Currently | October

October disappeared on me. Anyone else? I am sure it had to do with the fact that we traveled for the first half of the month, but man, how is it already Halloween-week? 

LOVING | that I was able to spend some precious time with my parents, my sister, and the munchkins. It feels like it’s never enough, but I take what I can get. 

LISTENING TO | the wind outside my window.

THINKING ABOUT | the holiday season that lies ahead and how it’s going to be a busy, but also my favorite time of the year.

EMBRACING | fall with its cooler temperatures, longer evenings, and colorful leaves.

GETTING BACK | to making overnight oats and then warming them up in the morning for an easy, but tasty, warm breakfast.

TRYING TO | get back into my running routine. I feel like I’ve said that a lot lately, but it’s mostly because I took some “unintentional” breaks in the last few months. I mean, I still ran, but I wasn’t following a plan or working toward a goal and that always makes me feel like I am not in my routine, if that makes sense.

EATING | homemade apple pie (including homemade whipped cream – screw that bottled stuff). This was so easy and quick to make. Will have to share this recipe soon!

DRINKING | peppermint tea.

ENJOYING |  all the candles and lights around our apartment in the evenings now. They always make the darker season a little bit brighter.

LOOKING FORWARD TO | going to a play at the local theater. We haven’t done this in forever. 

CELEBRATING | a bunch of October birthdays, including my Mom’s (on the 3rd) , Jon’s  (on the 18th), and Greta’s (on the 21st). 

WEARING | skinny jeans –  all day, every day.

HOPING | for the winds to die down and the fires to be put out here in California. Last year was devastating and it’s been a tough fire season again this year. While we haven’t been impacted by planned power outages and/or threatened by the fires directly, it’s always a scary time living in California when wildfires are raging all over the state. 

FEELING | overwhelmed by the fact that there are only 2 months left in this decade. Let that sink in, friends. 

EXCITED ABOUT | NaBloPoMo. Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where I blog my way through November. Are you joining in?

What’s going on with you currently?

  1. I love this time of year but I also start to think about the holidays approaching and how hectic things are about to get. I’m glad you haven’t been affected by the fires and I hope it stays that way!

  2. I’m so glad you were able to spend time with family this month, and Happy Belated Birthday to everyone!! It’s crazy that there are only two more months of the year – and that it ends a DECADE. Like, what even? haha I do enjoy the holidays overall – the fun events and cozy happenings leading up to them. The actual DAY of the holidays – November and Christmas – can be hit or miss for me mental health wise, but I’m hoping it’ll be okay this year. *fingers crossed*


  3. I feel like October just disappeared too. Man alive! I’m thinking good thoughts on the wildfires and hoping they won’t be terrible. So scary.

  4. I’m glad you haven’t been adversely affected by the wildfires. It’s just so devastating.

    I can’t believe we’re already two decades into the 21st century. Where does the time go? I was looking back at a post I wrote at the end of 2009, recapping the last decade, and I’m planning on doing something similar for this decade. Crazy to think about how much has changed!

  5. That is wonderful that you could spend time with your family and looks like a busy month with birthdays!
    That is terrible about the fires – hope the winds die down and they are put out soon.
    This year has just flown by far too quickly and seeing that statement that this decade is nearly over is hectic.

  6. October was kind of a weird month. The first half kind of crawled by as I was so excited for our ultrasound on 10/14. The rest was kind of a blur between the miscarriage, preparing to list our house, buying a house and my work trip to NYC. Life still feels like a blur as we have so much to do between now and next Thursday when our house goes on the market. I’m prepared for the rest of 2019 to just fly by and I’m kind of ok with that? It’s been a good year but it’s ending on a sad note with the miscarriage so I am kind of ready for the fresh start of 2020!

  7. Yes yes yes I am going NaBloPoMo but I am afraid I am not very well prepared. Well we’ll see. Also that apple pie looks delicious.

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