Welcome October!

Welcome to October and the beginning of the Holiday Season craziness! I know that some of you are going to give me crap for using “Holiday Season” on October 1, but bring it on.

I love everything about October through January 1. On January 2…I’m ready for Spring. But, for those 93 days preceding, I am All In. I will be cranking up some Christmas Music this month. Probably purchasing more of it on iTunes even though we have enough Christmas Music to drive even Santa insane. Which reminded me that Michael W. Smith’s new Christmas album (so old school, that word) was released yesterday. Just scooted over to iTunes and it’s downloading now. Check it out when you have a moment:

http://michaelwsmith.com/michael-w-smith-to-bring-nostalgia-back-this-christmas/

I love the cooler weather. The fireplace on every morning while I work on my bible study homework and have my Quiet Time. The leaves changing from their summer fullness to their winter bare. Bundling up in sweaters and sweatshirts and hello! Boots! While working on my fitness and health goals, I decided to reward myself with new boots when I reach a major milestone and new Silver Forest Jewelry when I reach a not-so-major-but-just-as-important milestone. More on all of that in a future post. I have become addicted to blogging every day in November, always thinking it will jump-start my writing again from which I will never look back. So far…not so much. But 2014 could be the year!

Mostly what I love about the 93 day Holiday Season is family. Not that I don’t love my family the rest of the year, but during this time, I feel like my focus is completely on them; what they like to do and eat; family traditions we repeat every year at this time; and especially…gifts! Big or small, I’m a total gift girl. I love getting them and I love giving them. In hindsight, maybe that is what I love most about this time of year. I refuse to apologize. Gifts are the bomb.

Some things I scribbled in my journal this morning:

I want to be: healthy
                     strong
                     lean
                     limber
                     energetic
                     joyful

I want to write: encouraging words
                          loving words
                          funny words
                          honest words
                          God-given words

I want to love:  without restraint
                         without fear
                         without regret

Talk to me about what y’all love/hate about the Holiday Season (no matter the length you acknowledge as being the Holiday Season).

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  1. Lovelovelove!!! What a great start to a new month. I love the holiday season, and yes it does start NOW, because no matter what is going on in my life this time reminds me of how truly blessed I am.

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  2. And of course there is the whole…Patty and her Pie part of the season. New flavors…pumpkin! apple!

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  3. My Favorite Season is Fall: cooler weather, wrapped in a blanket on the couch or the back porch, apple and pumpkin everything, the colors especially everything ORANGE ;), AND of course, being with family and like you said, focused on them! Love this post.

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  4. Thank you, Val! Orange? That's so shocking! #govols!

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