Monday, October 8, 2012


Why yes, I do love apple pie -- and I do love gift cards! I'd rather eat my pie with a fork and a la mode, though. Also, I would like the pie to be slightly warm. Could I just sit off to the side and eat a piece of pie slowly, and then take the rest home to eat later? Does that go against the spirit of the contest? I think if I play my cards right, I could get a free apple pie out of this.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


There are few things in life that I look forward to more than Saturday mornings with Roland. In fact, I can't think of anything I enjoy more. Here's our typical routine:

1. Sleep in, usually until about 9:30am, and then slowly work our way out of bed over the next half hour.

2. COFFEE. Right now, we're enjoying Whole Foods' Red Sea blend. We brew half a pot to get us going, and then start on breakfast.

3. The main course is usually an oven pancake (3 eggs, 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup milk). Sometimes we mix it up with crepes or pancakes. I'm in charge of slicing the fruit.

4. Over breakfast, we read the WSJ weekend edition (thanks for the subscription, dad-in-law!). Roland reads the news, and I read the "Personal Journal" section, which usually has articles about vacations and home decorating.

After breakfast, anything goes. We often relax for most of the day and just enjoy being with each other, but sometimes we do venture out in the world. This weekend, for instance, we checked out the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson. It was about 50 degrees (super chilly for TX!), and we really enjoyed the cooler weather and the chance to wear jackets.

So...I didn't actually take any pictures of the art (it was all crazy expensive and the booths were too crowded), but we did enjoy a giant $4 soft pretzel, meet some cute fluffy dogs, and visit the tree I planted for my mom back in April.

I wish every day could start off as a Saturday morning.