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.
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.