Hey there! I can’t believe the month is almost over! Only a week until Halloween and then before we know it, it will be Christmas. Crazy! So I just wanted to report back that this month has been really fun. I’ve done some new things, read a new author – by the way, I really enjoyed Shirley Jump’s, The Sweetheart Secret – and this weekend there’s one more thing on the “new” list.

My hubby and I are headed to Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns on Sunday night. I’m super excited! Over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins are going to light up for us! You can see what it’s all about here.


And there’s one more thing I want to share with you. I’m not getting it in this month because they were booked up, but this particular quest has been on my bucket list for a long time and it’s going to happen on December 5th! With my mom! She and I are going to…


Yep, you read that right! We are going to jump out of an airplane! We’re doing tandem jumps, meaning we’ll be strapped to a professional, and you can bet I’ll share all the details of how it goes here on my blog. I’m SO excited! And no doubt will want to throw up on that day, I’ll be so nervous, but I’m going for it anyway!

I also wanted to give you a heads up that next week I’ve got a super fun Halloween blog post as part of Entangled’s Wicked Blog Hop celebration. There are tons of fabulous authors and bloggers participating, so I hope you’ll check it out!

That’s it for now! Have a very happy weekend!!

Posted October 24, 2014 by Robin Bielman in Life Lately / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Octoberquest Check-in

  1. elena k

    these pumpkins are amazing! a work of art! I am so jealous that we don’t have halloween. as for skydiving I am impressed not with you but with your mom. you are both courageous!we need of course photo evidence. I cannot wait for your halloween blog post

    • Robin

      Hi Elena! My mom has always been willing to try new things. I think that’s where I get it from! (My dad wast quite so eager.) I was a little surprised she wanted to skydive. She’s already pretty nervous. Her birthday is in December, too, so it’s going to be a celebratory jump! I *think* they’ll take pictures so I’ll be sure to post them.

  2. Sue G.

    OMG! What? Are you crazy? I cannot believe you AND your mother want to jump out of a plane. I never even wanted to do that when I was in my 20’s let alone 40’s! Yikes!

    As for the Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns…how fun is that. My hubby and I watch Halloween Wars and that would be too cool to see. Maybe one of these years we will have to travel to NY to see it.

    Something new for me this week is having to deal with getting a car fixed because of an accident. My oldest bought her Grandma’s car off of her this past summer to take back to college. She was stopped at a light right by the campus and some guy rear ended her, backed up, and drove away. Talk about a nightmare. It has been in the shop since Monday and they are hoping to have it done by this coming up Monday. Then I will get to drive 2 hours to get it back to her. It’s a real pain especially for something that wasn’t our fault.

    Enjoy the Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns!

    • Robin

      Hi Sue! I think I maybe am a little bit crazy. :eek: But I’ve decided as I get older that life is too short not to do crazy things. I’m not as afraid anymore to try new things.

      I’m sorry about your daughter’s car, but so glad she’s okay. Dealing with car stuff is such a pain in the butt! At least you’ll get to see her again when you return it.

      Have a good weekend!

  3. Robin – oh wow! You are brave! Don’t tell me this is research for a book, because there ARE easier ways. That’s one thing, I will never do, so I give you credit! I hope it an enjoyable experience, after the nerves settle down!!

    • Robin

      Hi Charlene! LOL Well, I will probably *have* to put it in a book now, though! I’m sure my nerves are going to be rioting, but I keep thinking about the sensation of floating in the sky and I get really excited.

  4. Anne

    Oh, hell no. There is no way you’d get me out of a plane. I don’t even go up to high floors in office buildings. I hope you have fun though.

    • Robin

      LOL, Anne! I’ve zip-lined and parasailed, so this was the next logical step. Heights don’t really bother me – as long as I’m secured to something. My hope is I’m attached to a cute skydive instructor. hee hee

  5. Marcy Shuler

    My hubby has sky-dived before and it’s something I always thought I might be able to do. LOL Now I’m too afraid I’ll break something. But you go, girl…and mom!

    • Robin

      Thanks, Marcy! Yeah, let’s hope I don’t hurt myself. I’m a teensy worried I might pull a muscle or something because I’ll be nervous. Gonna start eating my Wheaties!

  6. Anita H

    Sky-diving….wow, that’s so cool! Good for you and your mom! It always seems like fun but I don’t think I’d ever have the guts to do it!

  7. Ada

    Oh no, not sky-diving!! At least for me. I don’t do the heights thing well. If I were to sky-dive, I’d think I’d have to be knocked out and thrown from the plane (or well dragged by the tandem instructor) lol But good for you and your mom, Robin!

    • Robin

      Hey Anita and Ada! Okay, I’ve been meaning to ask forever… are you guys sisters? I’m thinking yes. And yes, I’m super excited to skydive! But no doubt I’ll be nervous too!

  8. Christine

    sky diving is never something I’ve wanted to do, but my sister and brother are adventurous and have both done that, and bungee jumping!

    • Robin

      Oh, I *think* I’d like to try bungee jumping, but that makes me more nervous than skydiving. Something about the bungee cord worries me!

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