Monday, October 25, 2010

top ten things on my mind this morning

1. I'm sore. The kids and I attended the city's Pride Day through the ward and we helped clean up and weed out a vacant lot. Lots of bending. . . today my lame leg muscles are sore.

2. Feel like I won't see my hubby for a week--he's doing some annual training in Casa Grande for his Gila River Ambulance job. Much thanks to my brother who lives much closer to CG and will put up my hubby for the night when he's not working his regular night shifts with Southwest Ambulance.

3. My friends are awesome.

4. I have to publicly say it: not all pumpkin recipes are nasty. If you read my blog, you know I pretty much loathe any and all things pumpkiny, harvesty, fall-related, and/or orange. However, CC hit me up with her favorite pumpkin recipes and we've liked most of them quite a lot. I made this a couple of days ago and we all loved it. Yummy yummy pumpkin cake roll.

5. I'm five pounds away from my goal of 115! How crazy is that?!

6. As suggested by a friend, I've been listening to October's LDS General Conference on my ipod and really enjoying it. I find if I have it on while I'm cooking or cleaning, I can completely ignore the fighting of my children and be in a better mood! *giggle*

7. I. Love. Fall. Weather. No more 90s and 100s, windows and doors open, steamy cocoa in the evenings, Dear Arizona, Fall has finally arrived!

8. My garden is puzzling me. Zucchini plants are doing great, as are the green bell peppers that are returning from last season, but my carrots, green onions, and lettuce have done literally nothing. I've replanted every week since the last weekend in September. Looks like its gonna be a limited garden this season.

9. Been playing more piano lately. Falling back in love with the Chess musical soundtrack. Wish anyone else on earth knew about this play so we could gush/sing/jam together.

10. The Progressive spokeslady makes me laugh.


Jennifer ♥ said...

Congrats on #5!!! I LOVE anything pumpkin and this is my favorite time of year!! I think I've gained 5 pounds since I've started my Fall baking :)

laurie b said...

that's a full mind for a monday morning! have a great week.
btw: i'm not into pumpkin-flavored food either but your pumpkin roll looks yummy.

Christine #2 said...

Um hello? You totally had me at Chess...thanks to you I love it too!

You look amazing, so proud of your weight loss!

heather said...

you rock!!! Only 5 more lbs, and with that pumpkin bread around!! I want to see a pic.

Jenna said...

That pumpkin roll looks amazing! And way to go on the weight loss....I can't wait to do that next summer!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I live in Las Vegas and I am soooooo happy for some cooler weather too! You really can get sick of sunny days!
I am going to try to lose some weight (again) and am very inspired by you. :)
Hope you have a great week.

leaner said...

Why did you have to post a picture of a pumpkin roll? Those are so good and now I want one. Normally I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin either, but I made a pumpkin pie the other day... just because I wanted to. Silly pregnancy.

I am also LOVING the weather, its awesome.

Liz said...

OH divine it looks and I love Pumpkin cheesecake..
Can I have the recipe for that.. My Mom and Sis love that and they are coming out for Thanksgiving and would love to surprise everyone with that roll.. Yummo.

Lara said...

Congrats on the weightloss! And I LOVE the musical Chess. It surprises me that it hasn't made a comeback (at least the music) since Mamma Mia! is so popular. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

How do you download conference to your iPod?


sunshineperri said...

What's your total weight loss? How did you do it??? You look awesome!!!!
I still need to lose 10 more and it ain't budging!!!
Proud of you!!!