It has not felt like Fall here for two reasons. The first being that the leaves are not changing color, they are just dieing and falling off the trees (the ones that do, that is). The second reason being that our house has been a mess of drywall dust, pallets of tile, buckets of grout, plywood for kitchen countertops...I think you are getting the point. I have wanted to put out Halloween decorations, but it is pretty much pointless, since it will just be one more thing to dust!
Yet, us crazy people wanted to embrace the fact that we are living in LA and all of the fun costume shops! So, what did we do? Decided to throw a Halloween party, of course! Clearly, not being able to entertain like we usually do has gotten to us! We spent last night finalizing our costumes and the menu. While the menu consists of mostly easy appetizers and desserts, I was having a huge craving for pumpkin bread I couldn't curb. Todd and I headed to Whole Foods last night to buy the last can of pure pumpkin (no, seriously it was the last one) and everything else we haven't had in our house for months!
Maybe I should explain why this pumpkin bread venture is so crazy....our kitchen is still not complete, we have plywood for temporary countertops, no fridge, no stove, no working sink, BUT we do have a working oven! In addition, we have 4 contractors here today grouting tile in our foyer (which is of course the route to the sink we are using for dishes), prepping floors in the kitchen, installing the tub in our bathroom, and prepping for our glass shower enclosure. Yet, amidst all of the bustle I managed this:
I am feeling so accomplished this morning! It is not even 9 am yet, and I am on my second load of laundry, Breck got a bath (twice after walking through the grout!), and now there are two loaves of gluten free and dairy free pumpkin bread in the oven! I am going to spend the rest of my day preparing for our party and carving pumpkins with some fun ladies I have met out here! Wonderful start to my Friday! :o)