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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ode to All Things Autumnal

My husband won the prize for best story about our home visit experience. Check it out and give him some positive reinforcement for mixing things up and posting about something non-theological! (I love his brain, but I also love his wit & humor!)

In other news, I have something very sad to share: The St Jude Half Marathon has already filled up! Before I could register! I have no race to run! I was quite bummed about this, as I always wait until the weather cools before finally "committing." Apparently, there were quite a few anxious people in training this year that wanted to reserve their spot. Well good for them, I guess. Instead, I'll be running some 5K's & 10K's and as I've mentioned in my past few posts, I guess I have enough to keep me busy. ;)

Speaking of when the weather cools...October, where have you been all my life?
Fall is my favorite time of year. Fall is boyfriend weather. College football weather. Candy corn weather. Savory dishes made with pumpkin & squash weather. Chili weather. Long sleeve shirt and shorts weather. Ahhhhh. I fell in love (for the first and only time) in fall and it holds a special place in my sentimental heart. (It was also the same fall that Auburn had a perfect season and the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in ages--were the stars aligned that fall or what?!) I love making Kristy's not-too-bad-for-you recipe for Pumpkin Cake (and then covering it with bad-for-you cream cheese icing!)...I love taking walks with Nick in the cooling weather when he gets home from work...I love (as you all know) the holiday flavors at Starbucks...I love making yummy comforting soups every Wednesday. Oh, fall, how I adore thee. Until spring comes...then it's my new favorite.


Kristin said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year too! It could partly have to do with the fact that my birthday is on Halloween, but I think I would love it regardless of when my birthday was. Yea for candy corn, my absolute favorite!

Anonymous said...

Jesse, I don't know you (found you through Leslie's blog), but I thought you might get a kick out of this article from CNN today - especially the very last quote: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/10/01/oldest.human.skeleton/index.html
It made me think of your recent announcement - congratulations and the best of luck!
- Katie

Kristy said...

Amen, sister! Bring it, October!

ashley said...

what??? i'm so sad about the race! you're like a staple and it won't be the same w/out you!!!!!!!

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