Friday Free-For-All – 09/29/17

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

Fall has finally arrived! Even though September 22nd was the equinox, we had a string of hot, dry days that were like a second summer until just yesterday. While it was nice to have some extra summery days to sort of make up for our cold, rainy spring, I’m definitely happy that fall weather is here. Fall is my favorite anyway, but ESPECIALLY when I’m about to run my first half marathon in a while! It will be much nicer to run with temps in the 60’s versus in the 80’s.

Race weekend! In case you missed it, I’m running the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon in Waterbury on Sunday. Check out my thoughts and goals here. On the whole, I’m very excited to run my first “for time” race in quite a while. I just want to do my best and have fun.

We had our first meeting with our buyer’s agent this week. She came highly recommended by some friends who recently bought a house using her services. It was a good meeting, and I really think having a realtor in our corner will help a lot, both from a “seeing more stuff more easily” perspective, and from a “navigating the home-buying process” perspective. Fingers crossed that she’ll have some places for us to look at soon!

IMG_4525I can’t stop eating candy corn and/or mellocreme pumpkins. I know I alluded to this in last week’s FFFA post, but it’s bad. I bought two bags yesterday (one of each) and have already gotten into both. I prefer the pumpkins, but I can’t forget the classic candy corn shape. I always eat them by biting off the colored sections, starting with the yellow at the bottom. #typea They’re my favorite seasonal candies so I feel like I have to get as much as I possibly can before they disappear for another 11 months. I may just go buy a bunch of bags and hoard them for a while. Of course, knowing me, I’ll finish them all within a month.

Has fall arrived in your neck of the woods?



10 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 09/29/17

  1. dgobs says:

    I eat candy corn the same way!! 😎 Having a realtor work with us was huge during the home buying process. It really helped having someone in our corner who knew what he was doing! Good luck racing this weekend – run strong and squish it like a bug!

    • Rae says:

      So this candy corn-eating method is actually something that I’ve discussed with several people, and we all eat it the same way. I don’t know why, but that seems to be the unofficial method! And thanks for the well-wishes, I’m very excited to race 🙂

  2. veryrach says:

    It finally turned into chilly fall weather down here in Philly too. The heat the past few days was crazy! At least now the temps match all the yellowy leaves on the ground 🙂 Good luck this weekend!!

    • Rae says:

      How funny! Most people I’ve talked to eat it the way I do. Honestly, I don’t think there’s a “wrong” way to eat it, it’s just delicious 🙂

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    As someone who worked for a real estate company, I highly recommnd working with somone. You are going to see so much more than you would otherwise!
    Also, I’ve already finished my first bag of candy corn. Last week.

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