Weekend in Photos + Rain

Would you believe me if I told you it was 89 degrees here just last week?

I would say I think this means fall is here to stay, but it’s supposed to be in the mid 70’s later this weekend, so I just don’t know what to think anymore.

Alls I know is I had to bike to work today, and it looked a bit like this:

Fortunately, I’m experienced in the art of biking in the rain…It happens a whole 4 times per year down in Santa Barbara 😉

My strategy is to wear as light of clothing as possible while I bike, then change into warm dry clothes at my destination. Mission accomplished this morning…except that I acquired what we referred to at UCSB as a Freshman Stripe…a strip of water that gets kicked up by your bike tire if you ride through puddles (or haven’t bought fenders for your tires yet), usually found on the backs of Freshmen. And me. Womp womp.

Luckily, it wasn’t like this all weekend:

On Friday, I went to our local YMCA’s annual auction. My family is kiiinda heavily involved with the organization. My dearly departed Papa (whose service is being held at a YMCA), my dad (who helped organize the auction), and even my brother (the one holding up the sign [the job was a perfect fit — he’s 6’3″]). There were lots of tastings from local wineries and catering companies, and both live and silent auctions!

The only auction item I won was a gift basket with moscato & Girl Scout cookies (score!)…but as you can see, my family made out with a fair amount of loot. And my mom gave me one of her boxes of Tagalongs, so generous she is!!

For the first time in months, I slept in on Saturday morning! (T-Man’s campaign schedule isn’t exactly conducive to sleeping in) — When my lunch on Friday consisted of quinoa and chickpeas (because it was all I had left) I knew it was time for grocery shopping…. — and baking! This Apple Goodie is a Grandma Hanzlik recipe…. to be shared soon!

Late Saturday night, we redeemed some Groupons for a Haunted Corn Maze in town. It was AWESOME! And pretty terrifying. It helped that we were led through by someone who works at the farm…but there were literally dozens of actors that kept jumping out or (even worse) creepily coming out from behind us. Definitely check it out if you’re in the Sacramento area!

To keep with the scary theme, I took a picture with one of T-Man’s creepy pirate ship paintings.

The weekend ended with dinner & the Giants game at my parents’ house… I was shocked to see the dozens of sympathy cards that had come in for my dad. — The Giants forced Game 7! So so so hoping they make it to the World Series. My Papa would be so excited! — For dinner, I cooked a spaghetti squash with my momma’s homemade meat sauce. None of us had tried it before, and we all liked it! Though I’d warn to those wanting to try it that it isn’t as filling as regular spaghetti, so we paired it with a couple nice slices of French bread!

Hows the weather in your neck of the woods?