These pictures were taken last week when the weather was warmer and I was spending every possible minute outside. We had a cold front come through on Sunday and the window of perfect weather gets smaller each day. Yesterday I went out for a jog at 11:30 in the morning and was so cold for the first twenty minutes. I need to bring my plants in before we get a hard freeze.
This week has been more snuggling under the quilt with the pets.
Sometimes we are all on the couch together!
I got some money to go shopping for my birthday and even went with Frank on Monday but I came home empty handed. I'm a terrible shopper. I'm extremely picky, I'm cheap, and apparently I'm in between sizes. I went out yesterday and bought myself some makeup. I still am in desperate need of pants. I have lost some weight since I started jogging but am not willing to spend anywhere close to a hundred dollars on a pair of pants. That's just crazy(!), but seems to be the norm. That leaves me with thrift and re-sale shopping and not much luck lately. Am I the only one with this problem?
I went to bed last night with a bit of dread. I had traded with a co-worker to have yesterday off instead of Tuesday. That was a good call as it means a six day stretch instead of eight. Each day will be busier until we reach madness on Tuesday and Wednesday. I work at a gourmet grocery store and I'm a bit scared of next week! I was there as a cashier last year at Thanksgiving and that was intense. Now I will be moving around in the crowd and it will be insane. I will have no time to prepare for Thanksgiving myself. I'm planning to make this Chocolate Caramel tart. I can break it down into steps and make everything ahead and not all at once. One day I'll make the crust and freeze it, then the caramel and I actually already have some chocolate ganache made up from the cupcakes.
You may not see me here until post Thanksgiving. If so, I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of loved ones and delicious food! Enjoy your weekend.