Monday, October 01, 2012


Happy October.  I love October.  It is my favorite month of the year.  Today, I bought this pumpkin for my front porch, and two pots of mums.  And this afternoon, I'm making my annual "It's Finally October 1st!" loaf of pumpkin bread.  October is always good, but this year I expect it to be extra good.  We're going camping with the band.  My grandma is coming to visit.  We're taking the Daisies on a letter boxing hike.  Some of my most favorite people are coming to visit from Texas (and there will be knitting and pie).  I get to see my friend Ken and see the Old 97s play at the 9:30 Club (I have never been to the 9:30 Club).  There will be lots of soups and stews.  And we have designated 2 different Saturdays this month as Family Days, upon which we will make no plans nor accept invitations so that we can do some fall family activities before it gets cold.

Yesterday, we enjoyed the last day of September with a bike ride.  We went to South Street for breakfast first, then rode up the trail to a local playground.

This was a big deal, because we were able to get Daphne back on her bike after a brief but frustrating period of deciding that riding her bike was too dangerous and scary.  Someday, maybe we'll even get the training wheels off.  Baby steps.

The rest of the weekend involved a lot of birthday parties and errands.  It was fun but exhausting.  Chuck E Cheese can really suck the life right out of a person.  Daphne had a blast though, and I got to see friends I really like, so it's all good.  And Kev got some recording and yard work done.

One of the nicest things about the weekend was going to a new local frozen yogurt place called Luv'n Berry (I'm not luv'n the name, but the yogurt is GREAT).  They held a fundraiser on Saturday for a local family with a 10-year old who has cancer, and they need some help with the medical bills that are piling up.  It was so nice to see people in the community come together to help one of their own.  That's how it should be, really.  Anyway, I highly recommend this's better and way cheaper than Pinkberry, and it's locally owned by good nice people.

Well, there is pumpkin bread to bake, laundry to fold, and some general tidying up to do, so I better get going.  Happy October! 

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