Though you can’t tell by looking out the window, fall has officially arrived. I must say that spending autumn in the south is super bizarre. At home, I would feel the crunch of fallen leaves under my heels, by now. I would be layering up and always keeping an extra jacket or sweater handy for when those night chills arrived. I would be walking around our tiny town’s Oktoberfest, stuffing my face full of fair fries, and I definitely would have visited the apple orchard, by now.
Despite the fact that our leaves are still green, and 80 degrees is still our norm, signs of the season changing are all around us. There’s Fall Harvest Woodchuck in the stores, which by the way will change your life, pumpkin-flavored everything is everywhere, and my Halloween decorations are officially up. My favorite time of the year has arrived!
As for my little family, the three of us loaded up this morning and headed to the Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Capone was one of many prancing pups out and about, and I scored $20 worth of gorgeous flowers, fresh produce, homemade bread, and of course, I had to grab a little pumpkin for the apartment. I’m always thrilled when I get to spend the day with my boys, especially when those days fall smack dab in the middle of a long weekend. HEAVEN!
This lovely day also brought a phone call from one of my dear friends from back home. 90 minutes of girl talk can really do a lot for a girl’s spirit, even if her spirits are already pretty high. It’s definitely an adjustment being away from all of my close girl friends, but it warms my heart knowing that they’re just a phone call away, and that we can always pick up right where we left off. I will always be grateful for these girls. They’ve been there for everything from the days when we would play with Furbies in elementary school to the first time I drank too much cranberry vodka and they sat with me through the night to graduations to weddings, and now one of our Fab Five is expecting a little one, and I am beyond honored to call her my friend, as she and her hubby begin this new chapter in their lives.
Growing up is weird, and frankly, so is life, but I’m so thankful to be on this crazy ride. It always helps to take a step back, once in awhile, and just appreciate your blessings.
Thanks for reading, friends. I’ll be back soon!