I was up at the crack this morning to take my mom-in-law to the airport. It was sad to see her go. My house is silent right now and it feels strange. The dogs are passed out in their bed, Zach is napping, and Stu is playing tennis.
On the way back from the airport Z and I stopped at Starbs. I was so in the mood for a pumpkin spice latte. Unfortunately it doesn’t come out until next week, Sept 4th. I ended up getting my usual; a sf caramel soy latte. I only drank half out of sheer disappointment- I was craving that damn pumpkin spice.
When we got back home it was time for breakfast. Zach inhaled a bowl of oatmeal and a side fruit, while I had a toasted english muffin with pb and banana with chia seeds. We played for a bit and then Z went down for his morning nap. While he snoozed, I hit the elliptical and managed to bust out 45 mns and take a shower. Major accomplishment!
Julie at peanutbutterfingers.com came up with a great elliptical workout plan. I did this twice and cooled down for 5.
By the time I was done showering, Zach was wide awake. More playtime, followed by a snack, followed by a trip to
Sonic Target. We were in need of a bigger toy basket. I’m all about putting his toys in baskets (thanks to HGTV magazine for the idea.) I don’t want everything scattered all over the house. Sorry, but this ain’t Romper Room. Having a million toys out looks sloppy and I really don’t want to risk tripping on a truck while I’m pregnant. No thanks. Luckily, Zach digs the basket concept. He loves pulling his toys out himself. We’re all about being independent these days (tear.)
You must go to Bath & Body Works this weekend (if you haven’t already.) Hello??? Labor Day sales event?? Holla for some serious savings!! All their delicious Fall scents are out. I stocked up on 5 soaps, wallflowers and a couple of candles. Autumn is burning right now.
It’s hard to think about crisp leaves, apple cider and pumpkins when it’s 98 degrees outside, but I’m trying.
As I’m typing this, all I can smell is our white bean soup that’s cooking in the crock pot right now. It’s sooooo good. This is the 4th meal I’ve made this week. That’s a record. I’m trying to cook at least 2 legit dinners a week. Normally we’ll go out or I’ll make something quick. I’ve actually enjoyed thumbing through my cookbooks and discovering new recipes.
Speaking of all things “Fall,” (because Fall and Football go hand in hand) look what I bought for Stu. I don’t know about your man, but mine is all about his fantasy football teams right now. He’s a die hard Eagles fan btw. We don’t speak of the Cowboys in this house.
Okay, I better sneak in a 30 mn nap before Z wakes up. Have a fab Friday!