But let's talk happy things like pumpkins and apple-picking and bewitchingly good times in Salem.
I'm definitely work's bitch right now, but have managed to make time on the weekend to do all of my favorite fall things. I'm hoping my current work misery is as fleeting as the fall season.
Last weekend we went up to a local orchard to pick apples...and pose by tractors, eat apple cider donuts, look at cute farm animals and generally escape the corporate/academic hell(s) that currently control our existences.
Come back! Me want more apples!
Yesterday we continued our annual tradition of heading up to Harvard to check out the Head of the Charles Regatta or, as I like to call it, the Blue Blood Carnival.
Finally, today we trekked up to Salem for a decidedly different sort of carnival. Actually, Salem is a charming town even without all of the crazy Halloween shenanigans (don't get me wrong--I love the Halloween shenanigans!) Property up there is helluva lot cheaper in Salem than in Boston, so maybe we'll make a second home there some day. Hah...
I look at these next two images and all I see are work analogies...
And, finally, the strawberry and Nutella crepe we consumed before leaving:
Hope you all are having a festive and enjoyable fall :)
I'm crawling back into the depths of despair now.