Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Is in the Air!

I love fall.  I love the crisp, cool air.  I love the way the trees turn into golden, mystical creatures or vibrant orange and red.  I love the way I suddenly have the urge to eat apples (which I've been doing every day for the last three weeks.  There's just something special about fall.

Years ago, when my kids were little, Fall meant shopping for Halloween costumes, decorating the house with feign spider webs, and buying a TON of candy (we were on the one for the kids at the door and two for us type of system).  We carved pumpkins every year, got lost in the corn maze, and prayed for good weather come Halloween night.

And then, somewhere along the way, my babies grew up.

Here it is, October 26th, and everything has changed.  I'll still go shopping for my daughter's costume, but no longer for the trick-er-treating that used to occur.  No, instead for a Halloween dance that she's dying to go to.  My son is long past the costumes, not even mentioning getting a mask this year.  And the candy?  What candy, unless it's for me.  Being the only house on the street means no trick-er-treaters, unless I force my kids to stand on the porch, ring the bell, and yell "Trick-er-treat!" like I did last year...

With this being said, I can't tell you my delight when my son said to me last night, "Mom, when are we carving pumpkins?"  And my daughter busting at the seams to get her costume perfectly in place.  So while things have changed in my home, I'm still so thankful we're doing SOMETHING to ring in the Fall.

I don't know what I'll do when both my kids are too old to care about the season.  Well, I guess that will mean dressing up the dog (can't wait to show off his costume for this year) and maybe my hubby... haha  =)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Getting the Workout ON!

I'm sitting here at my desk, shoveling a Hostess cupcake into my mouth, and thinking how great I've been doing at working out.  Yeah, I'm a walking contradiction over here.  Seriously though.  There's something about hitting the gym 3-5 times every week that makes eating this cupcake simply A-OK.

There's no guilt.  There's no worry about it staying on my ass for the next few weeks.  Nope.  Nothing of the sort.  Because I know, I'll be zumba-ing it all off tomorrow.  So for now, I'm going to take another bite and enjoy.  Yum.