I thought about skipping out on the What I Ate Wednesday fun this week because it is suddenly October 1st and we need to discuss some happenings.
But…. WIAW is part of my routine and without my routine I feel all sorts of off-balance and I don’t want to be off-balance so I figured out how to make today What I Ate Wednesday which wasn’t difficult since most of what I do revolves around eating anyway.
Lots of exciting things are penciled all over my October calendar and while it’s possible you could care less what I have going on, I think I will tell you anyway because I feel like it.
My son’s birthday is on Monday. He is going to turn eleven.
Do you hear me? Eleven. 11. ELEVEN.
Like really? How the heck did that happen so fast.
I sort of feel like I just gave birth and didn’t sleep for months (if not years) because he was a nursing monster who quickly grew into some kid who thought he could share my ice cream.
He wants a dog for his birthday. I have been told he will accept nothing more and nothing less.
Part of me wonders though if making another stack of birthday pancakes this year for breakfast and letting him skip Hebrew school for the day will suffice.
Last year’s birthday breakfast “pancake cake” which involved Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, sprinkles, chocolate chips and whipped cream.
Of course I am currently working on picking the right birthday cake.
When I say “right”, I mean chocolate. The right amount of chocolate….Stay tuned…
Opening Night For My New York Islanders.
Actually, I should call this the last opening night at the Nassau Coliseum since the Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center after this season.
If I struggled with Jeter retiring last week, I can’t even imagine or discuss just yet this topic of the Coliseum being no more and my team moving to a borough I rarely, and I mean rarely, venture off to.
Although I should really reconsider this especially since the Peter Pan Bakery is in Brooklyn and they have the best donuts ever.
For now let’s just look forward to the start of hockey season and the fact that we already planned out dinner before the game…
Just like last year’s opening night, we will be going to Vincent’s Clam Bar so I can have the Zucchini Marinara followed once again by dessert after the game at Friendly’s for the Crowd Pleaser Sundae…
Twelve scoops of ice cream plus six toppings may sound like a lot but it really isn’t if you are sharing with me.
Fitness Magazine Meet and Tweet time again!!
I am so excited. Last year’s Meet and Tweet was so super awesome that I am honored and thrilled to have been invited once again to take part in all of the fun.
And my plan for this year is to make a pit stop at Maoz just like I did last year so that I can load up on my vegetarian favorites.
I am never without a food plan.
October 17th- October 19th
Not only am I headed to Pennsylvania to run the Runner’s World Hat Trick (5k, 10k and half marathon) but I am so looking forward to meeting and spending some time with my fellow running/blogging friends and experiencing all that Runner’s World has to offer throughout the weekend.
I even signed up already for a few of the seminars!
And really, my excitement over finally meeting Sarah and eating ice cream with her can’t be put into words.
I don’t know for sure if there is a Cold Stone in Bethlehem, PA (yes I already tried googling and haven’t found one just yet) but I did see a few ice cream/dessert shops that are on the radar.
I am wondering if an 11-year-old is too cool for trick or treating.
I am wondering if an 11-year-old is too cool for trick or treating with his mom.
I am wondering if making my Chocolate Covered Caramel Apples can subtly convince him that I am worthy of Halloween.
I am in fear though that he will not only give up trick or treating but will replace it with ideas about shaving cream and silly strings and those naughty things we all did but aren’t about to let our children do.
Maybe it’s time to watch Can’t Buy Me Love again. I am adding it to our October calendar.
You know the scene I am thinking about, right? With poor Kenneth’s house on Halloween?
If you haven’t had your children watch Can’t Buy Me Love, you need to do so with them.
In fact, I think that the schools should be showing this movie as part of an educational assembly.
It’s totally an 80’s film but it conveys a great message about bullying and how not always cool it is to be cool even though cool seems so cool.
And on that note, it’s time for me to go eat my oatmeal which I have adjusted to include mashed banana in place of fresh berries since we are no longer in summer.
As exciting as my October appears to be, oatmeal mixed with mashed banana and peanut butter may taste amazing but in the early morning darkness of fall, it looks really icky therefore I will spare you the photo.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
Who will be at the Fitness Magazine Meet and Tweet with me?
Who will be at the Runner’s World Half & Festival with me?
Favorite 80’s movie?