Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cake, Craziness and Looking forward to Calm!

September has been a crazy month. Between several ridiculous heat waves (I swear when you're pregnant the hormones make you experience hot weather on an entirely new burning-from-within level) my kids going back to school and birthday parties galore, my head truly feels like it is about to explode. I've been meaning to sit down and write, but demands of my kids schedules which I've finally seemed to have gotten under control and work, just wouldn't allow me to stand still for 5 minutes let alone sit down at my lap top!

September 7, 2011. First Day Of School! Lia started
Every year as September approaches I get both excited and filled with tremendous fear all at once. Excited to celebrate all the wonderful events and eat cake, fearful I may pass out and sleep all of October once the month is ever. To name a few, four of my amazing girlfriends all have their birthdays this month, two on the same day! My brother in law's birthday, my sweet co-worker Lianna (Happy Birthday! Hope you're enjoying Italy!), and my wedding anniversary are all in September. Oh and of course this year Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) kicks off the Jewish Holiday season on none other then the eve of September 28! My daughter's and mother's birthdays!

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
There have been quite a few of these this month!
This is my absolute favorite from Sweet Lade Jane Bakery
Wow, I got exhausted just typing all that. Its not that I don't adore these joyous events, the delicious food that goes along with the celebrations, the birthday songs, cakes, etc. Its just that September doesn't leave much "me" time. My "me time" doesn't necessarily involve "being alone". I just want to be able to breathe, sit and write for a bit and prepare a good meal here and there. So after doing some thinking and embracing the fact that September is almost over, I've decided to make do with what I've got. Meaning, I will use its remaining 7 days the best I can and enjoy!

I will cook a great meal for Rosh Hashanah, and celebrate my mother's birthday by taking her to see this super cool acrobatic extravaganza  And on the last day of this eventful month I will finally find out the sex of our baby and wrap it all up with what I hope will be an amazing meal at Bouchoun for our anniversary! I promise after a long nap, October should be a month filled with much more frequent posts and tasty recipes. That's after Lia's 5th birthday party on October 1st! OK so it looks like September will spill a bit in to October after all :)

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