What a night. A battery in one of our fire alarms started going out and the dang thing beeped all night.
It is a piercing, knife in the brain sort of beep. After all, it is designed to wake you from the deepest of sleeps.
But apparently my sweet husband, who sleeps like a baby, is immune to its sound. That is not exactly comforting. He had already gotten up once to deal with it and I couldn't bring myself to wake him again. He has had a stressful week and has to get up super early.
It was so bad the dog decided to sleep with Ryan which is the first time in history for him to ever do this willingly. I struggled with feeling a bit offended but then I decided that what typically seems like a not very smart dog had the right idea. I should have followed his lead and gone upstairs to sleep, too.
This morning I feel weak and fragile and have taken a migraine pill. I would have confessed to anything or told you all my secrets to make that noise stop. Thankfully it is off now and Mike thinks he can have the whole thing remedied tonight. I was so glad this happened while he was home. What if he had been out of town? Yikes.
So, in other news, it is finally fall here in Texas and I have decided it is a rotten time to be trying to lose weight. I've been stuck on this same 5 pounds for way too long. Food. I just like to eat it. And the cool weather and all the delicious fall foods doesn't really help. But I am not giving up. I am just going to complain. Great technique, eh?
I made my favorite gingerbread pumpkin cake for the kids and have only had a nibble which I consider a huge feat because this is so yummy and one of my All Time Favorites. I left off the icing because it is moist enough without it, I didn't want the kids feeling guilty eating it for breakfast (right), and because it is way less tempting for me that way (which is the real reason).
|There is cream cheese hidden under that salsa!|
And guess what?!? Cranberry season has begun! I spotted cranberries at my local Kroger last week! This delicious cranberry salsa has been on my mind ever since. When a friend gave me home grown jalapenos I took it as a clear sign. This is now marinating in the fridge and waiting to be taken to a Mom's Night Out tonight. I plan on it being my dinner and I might even share it with the other ladies. We'll see.
Maybe there is a diet plan that incorporates a fire alarm. That might actually do the trick.