beautiful! (h/t Claire)

Interesting: foraging for food in Scotland and a castle in Scotland where you can book a room, both from a recent blogger trip to Scotland.

Also a funny road in Scotland.

I found this helpful: 5 tips for transitioning to Expat Life.

Beautiful essay from a mom about the gifts of raising a son with Down’s Syndrome.

Winning BBC photo of a lake we just saw.

These shoes are not rain boots/wellies, which are the only practical choice for November in Scotland, but I want them anyway. I would wear them with this dress, also impractical.

I loved Jamaica’s take on dressing for different cities. Makes me feel a little less crazy for the the gray uniform I’ve adopted in Aberdeen.

Do you like to work in coffee shops? Well, you can make your house or office sound like one. Crazy, huh? (h/t Mike)

This info might be helpful to me because starting today, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo). I’m trying to finally turn that crazy summer we spent in a camper into a book. By officially joining NaNoWriMo, I am committing to writing 50,000 words in the month of November, so if I disappear from the universe, don’t worry.  I’ll emerge again in December, hopefully with something close to a book! Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? Wanna join me?

Hope your weekend is extra lovely and that you find time to wander somewhere new!

See you back here on Monday!

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