Wednesday, October 1, 2014

don't even read this if you're hungry. don't even.


September is always such a good month. Jason's birthday and our anniversary ensures we spend the first half being celebratory in one way or another. Then Popsicle's birthday gives us more reasons to celebrate in the second half of the month. Meaning it's celebratory September for all the days of our lives.

Last month, I took on adventure for the sake of expanding my palette. And succeed I did. I drank beer instead of wine and got burgers instead of salad more times than I can count on my fingers. One burger was perfect for a hangover (though I did not have one) with a fried egg and bacon on top, another was a black bean patty as delicious as beef. I ordered the meat lovers pizza to share with Jason instead of my typical veggies with chicken choice. I asked my waiters what they loved on the menu, then ordered it -once getting a pork chop smothered in smokey, berry preserves. And I didn't have one meal that I didn't love (slash want to eat every last morsel including lick the plate).

I cooked a cheesy steak skillet that almost toppled Jason over in it's sheer melted-cheese-stringy goodness. I stuffed pablano peppers with mexican rice, black beans, and turkey to rock our plates and then my leftoers the following two days. I made scones before work one morning and remembered how much I love a good treat to go with my afternoon tea. I skipped out on afternoon coffees and, instead, have been enjoying tea both iced and hot. I bulked up my food-filled Pinterest boards with all the things I can't wait to make and, well, you should be just as excited about them.

Are your mouths watering yet? 

Yes, I'm so adventurous. If we're real, maybe not, but honestly, adventuring your dinner choices is the best thing in the land. But that was so last month. Meaning October brings with it a new focus.

Vulnerability.

I toyed with the idea of writing for The Nester's #31days series. And, well, I'm going to go ahead with it, but I'm not going to be writing online. Instead, I'm going to be doing my regular content here and my 31 Days focused on hope there in a notebook, or Evernote, or Word, or on napkins. This is a task that'll challenge me to be disciplined and graceful with myself.

When I write, I want it to come out perfect. And, well, that's never happened for anyone. So October will be spent writing, writing, writing on the 31 prompts I've written into my planner. Then, God willing, November will be spent doing the NaNoWriMo. Cross all the fingers and all the toes and throw pennies in a well wishing for me and prayers and all things good and great and kind.

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like a BIG challenge. I do hope that you share at least the best pieces of it with the rest of us! I for one, would love to read it!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  2. NaNoWriMo! Last year was an epic fail for me, so I'm excited to try again this year! I have no doubts that completion is far from my grasp, but if I can write more than last year, I'm calling it a win! I'm going to have to check out that 31day writing challenge :)

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  3. I read your title and am starving and yet continued with the post anyway...and yes my mouth was watering. YUM. I love the idea of a writing challenge all month...just writing. I hope you'll share your prompts with us one day! I'm always in need of a new prompt. Happy October, sweet friend.

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  4. Your last paragraph made me so giddy. I can't wait to see what wonderful things your write!

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  5. i'm going to need you to post more about food.
    and also - that picture. can we go there?

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  6. Burgers > salad ALWAYS! And stuffed pablano peppers = YUM! As for your writing, I truly enjoy reading everything you write...pretty close to perfect in my opinion!

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  7. I started Nanowrimo today--I figured I'd give myself a month to get on the wagon before going at it hardcore!

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  8. I was warned, but now I want a scone. Instead I'm acting as a feed truck and bed for the tiny one. This plus a scone would be heaven.

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  9. I TOLD YOU. I TOLD YOU NOT TO READ IT. But I'm thankful you did because how sad I'd be without your sweet presence here. :)

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  10. Ohhhhhh girl, you giddy and me nervous! :) Actually, I've been looking forward to October so I could get started on the whole thing... And now that it's here I want to be full of excuses. I CAN DO THIS -my new writing mantra.

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  11. I love food. I could tell you lots about it.
    LET'S GO THERE. They have the BEST bloody marys ever. And quesadillas by the pool. And, well, everything is the best.

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  12. Burgers are ALWAYS better... But sometimes I try and convince myself otherwise. Obviously I'm insane.


    The peppers were a MAJOR win. Like I ate them three days in a row because of leftovers.


    And my writing, oh so flattered. Slash going to need to read that little comment over and over and over again throughout the course of the month.

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  13. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. so we're doing THIS together?!?

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  14. Oh my gosh I want a scone too. Can we have scones? And I can hold the baby so you can take a long warm shower and shave your legs and even wash your hair if you want.

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  15. Oh girl... You can do it! WE CAN DO IT! I said I was going to do it last year and just never got it together... So, this year. Fingers crossed. :)

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  16. Girl, girl, girl, you will read and you will tell me where I've lost myself and you will drag me right back to where I started and remind me that my heart is in this. I know you will.

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  17. All burgers all the time. Also, pizza. Way to be adventurous!

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