So the calendar says summer is over, the weather is about to agree (high of 72 is in the ten-day!), and we will finally have a five-day week of school (barring, of course, tornadoes, volcanoes or the black death). You know what that means! I love fall as much as anyone else who says her favorite season is fall, but I AM PUMPED FOR CHRISTMAS. Getting excited too early is par for the course, but it is kicked up a notch this year because it's our first Christmas with a house! And real neighbors! And our own appliances! I am going to combine these three awesome things into one by baking tins of delicious treats for our very welcoming neighbors. We're going to have a tree! And real stockings! AND A DOG OMG
But it isn't even Halloween yet, so I'm going to try to chill my gills over here. Speaking of which, I literally realized The Greatest Halloween Costumes for Justin and me last year on NOVEMBER 1 (I'm sure you can imagine how mad I was at myself for such horrible timing, but it was a pretty sweet Halloween anyway), so we're just hanging out waiting for the Halloween party invites to come pouring in. Any day now, that non-water-proof mailbox of ours will be bursting with them, I know it.
For those of you keeping track at home, we are currently 11 days into another No Restaurant Month. But! We like to be neither insane nor lonely, so we make exceptions when we're eating out with friends, like I did with my birthday friend Kathryne the other night at everyone's favorite birthday restaurant, Guardado's! I could eat their tapas every day and be happy about it. In fact, I decided to recreate one of them at home, so Justin and I hit up the cheese shop in Wegman's, and, well, we may have spent some money on some cheese. And! Justin's been sick this past week, so sick that one day he bought a breakfast sandwich in some kind of woozy haze, completely oblivious to NRM. Haha, oh well! AND we're going out with MORE friends on Thursday, so this NRM is a little more lax than last year. But for just the two of us, we're doing great! We've had picnics with friends and packed lunches when we knew we'd be out all day, how adorable is that. I just made this and I'm about to combine these two recipes, who even am I! Wish us continued luck!
PS - I meant to introduce There Should Be last time. Sometimes we have good ideas that we're pretty sure don't exist yet. If they do exist, please let one of us know. If they don't exist, but you can invent it, PLEASE DO SO. Here are some more!
You know what there should be? There should be an app that uses GPSes so precise and so powerful that they can guide you to available street parking. Can you even imagine driving in DC or any other over-trafficked city? It would be SO MUCH BETTER. There should also be a function on cars where your wheels turn 90 degrees and drive perfectly sideways, and those people who are terrified to parallel park need fear no more. There should also be an app where you take a picture of a dog, and it spits out its breed(s). Bonus for what percentage of what breeds it is.
See what I mean? SUCH GOOD IDEAS THAT WE ARE INCAPABLE OF INVENTING :'( I feel like we should team up with that commercial about getting your idea patented, with the caveman and the guy who invented an off-brand slip-n-slide.