One of the greatest quotes I've ever read comes from Anne of Green Gables:
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers
This is easily one of my most favorite months. If asked, it would be impossible for me to give a quick list as to why. Once I would start ticking of the reasons, I wouldn't be able to stop. The clothes, the smells, the flavors, the weather (not including today...high of 84. I can't even...), and just all the awesomeness that is this month.
Also, today I was reminded that this is the month 1989 (Taylor Swift's new album for those not in the know) comes out! I love this month.
I'm not always the best as keeping the goals I set, but I believe in well placed tenacity, so may as well keep trying.
+ I believe in the written word, handwritten notes, and the opportunity to brighten someone's day. I totally want to be the person to make someone smile when they find a "just because" card in their mailbox.
+ Sometime during July, I truly had the though "time to start brainstorming what Christmas presents to get people!" Then I realized I may have a problem. Sanity question marks aside, I am super hopeful about getting Christmas presents either bought, or know what everyone is getting by the end of this month.
+ Baking. I have no quantifiable measurement for this, because, seriously, can you bake too much? And the aforementioned flavors fall offers beg you to get in the kitchen. One thing I am going to attempt are Pumpkin Pots de Crème with Maple Bourbon Whipped Cream.
Pray for our kitchen.
+ Apple Picking! Three years makes a tradition, right? This is something I look forward to every year with these sweet friends. AND it totally goes hand in hand with the whole baking goal because no one can eat a bushel of apples without them being covered in caramel and cinnamon. Just me? Okay, good deal.
+ I planted some mums and pansies this past weekend, and I am really hoping to keep them alive. Try as I might, I do not have a green thumb, but again, well placed tenacity.
+ An exciting new addition in our lives is Andrew's new car! This has been a long time coming, and I am so thankful for it, but that means I really need to check myself on buying things unnecessarily. So, the most important goal for this month is to keep spending low!
Truly, I could keep going, but I'll stop here and just say, hello, October. I've missed you.