Summer is good for many things. These things include but are not limited to: frozen yogurt, the pool, pedicures, and iced coffee. But I have to say, as great as summer is, I would choose fall every time. To me, fall is about pumpkin coffee (iced still, I drink it iced all year), pumpkin muffins, pumpkin everything, blazers, colored jeans, boots, cooler temps that mean you’re not sweating as soon as you walk out the door, and the leaves changing colors. All good things. I’m a big fan.
Last year at this time I discovered the greatest pumpkin muffin recipe known to man. It uses water and egg whites so it makes it a little healthier than other recipes. In fact, the website tells me each muffin only has 77 calories. Seriously, these things are so delicious I have a hard time believing it, but I want to. I really do. Also, the muffins stay gooey–I HATE the word moist, can’t say it–for days and days. If you make anything pumpkin-y this fall, make these.
Here’s what I’m referring to what I speak of colored jeans. These are from Lauren Conrad’s collection and I absolutely love them. They come in about eleven billion other colors too. I’d highly recommend them. Also, quick shoutout to Chris. It’s his birthday today! Happy birthday, Christopher!
Unfortunately, as I’m sure you’re aware, today is also September 11th. It’s a bittersweet day and a day that brings back painful memories. I’m sure you remember exactly where you were when you found out about the events of September 11th. I remember I was in 8th grade and we all got called into the auditorium. My orchestra teacher had filled us in ahead of time, even though he wasn’t supposed to. My mom picked me up from school because all the parents were freaked out. I remember my grandma, who passed away a few years ago, and I talked on the phone and she was crying. I had never heard her cry before and it made me feel even more confused and upset. I didn’t know what to expect or what was going to happen next. It was a scary and sad day. I don’t really have anything particularly philosophical or beautiful to say on the anniversary of that dark day. I wish I did. But I will say this: tell someone you love just how much they mean to you today. Life is short and unexpected things happen.