Cripe, it seems like I just posted to my blog and now looking, it has been another month!
Sad as it is, Christmas is coming a LOT faster than I would like. I usually have a few things done by now, but this year I have NADA. Today is the day I at least start baking as I have some stuff I mail out to my sister and godchild in Utah. I also plan to get out to do what little Christmas shopping I actually do. I give homemade gifts mostly and buy a few things for our Schulte Christmas dice game.
It has, as always, been a busy month. I have tried to get out to do as many restoration workdays as I can and also have spent some Tuesdays at my restoration site. This coming week I will be off on Wednesday instead of Tuesday because I have to take my dreaded Ill Dept of Ag Pesticide Applicator and General Standards tests. I have to go to the north side of Chicago to do that and am NOT looking forward to that. So today I plan to do more studying for that in between doing laundry, baking and a myriad of other tasks.
I did get to the movies last Tuesday (because the weather was bad) and saw "Ender's Game". I really enjoyed it and the ending was a bit unexpected.
On 10-26-13 I loaded up Artoo and went to Bartlett to a photo shoot for Tusken Raiders. The MWG gathered up 17 Tuskens in a remote gravel area in Bartlett and had a professional photographer there.
The weather was nice, a bit cool but not bad for late October. It was amazing to see all of those costumes. I just wore my Rebel Tech costume because I was Artoo's handler. They didn't use Artoo as much as I thought they would, but I guess I was still glad that I brought him along as I did get a few good photos with Artoo and one of the little Jawas.
Last Saturday, I had a Star Wars event that is close to my heart. We did the Max Lacewell Foundation Gala in Woodridge. We were there as a group to be auctioned off for charity.
The winning bid for an appearance by us Star Wars geeks was $750.00.
I sent a couple of the photos to the Nature Conservancy as they were looking for photos of natural areas. I don't expect that they will use mine, but it didn't hurt to try.