One-Word Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…

{Headed out to hike Big Sur.}

{This is how all literary masters do it, right?}

{Sunrise on my running route… Why I get up at 5 a.m. to pound the pavement.}

{I’m experimenting with a vegetarian lifestyle… It’s been almost two weeks, and I’ve only fallen off the wagon once (turkey burger at a barbecue). Despite that one little slip, I don’t miss meat much at all.}

{Everywhere! Our town has the coolest farmers’ market. Yesterday my girlie and I went and came home with plums, smoked salmon, avocados, fresh flowers, and that super cute, hand-knit hat she’s wearing. JUST what we needed!}

{Love Carmel by the Sea so much!}

{This book yanked me out of my reading funk in a major way. I loved it SO MUCH. Seriously… I smiled, I swooned, I stressed, I cringed, I *almost* cried. I just wanted to hug Zoe and Will so much, and the final pages… CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM. Add Nobody But US to your Goodreads shelf, and PLEASE pick this book up when it debuts in January!}

{The girl and the Fudgsicle. :)}

Tell me: Now that summer is coming to an end, what will you miss most about the season of sunshine?


24 thoughts on “One-Word Wednesday

  1. Rebecca B says:

    Gorgeous pictures! What’s the recipe for your vegetarian meal? Looks delicious.
    I will miss free reign to eat ice cream and beach days. But I’m looking forward to tea, sweaters, and getting back to work!

    • katyupperman says:

      The farmer’s omlette was from a cool cafe we go to all the time for breakfast. It had corn and spinach and tomato and avocado and cheese and onion. It was amazing! And yes, I’ll miss ice cream on warm evenings as well. πŸ™‚

  2. Jaime Morrow says:

    Great pictures! With the summer coming to an end, I think I’ll miss the early sunrises and the late sunsets. It’s really dark first thing in the morning now and dark early at night too. It feels like the day is closing in on us until we only have a handful of daylight hours. Bleh. The pleasures of living in a more northern locale…
    I hope you enjoyed your summer and that it has been both relaxing and productive. πŸ™‚

    • katyupperman says:

      The loss of daylight is my least favorite part of fall. I find all the darkness slightly depressing. But, I do like pulling out my cute sweaters and making big pots of soup. Hope you had a wonderful summer, Jaime!

  3. Erin L. Schneider says:

    Great pictures, as always, Katy!
    And I’m not admitting that summer is coming to an end. Since you’ve lived where I still do, you know I’ll miss the sun, daylight (waking up and it’s dark outside already!!! Boo!), warmth, short sleeves, and flip flops.
    But I do love boots, cozy sweaters, scarves and hats (and your daughter’s hat is too cute!), leaves changing color, and the smell of fall – so I guess there’s that! πŸ™‚
    And thanks for the book reco – going on my TBR list asap!

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Erin! I do love fall in the Pacific Northwest. I think August, September, and October are the best months there. And yes, I’m looking forward to digging out my sweaters and boots too. Hope you’re able to read NOBODY BUT US… Love, love, LOVE that book!

  4. Alison Miller says:

    Awww…LOVE all the pics! And I guess it’s no surprise that a) I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 16 (I went ten years of being a straight vegetarian, but had to change for iron’s sake) and b) I write notes like that to myself too! “FIX ME PLEASE” is written all over the back end of my manuscript!

    Good luck with the revisions. YOU CAN DO IT!

    • katyupperman says:

      Nope, no surprise at all. πŸ˜‰ I rarely ate red meat even when I was eating meat regularly. We’re a chicken/ground turkey kind of household. And sometimes those FIX ME notes are the only way I can maintain my sanity while revising. πŸ™‚

    • katyupperman says:

      I LOVE my running route, Kirsten. I will be heartbroken when we move away from the CA coast. It’s beautiful, and the weather is perfect for hitting the pavement. You’ll have to post pictures of your girls’ hats… Knit headgear on kiddos is the cutest!

  5. Krispy says:

    Beautiful pics, cute girl! What an inspiring place to be! Also, your kiddo has great taste! I’m addicted to fudgsicles right now! πŸ™‚

  6. Lindsay says:

    I’ll miss all of it so much. This was a lovely post and makes me think about how much I loved my summer with the kiddos. The beaches, the pools, the laughing and all the time we got to spend together. I MISS SUMMER!! *flails*

  7. Temre Beltz says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all those great pics, Katy! I love your girlie’s hat! SO adorable. I also love getting a feel for the atmosphere of where you live. Seeing the comment above about you thinking of setting your next MS in your town makes me so excited! And – as you know – I love that sweet pic of you girls hiking, though it does make me blush still remembering my social media goof. Yikes, hubby is still teasing me about it. Hope you are having a great week so far! Hugs ❀

    • katyupperman says:

      We ARE having a great week, Tem! Busy, but very good. πŸ™‚ Today was a break from my WiP revision, but tomorrow I’m diving back in with the goal of finishing by the end of this weekend… Yay! And I’m still chuckling about your Twitter snaffu… Totally something I would do!

  8. Elodie says:

    Wonderful pictures, Katy! The one of your morning run is absolutely stunning and your cutie…well, always look adorable πŸ˜€
    And I need to put NOBODY BUT US on my TBR!

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