Christmas in September

Hi, friends—Happy Friday!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?  Syracuse is hosting an Irish Festival today and Saturday, so we might go tomorrow.


Even though today’s a rest day—which I totally earned after yesterday’s super-sweaty tempo run—I was still up and at ‘em early; an 8:30 a.m. appointment at the Apple Store meant I needed to leave the house at 7:45 a.m.  Ah, the perks of living in a tiny town.  Anyway, I whipped up a two-ingredient pancake for my morning meal.

I added cinnamon to the standard recipe—one small banana and one medium egg—and topped the flapjack with almond butter and blueberries.  It hit the spot!

Apple Store at Destiny USA

I’ve had my new MacBook Pro for a few months, but I’ve been waiting until the new Apple Store opens to attend any workshops.  The old one was too small, too smelly, and always too crowded, so it was nice to step into a spacious store.

The workshop was uneventful, but here’s what shocked me:  While walking through Macy’s, I spotted the unthinkable.

Yes—Christmas trees.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love the holidays—baking cookies, spending time with family, and attending festive parties—but it’s September.  As in back-to-school time. (Well, not going back to school for me.) As in apple picking.  As in pumpkin spice lattes.  I’m not ready for Christmas yet.


Yesterday’s salad was so delicious, so I needed to repeat it.

Everything—spinach, celery, red peppers, apple slices, and a black bean burger—minus the carrots made an appearance this afternoon.

Adding apples means it’s really fall.


We tried a new recipe tonight–Pepper-Honey Cedar Plank Salmon.

The sauce was a perfect mix of sweet and spicy; I bet it would taste great on tofu, too.  We also had roasted potatoes, plus mushrooms and green beans.

Have you seen Halloween (or Christmas!) decorations in stores?

3 responses to “Christmas in September

  1. Food looks yummy! Shopping…blah. i try not to do shopping except at the grocery…so I don’t know about the decorations. Online shopping is the best! :). But typically around here Halloween and christmas overlap. It’s all kinds of wierdness.

  2. Christmas trees??!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it’s not even Halloween!

  3. NO! So sad 🙁 And yes unfortunately Halloween candy is already in Wegmans and I just saw some Christmas stuff in the mall the other day. So sad how we rush things!

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