October is super fabulous. It’s got two heavy-hitting holidays to help it along. With Thanksgiving falling on the 10th this year and Hallowe’en in its regular spot at the end of the month, there is a lot of fun to be had as the weather really starts to cool down. Orange, green and brown decorations appear and everything turns pumpkins, colourful leaves, witches and ghosts.
For the third month in a row, I’m writing a list of all the things that we will do this month to help keep us focused on fun and enjoying ourselves outside of all the obligations that usually take centre stage.
- Journal every day
- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Make pumpkin puree
- Write Thanksgiving gratitude notes and letters
- Plan trip to Orlando
- Plant garlic
- Walk the Seawall
- Do a ghost tour
- Make and send Halloween cards
- Birthday celebration for Kevin
- Host a dinner party
- Have a games night
- Go to the pool every week
- Move table and buffet into the apartment
Now that it’s October, I have given myself permission to dig out my fall/Thanksgiving/Hallowe’en box and
play with put out all the decorations. These are the kinds of things that I really enjoy and the one thing I’m looking forward to more than anything else right now.
What have you got planned for the month ahead? What makes October special to you?