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I love October. I have always loved October. We occasionally catch a glimpse of geese flying south for the winter (this was always a huge topic of conversation for me and my grandmother back in the day). The leaves actually turn, and I like going for drives in the Hill Country to see them. I LOVE hearing the cold fronts come in, tinkling my wind chimes. I’ve been known to take off the day the first cold front comes in, just so I can stay home and open my windows.

I love decorating for Halloween. I have Halloween dishes and glasses, a billion pumpkins in all varieties, all kinds of decorations (some of which I’ll be taking to school this year – my kids are nuts about Halloween too.) Just seeing the decorations in the stores makes me happy.

I buy apples and make cobbler. I buy scented candles and mums.

I love the days growing shorter. I love wearing my warm cozy pjs and curling up on the couch.

I look forward to my brother’s big Halloween party, Halloween itself, wearing the clothes I bought in July, waiting for cooler weather. I love the craft shows that are prevalent, the magazines with the fall themes (Martha’s mag looks great this month!)
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All in all, I’m pretty positive about October. I hope I’m not jinxing it!


Stacy Dawn said...

I don't mind October but Mary...you are just a little too perky this early in the morning LOL.

MJFredrick said...

LOL, Stacy. I'll tell you why on Monday.

Peggy said...

I love October/Fall too, Mary. Did I hear a little birdie whisper something about agent rep???

MJFredrick said...

;) Peggy! I got an exciting email this morning, but won't know anything till Monday.

Anonymous said...

LOL Mary, I just did a little post about why I love October too. Great minds think alike }:)

Oooh I hope you'll have good news to share with us soon.

Peggy said...

Will have my fingers firmly crossed for you Mary!!

Anonymous said...

::Hugging Mar fiercely in hopes for Monday!::

I love October, too! My ancestors pretty much spent the whole month in celebration (Oktoberfest, anyone?), so this is a natural thing, I think. Mar, I am running out to get Martha's magazine as we speak. I LOVE THAT COVER! October justs feels right to me...I seem to fit in with the flow of the seasons at last, as if I've finally caught up with myself. All Hallow's is one of my favorite times of the year, and that's a big focus during this month. I've already decorated my house in fall leaves and harvest themes, and tomorrow...out come the pumpkins! Hurrah! I also build an ancestor altar during the month of October, to honor my loved ones who have passed. It is a special time of remembrance, and I feel very close to them during this month. What can I say...for so many reasons, bring on the October.

In frith,

Anonymous said...

I enjoy fall weather, but decorating I could do without. I haven't a creative decorater's bone in my body. I buy bulletin board kids. :) Enough said. :D

Colleen Gleason said...

Ooooooo Mary!!!!!! I can't wait to hear how Monday goes! Lots of enthusiasm in an email!!!!!

And I love October too. It's the time of year I feel so right--the right clothes (sweaters and hoodies), the right food (chili, and fresh Reuben sandwiches), football, colored leaves, Halloween.

Yep, I sure do love October!


MJFredrick said...

Thanks, Bonnie, Peggy, JoAnn and Colleen!! (Though, Colleen, I have to think September will always hold a special place in your heart ;) )

Michelle, I love to decorate with store-bought things. I don't make them, not anymore!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I also love October because it means my birthday is coming up in November. I love the change of seasons, all the pumpkin stuff that starts appearing like the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Even though the days are shorter, October means that I have a few short months to get cracking on writing a new book or books.

MJFredrick said...

Oh, Elizabeth, my mom LOVES pumpkin lattes at Starbucks! Her favorite treat! The dh and I were dreaming big earlier, if I sell. He jokes that we'll buy a place in Manhattan and spend a month there in the fall, so we can see what fall is really like!

Bronwyn Parry said...

I love October, too, but for we downunder types, it's Spring. Unlike much of Australia, where I live, we get four distinct seasons, and I love each one of them. October is the first real hint of summer - days you can wear t-shirts and feel the warmth on your skin; days you can breathe the warm dry smell of the eucalypts - but not so hot you're looking over your shoulder for smoke from bushfires.

Enjoy your October ;-)

MJFredrick said...

Bron, I feel exactly the same way in March! Yes, I love the change of seasons, maybe just for change sake!

Trish Milburn said...

I like October when it's like this past weekend -- bright blue sky, hint of a breeze and still pleasantly warm. When it turns off cold, I'm not so happy.

MJFredrick said...

Want cold. NEED cold! Want to wear cozy pjs. This weekend, they're saying we'll have cool evenings. Please, God, let us be home.


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