Monthly Recap | September


I finished another 7 books this month and I am cautiously hopeful that I got my reading mo-jo back. (Psst, I don’t want to jinx it.)


I made this soup at least three times already, and I am so excited that fall is around the corner and more soups, stews, and casseroles will return to our weekly meal plan soon! What are your favorite recipes for fall?


I half-heartedly followed the news (I used to be so dedicated to a news hour in the evenings, but lately, I opt for other things)… but this impeachment inquiry has me all, dare I say, hopeful?


As always, not much new. I listened to a few episodes of  Pod Save America. and also downloaded a few episodes of This American Life.


I haven’t been much of a random shopper lately, I’ve become a lot more intentional with my money. I mean, who goes to Michaels and Home Goods and walks away without buying a damn thing? Unheard of! I did buy a new cardigan for fall (well, technically, I didn’t buy it as it was paid for with a gift card!) and a couple of new basic t-shirts.


I upped my mileage a bit again this month and ran 29 miles. Still a pretty low mileage month for me, but including my cycling mileage, I made it to over 100 miles and I am pretty happy with that. I feel like I have to put a race on the calendar though, so I can start a new training cycle and stick to a training plan again.


+ I had to take my laptop to the Apple Store this month, because I noticed a problem with my keyboard. The space bar would randomly add two spaces when only pressed once and it was getting super-annoying to constantly fix that. You know, when you type a lot, you need the space bar to function properly. Turns out, it was a known problem and I got the keyboard replaced for free. Turn-around time was 48 hours, which I thought was good.

+ My Dad celebrated his 70’s birthday this month. Seventy! I can’t wrap my head around it. Where does the time go? I wish I could have been there to hug him. It’s hard to be so far away for big milestones like that.

+ We hung out with friends on two different occasions this month, which was nice.

+ We went to the German Brauhaus, Low Brau, this month and shared a big sausage platter. Damn, food’s been getting more expensive in Sacramento, but those sausages were worth every penny. They were so good.

+  I got a pedi with a friend. 

+  J got a haircut + beard trim and I got my hair cut as well this month (and I screamed at the price for my trim. Long-haired ladies, where do you go and what do you pay for, literally just having your ends trimmed, no wash, no blow-out, no nothing?).

+ My co-worker brought in donuts the other week. If you know me, you know that I NEVER have donuts. Well, I make the occasional exception. This one up there (the one with the sugar coat) reminds me of the German “Berliner”, so I had to have one, but after eating it, I’ve been good (and on a sugar high) for at least the next 12 months. Haha.

How was your September?

  1. For your hair. Try and see if you have Bishops in your area. They usually do trims for $10.

  2. Nice work on the reading – that is a lot of books! You must be reading some good page turners! (My trick to reading more is reading really good books that make me want to read more and more!).

    September was a whirlwind month for us as we put an offer on a house and it was accepted. So now we are working through a list of things our realtor wants us to do before we put our house on the market in November. The next couple of months are going to be a whirlwind. I can’t wait to be settled into our new house!

  3. Busy month! I too am hopeful at the news of the possible impeachment. Crossing my fingers anyway. Happy birthday to your dad! And yes, hair is so expensive, but it’s one of my few splurges each month. I can’t help it!

  4. I will try this soup in the next weeks. I think hubby might be ok with it. He isn’t too fond of soup but loves tortellini. Also yeah for getting back to the reading flow. And I can totally understand not being able to celebrate milestones together.

  5. It’s good to hear that you were able to read so much this month. I go through months where my mo-jo is out the door. That soup looks amazing! I’m going to give that a try. Thanks for sharing what podcasts you’ve been listening to. I have been looking for something new to listen to and will definitely check these out.

  6. I’m so glad your reading mojo is back. 7 books is amazing!

    Do you have a Fantastic Sam’s/Great Clips/Supercuts around you? They all do a fairly cheap trim and they ALWAYS have coupons. I just saw that my hair stylist’s prices are going up next month and ugh, paying $70 for a haircut makes my brain bleed. That’s too expensive!

    I’m feeling very hopeful about this impeachment inquiry! Even though I know he won’t be removed from office, it feels good to know the Dems are standing up and making SOMETHING happen. (And I feel good knowing how annoyed Trump is about it!!)

  7. You have been busy! Happy 70th to your Dad! I really need to find some more books to read but I have been in a watching kinda mood lately. The soup looks good. We are having clam chowder this week. We make lots of chili and roasts during Fall/Winter. Soups too but my boys swear soup is never enough. Growing boys LOL .

  8. Great job on your running/cycling! And yay for reading so many books last month. I hope that means your reading mojo is back for good! I go to Great Clips to get my hair trimmed and thinned out – that’s it, and it’s a really good price, so if you have one of those, that sounds like a good bet!!


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