October is always my favorite month, I love the weather, the traditions, the reintroduction of soup as an everyday staple into my life.
The events of the past month remind me like leaves on the tree in the fall- they flare brightly for a short colorful time, then gently fall to the earth and become memories.
~ the epic journey this year to Erie Orchards with Devin and Chrissy~ Devin and I have been going there since we were little tiny kids, so about 30 years for me ~ unfortunately it has grown too commercial, so this year was more than likely our last.
~Theatre Bizarre ~ always a fun time, no matter the venue, since it is about the show, and the show must go on.
~ eating crepes in the cold with Billy at Eastern Market, buying cheese and wine and pumpkins to carve.
~Sunday Soup Night with Devin and Chrissy ~ I have resolved to make soup every Sunday until Spring ~ so far we have had Bean Soup and Vegetable Soup. The soup for tonight is Three Sisters Soup from the Moosewood collection.
~A weekend at the Lake House with friends ~ walks through the woods, evenings around the bonfire, friends, dogs, shared meals and wine.
~ Halloween - parties, carving pumpkins, handing out candy, scary movies.
I view Halloween as my last hurrah before winter and November arrive, and I am less inclined to be social, and more inclined to cuddle under blankets watching movies with Billy or reading surrounded by animals. Chrissy and I hope to work on some sewing projects this winter, and I am really excited about this - it seems a perfect winter thing to do, very Little House on the Prairie.
So while I hate to say good bye to October, I am looking forward to November.