I’m having one of those “is it really November?” days. All of the sudden, I’m thinking about the holidays, my youngest son’s birthday (on the 28th), and all the things I haven’t done yet that I wanted to complete before the end of the year.
Looking at pictures from October, it’s no wonder I’ve been confused with the time. I was in 90 degree weather in Las Vegas on the first of October. Back in Maine, I had a picnic on the lawn with my boys in shorts and t-shirts on Columbus Day.
The first time I put the kids Halloween costumes for a friend’s birthday party, they overheated. We broke the fleece out about the third week in October and did our normal Fall activities – hiking, corn mazing, pumpkin picking, leaf pile jumping.
Then, it got cold. And snowed. 4 inches of snow. While most is melted now, I still have ice piles next to leaves that need to be raked. Not to mention two trees that still need to shed the rest of their leaves.
We won’t talk about the early Santa sighting.
It was a crazy, yet fun, October. And, all of the sudden, we only have two months left of 2011.
Time to take a breath.