I am sitting here thinking about how gorgeous the weather has been the past few days and weeks. Each morning has had a bit of a chill in the air, and by noon I'm opening up my windows to enjoy the fresh air in the house. October is a month with really perfect weather. The humidity is down and the days are still warm. And because if it, the flowers are still blooming and the birds are still singing (although they may have already started their migration farther south.)
October in South Carolina may just be one of my favorite months!
Just saying (or typing) this is a big deal for me. Really. I used to have a very hard time appreciating this time of year.
I still don't like that I have to give up my shorts and flip-flops, and have to pull on tight jeans and squish my toes into closed shoes. It seems my body "relaxes" over the warm months and spreads a bit... and it fights going into tighter fitting clothes. Did I gain weight or just get used to the loose fit of summer clothes?!
I still don't like the end of the floral growing season. The beauty of my garden goes into hibernation for awhile. There's not much to look at outside during the colder months, except a few winter pansies, or some decorative kale.
And the holidays...what can I say? I have a love-hate relationship with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, I'm admitting it. I love the family time, and I love taking time at Thanksgiving to thank God for all we have. But, I head to the cold for a few days and it hits me like a mean slap in the face. And, as for Christmas (a topic for at least another blog or two or three or more) has SO many awesome things about it...there's a long list. Again, family, and celebrating Christ's birth. Hello? Remember THAT part of Christmas??? But, it also brings too much stress to me and people in general. Deadlines, lots of shopping, cards, etc.
So, yes, October is a wonderful month! The weather is lovely - and of course, there's football. That's it.
Mmmmmm..... October. : )