Balmy & Beautiful


Today was balmy and rainy, but for some reason, I found the weather beautiful. If it weren’t for the orange leaves everywhere, it would have felt just like the beach after a storm. The foliage has been just gorgeous lately, and I’m hoping this warm weather will encourage the leaves to stay on the trees for a few more days because I’m headed to the mountains the weekend after this one!


Despite the downpour earlier today, I still took Jon to soccer this afternoon. I usually catch up on blog reading during practice, but my phone died today and I was left alone with my thoughts. My stomach was also growling, even after my usual afternoon snack. I haven’t updated you guys on my stomach issues in a few weeks, which is a good thing because, if it hurts, you know I’ll probably complain about it here:) I finished the antibiotic last week, and although I doubt my stomach will ever feel completely wonderful, I think it might be at least a little bit better lately (knock on wood). It’s also hard to tell because I ate so much cheese and buttercream this weekend, but it’s definitely not cramping like it was when I visited the doctor back in September.  The Doc recommended a special probiotic (apparently the only one that has research supporting its effectiveness?), so I’ll be starting that tomorrow.


I haven’t been cooking too much lately because grocery planning usually takes place on the weekends, which have been busy for a few weeks. Tonight, I threw some random stuff we had together to make a pretty decent meal. I blackenend tilapia filets using the same method I used last time and topped them with bbq sauce and goat cheese…


and served it over parmesan millet with broccoli.


I had planned on getting a little work done after dinner, but I got home a lot later than expected, so I think I’m just going to take it easy tonight. Have a nice evening:)
  • kath
    October 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    The tilapia dish looks superb!!

  • Lauren
    October 28, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I have to say I definitely want the cool fall weather back! That being said, your point about the foliage is absolutely valid: my husband and I are going out to the Berkshires (Stockbridge/Monument Mountain) this weekend, and hopefully the warmer weather has encouraged the leaves to hold out for a little bit longer ;). Which mountains are you going to?

    • Laura
      October 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      I’m headed to Lennox…is that in the Bershires? It will be my first time to western mass, so let me know of any fun hikes or things to do. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Nicole (Please Don't Weigh Me at the Zoo)
    October 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Your neighborhood is gorgeous! Love those pics. 🙂 Have fun in the mountains!

  • Paige
    November 2, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Hey I just found your blog…and went back and re-read a bunch of old posts 🙂 I was wondering which probiotic your doctor recommended? I was on antibiotics awhile back and my stomach hasn’t been right ever since. I picked up a couple different brands at Whole Foods, but I’d love to hear what a professional thinks is the best!