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October is over! I don’t have much candy left. I’m taking down some of the pumpkin decorations today…and that makes me a little sad. October is such a fun month. There are sunny days, it usually always warms up at some point. I get to wear my favorite outfit- shorts and a sweatshirt. I love the crisp smell of the air in the mornings. The leaves are beautiful, the chestnuts fall and I am inspired to clean the house.

SO…I guess it means I am not a big fan of November. I do like Thanksgiving and my birthday is next week, but the rest of November is only there so we can get to Christmas. I have never really decorated for Thanksgiving. I do remember a very old set of pilgrim candles my Mom owned. They evoke the kind of memory that makes me want to stop writing this blog and go to eBay and see if I can find them. Ever had that problem? I want to own all the things that bring back memories. But the funny thing is, I just spent 2 weeks cleaning out my basement and bedroom. In the process I gave away bags and bags of clothes, boxes of things I no longer need. AND I just fear wanting all of them back in 10 years!! 🙂

So,welcome to November! It’s the sad month when I will have to get rid of almost 100 bags of leaves. Yes, I also have to get said leaves into a bag…..thank goodness for wonderful high school friends who will spend a day helping! November is the month that ushers in Christmas. It’s the month where I will eat fun some forbidden food (on my birthday and on Thanksgiving…more on those meals later!). So November, maybe this year I will enjoy you a little more!

my yard!

a view of my yard last year

Fall Doodlings

Diane Hidey —  November 6, 2011 — 5 Comments

I love anything with Pumpkin, so Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love a brisk morning and a sunny afternoon. I love the smell of a good Pumpkin bread. I love the colors of the leaves on the tree, but today as I pulled into my driveway, a sudden fear gripped me!

LEAVES! Everywhere. So many still in the trees. Lots on the ground. There are enough leaves that I can’t ignore it. I have to do something about it. For the past 8 years I have had a work day at the house. It’s always a brisk, but sunny day. The purpose is to gather as many people as I can….to spend 4 hours raking and hauling and bagging and trimming. It is a HUGE project, but there is something so fun about seeing the yard ‘clean’.

For now, I will watch the leaves fall and wait for the ‘crew’ to arrive in a few weeks to help me rake and rake and rake.

Who takes care of your fall yard work?