Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!
This week I'm celebrating...
Apples! Two weeks ago we went apple picking at a local orchard and I hand-picked a half a bushel of apples I plan to make into pies, tarts and cobblers as the month progresses. Walking through the pumpkin patch got me humming the Charlie Brown theme and wishing I had a blue blanket with me. There was also a fall festival at the orchard so we munched on apple cider donuts and cider and I had some of the best pumpkin ice cream I've ever tasted (not to mention the homemade fudge I brought home). It was a wonderful day and it totally got me into the spirit of things.
And, finally, back to running A couple of weeks ago I caught a bad cold that took forever and a day and a full course of antibiotics to finally get rid of. Because of that I didn't run for almost three full weeks. In addition to a couple of 10k races the next two Saturdays (tomorrow being the first) I've also got the marathon coming up fast so I knew I had to get back up to snuff. Thanks to running last Friday, Tuesday and yesterday I finally got myself back up to a full 6 miles so I have reason to believe tomorrow's race will go well. I still have a long way to go (since 10k isn't even half of the marathon mileage) but I feel like I'm back in a good place to be able to do that and it feels really good.
I'm hoping to get a haunted house in before the end of the month and I've got a whole bunch of other Halloween-y activities to find time for so my hopes for the rest of the month are high. Have I mentioned how much I love October?
What about all of you lovely folks?