It is OCTOBER – my favorite month. The leaves are falling. The air is crisp. I’m drinking Just Elderflower tea by the pot. This is my idea of perfection!
We closed our windows this week. I’ll miss the fresh air in the house until we open them again in the late spring, but love how cozy it is to be snuggled away during the winter months. The mornings are strange now that the seasons are noticeably shifting. Last winter I welcomed the dark mornings at my desk. I’m not so sure this year, but there’s time to adjust.
A Few Good Things:
+ I wanted to order this iced tea pitcher from Plum Deluxe over the summer. They were sold out so I signed up to be notified when they restocked. I got an email this week saying they were available again and I ordered one without hesitation. I love the shape and that the lid has a filter for the tea leaves! I don’t think I’ll be using it until next spring, but I’m happy to have something to look forward to.
+ We have Apple TV now so I’ll be able to watch the Charlie Brown holiday specials this year. I missed them last season!
+ I bought this Halloween Sampler and the linen in 2015. I finally got the threads ($6 at JoAnn’s!) this week and am planning to start tonight – what a great way to kick off October!
+ Our refrigerator stopped working a couple of weeks ago. It’s the compressor and is a $1300 repair. Luckily we have an emergency savings account and were able to buy a (relatively) inexpensive fridge and it was supposed to be delivered today but got delayed. Maybe tomorrow?
+ Using a cooler has forced me to be mindful about how I use perishable food and to think about quantities I’m preparing. It’s been eye-opening, especially since our new fridge will be much smaller than our old one.
I didn’t do much knitting this week, but I did make some progress on my cross stitch projects:
Here’s to a fabulous October, friends. Bring on the hot chocolate!