Sunday, October 21, 2012

{ this + that }

My laptop--the one I anointed with sweet potato soup--is in the shop. I feel kind of naked without it, which is actually a good thing to know. Means I've been spending too much time on it. While it will be oh-so-nice to have music again {we got rid of my huge, 8-year-old stereo system because we used it, like, once a month}, I like not being able to check e-mail and Facebook and procrastinate and waste time whenever I want to/feel lazy. Which is all the time. Because Mike's desktop is a relic and usually only boots up successfully after the third try, it's much too inconvenient to use frequently. So I'm doing a lot more living and a lot less staring at a screen. Good stuff. But seriously, I'm ready to download photos off my camera and write up a couple posts on life lately--because you can't do that without photos, right?

Still loving pumpkin spice lattes.

Lots of chilly + rainy days...though today was punctuated with glorious sunshine. Except for when we decided to go on an exploratory family walk. We only got partially soaked, and heard the most satisfying thunderclaps! There are a lot fewer thunderstorms in western Washington than there are in northern Idaho. Every time I hear thunder over here, I'm reminded how much I love + miss good thunderstorms. Maybe we should plan our next Idaho trip for thunderstorm season!

Slow cooked cinnamon pork loin with parsnips is what's for dinner. Our house smells so good right now! I've never eaten parsnips before, so I'm a leetle nervous about it...but pork smothered in nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves? Yes please!

Mike is currently watching an episode of Grimm on Hulu and I'm pretending I can't hear it. Lainie is napping on our bed. And I'm mourning my just-finished pumpkin spice latte.

Two nights ago, I dreamed I was pregnant with fraternal twin girls, and I was freaking out because Lainie was only 18 months old and I was going to have three girls under two years of age. I remember panicking and thinking, "I don't even know how to feed two babies at once!" I woke up so relieved it was only a dream!

I swear Lainie said "hi" to me twice in a row on Friday. Seriously. She may have been copying me, but she totally said "hi" after I did! Two times!

Really excited about the women's conference with Elyse Fitzpatrick speaking, coming up this Saturday.

Really sad that Mike will be gone this weekend for a whirlwind 30-hour trip to San Francisco for a friend's wedding.

Did you know Thomas Bagels makes pumpkin spice bagels during the fall?! For serious! SO yummy!

And with that, I'm going to close for now...happy autumn, y'all!


  1. Totally smiling at the thought of Lainie saying 'hi' - that would just be cuteness all over!! Sounds like you are enjoying a beautiful, pumpkin spice latte filled fall. And pumpkin spice bagels? Mmmm.....

  2. Oh! Chelle was just telling me about that conference. It sounds wonderful! I wonder if they'll broadcast it online?