It's fall and I know many of you will agree that it's truly the most wonderful time of year. I love the warmth of summer and the festivity of Christmas time, but November is really where it's at. The air is getting crisp, the holiday bustle hasn't quite begun, we haven't all started gorging ourselves with goodies, the trees and leaves are gorgeous, layers, boots and flannel are acceptable. What's not to love about November?
Recycled from last fall
With the cooler temps and leaves everywhere, it's definitely feeling like fall. Because it feels like this time of year passes so quickly and all of a sudden Christmas is upon us. I thought it would be fun to do a quick post highlighting what I've been doing, wanting, reading, etc.
Doing - Hiking the Ridgeline Trail. In addition to fitting in running, it occurred to me I really wanted to get out on the Ridgeline before it starts pouring. It's one thing to run or hike in the rain by yourself, but it's another thing to bring along a baby (and because I figure he wouldn't be so fond of being drenched, I'm doing it now). I've been trying to hike at least once a week with Henry. On Friday, Lindsey and I hiked for over an hour and then grabbed coffee. So good for the soul.
Wanting - A massage and a pedicure. Yes, my toes are in desperate need of some pampering and my back and shoulders hurt on occasion, but more so, I'm pining for a few solo hours to simply zone out.
Reading - Summerland and Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand. These are quick reads and probably qualify as chic lit, but most importantly, they've inspired me to hole up with a book and just read after the little guy has gone to sleep. This week I also picked up a few cookbooks (Mark Bittman's VB6, Moosewood) and a few on baby feeding and more quick reads from Elin Hildebrand.
Eating - Gone are the days where I'm preparing anything that takes more than 30 min tops to make. Dinners lately have been rice & bean bowls, pasta w/ veggie marinara, tofu Thai stir fry and grilled sandwiches. And I've been eating far too many sweets because well, I'm hungry all the time and they always sound good.
Laughing - At this little guy who is keeping me on my toes. At five months and 16 lbs (I still owe you guys a few Henry updates), he really has outgrown this chair, but on occasion I set him in it so I can do something quickly. Gone are those days as he's now rolling over and trying to crawl over the back side.
Feel free to join in. What have you been doing, wanting, reading, wearing, etc?