October is off to a good start. Mums and a pumpkin are on the porch. Daphne saw them from the bus window and gave me two thumbs up as she passed.
I don't usually make impulse purchases at Wegman's, but yesterday I saw this CD in the checkout lane:
So, I bought it, and spent a nice afternoon with Norah Jones, baking pumpkin bread and doing a tidy up. Norah has gone a little dark and bitter! But it's a GREAT cd. Highly recommended.
Here is the pumpkin bread. Daphne and I had an after school sample - that's why there is a missing piece:
Pumpkin bread makes homework time better. Pumpkin bread makes ANYTHING better.
Daphne brought home her first homework packet yesterday. They gave the kids a month to ease into school, and now it's business time. It isn't much, and it's pretty easy. Good idea to start getting them ready for years of homework to come. The best part of the homework packet is the reading log. They have to read for 20 minutes every single day. I love this. And I have decided that I am going to join Daphne during that 20 minutes and do a little reading myself. I wish they would require 20 minutes of knitting each day too. And a mandatory nap.
It's raining today and besides running out for a couple of errands, I don't have anywhere I have to be. A good day to get some things crossed off my list.
Some October goals:
- Clean out Daphne's closet (again)
- Clean out the kitchen cabinets
- Sew something
- Try a new soup recipe
- Get some pants
- Start thinking about Christmas
- Get a haircut
- Get a pedicure
- Read for 20 minutes every single day