Ah, October -- it's finally feeling fall-ish around here. Instead of waking up sweating, with my sheets flung off the bed, I've been having trouble waking up because I'm nestled cozily under multiple warm blankets. It's a sure sign that summer is over and that the seasons are changing.
Although I'd love to be experiencing a "true" fall, surrounded by trees laden with gold and orange and red leaves, I'll settle for some extra green in my life. I'll take this drizzly, cooler weather over the humidity and drought conditions we experienced for far too long this summer. The mountains are green and lush instead of brown and dry -- it's actually looking like Hawai'i again around here. Yay for fall!
October is a month of transitions, and one of my favorite changes is the shift from ordinary days to holidays. The fun starts in October, with Halloween, and then soon we're on to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Time moves differently starting in October because even as we continue our routines, a sense of anticipation makes our days feel different somehow.
Halloween is just weeks away, and my most recent Scraptastic Club layout testifies to my love for this holiday.
Scraptastic Club October kit, "This Is Halloween." Not only is it named after a song from one of the best holiday movies ever made, but it is also just plain awesome.
So, yeah, fall. It's a good thing.