I can hardly believe it is the beginning of October. Time just keeps flying by.
Each weekend goes by with a flurry of items that need to be checked off the list, happy hours, getting together with friends, yard work, the list is endless. By Sunday night I just want another day off. Life is good, it is full, and there is so much happening. There is also so much to be grateful for each day. I find that in random moments through the day I have visions of something I want to bake, a book I cannot wait to curl up with, or a television show I am behind in and want to know what happens next.
I am happy. I am enjoying life to the fullest. So if I am happy does it matter that I am filling up each day to the brim? Is that a good thing? Or, should I endeavor to carve out chunks of downtime where I do nothing at all? I find that one day spills over into the next, and before I know it my bedtime hour is upon me and I still have so many things left that I want to do. As I crawl into bed, and my head nestles itself into my pillow I quickly fall into la la land, only to find just a few hours later I start all over again. There is definitely never a dull moment.
Now that October is upon us, all things pumpkin come to mind. I want to make pumpkin bread, try our a new chocolate chess pie recipe, decide if I am going to run another 1/2 marathon this fall, work on the painting I started a month ago, and hopefully enjoy a few more sunny days if there are any left in this Portland Fall. Those are the non-task items. The task items like balancing your checkbook, paying bills, cleaning house are the not so fun ones. The list of life to-dos seems to be never-ending. Not all are enjoyable tasks, but they serve a purpose.
What do you want to do now that it is October and Fall is here? Are you living your days to the fullest?
Hmm, fall in Florida doesn’t look that much different than summer in Florida. Alas, I am eagerly awaiting our annual pilgrimage to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Disney World in November, Food, wine, and hopefully slightly cooler Florida temperatures. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face 😉
Ahh..sun and warm temperatures, brings a smile to my face! Sounds so nice right now. I miss summer.
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