It’s been a manic Monday.  I woke up to my blog running as slow as molasses and although I just upgraded to new servers about three weeks ago, it seems that they weren’t quite big enough.  I knew this almost immediately after migrating, but was putting off doing anything because tech changes give me panic attacks.  Sweaty palm city.  However, I couldn’t avoid it any longer so I spent half the morning and much of the afternoon dealing with tech stuff.

The tech support people told me it should have been seamless to all of you and the benefit is that my site should load faster now.  Fingers crossed.

In addition to going nutty with blog stuff, I spent time with these kind of nuts.

Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Almonds in white bowl

The smell of roasted nuts in my house has been intoxicating.  It smells like Christmas time at the mall when you can smell the fragrance of roasted nuts wafting through the stores just begging you to inhale a few handfuls, immediately.

And the smell of Baked Vanilla Glazed Donuts with Vanilla Glaze, i.e. Krispy Kreme donuts, was wafting through the house over the weekend.

Baked Vanilla Glazed Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

The smell of baking donuts is a good problem to have.  No complaints or anything.

The winner of the Cookiepedia Cookbook Giveaway is:

bakerbynature November 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

“I would be all over those black and white cookies; how typical new yorker of me is that? I’d share… of course “:)

Congrats, Ashley @ Bakerbynature

The scent of this coffee has also been wafting.

Two bags of coffee Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Lake Tawar and Finca Santa Ana

Did you enter the coffee giveaway yet?


1. What scents have been wafting through your world lately?

I did smell some bus exhaust and diesel fuel.  Ick!

But there’s been lots of other good stuff like coffee, roasted nuts, and laundry soap because in addition to calming tech fires, I caught up on some laundry.  Thrilling indeed.

2. What are some of your favorite scents?

I love:

anything vanilla

this body spray

and peanut butter banana bread (vegan, GF) baking doesn’t smell too shabby either.  Something about bread, and especially banana bread, that I just adore.

Stay warm!  It’s gotten pretty “wintery” in San Diego the past few days.

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