It's finally getting chilly here in Petticoat Junction. My garden is completely dead thanks to an overnight freeze (no pumpkins for the Thanksgiving pies, son) and I don't have a lot of hope for the daisies on the porch, now.
I would be bummed about that but, instead, I am looking forward to raking leaves, pulling up my flowerbeds and tucking tulip bulbs into the earth where they will sleep peacefully until spring.
Also, the chilly evenings mean a roaring fire in front of which we can sip hot cocoa, the return of comfy sweaters, and, new boots (Yay!).
Not to mention, Halloween is right around the corner, and; we all know how I feel about Halloween.
I have a lot of plans for this Halloween, I want to take the kids to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins for a carving party that I hope to host later in the month. We also want to take the kids to the corn maze on the night that a local nonprofit group "haunts" it. Then, because Halloween is all about being scared; we want to go to the haunted house in Neighboring City for an evening of thrills and chills.
We also have duties to perform; The Teenager, the Man-Cub and I are volunteering to help at the elementary school's annual Fall Carnival as part of our work with my ASTRA club. We also need to help Hugh set up our annual haunted porch and I think there are some costume-required events planned at New Job and at my women's club meeting the week of Halloween.
It's going to be crazy-busy, is what I'm thinking.
At least I won't be bored.