Getting back in the Groove

STILL reading (but almost done!): What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding- Kristen Newman
Really enjoying this book- can’t wait to finish it up (hopefully) tonight.
Next up: Lena Dunham’s new release “Not That Kind of Girl”… on the beaches on Montego Bay… with a pina colada in hand!

# of Miles run in October: 15

This Saturday (10/25) I’m doing the 36th Annual Grandview Great Pumpkin Run!  If you’re interested in joining, you can sign up here:

http://www.roadracerunner.com/re_135777/36thAnnual5KGreatPumpkinRun.html

Recipes:
I really had every intention of cooking a new recipe last night. I had bought an acorn squash originally intended to be part of my cleanse/ diet last week, but then I got to thinking how it would be SO much better with some butter and brown sugar (strictly prohibited last week), so I held on to it for a few more days to cook up post- diet. My plan was make it last night, then enjoy for lunch today and tomorrow.

I’m not mad that my plan didn’t happen. That’s because instead of slaving over a hot stove, I got to spend the evening with my Aunt Kay and Uncle Mark- in town from Charleston SC, as well as my cousin Jeff and his three kids. This was a much better option!
After dinner, piano playing, dancing, and backbends, we could have sat around and talked for hours, but Uncle Mark finally kicked me out and at that point we knew the cooking wasn’t going to happen when I got home. BUT, Uncle Mark insisted on a blog post today, so here you go!

I just pulled the squash out of the oven and it smells amazing!  SUPER simple recipe- I remember my mom making this growing up, so I found a recipe as similar to what I remembered as possible.  I think this will be just as good tomorrow, maybe with a little fresh brown sugar.  Here is the recipe I used, minus the maple syrup because, well, I just didn’t have any in the house- otherwise I totally would have!

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/classic_baked_acorn_squash/

 

Date #3:
Who: Pearse
The Hook-up: My homegirl Kathy and I were having one of our typical “get together and drink red wine and gab” nights a few weeks ago and she said she may have someone to set me up with. A friend of her fiancé who he has known for a long time, and is pretty funny. Kathy thinks I’m funny so I took that as meaning he had a good sense of humor. I said “make it happen!”

What we did: enjoyed seasonal beers and a little Sunday night football. Pumking is seriously the best, right? And obviously I have to mention that my fantasy team crushed it this week #1stdownforWHAT. OK, back to the date…

Tell me more…. Things started off rough… I got to our meeting spot on time (obviously) and got a text from Pearse that he would be late. Not good. I was relieved (and he was probably pissed) that he was late because he got a ticket on the way to the restaurant. All was forgiven at that point.
Pearse has a side job of coaching high school football. Not only does he totally love it, but it keeps him busy and makes for some good stories. We are both suckers for a good beer and have recently discovered that country music isn’t so bad. He’s Bobcat, the next best thing to a Buckeye.

 

That’s all I’ve got for today!  I’m trying to make Tuesday nights the usual blog posting time, so check back then!

 

MAS

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