As I stated last week, I’m going to try and follow my son’s first grade journal writing prompts. Seriously, I’m borrowing writing prompts from a first grader. Can you tell that my brain is fried, and I can’t think of anything to blog about?
Here is this week’s prompt:
It is the season of Fall. Write 3 changes you see in the Fall.
I am a native Californian. We don’t really have seasons here. We mostly have sun, rain, overcast, sun.. Lately, the weather has been pretty unpredictable around here. We had blazing sun one week, and this week it is raining.
1. Dramatic Drops in temperature
At the beginning of the week, my son was wearing shorts, and a short sleeve t-shirt to school. He played outside at the park with his friends. He went to soccer practice and sweat like crazy.
As of mid-day yesterday, the rain arrived in Orange County. I had to break out the pants, long sleeve shirts, and jackets. My son requested rainboots, which I tossed several months ago. He needs new boots that are his right size.
Of course, the temperatures are supposed to rise at the end of the week. Next Monday, it is supposed to be in the mid-70’s. I wish the weather would make up it’s mind.
2. Comfort Food Consumption
During the summer, I craved fruit, smoothies, and ice cream. I may have over-indulged in Slurpees from 7-11. I have a slight addiction.
With cooler weather, I want soup, stews, and chili. I want to bake.
I blame Pinterest for all of these wonderful recipe ideas. I want to try everything. Maybe, I will even knock the dust off my crock pot.
With all of the rain, I went to Corner Bakery for lunch today. I ordered Loaded Baked Potato Soup in a bread bowl. I posted a picture of my lunch on Instagram. I think I started a movement, because at least three people went out and got soup in a bread bowl, later in the day.
Fall clothing means one thing for me, PANTS. I love summer, shorts, and fun dresses. But I do not love shaving my legs every morning in the shower. Yep, I admit it, I’m lazy. Sometimes, it sucks being a girl. I’m excited to find some news pants, and/or jeans for the Fall and Winter Season.
Fall trends in California are based on accessories mostly. With Fall season here; coats, scarves, and boots will begin to show up. I’ve got some cute coats and scarves already. I’m a hot mess in boots. I’ve never really found boots that fit me well. It could be that I have tree stumps or turkey drumsticks for my legs. Seriously, I wish my legs looked cute in those tall leather boots, but they don’t.
While reading through some magazines at the doctor’s office recently, I saw that mustard hues are in right now. I have never been a huge fan of “mustard” until the past year or so. I love it now, but I’m always confused on how to match it with other colors.
I took a huge leap forward recently and got a mustard colored Lyric Camera Bag/Purse from Epiphanie. It was love at first sight. I already have a turquoise Belle Epiphanie bag, which I love. But Belle is a little big for everyday use. I found myself trying to shove my DSLR into my regular purse, which is a big no-no. I was able to fit my Nikon D700 with 50MM lens, my slave flash, my wallet, and miscellaneous other small items into my Lyric when I went to Disneyland last Friday night.