I'm really enjoying this phase of life where Voss takes an early nap and the girls are at school. I get a break! Of course I should be doing useful things like chores, phone calls, cleaning or at least some yoga but all week long I am so obsessed with this show, Black List and I eat Halloween candy. It's been great! Monday was a MOPS leadership meeting, Tuesday was a play date at April Rice's. It was so nice to catch up with her! Wednesday we had a lip stick play date then lunch at Lola's. That night Phil and I got to go to the Florida Forum. We saw Tom Brokaw! It was so neat to hear him speak! Thursday was coffee club at April Norris's to discuss Gender Equality in the Classroom and Boardroom. It was a small group but I think we had a great discussion! The afternoons are crazy with dance and golf, but fun at the parks! Thursday, Abigail's school did a family fun night with a science lab theme that was pretty cute. The girls didn't have school on Friday (thank you to our VETERANS!) so we went to the zoo. Another gorgeous day! We went to the Rattigans for lunch after. Lots of time to run around. That afternoon I packed up and headed out. I dropped the kids at my parents for the weekend. Phil and I headed to Marywood for an Engaged Encounter weekend. Perfect time for tweaking our marriage, right before the holidays when things get super stressful and out of whack! It's always tough to get down there, but once we do, it's so nice! I think I had the best sleep I've had in a long time! In reading our talks to the couples we are reminded of what we should be doing and how we should be living. We had 2 masses in 2 days and I even got in a confession with my favorite, Fr. Tim. Only 8 couples but such a nice weekend! I even got a jump start on Christmas cards! Today was low key, unpacking. Ellie finished her science project- yay! Marly and I played monopoly. Ellie and Phil played a little golf. Voss and Abby played in the dirt at TCC where we sat outside for a nice dinner and watched the Jags win! This November weather is making me smile!