September was a very busy month in our home and I thought I would share some my favorite happenings.  Every September seems to get busier and busier, yet it’s my favorite month of the entire year.  I get lost in planning fall recipes and apple picking dates.  I got the idea for this post from Megan at SortaCrunchy and loved the thought of being able to look back in a year to see what still resonates with me.

What I am Into this Month~ September 2010
On My Nightstand: I am still working through Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America, by Nick Rosen.  (Look for a giveaway in the coming weeks.)  It’s amazing to read the stories of men and women who have chosen to live without the comforts of electricity.  Since my heat actually kicked on tonight for the first time this fall, I realize how reliant we are on fast energy.

My husband and I are both reading the Stieg Larsson trilogy; he is reading the first and I’m reading The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage) .  It’s hard to put it down at night and has kept me away from reading blogs…and writing to I have to admit.

In my car I’m listening to The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.  We choose this book for book club, but with all the other books on my nightstand, I decided to get the audio version from my library.  The storyline is a bit disturbing, but incredibly thought provoking with lots of symbolism.

Movie I’ve Seen: I made it out to the theater and enjoyed Eat, Pray Love with Julia Roberts.  It was a close interpretation of the book, but I was a little let down by the lack of time spent in India.  I remember it being the most meaningful in the book, but didn’t get the same feeling from the movie.

In my Kitchen:  When fall arrives, I start cooking.  I spend nearly every weekend in the summer at my grandmother’s cottage so there is not a great opportunity to spread my kitchen wings.  I think I’m making up for lost time!  Sunday dinners have started back up and we have had as many as eight at our dinner table.  Lots of chili was on deck for the start of the football season, and now I’m moving into baked goods.

Apples take center stage this month since the picking season arrived earlier than usual here in New England.  We made the following the past couple of weeks: Baked Apples, Apple Pie, Applesauce, Apple Muffins and an Apple Galette. I have to give credit to my husband, the BEST apple peeler ever.  I couldn’t make all these goodies without him.

On my radio:  New favorite song is Little Lion Man from Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More album.  I put this into Pandora and love all the variety I’m hearing.

Blogs I’m now visiting: Latest favorite is Life…Your Way.  I appreciate their quick email recaps of the best of posts.  Very much like my favorite Saturday email from the Simple Mom, highlighting any posts I may have missed.

Happy events this month: We were blessed with two special events this month.  My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary with a night to ourselves in Boston, and stayed in the Judy Garland Suite.  I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan so I knew it was going to be a great place.  It didn’t disappoint us.

The second happy occassion was our 18 week ultrasound.  We are happy to share that everything is going well and we look forward to Baby #2’s arrival in early 2011.

What I am Looking forward to next Month:  Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins.  We hope to go to a pumpkin festival at a nearby zoo to get ideas for decorating.  At the end of the month is the annual Pumpkin Carving party at our friends house, which is sure to be interesting as there will be two more children in attendance than last year.  It’s great to see our friend’s families grow.

OK, Your Turn!  What happened for you this month?  Share your comments below or a link to a September post.

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