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Lately I have

Lately I have:

  • attended my first ever concert (my concert virginity was broke by attending the Michelle Wright concert and it was an amazing night!)
  • begun to wrap myself in my soft, comforting sweaters
  • visited a consignment clothing store and bought two pretty sweaters at a huge bargain — they’re a perfect fit and I love that they cost next to nothing! I especially adore the one that is a perky coral colour
  • been baking cookies and cheesecake — the good old fattening stuff for the cooler months
  • made homemade soups in the past two weeks (roasted tomato soup, butternut squash curry soup, smoked salmon chowder) and good old homemade spaghetti and meat sauce
  • decided the next soup I make will be this particular Potato Soup — I make two different versions of potato soup (that I never use a recipe for) but when I read this one, well it nearly made me drool all over my keyboard!
  • been mezmerized by the giant maple leaves two homes away that helicopter — zig zag zig zag — to the ground
  • been frustrated with our dogs
  • been intoxicated by the autumn light
  • so much to be thankful for

Now you.

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Kelly @ JAX does design - October 18, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Lately I have been happy that I’ve been able to save the the lives of two shelter dogs, annoyed that I’ve put on some pounds that I worked hard to get off, sad that cottage season is over, excited about our upcoming bathroom reno, enjoying bug-free walks at the dog park, and having fun experimenting with chalk paint.

I think my first concert was The Nylons and Hall & Oates at the Montreal Forum way back in the ’80s. And ironically, the most recent concert I went to was Loverboy, Pat Benatar, and Journey – a total shout-out to the ’80s!

Petie - October 19, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I am drooling over that photo! It is turning into soup and sweater here in Oregon too. Love, love, love soups! Let’s see, what’s happening with me…more Algebra in my life lately than I’m used to (2 middle schoolers), trying to go through my list of home projects, making myself get on the elliptical daily (or every other day ๐Ÿ™‚ and……my 1st concert was Journey in the 80’s. Glad you had your 1st!

Sherry Galey - October 22, 2012 - 7:12 am

I’ve been shopping the consignment stores too and scored a pair of knee high black suede boots that I’m having so much fun wearing. You should link to your soup recipes. They sound wonderful. I love making soup in the fall. Made a fantastic borscht the other day with beets from our garden. Now processing phots from my first portrait shoot. Oodles to be grateful for.

Christina - October 26, 2012 - 3:03 pm

tomato soup is one of my favorite! and this looks delicious!