Hello, October!

Finally it is October! My very favorite month of the year! I love love love fall and all that goes with it. The chilly mornings, crispy leaves, apples and pumpkins, sweaters, jeans, boots – just everything. I feel like I started the month off right today. I met my friends at the park for a morning walk, coffees in hand, and it was such a great way to start the day, even though our feet were soaking wet by the end of it from the dew on the grass. But we had great talks and spotted some new mushrooms, and also, more leaves on the ground, that had changed color. When I went a few weeks ago, the leaves were still green and on the trees; today, the leaves were starting to change and fall to the ground, red and yellow and orange.

I love the drawing in and quieting down that fall signals. We are still running around, busy, but I know that soon we will be tucked up at home, cozy nights with soup and tea and blankets, good books, board games. I love our fall and winter evenings, having dinner around our table, music playing in the background as we enjoy the time together, usually Carole King or Lord Huron or the The National Parks, connecting with each other about our days. Weekends spent outside in the chill, coming home to chili that we turn into nachos the next day. Fires and cider with my brother and sister-in-law as our kids play in the yard then snuggle on our laps once it gets darker.

And it is also spooky season! I love scary books, witches and ghosts especially. I used to love scary movies but I have become a bit of a wimp – now I am very choosy about what I watch. And I am lining up all the Halloween kids movies to watch with Wyatt this year – Disney’s cartoon The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice, Casper – and I saw that there is going to be a Muppets Haunted Mansion movie too! I am super excited about it! Wyatt and I have watched the trailer a million times! He loves Halloween too, and is looking forward to trick or treating again this year, masked up, but trick or treating. He wants to be Pete the Cat and he is going to be an adorable. I might be biased though, just a little.

We’ve been slowly adding in our Halloween decorations, and Luna decided to get in the act and pose on her castle. Soon my SIL Chrissy and I are going to get the kids together for an autumn walk after school to gather leaves to dip in wax and string up as a garland, and of course, the traditional visit to the orchard to get apples, doughnuts, and pumpkins!

Do you do anything special in the fall? What do you most look forward to?

17 thoughts on “Hello, October!

  1. This post is beautifully written. Your description of tucking in for the season sounds so pretty. Sitting at the dinner table talking about your day with Carole King singing in the background. Sound pretty spectacular to me. One of my favorite songs is “Comin’ Around Again” by Carly Simon. It feels a lot like the theme of my adult life. We head to the pumpkin patch in a week, with all of my granddaughters gathered together. I can’t wait. Enjoy every precious moment of your favorite month!!

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    1. Aw thank you Leslie! 🙂 That is a great song! I love Carly Simon too. Both women have such amazing voices and I love the stories their songs tell. Billy and I always talk about how that era of music was actually music , you know what I mean? I hope you post about your trip to the pumpkin patch! How fun! I am so behind on reading everyone’s blogs but I am starting to get our routine down. 🙂

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  2. October is my favorite month, too, for all the reasons you mentioned! I love the cooler temps and the changing leaves. I’m not too much into spooky things, but it’s fun to watch or read something scary once in awhile.

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  3. There’s going to be a Muppet’s Haunted Mansion???? I can’t think of the last time I was more excited! October in Alabama still feels mostly like summer but the humidity does start to drop a bit which is nice. I do envy those a little farther north your fall!

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  4. I love the warm autumn feel in your home. I adore October but it is anything but ‘settle down and be cozy’ month this year. It will have its advantages and charms but I’m not sure how much peace or quiet it will have for us!

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  6. We usually do a trip to the apple orchard and a couple jumps in a leaf pile. I am horrible at decorating the house so I don’t really do that. The kids are looking forward to actually trick or treating this year and maybe even with friends.

    I am sure Wyatt is going to look so cute as Pete the Cat!!! Grace likes that show.

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    1. We are very minimal with our decorations. Lol. I used to actually decorate more but now… I just don’t have the time! I actually gave away a huge storage tote full of Halloween stuff this year on our Buy Nothing site.

      Wyatt loves Halloween. We trick or treat every year with my niece and brother and his wife, while my mom and SIL’s mom give away candy at their house. Then we have pizza. And lots of candy. I think we might go to the orchard this Saturday! It’ s my favorite fall outing. 🙂

      What does Grace want to be this year?

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