First...let's discuss the floor.
The original hardwood floors are in the living room.
Did your jaw just fall?
Did you just think 'why in the Sam Hill did that girl cover those up?'
Did your opinion of me just go down a tad?
Hear me out.
I lived here with the hardwood floor and an area rug for the first 15 years here. The rest of the house is the original hardwood floors - no carpet. I never had wall to wall carpet in all my born days.
When I redecorated the living room I just wanted to know what it would be like to have wall to wall. It seemed decadent, it seemed luxurious.
It seemed like the adult thing to do.
For about a year.
Then I was over it - and started vacuuming obsessively, freaking out at what might be
lurking in the twisted fibers.
Now? It seems positively disgusting to me, and it takes great restraint not to pull it right up and off the floor.
I don't presently have the cash for a divorce lawyer, so it remains.
The odd thing is this.
The hardwood floor in the kitchen runs north and south. The hardwood floor in the bedroom runs east and west. The hardwood floor in the living room runs on a diagonal. All of these floors converge in the center near the basement door, and well...it's a bit wonky. Also - there is a large square of plywood right at the entrance of the living room where there was a floor furnace. When I had the hardwood, I left the metal grate there, now, it's gone. That will need repair.
When this will happen?
After the holidays for sure - and when I can butter up Glen and convince him that we are dying a slow death by dust mites and need shed of the carpet at once.
It's fall, glorious fall! It's time for hoodies, hot cider, the sound of the oven preheating, and general hunkering in the house.
If you've been a reader for any length of time, y'all know how much I love to bake.
The scent of a pumpkin bread baking in the house, to me - just completes the ambiance of home.
I've been making this bread for a bit - since it's gluten free.
This morning, I doubled the recipe with success.
Now...this recipe is different.
It's made with almond flour, and actually very healthy ingredients. It's sweetened with a banana, and just 1 T of honey per loaf!
It doesn't look, nor does it have the texture of something baked traditionally.
The clincher is just not to eat the whole loaf.
For me, it's just nice to enjoy something that's not going to give me joint pain, a muddled mind or diabetes.
Also...you really need to let the danged thing cool all the way before you cut it and attempt to eat it, otherwise it will just be like mush.
Not that I have first hand experience with this - I read it on the Internet.
Here's the recipe -
I'm not sure what planet they live on to think this makes 14 servings. I'd say 6 tops.
Also, it does have a banana in it, and for those of you that don't like bananas, you really can't taste it at all.
For those of you that don't like pumpkin, I'd like you to quietly gather your belongings, and leave.
ENJOY your day!