[Counting Ducks serves up blog posts with deep insight and brings optimism to the forefront with your morning cup of coffee. He asks the key question”Why is October specially busy?” A very good question indeed..]
As a slight cold wind blows through the city streets and the leaves begin to fall to the ground. The last few days of beautiful weather have gone leaving my toes itchy for more. And the month of October there is always more!
It’s the perfect time to inhale the air and step outside before the treacherous white witch arrives to steal all of falls glory. I am the defender of all things fall and will fight the white witch until the bitter end. It is this which makes October busy!
I have to relish the smells of Thanksgiving supper full of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash , and pumpkin pie. Enjoy one too many glasses of wine and fall in a pile of leaves. Thanksgiving is my time to enjoy all of my favorite foods and be thankful for the ones I love with all of my heart.
It’s then with a turn of a switch I take a hitch and prepare for my favorite day of the year! Hallow’s Eve! What is better than ghouls,ghosts, and goblins? It’s this year I will make my own ghoulish masterpiece of a cemetery cake! Dare to create a haunted house that no one will enter!
However, a certain someone in my life doesn’t understand my need to have four Jack O lanterns, Caution Tape Across the Front Door, a witch perched in the yard, the hint of gravestones lingering in the front, and maybe a leg upside down in the garden.
I must be careful not to cause a stir and abruptly change everything at once for some people do not love Halloween as much as I! I must slowly prepare this soul with a gradual changes to the house as I slowly increase the additions of Halloween Horrors.
I must slowly place the pumpkins on the step, wait a day for the caution tape, sneak out the witch, dedicate an afternoon of making ghosts hanging in the trees, lighting the house in black and orange. I do it all in stages. Many stages. He accepts each time without question as he walks through the door with a slight grumble and graciously waits for the day I tear it all down.
I have promised this year to be a much more quiet Halloween! The only thing is I will have to do is forgo the music, make a smaller rum punch, and only haul out the smoke machine. Afterall, relationships are about compromise….
Are you finding the change of seasons busy? Do you love Halloween and Thanksgiving as much as me?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga