Our favorite girl is back on the blog today, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the last day of September.
Wait, the last day of September"!
That snuck by so quickly, didn’t it" but here we are, getting ready to say hello to October tomorrow. I hope you’re holding a pumpkin spice latte right now (or almond milk dark chocolate, half sweet – new obsession – or PUMPKIN CHAI SHAKE WITH TAPIOCA PEARLS – other new obsession) because looking at pictures of Sage in the all her fall glory is just not the same without it.
Is fall just so magical where you live" I mean, I don’t want to be a show off, but I feel a burden to help you vicariously experience fall at its best. Fall in Minnesota is just textbook. Total and utter perfection. Just this week, a handful of trees on our block started to turn caramely-gold and fire-red, and in my mind, the whole neighborhood smells like the White Barn Candle Company at the mall. In reality, it smells like good, clean earth and the occasional woodsy smoke from a bonfire. Which, come to think of it, might even be better. You listening, WBCC"
These days, we wake up to chilly, sunny mornings and a layer of frost on the grass which always makes me think of walking to elementary school in little red frost-protecting boots as a kid (yes, I’m 80). It’s already at the point where you probably need at least a light jacket if not maybe a hat and a to-go mug of hot chocolate in hand when you go outside, and – get this – the sun has started setting as early as 7pm. Never mind the fact that it will be 6pm and then 5pm and then 4pm before we know it – for now, it’s deliciously cozy and it begs for fires, soups, and This Is Us marathons.
And by marathons, I mean just watching one episode at a time because it’s still airing, live, real time. You guys, I haven’t watched a TV show air in real time like this in at least 500 years and...