Happy Fall, RMT’ers!

Hope you’re having a lovely fall so far, RMT’ers! OK, so it’s only Day Two of the season, I know… but this is my favorite time of the year for many reasons: T’s birthday; C’s birthday; my birthday; football; Halloween; Thanksgiving; cooler but still beautiful weather; and the return of baking!

Happy Fall 2013!

Happy Fall 2013!

I should have baked yesterday, but since my rediscovered path to healthier living, I chose to put that off for a little while yet, like maybe ’til October (which just happens to be next week, yay!). Instead, I decided to snap a few pics around the house and ‘hood of what fall looks like so far around these parts. Enjoy!

C does it again! On the first day of fall, he made a delicious one-pot meal of chicken and andouille sausage, beans, quinoa, tomatoes, onions, lentils, and a small splash of enchilada sauce. I swear with a little ricotta that this could also make a great filling for a lasagna.

C does it again! On the first day of fall, he made a delicious one-pot meal of chicken and andouille sausage, beans, quinoa, tomatoes, onions, lentils, and a small splash of enchilada sauce. I swear with a little ricotta (which I mixed into the last few bites of my serving here) that this could also make a great lasagna filling.

Look what's lurking on our vine? Yep, a pumpkin!

Look what’s lurking on our vine? Yep, a pumpkin!

Another female pumpkin blossom setting up with fruit behind it on our vine. We really hope these are close to ready at Halloween but if not, they definitely should be by Thanksgiving.

Another female pumpkin blossom setting up with fruit behind it on our vine. We really hope these are close to ready at Halloween but if not then they definitely should be by Thanksgiving.

T's collection of pine cones. He's into collecting seeds right now, which is right on point for the harvest season.

T’s collection of pine cones. He’s into collecting seeds right now, which is quite on point for it being the harvest season.

See? We do have leaves that change here in Southern California. They might be hard to find, but this one happens to be right across the street and a favorite of ours to watch all autumn.

See, we do have leaves that change here in Southern California! They might be hard to find, but this tree happens to be right across the street from our house and a favorite of ours to watch all autumn.

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Just one of the pumpkins growing on the vine just a block away from our house. Their front yard has the same orientation as ours, which gives me hope for our garden (crossing fingers).

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Chargers v. Titans. Bolts lose. Bummer.

Also, to be completely honest, I just wasn’t in the mood to sit down and write one of my usual (longer) blog posts. T was at grandma and grandpa’s, my Chargers were on television, and C and I were home all day to relax and enjoy the lazy Sunday. Just too bad the game wasn’t better (darn Bolts).

Happy Fall, y’all!

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