Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 10 Reasons I Love October ♥

All of my life I have loved the autumn season- especially the month of October. Even though I dislike winter more every year, I still love this time of year. For various reasons. Reasons that include:

10) I get to turn the fireplace on. I realize that "turning the fireplace on" is not quite the same as "I built a fire" but at this stage of the game - it works for me. This morning I sat in my chair, drinking my coffee, snuggled in my afghan and enjoyed the fire. Bliss.

9) The feeling in the air this time of year never fails to whip me back to my freshman year of college. I still work at the same university. That was a year that changed my life. It was this time of year that I met the man I would marry and there are so many places on campus that hold special memories of us. This time of year makes me fall in love with him all over again.

8) Because it gets dark earlier, I don't feel like I have to work so long. I don't feel guilty about parking myself in the recliner with some knitting or a book. If it was still light outside I would feel like I should be out working in the yard or the garden. But when it gets dark - it's time to quit. It's time to relax. It's time to be creative.

7) This time of year always makes me want to bake and cook. Recipes start sounding good again - salads have worn out their welcome. It's time for comfort food.

6) Pulling out my warmer clothes is always fun. Snuggling in sweatshirts and socks and long sleeved t's always feels good.

5) Flannel sheets.

4) Sewing and knitting becomes almost an obsession. Fabric stores are stocked to the brim with new earthy smelling textiles and yarn shops are brimming with colorful wools and blends that make my mouth water. I just wish I had more hours in the day.

3) Fall cleaning. I love getting my home all clean and ready for "a long winter's nap".

2) New Bible studies begin. This year we are doing Beth Moore's study on Esther - It's Tough Being a Woman. I just finished the first week and it is outstanding. God has already been talking to me. I love it when He does that!

1) But my very favorite reason I love October is because I can say this: "I will be seeing, holding and loving my Peru kids - NEXT MONTH!" That makes it sound so close. And my heart can hardly wait.


Becky said...

Well those are all wonderful reasons. Especially that last one. Oh my ... I can only imagine your excitement and anticipation.

Autumn is always my favorite month too. I just wish we had a little more fall down here. Although, today was perfection. Total perfection.

Anonymous said...

Robin, so excited for you and this first time at home with your m's. How long will they be here? Where will they stay?--Diane

Dawn said...

I can relate to so many of these - I love September and October for many of the same reasons. I just wish it made me want to clean and cook!

I can't believe the kids are coming home so soon - I know it doesn't seem like it to you, but to us on the outside, it seems like it's flown!

Dawn said...

It's snowing here today - not sticking, but it's cold and damp. I want fall to come back for another month or two! I fear that we're going to suffer this winter because we had such a mild summer.

Bev said...

Such fun to read this and I swear I could be your clone! I've been cleaning like crazy, the crockpot has been going day after day with roasts and stews and such, pumpkin bars in the oven, I've finished several knitting projects and already have several waiting in the wings, we're about to start a sewing class for young moms, and alas I did not get to do the Esther Study - had the book but it's not the time, so I'll download it once we get to the lake. I'm leaving in two weeks to go see Texas grandkids, and am so happy for you to see those you have been missing so long.