OK, so the stock market has had sixth straight days of triple digit losses, there is talk of a depression, my retirement funds are getting the crapped kicked out of them but I cannot help but to see the glass 2/10’s full and it is for one very simple reason.
It is October!
Soon it will be sweatshirt weather. The brutally hot days of summer are behind us, the leaves will soon be changing and Thanksgiving and Christmas are heading our way. When ‘the months have ‘R’s’ it means oysters are in season, football is back, we go to the mountains more, we enjoy fires on the deck and in the house and we have already gone camping with another weekend on the books for early November.
This is the time of the year we burn candles, drink hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, no longer have to cut the lawn, mosquitoes go away, the sky at night seems much clearer, we sleep with the windows open and watch movies in our ‘movie room’ under blankets.
We make our annual visit to the Cumming Fair this Sunday, eat apples from north Georgia, listen to more music, read more because the days are shorter, rent a cabin in the mountains and make homemade soup.
Plus, there is a rumor that my favorite songwriter of all time will soon have a new CD…the first one in a while.
This is the time of the year I live for the other nine months. So, in spite of the dismal economy, I refuse to let it get me down!