Monthly Report for October 2013

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

October was dedicated to travel preparations. Hotel reservations were made, (and pre-paid) through Booking.com, and I drafted a tentative itinerary. A Google Drive spreadsheet was essential in coordinating all of these activities, and narrowing down hotels and flight dates.

Music

Great choices for our pizza nights, going from Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Moby’s classic Play.

Cooking

Finally decided to try making our own pizza dough. Turned out better than expected, even after freezing some of it for another week.

  • Slow cooker pulled pork with Dr.Pepper
  • Apple cinnamon white cake

Gardening

After producing these great orchids, we had severe bugs problems, both in the orchids and the vertical garden. It seems the organic product we bought is not working as expected; we’ll have to try other solutions.

Orchids

Reading

  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
  • Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs