Because then you would all see how crazy we are!
Excitedly, I pointed out to the BOY that I couldn’t even remember the last time we went to sleep without setting an alarm as we crawled into bed before 10pm last night. I was exhausted from my work week and fully aware that a good night’s sleep would be necessary to propel me to the finish line at tomorrow’s 13.1 mile race. I should also point out that the BOY is sick (which is why he went to bed so early). He has a stuffed nose, kleenex everywhere, can’t leave the house and I’m drinking tea non stop kind of sick. Ugh! Apparently this is also the kind of sick that according to the BOY does not require medical intervention (insert eye roll here…)
So this morning when he woke up around 5am because he is sick and couldn’t sleep and came downstairs to discover that his precious, most prized possession La-Z-boy was broken, things got a little out of hand. There was some hammering, some flipping of the chair, and some more construction. All of this drove Cooper into tizzy causing him to come whining loudly and incessantly at my door. Until I opened the door, where he jumped onto my pillow allowed me to pet him a few times before biting me. Which got him immediately removed from the room by the BOY who was eager to come share the tales of his morning. People…I couldn’t make this stuff up if tried!
I told the BOY that he needed to feed Cooper (‘but it’s only 6am’…’yes that’s what time I wake up every day and feed him’). The BOY moved himself and all of his possessions taking over my couch and Cooper was able to scarf down breakfast in one bite. Feeling calmer, he returned to my room. After exploring the entire room twice, he finally curled up between my legs where we both fell back asleep.
Around 8am, when I finally woke up for real, the BOY returned to bed stating that he needed to be woken up at 9:20 so that he could be the first one at the La-Z-boy store when it opened at 10. I whipped up French Toast for breakfast and brewed a strong pot of tea!
I don’t know about where you are, but we’ve had a cold spell. It’s supposed to be 60 degrees this weekend but it’s been much more chilly than that the past few days making it the PERFECT morning to bake my #firstloafoftheseason of Pumpkin Bread. I found this recipe on Pinterest (in between pinning wedding ideas). With the BOY asleep and my eager assistant chef busy searching for hidden treats, I got to work.
This recipe makes 3 big loaves which was perfect…one for us, one for my friend running with me tomorrow, and one for the birthday party I’m going to this afternoon. I didn’t have enough oil, so I subbed in applesauce. This recipe is really easy and has lots of spice (my favorite) so perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast. I popped my bread in the oven, eagerly awaiting the smells of fall, and happily settled onto my couch for a a Law&Order marathon.
When the BOY woke up, he decided to call the store instead (much smarter idea) but sadly discovered that someone cannot come out to fix his precious chair for another week or so. It’s going to be an interesting few days. But at least we’ve got warm tea and pumpkin bread to get us through…
Autumn Pumpkin Bread
From Hope in Every Season
1 29oz. can pumpkin puree
1 1/2 c. oil
3 c. sugar
4 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
Preheat oven to 350 and grease 3 loaf pans. Mix the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients and then stir into the wet mixture. Pour into pans and bake 45 min. or until done all the way through.
Have you made anything with pumpkin yet?