chocolate pancakes

School started back up (in Florida) and pretty soon it will be “Fall”…it will still be 75 degrees, but we’ll all pretend it’s not. We’ll switch from ice tea/coffee to hot pumpkin chai whatevers, ditch the flip flops for boots (short and tall), then change out our chachkis (tiny gourd, anyone?)

We tend to be a bit blanket obsessed around here. Everyone gets their own, even the furry babies. I swaddle myself in blankets year-round, but it feels more cozy in the Fall. Like a license to hibernate, I guess.

The house smells like pumpkin pecan waffles and strong coffee. I’m rushing the Fall season a bit…the whole year, really. Feels heavy out there…and I want everyone to get through it unscathed. Hurricane season, flu season, holidays, work deadlines, nostalgia over the New Year. I’m worrying about things I can neither control or change (driving myself pretty close to the edge.) Somehow, I’ll figure out how to hush the worry; let my brain rest. Getting enough sleep and staying hydrated is a good start (going back into therapy would be a better start.)

I threw together some chocolate pancakes the other night (for fun?) 1 cup GF yellow cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, one scoop Vega almond coconut protein powder, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, Hershey’s chocolate syrup (which I neglected to measure)

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Yes, I ate these for dinner (two nights in a row). No shame. Been sharing more things like this on Instagram. It’s easier to post a few images or a story than to spill messy thoughts out into paragraphs. Of course, I’d like to feel together enough to do both. So, cheers **raises glass of pumpkin whatever** to getting out of this rut and back to writing (paragraphs) and you know, leaving the house…and stuff. And to Pumpkins! **clink**♡

image viaToa Heftiba