Okay, here we are. The first week of October! I hope your September weather was beautiful, warm, and perfect. I’ve got to say…our typical Oregon fall weather came in a big ol’ hurry with rain and cold temps. I’m talking “we had to turn the fireplace on” cold. I’m feeling pretty confident that we’re going to have a very wet and cold fall and winter.
We just got back from our annual fall vacation. Every fall we go to Sunriver to relax as a family. We don’t make plans other than riding bikes, reading books, and taking it easy. Which is exactly what we did and we had such a nice time. It is always hard to leave that place, but leaving it makes it sweet for when we’re able to make it back over there.
Of course, coming home from vacation is always interesting. Usually I clean my house before we go on a trip, but that didn’t happen this time because my dad and step mom had been in town. I was doing good to get all of that laundry done, so I’m currently in the process of working on the grocery list, laundry, and a house to clean. Which is okay. I may be the minority here, but I do like to chip away at those things. I always feel so accomplished while I’m working and I love our home, so I enjoy taking care of it.
Since fall is here and so is October, I’m heading full on into warm, comforting fall meals. I hope you don’t mind. I’m going to be recipe testing, too, but I’m embracing fall – as Josh reminded me last week, we may as well enjoy the season for what it is since we can’t exactly go back to summer.
Since we’re talking about getting into the fall spirit, how about I share my soup and chili board with you! So many delicious ideas, if I do say so myself. But don’t forget a crusty bit of cornbread, and while you’re at it – invite your neighbors over for some warm, comforting food. It’s a great way to get to know them.
Have a great first week of October everyone!