October has arrived and a cool breeze has blown in with it, right on cue. Yesterday, we had the air conditioning on. It was humid and hot. Today, it is coat weather. Well, sweater weather anyway. Of course, I haven't unearthed my sweaters from the closet yet, they're still hibernating, so I grabbed my bathrobe and threw it on over my clothes.
It's a really good look.
Me. Showered, dressed and made up, walking around the house in my oversized, fuzzy, bubblegum pink, fleece robe. I do this a lot.
My husband teases me about it all.the.time.
"What are you wearing?"
"So put on a sweater."
"I don't have a sweater that's big enough and comfy enough and warm enough. I like the bathrobe."
"Well, it looks really good. Hot." His words are dripping with sarcasm. My kids like the look just as much.
"My friends are coming over, can you please take off the bathrobe."
"I'm cold." And so the discussion starts all over again.
I remind them all that Cher changed into something really warm and snuggly in Moonstruck and so did Mr. Rogers, whenever he came home. Then they remind me that yes, they both wore sweaters.
Frankly, I don't see what the big deal is. I mean, I get it, it does tend to confuse people, like when they show up unexpectedly and see me in my robe at 2pm. They always ask if I am feeling well. Or when a crew of kids shows up after school and asks if I just woke up from a nap. My hair and makeup are done people, does no one notice this?
The judgment is harsh, but I shake it off. I'm used to it. I have teenage girls, they think that everything I wear is questionable. I am not taking fashion advice from them.
Besides, they should be happy that I've upgraded. My old bathrobe was a tattered, grey number with black piping. I looked like I had escaped from an institution wearing that robe. My kids would watch Friends and see Mr. Heckles, the crazy neighbor from downstairs and say, "Mom, you look like that guy."
But I was warm.
I guess, I really should swap out my clothes for the season, since it looks like fall is here to stay. There's got to be a big sweater in there somewhere.
In the meantime, I leave you with a fall recipe to warm you up, we are just starting to dig those out from hibernation, as well.
Baked Apples With Cinnamon and Granola
Cut an apple into slices. We like Granny Smith for this recipe, but you can use any kind. I have one of those nifty things you press down on and it cores the apple and slices it all in one shot.
Lay the slices on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for about 10-15 minutes on 350 degrees. When they come out, drizzle honey and granola on top and eat up.
You do not need to wear your bathrobe when you make these.
But I did.
How will you stay warm this fall?
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