Hello friends and hello October! In this brief period of calm before the puppy arrives, I’ve been settling into the new season.
I swapped out the sofa pillows, put the quilts back on the bed, turned off the ceiling fans and dusted all the fan blades, lights, and air vents … I even washed and put away all my summer sweaters. So yes, the house feels tidy and ready to be totally upended 😉
We’re enjoying cooking (in the oven) again. I roasted a pork loin and sweet potatoes on Sunday. Hot coffee is again my afternoon and evening beverage of choice; I ordered a sleeve of Pumpkin Spice coffee and am experimenting with milk quantities and espresso blends for the perfect cappuccino.
Three of my favorite guys celebrate birthdays this month and I’m sure one of them (that guy up top is turning SIX) will have a party. If we’re lucky, there will also be at least one family dinner, two cakes, and three rounds of happy birthday.
I was hoping I’d be able to report that the Braves had clinched the NL East title … and that hasn’t happened yet. Still, they are assured a spot in the post-season and that’s definitely another reason to celebrate. I am totally confused about how the post-season works now … maybe if I can follow our team all the way through to the end it will make sense? and even if it doesn’t, it will be a lot of fun. Go BRAVES!
Finally, I have one more PT appointment this week … my body is healing and I’m looking forward to a new phase that includes walks outside and a little bit of knitting. In anticipation, I started a new, very little, project this afternoon.
… and I finished the book. just in time for our “year” to begin.