The truth is I have been baking pumpkin related products using almond or coconut flour under the guise of "I need to see if I can bake on this diet" for a couple weeks. Sneaky excuses. I can bake on this diet. The problem is most people are used to refined sugars and don't appear to appreciate said baked items. I am; therefore, eating more of it than I should.
This morning I tackled the attic in preparation for our upcoming neighborhood garage sale and decided the amount of mess I was making warranted pulling out the fall decorations as well. I only want to clean up insulation debris once each season. My living room exploded into a giant conglomeration of clothes outgrown by Kate, Christmas stuff I am selling in two weeks and fall decorations I want to use on Sunday. I was able to put everything else in a practical place but couldn't decide where to store the fall decorations. Just like the baking, I found an excuse to decorate early.
|On the mantel. Thank you Pinterest.|
I texted Anne. "I just started decorating for fall. And I may or may not have purchased my first bag of candy corn last night". She answered, "this is why we are friends". Now, I am not even certain I can eat the candy corn with peanuts but will be darned if I am not going to try. The candy is still safely tucked away in the cabinet but it's basket is on display. Compromise. It's really just a crazy little game I play in my head.
I am ready for fall. I crave the ease of jeans, hot tea on the swing in the mornings and open windows. My house may be ready but according to Mother Nature, it's still summer. She wins every time.