october 1st

I can't even begin to describe to you the passionate love I have for this time of year, for these next three months that are sure to bring crisp, early morning smells mixed with apple cider and pumpkin spiced everything. For the long tables with burnt orange tablecloths underneath our mom's homemade, 5 course meals. For all the decorations, lights, laughter and love that is sure to unfold during what, from here on out, will only be referred to as "The Holidays." I love The Holidays. 

I've been busy lately, but the good kind of busy. Planning upcoming events, making time for dinner dates with girlfriends and enjoying the constant ebb and flow that is this life of mine. I've been doing a lot of hot yoga (a lot of hot yoga) and finally crossing off books that have been on my list for quite some time. Those are the usual fall/winter rituals for me: hot rooms, heating pads and cozy blankets. I'm still trying to figure out how to break it to Dylan that from now until about mid-April, soup will be on the menu at least three times a week. 

They started playing Hocus Pocus on ABC Family last week and I've already skipped over that channel three times despite Dylan's "yes, let's watch THAT" face. I get a little crazy with October. I've been listening to Christmas music since July and would've put the Christmas tree up yesterday if Dylan was onboard with it, but all that is October is strictly confined to these next 31 days. (So yeah, we're definitely watching Hocus Pocus tonight.) 

I'm currently reading Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, the first piece of work from her that I've read so far. I'm hooked. Dylan and I went to see This is Where I Leave You in theaters on Sunday, which is where we saw the trailer for Gone Girl and were totally intrigued. So naturally that meant that I had to read the book first. There is a certain charm to books that almost never translate to the big screen (don't even get me started on the train wreck that was Atlas Shrugged); if the writer is talented enough, you're able to get lost in your own take on the world they've created before seeing someone else's creative on the big screen. I'm only 100 pages in, but I highly recommend the book if you're looking for a good read. 

That's pretty much everything going on in my world... what's going on in yours? Let's chat.