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  • We’ve had great Fall weather these past couple of days and I’ve been spending them outdoors as if it’s the last time we’ll see the sun for a very long time.  Living in the Pacific Northwest this is a very real possibility.
  • Dinner with the in-laws means I don’t have to make dinner.  Granted the entrée choices don’t follow the stricter diet we’ve been following lately but family time is important being militant on our diet isn’t worth stressing out our hostess.  We just hogged the salad.
  • Big leg hugs from little people.  Usually in the afternoon after she’s been playing for a while and I’m fixing dinner.  It’s like she’s checking in with me to let me know I’m still loved even though she has important playing time going on.
  • Finding a Halloween event to go to that’s enjoyable for all, not scary and doesn’t give out candy.  She got enough while at preschool that day so I didn’t feel like she was going to be deprived of tradition.
  • All of the Christmas feeds I’m following on Instagram, I’ve lost count.

 

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Lovin’

  • Feeling like you’ve gotten so much out of your day.  I’m exhausted but feeling accomplished.
  • Sunny cool days.  Starting to unpack the beanies and looking for matching mittens to go on tiny hands.
  • Community events, especially when they’re free!
  • Apple Cider season – so yummy!
  • The way the word, “Mama” sounds coming out of the mouth of a 17 month old – even at 0500.
  • This totally awesome leather recliner and ottoman I’m sitting in right now that I got at a thrift store for $25 – it just happened to be 50% off day!
  • The micro-fleece bedsheets I’m about to crawl in to and enjoy for about three seconds before falling asleep.

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  • Sunny fall days that are surprisingly warm too (that’s just bonus).
  • New friends.
  • New friends with new baby girls that I can give hand me down clothes to – I’ve already got an overflowing bag ready to go!
  • The ability to lift heavy things.
  • Finding the time to finally clean out the car or rather, making the time to clean out the car.  It’s like organizing one cabinet.  Since it’s a small area the work you do is super noticeable.  Love it!
  • The last of the summer squash from the garden.
  • Trying new recipes on this paleo diet we’ve adopted.  After almost a month there’s only been one real standout which isn’t good statistically but then again I’ve really made an effort to follow the recipe to a T which is so unlike me…
  • Listening to Jon laughing over something he’s watching on Netflix (he wears earphones since the girls are sleeping upstairs and he likes to feel what he watches, as I put it.  It’s nice to hear him laugh.
  • Discovering great new locally made products!
  • Deciding to go to bed early rather than do the dishes because this cold seems determined to get the upperhand!  Here’s hoping the dishwashing fairies are able to find their way to my house tonight…

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  • Jon is home after being gone for a week and one of the first things he did upon his return was help me set up my sewing/crafting room!
  • Watching Sofia’s first gymnastics class from the sidelines at the new gym.  She barely stayed with the class but it was so awesome/hilarious as she ran out onto the big mat to “practice her floor routine”.  She’s a few months shy of the pre-school age class but the coach allowed her to try one more week I think we may be getting demoted to the Mommy and Me class. 
  • Roasted Acorn squash with butter and brown sugar, or plain, or pureed in soup with chicken stock, onions, fingerling potatoes and a touch of liquid smoke because I didn’t have any bacon, or with my younger sister’s homemade mac and cheese.
  • That my sister-in-law had never had roasted acorn squash before coming to dinner at our house but really likes it too, if not loves it!
  • That Sofia most definitely has a routine at my parent’s house that is very different from the one we have at home, it includes watching TV (Sesame Street and such on PBS).  We never have the TV on at our house.  She doesn’t even seem to notice it.
  • That cooking for the holidays can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.  My family makes a lot of things from scratch while a friend of mine is taking full advantage of  great food items that are already prepared.   I’ve gotten overwhelmed in the past trying to come up with a food item to bring since time seems to be shorter these days with Sofia I really need to explore this option.
  • I’m a sucker for holiday decorations.  Looking at them that is, not doing up my home, I have no knack for that whatsoever despite my greatest efforts.
  • The holiday party invitations have begun!
  • I’m on my High School Re-union Committee (my 20th!) and it’s really exciting to see so many people rsvp-ing for the event next year.
  • The Pacific Northwest isn’t exactly known for its Fall colors but this year it’s been really beautiful.
  • How a person can start a blog about ANYTHING.  I came upon one dedicated to banana bread.  That’s it, just banana bread. That is so awesome!

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