September was nuts.
I probably should have waited until October to relaunch my Facebook page, because it languished a bit and I’m still getting the hang of it again.
So what happened in September?
Travel. Travel happened. This year, I seem to be making up for the previous two years of absolutely no travel at all. We’re up to three trips so far, and they’ve all been more than weekend trips.
The family vacation we took back in May was certainly wonderful, but in September I traveled not once, but twice. With only a week between the two trips.
Trip the First was to Georgia. In a car (well, minivan). With four other people besides me and Mr. Loper. Overnight. Talk about a trial in patience! It wasn’t bad company, but when you’re stuck in a small space with that many people for that long in seats that become more and more uncomfortable… yeah. It was exhausting.
And why were we in Georgia? Well, my youngest-brother-in-law (henceforth, BIL in this post) joined the Army. So we were there for his graduation.
The eerie part? His graduation date fell on September 11.
It was very, very sobering. Especially since the BIL wasn’t really old enough to remember the actual attacks. But Mr. Loper and I were – we were in our teens when it happened (yes, there’s a little more than a decade between Mr. Loper and BIL’s ages).
Besides a lot of family time, since BIL would not be coming back to Oklahoma with us, we were also able to visit the National Infantry Museum. At least for a couple of hours. We saw… maybe half of it? I’d love to go back and see the rest, but I honestly don’t know when I’m going to be in Georgia again.
My husband took all the National Infantry Museum photos below. This is only a smattering of what they have at the NIM.
And then we went home.
And I was there for a week (which ended up very nearly on-par with Hell Week, which I can’t remember if I ever blogged about Hell Week, but both of those things are for another post or few if I ever decide to talk about them here) before packing my bags to head out for FERRET RETREAT!
There was much relaxation. And lumpy mattresses. And not as much writing as I’d hoped, but still writing!
And there was coloring.
And so much tea.
Next up: National Novel Writing Month, whoo! After I do absolutely nothing in October. Sort of. I do have to outline a novel.