Sunday, 29 September 2013


I don't know what it is about September, but it gets away from me every single year. Before I know it September is over, and October is right there showing off her beautiful colours and crisping up our air. So before we launch into one of my favorite months, I thought I would get a quick September post in this year.

Mostly I can sum this last month up with one word: cookies. I've been baking cookies like it's nobodies business (and eating them all too, but we'll gloss over that part). Ginger, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin. Yum! Cookies are great because they are a small and delicious and for some reason I feel less guilty scarfing down a pile of cookies than I do downing half a cake to satisfy my sugar cravings. And oh how strong those cravings have been these last few months.

Chewy gingers snaps, but they don't really snap. Therefore, chewy ginger cookies they shall be called.
Peanut butter chocolate chip. And yes, we snack in front of the computer around here sometimes. That's how we roll.

Side note: the oatmeal raisin didn't make it long enough for a photo - oops.

That all said I switched gears today and have a pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Pumpkin's healthy, right?

Another highlight of our September was the start of Jake's preschool again. Three mornings a week, Yo! Three. Mornings. A. Week. Do y'all know what that means, a total of seven and a half hours of Jake-free time each week for me to whip my rear into gear before baby comes. Not that I don't love every minute I have with the little guy (most of the time), but all you mamas know what I mean. Seven and a half hours to myself in a week equals a whole lot of productivity. And we all know what's going to happen to those hours once baby comes, so I am trying to use my time wisely now while I can.

I just love the beginnings of Autumn, it makes me happy. And since my sister and I have the whole "summer is my least favorite season" in common, she's not the only one with increased serotonin levels. Let us revel together, Fall lovers.

Looking forward to all that October can bring!