Today I give thanks for...
Halloween. I have the Halloween spirit. It has been a hard holiday for me on more than a few of the last 6 years because my mom was the source of much of my love for this holiday. I miss her a lot especially since her Halloween scarf and hat still faintly smell of her, and although it is hard, I am grateful for the memories.
Pumpkin bran muffins. I came across a recipe I tweaked this week that is what I believe to be the perfect marriage of nutty bran and silky pumpkin. Not to mention that said muffin is the perfect companion for a cup of cinnamon coffee.
Ina's new cookbook is out. I'm putting Make it Ahead on my Christmas list.
Andy Cohen's book. I lol through my miles. He slays me!
Coach and I are going away for our anniversary this weekend to one of our favorite places. We can only steal away for 24 hours, but I am all about quality not quantity.
The kids will get to spend time with their grandparents and cousins. It's a win win.
Signs, harbingers, foretokens and such.
An invitation to see James Taylor next week. The last and only time I saw him was in the aire libre on a quintessential July night. I didn't want to ruin that perfect memory, but a free ticket is a free ticket!
November. October is hands down my most beloved month of the year, but November is a close second runner.