So, October's been rather chilly. And today is one of those days that all I can think about is lighting candles, sipping tea, and eating soup. Unfortunately, soup isn't on the menu today. However, cranberry pork chops is (and mashed potatoes . . . yum!), and this recipe is probably in my top five of favorites. It cooks up in a crock pot, the pork chops are always tender-fall-apart, the gravy delicious.
I don't really have a whole lot of interesting things to report. I've been messing around with little corner in my kitchen, enjoying my gourd bounty from the pumpkin patch, savoring a new Yan.kee candle called "Frosted Pumpkin." They had a buy-one-get-one-free coupon, which really is the only way to acquire these candles. ($25 for the large size!!! Eeek!) So, I'm set for the fall, and I also have "Mulling Spices" for when the Christmas season gets closer. My favorite past-time currently is sitting. I've been trying to work that into the day a bit more. ;o) That doesn't really agree with the job of household management though. Consequently, I've got some messes . . . But I need to adjust my expectations at this point. I think the days of bopping from one task to the next may be over for awhile. Instead my goals must be broken up with periods of recovery. I have to accept that. While these next ten weeks in many ways can't go by quickly enough, at the same time I need to get all I can out of them because they WILL go too fast. I'm in list-making mode, beginning the task of planning out winter book lists, crafts, fun ways to make Christmas special, Christmas presents . . . And then there's the baby stuff! I'm more than determined to be ultra-organized as we combine the busiest time of the year with the busiest time in a family. And I must say, the cold weather of today, IS rather inspiring. ;o) But enough "talking" (and sitting), off for the "doing."
pretending and getting real
5 weeks ago