October has been a pretty good month so far. The air is crisp with a hint of fall on its breath and it’s not quite blustering cold yet. Cause for celebration, my friends. Before I enter into the arctic tundra that is winter time in NC (I’m dramatic) I’ll share the things I’m loving as of late, since my cheery attitude will soon be taking a trip to Negativetown. It’s just inevitable.
1. Gray. Yes, this October (and September as well) I am digging the color gray. We got a flier at work today for a Continuing Education Course about color trends, and apparently gray is the new hot color. At said meeting, I was sporting my gray nail polish, charcoal pants, and new gray and yellow necklace. I’m a trendsetter, people. I’m ahead of my time. My love of gray is taking the world my storm apparently.
I’m lucky enough to have a job where “jewelry making” falls under the category of “team building” and now I’m obsessed with my gray necklace, which I wear 2 to 3 times a week. I’m now that girl at the office that people whisper about because she wears the same necklace every other day. But I love it, and I love gray. There is something about this neutral that isn’t quite black, and isn’t brown, that makes me happy. I’ve even contemplating repainting our master bedroom after I saw how great my coworker’s bedroom turned out after it was cloaked in gray. Be still my heart.
2. Music. I feel like there has finally been some decent music recently… or maybe I’m just now taking notice that things have improved. One of my favorite bands is The Shins and the lead singer’s recent collaboration has been on repeat in my stereo for way too long.
Broken Bells. Get it. It’s the brain child of James Mercer and Danger Mouse, and it’s magnificent (if you like that kind of music, of course). We also went to another Guster show to promote their new album and it was magnificent as well. Yes, magnificent. I’m loving my tunes in October.
3. My husband. October is my Scott’s birthday month and he has now entered the late 20s club. Despite his now older age and progression towards retirement, I have to say he’s the best husband around. Seriously. I got lucky with this one. Here’s an example:
He’s been traveling a lot recently for work/pleasure, leaving me to my own devices as a single (dog) mom. Nothing major, but he decided to send me some flowers just to let me know he’s thinking of me. Yes, I’m bragging about my husband on my blog and I’m proud of it. Of him. I’m an avid reader of Jasmine Star’s blog and I always get a little teary when she talks about how much she loves her husband JD and how proud she is that he’s hers. So in true Jasmine fashion, I’m proud. I’m proud he’s mine.
4. My new camera. I finally bit the bullet and spent some savings on an upgraded camera. I’ve been trying to get a few more photography gigs (ie. playing with my camera and acting like I know what I’m doing) and it was time to take a step up in the world.
(I love this picture because it looks like the camera is either plummeting to its death or dancing a jig). My new camera is my best bud because it’s sooo much faster that Cledus (my old camera) and it’s much better in low light situations. Dancing camera = happy Audrey. Any random things making you jump for joy this month? And don’t say pumpkin spice latte because apparently that’s a given for everyone and their mother.