Thinking Out Loud Thursday

by Lisa on Thursday: Sep 29, 2016
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Today I’m linking up with the weekly Thinking Out Loud blog hop for some random thoughts from the week.

Thinking Out Loud

  1. This week I finally went ahead and ordered my 2017 Erin Condren Life Planner. I’ve been using one for the past two years and just love their style and functionality. I was waiting for some kind of sale, and I eventually got 15% off, so I decided to jump on it. Their shipping times are notoriously slow so I didn’t want to wait until too close to the end of the year. It should be arriving soon though, and I’m very excited!
  2. The weather here has started to cool off finally. We had a very hot and humid summer and went many weeks in the 90s with very high humidity. It feels a little strange to have days that don’t even surpass the high 50s in temp. While it’s nice to not be as sweaty on my walks, it’s a little sad to know that winter is on the horizon.
  3. I don’t know about you, but when fall hits, I kind of go into “winter nesting” mode. I start stockpiling things for the house, doing a ton of cleaning and making sure I’m ahead of schedule on things that need to get done. It’s kind of a subconscious thing, but I guess it makes sense since winter weather can hit at any time starting in October, and it can really throw things off.
  4. On the plus side, this has led me to do some much needed deep cleaning of the house! Things had really piled up in the lead-up to the wedding, and I really haven’t spent much time undoing the damage.
  5. One exciting thing that’s happening this fall: I will be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time ever! Now that D and I are married, it makes more sense for our families to celebrate together instead of us running around from house to house trying to fit in visits with everyone.
  6. This means that I will need to learn to cook a turkey. Yes, you read that right. Lisa the Vegetarian is going to be cooking a turkey. While I won’t be eating it, I know my guests will be expecting their traditional Thanksgiving meal, so between D and myself we will figure it out. I wanted to do a practice turkey a few weeks in advance, but I’m not sure if we’ll have enough people to eat it all. Wish me luck on this!
  7. But on the flip side, I will also have the ultimate freedom to create as many veggie dishes as I want. If you read my post last year about “how to survive the holidays as a vegetarian”, you’ll know this is a great thing.
  8. If you haven’t checked them out yet, catch up with some of my latest posts: My September Sephora Play! Box Review and Vegetarian Meal Highlights from Tokyo.

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Have you every hosted a holiday? Any tips for a first timer?

Has the weather cooled off where you are yet?

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