Can you believe it’s October 1st today? I mean, I know time is this weird thing right now where it feels fast and also slow but I’m still sort of floored that it’s already October. I’m ready to celebrate it, though, despite not feeling ready for it. Here are 3 good things about October!
- The weather. It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of summer. I love the long days and the warm sun. I’m not, however, a fan of humidity and summer and humidity, at least where I live, go hand in hand. Now that October is here our weather (usually) turns crisp and dry. In fact, the chance of a muggy day is only 5% and that drops even lower as the month goes in. In terms of temperatures, the average high is between 57° and 67° and the average low is between 53° and 43°. Do I prefer it warmer? Yeah. But do I love that low humidity? Oh hell yeah. And those cooler evenings are perfect for enjoying a fire in the fire pit.
- Fall decorations. I adore all the fall things I have throughout our house at this time of year. Pumpkins and silk leaves. Halloween signs and seasonal dishes. Soft quilts and fluffy blankets. Gourds and grasses and chrysanthemums outside. It makes everything look inviting and cozy and it makes me want to chill on the couch and read all day long.
- Comfort food. Forget the grill and the corn on the cob. It’s time for soups and stews and chili. Maybe a pot roast. Definitely some chicken and rice casserole. My sourdough starter is once again on the counter and I’m baking bread after a summer hiatus. It’s time for baking apple pie and making homemade cookies. I’m not into all that pumpkin spice hoopla but I do enjoy an occasional fall spice latte from my favorite coffee shop at this time of year, too.
I actually could go on and mention other things I love about October: it’s the birthday month of both of my grandsons . . . Halloween candy . . . sweaters and boots . . . and foliage. As Anne Shirley said, I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
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