Friday, September 01, 2023

Friday Favorites, September 1st Edition

It's September, y'all! You know what that means, right? It;s time to start decorating for Halloween!

That's what you were thinking, right? You do that, too, I mean, if you're going to go to all the trouble of hauling fifty totes out of the attic, you might as well enjoy the display for longer than a couple of weeks, amiright? I'm right.

As an aside, that is the speech that I make every year when Hugh gives me the side eye about busting out the skeletons. You would think he would have learned by now, after all, we celebrate thirty years of marriage on Monday, and, I have been slightly Halloween obsessed since the day he met me; this is hardly new territory for him.

Anyhoodle, Happy September! Now, on to this week's favorites (honest to God, I am going to do a Friday favorites post every week this month, even if it kills me).

My garden continues to be my favorite way to decompress from a long day at work. My cucumbers and tomatoes are abundant this year, which has resulted in a lot of cucumber salads (for Hugh), Caprese pasta salads, and bruschetta topping, as well as a batch of goat cheese stuffed jalepeno poppers that were so spicy, our eyes watered. 

Hands down, my favorite tomato variety this year was the Asian Pink Egg variety, which was new to the garden. The fruits are the prettiest shade of pink on the plant, ripening to a ruby red when picked. They taste amazing and have been so easy to grow. I hope the nursery where I purchased the plant will carry them again next spring.

The anticipation of fall always brings out the crafty side in me, and this year has been no exception. My first craft of the season was this floral arrangement. I liked it so much, I made a smaller companion for it (not pictured) and then changed up the florals and made a third one to be used as one of the door prizes at the upcoming Barn Dance fundraiser for Not So New Job (picture coming soon).

That's it for today. I have to head into the office, even though it is Friday and I am technically off. We ended up having to schedule a couple of interviews that require special accommodations, which could only be satisfied today. It's ok, though; we're heading into a long holiday weekend (also a favorite!), so I won't complain.

Happy Labor Day weekend, y'all! And happy month before Halloween!

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