October 2, 2012

October at a Glance


October is here in all it's painted glory. I feel all orangey-gold with joy and anticipation — so many celebrations and so much excitement awaits us this month. Are you ready?

Flocks of southbound geese, piles of fallen leaves, clear chilly nights, scarey movies, bright moons, pots of soup, costume planning, pressed leaves in thick books, ripe red apples, carved pumpkins.

Some odd and interesting tidbits about October:

~ October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (Sadly, I just cannot get a fourth dog folks. People would start to wonder about my sanity and frankly I would too)

~ October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Go get your mammograms ladies. Buy yourself a Pumpkin Spice latte, some McDonalds fries, or your favorite fun treat when it's over. It's your life we're talking about here.)

~ Today (Oct 2) is National Name Your Car Day. (Hmmm. My first thought was "Olive" cuz my car's black and it would be fun to say "Let's go - everyone get in the Olive")

~Week 1 is Get Organized Week (I desperately need to honor this one. If you could see my house . . . oh boy, oh boy.)

~ It's national sarcastic month (in my nastiest teenage girl voice "okay. whatever. I am SO not gonna do this one))

For a whole list of October holidays, events and happenings click here.

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
   ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


  1. Thanks for reminding me of the good things about October, I've been getting caught up in the "do this, do that" mode and have forgot to enjoy the beauty of this time of year.
    I would love to adopt a dog-from the shelter or anywhere, we're now thinking of a Bernese Mountain Dog, I don't think they are very common at shelters. Did my mamogram (twice in one week-there was a questionable spot) and got a good report-glad that is over!
    I think it would take more than 1 week to get me organized :)

    1. Ooooo - a Bernese Mountain Dog would be so fun! I don't know that I've ever seen a puppy, I bet they're adorable and cuddly.

      Glad you got that mamo taken care of - it's worth the peace of mind.

  2. L.M. Montgomery...I love her writing, and have to agree with the quote you posted!
    xx from Gracie

    1. Me too Gracie. Hope your October is colorful!

  3. I love October, I really do. And I like your list of random facts. National sarcastic month? That made me laugh. And you've just reminded me how much I love Anne of Green Gables.


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