I am loving…

…morning recess in the backyard with my babes in jammies while steeping Yorkshire tea and feeling the cold nip of autumn on my nose…

…leftover challah and honey buns (yes, again!) from a baking sesh with my mom two days ago…

…that I have a mom who taught me everything about baking and cooking, and that we have so much fun doing it together…

…the memory of my dad and Eric cuddling their foreheads together yesterday…

…my freelance editing work, both the actual writing and editing work itself  and the exchange of ideas and words with my clients, as well as the excitement of getting to work in various genres…

…Victoria’s Secret pajamas, one of my obsessions…

…leftover apple chicken tartlets and butternut squash and cheese conchiglie and  (my mom turned me onto the idea of hiding butternut squash in a “mac and cheese” recipe, and it was super simple: just make a roux, add pureed roasted butternut squash, a bit of cheddar and romano, and use in place of a total cheese sauce)…

…Project Runway last night: that show always makes me laugh out loud multiple times…

…finding the moon with Eric (he says, “Muh, muh, muh”)

…a good little daughter who is content to play on her own for a bit while Mommy does work for clients…

…exploring the yard with Katie and Eric…

..starting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with Katie…

…music class in Fallbrook this morning…

…making hamburgers, homemade french fries, and chocolate milkshakes for lunch (Miss K was really hungry for In-N-Out, especially since she hadn’t eaten a big breakfast, but it was so much better making it ourselves with items we’ve already paid to use—no spending guilt and we can control the quality)…

…the coming of the first October weekend (October is my favorite month)…

…my husband, especially for his amazing mind (he was able to explain fermions and bosons to me today in a way that really helped to clarify some things for me, finally) and for his loving heart…

…that Eric will now bring books over for me to read to him and crawl into my lap (I was worried for awhile that he wasn’t as interested in books as Katie has always been, but now I see that he just had to grow a little—he loves Goodnight Moon and others)…

…the clean kiddos’ bathroom (it was finally on my cleaning rotation schedule yesterday, and I am so enjoying its cleanliness, bright and sparkly)…

…an end of the week feeling of balance: play, work, creativity, learning (with balance is always contentment)…

I am terribly excited for making candy apples with my mom and kiddos tomorrow! And what other adventures await? Life is good.

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