In this weekly feature, Ill share a weekly guest with you all, and you tell me in three words what comes to mind.
In three words...
I have always loved Adele, from the minute she came on the scene years ago. It's been a complex few years for Adele, as the singer has gone through a painful divorce, battled anxiety, and adjusted to life as a single parent to her eight year old son Angelo. Now though, the singer and her recent stunning Vogue cover, the star is ready to chart a whole new course with the release of her first single in six years from her album 30, which recently is hitting. Of course mouths will flap, and tongues will wag over Adele's new look, while others criticized the focus on her physical appearance. I swear, the poor girl can't win. First she was looked down upon because of her plucky appearance, and now it's like she can't win because she is too thin?!? Her trainer has even come out, speaking up for her telling the press it was never about getting skinny, it was about getting healthy. Her trainer added that he worked with her post pregnancy and surgery...and with better exercise and much better food choices is what took the weight off. But I for one, am so tired of everyone and their mother saying how stunning and gorgeous she is now. I actually preferred the more plucky Adele myself, I have always thought she was a very stunning woman...and she is still stunning. I think as long as she is happy, that's all that matters. But I think we have to remind ourselves as a society your weight doesn't determine your beauty. Your appearance doesn't determine your beauty, and the number on the scale doesn't make you worthy or unworthy. Either way, to me, Adele is and always has been a stunningly beautiful human who whether heavier or thinner is just as equally gorgeous. And she still has a set of pipes. It's just nice to hear that voice again.
What is it about pumpkins? I always have loved pumpkins and without them it wouldn't make the autumn complete. They and the foliage add so much. And the smells of such spices as all spice, clove, star anise, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, along with a nice dose of bourbon, when I make my mulled cider. I love nothing more than at a farmers market seeing the tons of pumpkin variety all stacked in bins. Pumpkin spice lattes may have dominated autumnal seasons every year for over a decade or more now, but actual pumpkins have been on the earth for a whopping 5,000 years, and there is so much more to the fruit then it's contribution to Starbucks. I'm not to much into pumpkin in everything...pumpkin scented paper towel's, really....but I do like a nice pumpkin spice soup I make, in addition to Butternut Squash soup, which I made this weekend for dinner with the Lumbersexual. A lady at the market makes the best, to die for pumpkin Belgian waffles. OMG!!!! The word pumpkin showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella. Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica. The original Jack o' lanterns were made with turnips and potatoes by the Irish. Each pumpkin has about 500 seeds. Pumpkins are technically fruits, more specifically, they are winter squash in the family which includes cucumbers and melons. Pumpkins are 90% water, which makes them a low calorie food. Now there are a few facts for you all. Is there any pumpkin foods you like to enjoy for the season?
Happy autumnal Monday all!