Today I’m linking up with the weekly Thinking Out Loud blog hop for some random thoughts from the week.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
Have you every hosted a holiday? Any tips for a first timer?
Has the weather cooled off where you are yet?