My musings occur on the weekends because I have no idea where the time goes during the week. What can I say? I’m just so popular (with my one-year-old) I never have any free time. To muse. Or blog. Or do my hair. Speaking of one-year olds…I can’t believe how big my “baby” is getting. Over the last few weeks, she seems like such a … Continue reading Weekend Musings
I’m still heeeeeeere! We had a busy month of October. Miss Avery turned one, and we celebrated with a birthday party for her. We were super-occupied with stuff around the house and various work commitments, and I’m suddenly in charge of the newsletter for the mom’s group I joined (someone asked me to take it over on the very first day I joined), so I’ve … Continue reading Thankful October is Over!
Temps here have finally dropped….like a rock. We went from 80 one day, to 39 the next! This morning we woke up to a tiny bit of snow, and we’re expecting more this weekend. We usually get an October snowstorm, so it’s not entirely unexpected. As long as we remember to shut off the sprinkler system and drain it this evening, we’ll be just fine … Continue reading Fall Around Here
We’re a week away from this baby’s scheduled due date, and I’m already getting a good dose of instruction in patience. Most of my clothes don’t fit anymore, even the maternity ones. My back makes a really gross crunching sound with almost every step. The couch has become the most comfortable (and boring) place to be. Motivation to leave the house is at an all-time … Continue reading And more waiting…
I posted this recipe last fall. But I just made it again, and it knocks my (and hubby’s) socks off, so it deserves another mention. Just to be clear….this dish is kind of like a veggie dessert. It’s not quite as dessert-y as pumpkin pie, but it’s definitely crossing into the gray area between a sweet side dish and an all-out fall dessert. And that’s … Continue reading Butternut Squash Custard Bake
With Baby’s arrival anticipated for the day after Halloween, our Halloween plans are pretty much nil this year. No annual Halloween party. No costumes (even though painting my belly like a basketball and wearing a jersey would be SO fun!) No plans for the trick-or-treaters. Sorry. We’re probably going to be one of the boring, dark, undecorated, uninviting houses this year. No legitimate reason to … Continue reading A Halloween Treat
Our front door was in need of a little somethin’ somethin’. You know what I mean. Something….fall. Something….easy. (Lately, “easy” also refers to not having to go anywhere – therefore easy and cheap/free are basically synonymous.) And something….quick. Enter a tired grapevine wreath stolen from the guest bedroom. Now that the guest bedroom is also an office, removal of some décor items actually makes it … Continue reading Super Quick, Super Easy Fall Wreath