I wanted to embrace the fact that it really is starting to feel like Fall, and boy, did I commit. In the past two days, I consumed/created/surrounded myself with all of the following Fall things:
- Apple Cider
Martinelli's...what, did you think I was going to make my own cider?
- Hard Apple Cider
...because the Martinelli's ran out. (Via)
- Pumpkin Ale
Judging yet? (Via)
- Pumpkin Scones
I made these from this Starbucks imitation recipe by Sweet Pea's Kitchen. SO. GOOD. WOW. EAT THESE.
- A DELICIOUS Fall Candle
I didn't eat this candle from Bath and Body Works, but I wanted to.
- A Pumpkin Spice Latte
Because Starbucks literally controls what season it is.
- New boots
Frasier likes them.
- A sweater with elbow patches
I also made sure to enjoy the weather while at the Flatbush Frolic, an annual street fair held in my neighborhood. Man, I love Brooklyn.
It was here that I ate an arepa and made this face about it:
|A mix of fear and joy. I couldn't even handle how good that arepa was.|
You're reading this now wondering, good lord...certainly she capped it there. The arepa has got to be where she put her weekend to rest.
But you would be mistaken, friend.
I also bought these whimsical wall hooks for $8 at Marshall's!
And I actually set them up (or, possibly, my husband did) instead of keeping them in a bag behind my door!
I finished it all off with a warm and joyful worship service at Our Saviour New York, the first of its kind in Manhattan. Looking forward to so many more of these.
|Folks filing in to OSNY-Manhattan's first ever worship service.|
Oh, also, this happened:
Anyway, enough bragging about my weekend, but needless to say, I already miss it.
*By the way, guys, please take posts like these with a grain of salt. I know that when I look at someone's Facebook posts or Instagrams where they're smiling and laughing with a glass of apple cider in hand, I am inclined to start making comparisons between my crappy non-cider-filled day and theirs. Do you do that too? It's a dangerous game.
So let's not play that here. Yes, I had a good weekend, but I also have a pile of unfolded laundry that has been sitting there since Wednesday and all of my usual insecurities, neuroses, an ongoing mucus buildup in my nasal passages, and a general sense of uncertainty about my future. I'm just choosing not to focus on that stuff now.
SOOOOOO how was your weekend? What did you eat? Did you do anything Fall-ish?