My growingly alarming pumpkin obsession

My Friday off — also to be known forevermore as the day my pumpkin obsession reached a fever pitch . . . and a point of no return. If I’d gotten over to Starbucks for my pumpkin spice latte, I think I would have had to enter gourd rehab. Instead, I got this early this morning, having breakfast with my sister and grandparents at Einstein’s:

A pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese! Now, if that doesn’t cure your pumpkin hankering . . . nothing can.

After I got my haircut (yay!), we came back home to take our family holiday photo and regroup. Then it was off to the pumpkin patch! Earlier in the month, I fretted over the possibility that it wouldn’t open this year — the first year in my recollection that we wouldn’t be able to gather up our favorite orange gourds. Well, rest assured — the stand is open, we got the pumpkins — and now all that’s left is to carve those babies.

Then we followed it all up with a little of my grandmother’s homemade pumpkin and cranberry bread. I only wish I were kidding.

And I’m wearing an orange sweater today!

Another delightful, pumpkin-filled afternoon! And once Halloween is over, I’ll still have Thanksgiving to look forward to . . . all those pumpkin pies . . .

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4 thoughts on “My growingly alarming pumpkin obsession

  1. What a great day! I’m also pumpkin obsessed this time of year and usually wear my favorite orange sweater to the pumpkin patch. We can enter gourde rehab together. Thanks for the book recommendation for my recovery weekend…I got lots of suggestions, but Queen of Babble looks like the best fit. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  2. Awesome. A pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese sounds soooo good. I can’t even get the stupid muffin at Dunkin Donuts. It’s always sold out. I love pumpkin stuff. Great pics!

  3. A pumpkin bagel! What did that taste like? Was it subtle or more strong like pumpkine spice bread? Darn, I don’t know if we have Einstein Bagels around here! We did in Arizona… Hmmm.

  4. It was definitely a more subtle pumpkin taste — not quite as strong as pumpkin spice bread (which I also love!) — but strong enough to leave no doubt about its important pumpkin origins. 🙂 The pumpkin cream cheese really put it over the edge! That was intense — but intensely delicious! I wanted to get a tub of it to take home, but they were all sold out. Foiled again!

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