The month of apple spiced candles and warmly colored mums.
The official beginning of a guilt-free spree of purchasing Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (and then repurchasing because “Ummm…what happened to those bags of candy? Damn. When did my ankles start getting fat?”
The trees begin dropping their brightly colored leaves. All over my lawn. And in my gutters. And on my sidewalk. Ahhh. Ain’t it grand.
The start of bipolar-esque weather in my part of the country, the beautiful Pacific North-friggin’ A it’s raining again-West.
The kids begin perusing ideas of Halloween costumes and I begin crushing their dreams. (I mean, doesn’t anyone want to be a cowboy, ghost, or even a good old fashioned street walker anymore?)
Guilt-free purchases of Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Oh, wait. Did I already mention that?
Spooky home decorating. What other time of the year is it acceptable to not only ignore but glorify your ceiling cobwebs and dead flies in the window sill? Perfection.
The cooler weather calling for soup. And soup usually calls for bread. Which calls for butter. Which then calls for dipping back into the soup. It’s a beautiful cycle.
The start of an exciting long season of family get-togethers and holiday celebrations.
I love this month.