1. The ice is going in at the rink! WAHOO! If I understand right, it's the earliest we've ever started the season and even though it's more work, it's really fun to be involved. I spent 5ish hours at the rink Tuesday night helping paint the ice and ended up with a face full of ice paint, which is really just chalk, but it was a lot of fun. I was back last night just to take some photos since I run the rink's Facebook page and am building the new website. It's going to be a busy season, but hopefully a great one!
3. We're headed to Kalispell/Whitefish tonight for the airshow this weekend. So excited to meet up with some of our friends out there, get back to the Kalispell Brewing Company, check out the ice rink there and you know, hang out with a fighter pilot (who I will be interviewing again). Hopefully the weather will be stunning like it has been the last few days and it will be a good weekend of fun.
4. I got invited to an invite only military reporting conference in D.C. the few days before the conference hosted by the military reporting association that I serve on the board for. So that was great news this week and gives me more days of professional development training with my military reporter colleagues from around the country. Because I'm a total nerd, I'm really excited about it.
5. This chickens have stopped laying eggs. I guess because of the days getting shorter, or the season starting to change or I don't know. According to a Google search, it sounds pretty normal, but no eggs for the last two weeks. They should start laying again in the near future though. In the meantime, my tomato plants are exploding and I am looking forward to lots and lots of salsa making!
And just for fun since it was #NationalDogDay and I miss the pups who are at daycare for the long weekend while we're out of town, here's Grover-pup, making a pillow out of my stack of books.