I’m not changing!

This is our morning. Hot coffee, fireplace going, snoozing Jack on my lap snuggled up in a soft, warm blanket. It’s really nice to start the day off relaxing when you have a busy day ahead.

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PS Bam’s groomer put a cute little Halloween ribbon on his collar. I can’t even handle how handsome this dude is!

Before my massage appointment (oh my gosh I really need to start saving my pennies and go every month) I did some grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. I am not a fan of pumpkin foods, but I am all over cranberry. That cran-apple butter is amazing, definitely a must have.

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That mini pumpkin is Bam’s. He promised not to pee on it.

Since I’ve been feeling off all week, I decided to Google my symptoms. Migraines, dizziness, lack of energy….ext.  According to Dr. Google I have menopause. What the what?? No freaking way. That is just NOT happening.

I’m only 34 years old! I told Mike so he goggled “at what age does menopause begin?” He starts laughing when the results came back with 30 to 60 years old. 

I just looked at him and said, ”I’m NOT going thru menopause!” He just responded, “Try and stop it”

They call this “the change” well, I’m not changing!………Ever!

Stupid Dr. Google………

So I did what any girl would do and baked a fresh loaf of bread. Totally normal, right?

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Oatmeal cinnamon raisin bread to be exact. I love the simple ingredients and our house smells amazing while it’s baking. The recipe can be found here if you’re interested.

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A couple years ago when we were living in the Bay Area, we spent a Saturday morning hitting up yard sales. We scored a Williams Sonoma bread machine that was used twice for 20 bucks. Total score! And it’s something we actually use on a regular basis. Fun fact, Monterey area doesn’t have yard sales, they call them “estate sales”

Since I’ve been so busy lately, I decided to roast some squash and potatoes. I love REAL food and put a lot of effort to eat pretty healthy on busy weeks, especially when I work.

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I just tossed them in a little EVOO, sea salt and pepper. Popped them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. Easy peasy.

And lastly I made homemade applesauce. Well, kinda since I mash the apples. Or is it smash the apples? Who knows.

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I peeled a couple green apples, chopped them up and added a little water, brown sugar + butter. Then cooked them on low for about 15 minutes.

Okay I’m done playing Suzi freaking homemaker for the rest of the year.


Do you carve pumpkins?


Have you ever scored big at a yard sale?



HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 Comments on “I’m not changing!

  1. Last fall I went to my Dr for blood tests as I was having mood swings, crazy hot flashes, unexplained weight gain from water retention ,and all the signs of menopause that my mother had (at 55!) and even though I was only 32 they tested me for everything thinking I was starting “the change”. Turns out my body had formed a reaction to my BC RX that I had been on since the age of 18. Who knew??!! I was a ten year married woman and we didn’t want kids so I was on the pill. After three months off the pill, my symptoms started going away. I have no idea if this happens to other women but it has been a year since I went off hormonal BC and I am a different person. For me- it was my wake up call that my body was mad and was trying to tell me something. And to finish up my novel here, in Alaska we don’t call them anything but garage sales- they usually go year round and are actually in the garage when there is snow on the ground 🙂 and wow- you can weasel out some special finds. Though nothing as good as a WS breadmaker! winner winner chicken dinner

  2. Oh no! I bet it’s something else but you know how google and webmd always makes you think the worst?!?! You’ll be fine!

  3. Oh dr Google. So glad he’s wrong most of the time! I hope you figure out what’s going on (and feel better) soon! Love your cute pup! Have a great day and enjoy your bread 🙂

  4. With the big 4-0 just 3 months away I wonder when I will start to see the symptoms start. For my mom, it wasn’t until she was 50 or so. Sometimes I carve pumpkins…not sure if I will this year.

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