things i’m loving lately (+ one i’m not so much)

How about another round of things I’m loving lately to end the week, shall we?

All. The. Pumpkin.  You’re so surprised, I know, right?!  But seriously.  Best. Season/Month. Ever!  I look forward to fall every year, not just because it’s my birthday and the best running weather (we’ll get to that), but because pumpkin is back in season!  I’ve already tried just about every pumpkin beer there is out there, and now I’m on a quest to find and eat all the pumpkin.  Right now, I think Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M’s are my favorite, but Pumpkin Oreos and Pumpkin Puffins cereal are pretty gosh darn good too.


Podcasts.  I’m not new to podcasts but I always struggle to find one that I really enjoy.  A few weeks ago, I listened to John + Sherry Petersik from Young House Love on the Lively Show on my way home from work and realized how much I enjoy listening to podcasts in the car.  So, after I finished that episode (if you’re a fan, it’s definitely worth a listen), I decided I wanted to start listening to podcasts more in the car, so I started listening to Serial.  And I’m addicted.  It’s SO good – I made Matt listen to it while we painted Kenna’s room last weekend.  And now he’s making me wait until our next trip to Branson to keep listening.  Ugh.

FALL!  It’s finally fall weather in Missouri.  FINALLY.  I’ve been waiting for this weather for weeks now and it looks like it is finally going to consistently be in the 60s and 70s now!  Again, best season ever!  I’m looking forward to bonfires, sweaters, boots, and…


Running!  That’s right, folks.  You heard me right.  I’m LOVING running!  After 2 weeks off, I actually have gone on 2 runs now with little to no pain!  Say what?!  I decided to try running a few days ago, and sure enough, I felt pretty great.  I made sure to stretch afterwards, and had a little tightness, but it felt nice to actually be running again, and just working out in general.  More on that next week though.

And the one thing I’m not loving so much…

Subconjuctival Hemorrhage.  Otherwise known as the nasty bloody eye that people randomly get.  I noticed my eye looked really bad on Sunday but didn’t think much of it.  Until when kids started asking me what happened to my eye on Monday.  Then I knew something was definitely wrong with it.  Since then, it has progressively gotten worse.  It doesn’t hurt and there is no puss or anything, but it looks terrible.  It’s literally red in every part of my eye except the inside.  Ugh.  I’m hoping it starts to look better by the end of the weekend because I’m totally trying to avoid a trip to the opthamalogist.

What’s your favorite pumpkin-flavored treat right now?  Any good podcast suggestions?

  • I love pumpkin everything!

    • You’re my kind of friend! 😉

  • Katie D

    Is the lid red? My ophthalmologist suggested to me that I wash my eyelids and eyebrows with baby shampoo. I do it daily and my eyes have been MUCH better! I used to get red, puffy lids a lot (no drainage or anything) but the enhanced cleaning helps. I guess just washing my face wasn’t enough.

    • No, it’s my actual eyeball. I ended up going to the opthamologist today to make sure it wasn’t anything serious, but it was a broken blood vessel, as I suspected. My entire white of my eye is bloody now though. Ew.