Everyone has left school for fall break. Ben and I went for a walked and collected some of our favorite leaves and then embalmed them in Mod Podge to make a lovely garland for when fall is gone and winter makes me miss the sweet, falling leaves.
On Thursday night, after work, Ben and I constructed a lovely creme brulee (they serve them at the restaurant I hostess at, but alas, I cannot bring myself to pay for one of the lovely desserts). We used this recipe and it was awesome. We were even able to put it in the fridge and save it for a few days (we were in no way prepared to eat an entire pie plate full), which was surprising, but really great. We just added some sugar to the top every time we re-baked it.
Fall is so very much my favorite time of year. I find myself always so lost in the summer and very uncomfortable in the heat. But in the colder months, there is nothing I love more than layer blankets and wrapping scarves around myself and digging through drawers to find my large wool socks. Ben and I have finally started really putting together some Japan plans and I'm filled with happiness. I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my life.