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Ultimate Coffee: October Coffee Chat

It’s that time of the month- NO! I mean, it’s time for coffee chat! Oy!

So, what I would tell you if we were having coffee together this fine Saturday, is:

This is sort of how it’s been going! I am saying the exact wrong thing at the wrong time, at the wrong volume! Funny to me, and harmless most of the time, but mostly I just walk around hoping that I didn’t just offend someone!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you,

Personally, my kids are doing great and are healthy. Bruises that they might have are from each other and not bullies so we’re good there. We are getting great grades so far, and one is getting her braces off this month- so fun! We have a birthday to celebrate at the end of the month, and Halloween too. So my kids are gearing up for some serious fun around here, including carving some pumpkins very soon!Making pretzels with kids is so fun! And delicious!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you,

My half marathon went nowhere and now my marathon plans are sort of de-railed. I have bronchitus. My daughter has strep, so at least I don’t have that! Bronchits is sort of worse for me, as it typically takes forever for me to get over- I haven’t run at all in over 10 days- not horrible unless you are mid-training and I am. So I can’t do this weekend’s planned half-marathon, and I am not sure I’ll be able to do the marathon- hoping I can find a November or December marathon though in the NY, CT, MA, NH, RI area….anyone know?

Yes. Yes, I can.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you,

On the food side, this blog just ended #PumpkinWeek- which is all things pumpkin, all the time. I never realized how many pumpkin recipes that I already have- seriously I have a lot:

Pumpkin Mousse Mini Pies
Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce
Pumpkin Nut Crumble Cake
Mom’s Best Pumpkin Bread
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Loaf
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Granola
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpotchies (oatmeal cookies with pumpkin)
Pumpkin Corn & Crab Soup
Healthy Pumpkin Pudding

See?!! And I don’t LOVE pumpkin the way you’d think by looking at this list. I clearly do really like it a lot though! I like chocolate a whole lot more…and that’s why I am so excited October is also #Choctoberfest in these parts! Chocolate all the time on this blog coming up, the 16th-21st! Stay tuned for that, since a TON of other food bloggers are in on this and there are sure to be a boat-load of yummy recipes to pin for your next chocolate fix!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you,

My other blogging goodie that I have been promoting is the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit. Have you seen this? If you are blogger anyway, this is a goldmine of resources-  I am an affiliate, but I also have experience with a couple of the resources that are included and it is sort of mind-blowing the money you save if you were to buy it all- but it is an investment, so if you aren’t serious about your blog making money, then this may not be your guy- It’s only available until Monday the 9th, so check it out HERE (affilate link).

Weeeelll. That is about it.  Oh! And I read 2 really great books:

Station Eleven


Still Here

Now, that’s it. I’m Out. Happy October!! I am linking up with the other Ultimate Coffee folks too, at Confessions of a Mother Runner if you want to check out all the fun!




18 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee: October Coffee Chat

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Oh bummer that you have to miss your race this weekend. I hope you are feeling better! There are tons of races this time of year hope you can find another one that works for you. I don’t know if it’s sold out but we loved the Hershey Half last year. Thanks for joining us for coffee today!

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    The entire pumpkin thing is kind of crazy (at least in recent years). I LOVE pumpkin pie (& bars), but that’s about where it ends. I’ll eat it in other things (and most likely enjoy it), but I don’t seek it out. I’m probably in the minority LOL Hope your bronchitis clears up soon!

  3. Coco

    Oh, I need to check out your pumpkin recipes. And those books. Choctober sounds like a great thing to celebrate. 😉

  4. Missy Boser (@melissajillane)

    I hope you are all feeling better soon! I just purchased the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit last night. I considered getting it last year but didn’t end up purchasing it. I kicked myself all year. I wasn’t going to miss out this year!

  5. Wendy

    Judging by all the pumpkin things out there, I think I’m the only human being who doesn’t like pumpkin! I’m so lonely….

  6. Clarinda

    Sorry about the bronchitis! Hope you get over that soon and can resume training and find a fall marathon that will be perfect! I fell at the end of week 1 of my half marathon training and haven’t run since (9 days now). I’m not too worried, though, since it’s still early in the training and it’s only a half. I’ve run plenty of those without much training at all. I’ll have to check out some of your pumpkin recipes. I love pumpkin, but my husband isn’t a huge fan, so I have to find things that I think I’ll be able to eat all by myself. LOL

  7. luciepalka

    #Choctoberfest Yay! Pumpkin wasn’t my thing but Chocolate! Oh, yes please! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick and you missed the half marathon. It’s disappointing, I know. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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