it’s the 31st of the most god-forsaken awful month of the year, so we’re going to do it up right. hubs is currently washing out his (*new* because he forgot the old one at the michigan lakehouse) outdoor chili pot for some roasting tonight. apparently that’s what menfolk do – put meaty dishes over the open flame. i’d hate to know what he’d do with an entire pig.

as well we picked a peck of apples last night (just from meijer -but they sell local!) so i’m going to do up some sauce for henry’s limited diet plan. i’ve got a bit of cider we’ll let simmer as well. i’ve got 2 pumpkins to bake up so the insides can make my mouth happy in the form of something sweet topped with cream cheese. maybe even some seed roasting if i can figure out how that works.

but what i most look forward to is the pumpkin spice creamer for my coffee. for a month now i’ve been awaiting its return. it’s available in limited quantities at limited locations and i have yet to stumble upon it. i told H at the store last week that mommy was going to throw a tantrum if it didn’t show up soon.

the kicker? you know what IS readily available?? both gingerbread and peppermint mocha. please see exhibit A:

Dear Coffee-Mate Creamer,
Thank you for your continued contributions at making fall a better season each year with the addition of Pumpkin Spice Creamer in my grocers’ fridge. It’s the poor girls’ pumpkin spice latte. However, we need to briefly review the calendar and the appropriate seasonal condiments for each:
October: apples, pears, pumpkins
November: pumpkins, cinnamon, corn (though corn may not be the best choice of creamer flavoring – but thanks to the indians we hang it on our door in celebration)
December: chocolate, peppermint, pumpkin, gingerbread.
As you can see, pumpkin clearly comes before peppermint and gingerbread in the seasonal calendar. Thus, pumpkin creamer should be released earlier in the creamer calendar than november 1 whilest peppermint has had the habit of making an appearance in october. NOT APPROPRIATE.

Hugs & Kisses,

so tonight will be a fall festival of goodness. if my friends really love me they’ll bring the PSC along and we’ll enjoy a good cup on the cusp of November, a reminder that “rescue is coming“.

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