Day 259?!?

2014 is almost over. I have my 2015 calendar to prove it. Back to school nights are starting up, which is the final indicator (to me) that the school year is in full swing. Shopping is still a bit strange with the whole Halloween over here and Christmas over there phenomenon, but at least the back to school stuff is out of the way. Usually I am not a person who mails off things on a regular basis, but this past week has meant a lot of time at the post office. It has been in preparation for some really awesome stuff ¬†happening later this year and in the beginning of next year, so I don’t mind. Bring on the pumpkin latte (nonfat, no whip please).

Last weekend, my husband and I went to the movies. For the first time I can remember, there were only two movies we were remotely interested in. We chose this one. hundred-foot-journeyIt was pretty decent. Predictable, but the acting was enjoyable and the food styling and photography was so awesome I could smell it. Since it was the movie theater with the nice restaurant, we had really good nearby and the experience was very pleasant. The company wasn’t bad, either.


Autumn is completely here.

I am completely amazed at how quickly and completely all of that unreal sunny weather we had this Summer vanished. I remember, when school started, having to make sure that the kids all had clothing that allowed them to be cool in the afternoons and now I’m making sure everything is warm and waterproof. When August ended, I was concerned that everything might be too dry because this was one of those summers when everybody got a tan – even people who work in offices all day. Meanwhile, September had record rainfall and we are getting rain in some form just about every day. I won’t be surprised if there are salmon crossing the street again this year. I guess that’s what hot cider, tea, soup, fondue, blankets, board games and crafts are for.