September 10, 2009

10 on the 10th - September Edition

I haven't participated in Mer's 10 on the 10th in a while, but her list today was so fun that I'm totally copying it. So, here are 10 things that I'm enjoying right now:

1. Cooler temps. Praise Jesus, Amen.

2. College Football. My alma mater probably couldn't beat a high school team this year, but I enjoy watching SEC football.

3. The NFL season opens tonight...with my beloved Steelers playing the Titans. In case you hadn't guessed, football is my favorite sport.

4. Reading this book as part of Joanne's Read + Chat + Live. There's still plenty of time to join us, so come on!

5. My Senior High Girls' Sunday School class. I really have a bunch of awesome girls, and I seriously heart them!

6. CJ. My girl started middle school Tuesday. After the reality of that hit (and I shed just a couple of tears), I realized how much she's grown over the summer. There are still plenty of days with pre-teen attitude, but she's also assuming more responsibility around the house. LAtely, she's wanted to help cook practically every dinner...more accurately, she's wanted me to help her cook. I'm not complaining!

7. Pumpkin Muffins. We just made our first batch Monday.

8. Getting back into a routine. I enjoy the laid back, non-scheduled days of summer for a while, but I do love the routines we've established in our home in the past two years. Still trying to keep things peaceful and simple!

9. My favorite season. I'm an autumn and winter girl.

10. The progress we're making on the long last! We're 2 months in, and things have been S.L.O.W. But it looks like things are finally starting to move in the right direction. Honestly, it hasn't been so bad sharing a bathroom and having the contents of our closet stuffed into our room. (I guess Peru gave me some perspective on that.) We've been able to make some changes to make things more open/functional/pretty. And I've learned that we had WAY TOO MANY clothes! I told R that if we can live without the clothes we stored in the attic during this time, then we should just take them to consignment instead of trying to cram them back in. Thankfully, he agrees. Funny, our closet was the one area I never finished purging. I kept putting it off. I guess God had other plans.

If you've stuck with me this long, head over to Meredith's to see the other 10 on the 10th posts. But first, leave me a comment and let me know what you're enjoying these days.


Heather C said...

I'm a football fanatic as well... go figure! :) Although... I wouldn't be caught rooting for the Steelers for anything. Pats girl all the way!

Love your list!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Ah...I LOVE football...and fall as well!!

Praying you have an amazing fall with your precious family!

Jillian, Inc said...

I'm enjoying many of the same things... football, pumpkin muffins (the recipe you sent me!) and the cooler weather. I'll add another AMEN to that one.

sara said...

well, we are opposite on the seasons...I'm a spring/summer girl. Probably due to growing up in AZ!!

But I do love football, mostly HS football. I love being in the stands and cheering them on!!!

great list!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Yay for cooler weather and SEC football! And middle school and routines and new bathrooms!

I am SO going to cry when I finish Guernsey. I could have finished it last night, but I just don't want it to end so I'm drawing it out.

Also, you wanna share your pumpkin muffin recipe? I'm craving all things pumpkin these days.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried Mer's pumpkin chocolate chip muffins? I wasn't sure if I would like them but we all LOVE them!

That looks like a very interesting book! I might add that to my To Read list.

His Girl said...

I know it makes you sad that I don't love football...

but i do heart pumpkin muffins and your sweet self.

good 'nuff?