Not Pumpkin Spice Again!

Please. No. Not. I just can’t.

Don’t get me wrong. I like pumpkin pie. Really I do. And it’s usually made with spices. And I like pumpkin bread. Within reason.

But as I’ve said before, it’s gotten way out of hand now. I even saw ads the last week of August for pumpkin spice coffee, and similar items.

It wasn’t even September! 

And now, at the end of September, now that I’ve once again been dragged kicking and screaming into fall, it’s everywhere!!!

Even my very favorite beach popcorn stand is advertising pumpkin spice popcorn!!! Caramel apple is one thing, (and that’s delicious!) but pumpkin spice caramel popcorn sounds horrible. At least to me.

I even went on line this week to order more flavored tea, thinking I could find something new and yummy for fall. And you guessed it…the first thing that came up in my search was pumpkin spice tea! And no, I didn’t order it.

I did find a delicious caramel apple tea, and a fabulous salted caramel concoction, and even a vanilla caramel flavor which I haven’t tried yet.

But sorry, not sorry, that pumpkin spice tea doesn’t sound any better than pumpkin spice coffee, or pumpkin spice cocoa. Please. I even saw a butterscotch spice mixture but I doubt that would be much better.

We went to dinner the other night and even the drink specials were full of pumpkin spice choices. Pumpkin spice martinis, pumpkin spice beer, and some kind of pumpkin flavored after dinner coffee drink with whipped cream. I don’t drink martinis at all, nor any beer very often, and certainly I’m not trying a pumpkin coffee drink!

Enough is enough.

But what sent me over the edge was an ad from one of my favorite bead suppliers advertising their new pumpkin spice fall bead collection!! Please make it stop!

Next thing you know, there’ll be pumpkin spice dog food. Or cat food. Although there are pumpkin flavored dog treats available that my dogs love! They’re NON spicy, and not a fall-only flavor. 

So please, before someone comes out advertising pumpkin spice colored flip flops, let’s pretend all this didn’t happen. If I have to have fall, and I guess I have no choice in the matter, can we just leave the flavors with apples and caramel?

And speaking of that, I think it’s time to sit down with my salted caramel tea and a good beach novel. At least I can still READ about summer!

Welcome Back!

Yes, I’m welcoming myself back to my own blog. It’s been far too long since I’ve posted anything.


Because I haven’t felt the motivation; the drive; or felt I really had the time to give it my all.

I think I just needed a break. And we all do, from time to time, don’t we?

Sure, I was busy. Working from home every day at my full time job. Then jumping in my pool float with a good book (binge reading a lot of beach modern romance series) on my kindle and enjoying a cold glass of wine. Sometimes the grandkids were here with us which was doubly fun. 

Then there was always making jewelry or binge watching some tv series we’d never seen before but discovered on Netflix.

And don’t forget the times we just sat on the screened porch at night, relaxing with the Yorkies and listening to Jeremiah the bullfrog croak along with his friends.

And the vacation we took to my favorite beach town with our daughter and grandkids.

Actually it was a time to recharge my batteries. I needed it. We all do at one time or another. And I discovered my batteries were really low, not just on energy, but ideas.

Yes, as busy as we all are, we need a time to just do what we want to do. Or to do nothing without feeling guilty about it.

Sometimes we don’t even realize we need it, like I didn’t. Until we just decide to take that break. And I’m glad I did.

How about you? Have you taken a break from everything for awhile? What did you do? And how did it make you feel?

And for those of you who did that, Welcome Back!

The adventures are ready to begin again.