I love the change of the seasons. Don't get me wrong - Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. But where I live we don't usually experience Fall weather until around mid-late October. As soon as September hit we've had most days in the mid-70s and today its only 62 degrees. I'm not ready for this. My garden isn't either. This is prime pepper time here and if it gets too cold I won't get near the bounty.
Also, we live in a city that provides leaf pick up. But it doesn't start until Mid-October. There are very strict laws here that don't allow leaf burning or putting them in the garbage. They get picked up and brought to a communal mulch pile. Leaves are falling already and we can't do anything with them.
On the plus side I was able to harvest 3 pumpkins from my garden this year. I hope they don't rot before Halloween!!
The LoML has been traveling a lot for work so I've been doing some cooking. Earlier this week I saw a Jamie Oliver show about eating more veggies and he made a Cauliflower Cheese Pizza. I had half a giant cauliflower in the fridge so decided to give it a try. So yummy!
Last week LoML hit the farm stand for some veggies and he picked up a yellow watermelon, a bunch of bananas and a huge bag of gorgeous blueberries. The LoML is not a big fruit eater so I'm not sure what he was thinking. No way I could eat all of that before it went bad. So I cut up half of the watermelon and gave the other half to my kids to take home. Then today I made a blueberry banana bread.
It smells fantastic. That will be our treat for the week.
In financial news, I am really trying to figure out how to get this house paid off as fast as possible so I can retire. This job is killing me and I really don't want to do it for another 3 years. So today I bit the bullet and we applied to refinance. My interest rate will drop more that 1%, though I will have to pay around $3,500 in fees. My monthly payment will drop by around $240 which I will add right back to the the extra principle I'm already paying to get this sucker gone.
Well that is all I have for today. I hope your September is going well!!
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