It's a gorgeous day outside. The fog has finally lifted and leaves are steadily falling from the trees making a carpet of leaves on my deck and the yard. I'm happy that it's November, but also slightly stunned that it's already here. November means colder days, frosts, and the potential of snow.
It also happens to be my birthday month! I'll be 39 tomorrow. That might bother me more, but I've been thinking that I was 39 for a while now. (Don't know why I was jumping the gun on that one.) More than that, I think that I've been very aware of the number 40 looming in the not so distant future. That number definitely causes me to tremble a bit.
November is also NaBloPoMo which I believe stands for National Blog Posting Month. You're supposed to commit to posting something every day for the month of November. I make no such promises, but I've been posting fairly regularly, so I don't feel so bad. However, last November was when I restarted my blogging by posting something I was grateful for every day of the month. So, although I've had this blog for a few years now, it's only been a year since I've fully embraced it. And I'm so glad I did. I'm grateful for all the many wonderful bloggy friends that I've made. Some of you seem so real to me that I think of you as my friends even though we haven't met "in real life."
This past weekend was full of friends and fun. We spent all day Saturday at a football game. Sunday, of course, was Halloween. (More on that in a couple of days.) And yesterday, we wandered around Williamsburg, VA with our very good friends. Today we are tired. Fortunately, the kids and I have a couple of days off of school to recover a bit, so this morning is nice and quiet. No one has anywhere to go. Today has a happy, cozy, holiday feeling to it and I like that a lot.