I was sitting at my desk this gray, drizzly morning, sipping coffee in what is now (after yesterday) my favorite coffee mug (at least for now anyway), when I looked hard at the calendar in amazement as I realized that yes indeed, October was really here!
Where exactly did September go? I honestly can’t figure that one out. October has always been my favorite month. It’s when cooler days appear to give us a break from the hot and humid days of summer, when nature starts showing off a little and bedazzling us with blazing colors of orange, yellow, red, and purple.
October is when I long to sit before a backyard fire pit and listen to the sounds of crickets chirping and watch the popping, crackling flames of fire, and smell the hickory smoked aroma. October is a happy time of fall festivals, high school football games (Go Bears!), and Halloween fun. It’s the joy of seeing happy children at roadside pumpkin stands and sipping hot apple cider or warm mugs of cocoa. It’s nostalgic memories of candy corn and trick-or-treating.
It’s a time I enjoy reading magazines like this:
October is my favorite time of the year to cook and bake. To try new recipes and recreate old familiar ones. Ahhhh…. the joy of comfort foods.
When I started this blog back in August of 2010 (has it REALLY been that long?), I wanted to learn some writing skills. At first I thought I’d write every day but I quickly learned that wasn’t feasible for me. My goal then became to post a few times a week. I don’t even accomplish that most weeks! My intentions are good, but I usually end up staring at a blank screen and flashing cursor more days than I care to admit, before moving on to other things.
But I think this October I’m gonna try posting every day. I hesitate to make a big deal out of saying that because the “pre-holiday” month of October can get very busy. And I tried this once before and it was an epic fail. But I thought I’d give it a whirl and see what happens. I know some bloggers choose one topic and participate in the 31 Days of Writing in October. I’m not going to limit myself to just one topic and I’m not linking up anywhere. I’m just doing this as a fun personal challenge to myself. Some days I’ll probably cheat and use writing prompts. Other days I’ll just write whatever’s on my mind. It may be short or it may be long. It may be serious or it may be just downright silly. Some days I may just post a recipe I’ve tried and like and other days it might just be an Ed Sheeran song. I might post a serious post about my faith one day and then post about cat pee the following day. One day I may just have a list-type post and another day, I might show you a picture I’ve taken. In other words, I guess I’m trying to tell you that I’m not following any hard and fast rules here. Let the writing begin!
Happy October to you all!