Monday, October 1, 2012

Rabbit, Rabbit!

Can you believe it!  It's the first of October already!  But I'm not complaining; October is one of my favorite months.  

Not just because my birthday falls this month, and I shamelessly use that day to any and all advantage to myself.  

Advantages such as:

  • Buying myself a lavish gift which I hide under my bed until the happy day.  But then I forget about it and often end up buying a second [or even third] lavish gift
  • Using the week before and the week after to get together for birthday lunches with my friends
  • Enticing whatever children are within a 100 mile radius to cook for me, clean the house, fetch me glasses of water (or wine), sing me joyous songs -- all of which I prefer to gifts (But I have such sweet children that I usually end up with gifts as well.)
  • Carrying some homemade goodie to work  to share my special day with others (because I believe that if you can turn another year older and still breathe and enjoy fairly good health that this is something to be celebrated)
  • and so on and so on.

But when I woke this morning and said "Rabbit, Rabbit", I smiled and sighed deeply and contentedly all because I realized it was October.... and October makes me happy! 

...Perhaps it's because nature, in its last hurrah, puts on such a beautiful display of color.  

...Perhaps it's the planning of family day trips and walking adventures ( the beach, Keji Adjunct, Noggins Farms) before it gets really cold.   

...Perhaps it's because of the various scents around me:  apples at the market, pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving (this weekend in Canada), people in the country burning their leaves, hot chocolate after being outside.

...Perhaps it's because I get to change up my wardrobe and re-unite with old friends (like my gorgeous teal, cable knit cardigan, or my comfortable red leather walking shoes).  

...Perhaps it's because it's a new TV viewing season and favorite shows are returning.

...Perhaps it's because I can tuck away the flower beds and not worry about weeding or mowing.

...Perhaps it's because I know my busy life will slow down considerably and I'll get to enjoy more days at home, cooking, nesting, reading, hanging with the girls.

...Perhaps it's the anticipation of my favorite holiday, Christmas -- the joy of my annual Xmas letter to old dear friends, deciding on which cookies to make this year, wrapping the gifts I've been buying throughout the year, children coming home.

Perhaps it's a combination of all of these things.  But I sure do love October.  

How about you:  
Are you upset at summer's demise?  
Is November a more favoured month with my American friends?
Do you dread the cold, the naked branches, the thought of being a little more house-bound?


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Happy Birthday to ya:) Love how you use your birthday to your advantage. LOL I love Fall also, and the colors are really coming on here:)

Janet said...

I'm all for taking advantage of the birthday - in fact, I believe in Birthday in celebrating for the entire month!

I love the fall and the slowing down of life - the crisp mornings, the less humid weather and the cooler afternoons are all better for my running life! And I love Thanksgiving and all things Turkey.

Happy October, Sandy :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Very often I miss summer and am sad to see it go but I'm enjoying the cooler days this fall. Our summer was way too hot. Now I won't like the bleak and barren days but for now the colors are glorious and we still have some nice days to look forward to. I'm wishing you an early Happy Birthday! It sounds like you could be celebrating the whole of October!

Pamela Gordon said...

Numbers 1 and 3 are my reasons I don't like fall. I do like it for the beautiful colours of the leaves and the coziness (more in thought than feeling). I prefer heat from the sun with temperatures around 25 - 28 C. Now I have to turn on the heat that will cost us money. I hope you have a happy birthday month! At least you have something to celebrate. :) Happy Thanksgiving too!


I too love October for all the reason that you do. BUT I don't celebrate my birthday as well as you do SO I plan to take your tips to heart.
Thanks and enjoy the entire month as I plan to.
Happy Birthday!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Sandy, you have the best attitude! It is always a pick-me -up to read your posts.

Pondside said...

It's my favourite month - but then I live on Vancouver Island and we're not looking ahead at a long winter.......

Linda said...

Oh yes! The favorite time of year. You hit every reason. Yesterday was my birthday. Happy Birthday, Doris. Enjoy!

Diana said...

Fall is my favorite season! October is the BEST!!! I don't mind winter as I don't feel guilty about doing indoor projects of which I have plenty!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Love Di ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

So many reasons to love October! The cooler weather, the turning of the leaves, my allergies go away (yucky ragweed).... And happy birthday to you!