Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Fall is here. And normally, I embrace the season as early as possible. This year, we started the season in Pennsylvania, where it actually felt like Fall. So I've been a little slow about actually feeling fallish now that we're home, but I'm getting there. (Should "fall" be capitalized? I don't know. Since I don't know, I shall capitalize with reckless abandon.)

Today it drizzled most of the day, so we pretended that it was cold and rainy outside (instead of hot and muggy and rainy), and did lots of indoorsy Fall things.

First off, we did school, and then the kids played toys for a little while. Grady insisted on staying in his jamas all day.

We lit the Pumpkin Buttercream candle (which is my third favorite, just behind Yankee's Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Spice candles, which are my all time favorites).

We decorated with some mums, and that always makes me think about Fall.
And we made some cookies for a dinner with our friends tonight. Which brings me to something else. I am not a baker. NOT a baker. I just don't like all the precision that has to go into it. And as much as I love my mixer, all of those dry ingredients poof right out onto my counter, and make a big mess. Cooking (as in dinners and such) is just so much more enjoyable for me. A little of this, a little of that. I look around in my kitchen for something else to throw in, or cut up, and it works. It's all good, pretty much all of the time.
So you can imagine my excitement when I found these Immaculate Cookie Co. cookies BOGO at Publix (valid through 10/3). If there were such a thing as "healthy" slice and bake cookie, these might be them.

Bella helped me "make" the cookies, while Grady and Lilly were sleeping. And while we waited for them to come out of the oven, we worked on a puzzle (which just seems like a cold, rainy day thing to do).

I love this puzzle, because the states each have their own piece, in the correct shape of that state, and the capitol is named on it.

Eventually, all the cookies were done, and the people rejoiced.
This evening, we went to a cookout with friends. And that made me realize that no amount of colorful leaves, or cool, chilly air, or sweaters, or hot apple cider would make me want to leave my home.
We have roots here. And roots are good.


  1. I got the warm fuzzies from your ending paragraph(because it is SO true!), and warm fuzzies are a very Fallish thing too. So now I'm going to go light my Pumpkin Pie candle. :)

    1. Did you enjoy your candlelit cookies? ;o)

  2. And I am totally going to Publix this afternoon for those cookies. :)