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getting festive with it

November 8, 2011

Yesterday I went to the OB for a follow-up visit from the miscarriage. According to my doctor, I need to have two normal periods and then we can start trying again. I should have a period 4-6 weeks from the date of the D&C. Should. So from here I am just going to pray that I have two normal periods on schedule and can start trying again soon. I guess until then there is nothing left for me to do but wait and hope. It it’s hard because I feel like so many people are pregnant both in my real life and in the blog world. I am so truly happy for all of them but it still stings a little when I think about where I am. But I also know that I am lucky to have what I do have (read: my amazing husband) And again, as always, thank you for the amazing support.

Moving on…

I am not sure if anyone has noticed but it’s almost the holidays.

Believe me, if you live in Texas you haven’t noticed. Hello we’re still in the freaking 80’s.

And for the record “freaking” was not the word I wanted to use there.

I know. I know. When it gets really cold here (you know like in the 40’s) I will be complaining and moaning and wishing for these 80 degree temps back. But today I’m not. Today I want some fall chill. I am tired of the excessive heat we seem to be having in these Southern parts.

I mean it can’t be normal to be in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops in November.

And yes, I realize all my twitter friends who are posting pictures of snowfall hate me.

[Sigh]

I can’t win.

But I can pretend to be in the fall festive spirit. Right?

I can even forget my dislike for pumpkin and make pumpkin cookies.

Why?

Because they smell like fall and the Holidays and all the things it is supposed to be in November!

That’s why Dammit!

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to get some fall feeling into your life. Because Mother Nature clearly missed the memo.

Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

dash of salt

1/2 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream sugar, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir in pumpkin, set aside.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir into the creamed mixture and mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Serves: 24

 Are you ready for the holiday season?

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2011 8:23 am

    I would not last long in TX…I prefer the cold months as to the warm ones!
    Those cookies sound amazing! I’ll be thinking of you guys during this difficult time–praying that all goes well in the next few months.

  2. November 8, 2011 9:23 am

    Hang in there Kelly! I am sending you good vibes from Atlanta.

  3. November 8, 2011 9:31 am

    Uh, this might be weird to say, but I hope your period comes back regularly! Also aside from the freak October snow storm, it’s warm again here. Going to be almost 70 today, I want chillier temps also.

  4. November 8, 2011 9:38 am

    I love fall weather, and would be so sad if I ever didn’t get to experience it. My brother & sis-in-law live in TX and always complain about the weather too- how its deathly hot in summer and horribly cold in winter.
    But at least you have pumpkin cookies. As I always say, food makes everything better.

  5. November 8, 2011 10:03 am

    I went running this morning. It was 44 and sunny and absolutely gorgeous! You can have your 80 degrees! By the way, we watched House Hunters last night, and it was in Austin. I thought of you! :D

  6. November 8, 2011 10:08 am

    I am definitely ready for the holidays! I don’t like to skip Thanksgiving and rush Christmas, but I am ready to start decorating and I totally get caught up in everything when I’m in a store and hear the music and see all of the Christmas stuff up! :-)

  7. November 8, 2011 10:09 am

    I heard it’s going to be 70* in Boston today and I’m ecstatic! It snowed for god’s sake last week. I’d take your 80*s any day but I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, huh?
    I love how food can transform you to a different place… or a different season ;) Happy Tuesday!

  8. November 8, 2011 10:16 am

    I’m jealous of your warm weather. Its freezing here and I’m tired of it already. :)
    The cookies sound good though. Good way to add a bit of the fall feeling into your extra long summer.

  9. November 8, 2011 8:24 pm

    Hug fest soon! Just come over woman :) I want cold weather ASAP! I have a cute coat my mom bought me and mailed last week! Can’t wait to wear it… maybe even on a dateeeeee :)

  10. November 8, 2011 8:44 pm

    Ugh… I am SO not ready for the holidays yet. I was just reminded Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away and Christmas stuff is up in Target. I don’t know how I’m going to make it… the holidays are so exhausting!

  11. November 8, 2011 9:13 pm

    I will admit that I’ve already been listening to Christmas carols. I don’t usually do that because it’s not fair to Thanksgiving. But I really don’t care this year!

  12. November 9, 2011 4:40 pm

    What is up with the weather… cold one second, hot the next. My thermostat can’t figure it out.

    I’m thinking about you and praying for you.

  13. November 9, 2011 9:44 pm

    So, does a non-pumpkin fan eat the pumpkin cookies she makes? If not, send them to San Antonio!

    I had a bit of a jag after my D&C and it took my hormone levels longer than expected to get back to normal. It was strange – I had to go in every couple of weeks for a blood test and my levels dropped, but not as quickly as expected. At the end, they told me to just buy a pregnancy test and once it came back negative (there was no chance I was pregnant) then we could start trying again. It was actually a bad thing to see the ‘pregnant’ pop up on the tests, as we knew we weren’t and it meant we still couldn’t start trying. Hopefully you don’t have to deal with that.

    Sorry about the bills.

  14. amyruthj permalink
    November 10, 2011 8:16 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I remember the waiting … the endless waiting! Ugh. I’m so sorry you have to go through this.

    What helped me get through that time was having a goal to work toward. Personally I was really out of shape at the time, so I trained for my first 10k. Having something to work toward (especially something I felt my body and I could work toward “together”) was invaluable – and so were the emotional benefits of all that running.

    Good luck and I’ll be thinking of you.

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