I came home from work today feeling snacky. I wanted something sweet. I stood in the middle of the kitchen surveying the space, and my eyes landed on a muffin mix package. MUFFINS!!! I LOVE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS!!! I could make just a few as a snack. The baby was sitting at my feet eating an apple and drinking milk. It was then I realized that I didn’t have blueberry muffin mix, and I wasn’t making them from scratch. Once blueberry muffins have been decided no other muffin will satisfy.
COOKIES!!! I HAVE COOKIE DOUGH!!! This is fantastic! I’m going to make cookies! I pull out the dough, turn on the oven, and then Abby realized something was going on. I spend the next few minutes doing twice the amount of work, and yes, I did feed her a little raw cookie dough. I know, I know, I’m horrid, and blah blah blah.
I finally put the cookies in the oven, only one dozen, but enough for everyone in the house to have two. I turn around in time to watch the baby knock over her cup of milk. The next five minutes are spent cleaning up. Five minutes is a long time for four ounces of milk, but the baby insisted on cleaning up the spill herself. She then demanded that she look at he cookies. When I opened the oven door, she said, “They’re not done, Mommy.” Yes, kid, I am aware of that. The timer chimed, the cookies were perfect, and my belly was satisfied.
My first day of October has been fairly good. The leave out my window are starting to change color. It’s grey and overcast with a light sprinkling of rain. It’s quite cool, too. I turned off the A/C unit. I absolutely love this time of year. It’s chaotic and beautiful.
I will be spending my October prepping for November, and, inevitably, replacing my laptop’s keyboard. As a matter of fact, I’ve already ordered a new keyboard. I’m rough on keyboards, but the two year old is rougher. The G, C, B, and Alt keys are missing, making it just a tad difficult to type with any speed. Um, what was I saying? I got a little distracted. Oh, right! November is National Novel Writing Month. I will be pretending to make an outline and a plan for NaNo, but, let’s face it, I’m a pantser, and I will always go off script. October is also getting ready for List Day. List Day happens the day before Thanksgiving and also on Christmas Eve.
List Day is an affectionate nickname for the community service project I run. And, now, because I’m the only one that says “List Day” everyone I know will know this is me. Not that it matters. I’m not exactly hiding myself. I’m rambling again. Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten the sugar cookies after all.
Happy October everyone!