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Pumpkin Spice Season

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     Pumpkin spice season is here!  


Better known as fall or the autumnal equinox, it will officially arrive on  September 22, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. EDT. Though we must bid the summer a temporary adieu, there are plenty of things to look forward to, including:

The kids. They are back in school. Who doesn’t love this? No more finding activities to keep them occupied so they don’t tear up your house or test your sanity.  

The weather will be turning cooler, so no more guilt over having that less than beach body. In fact, you can eat a little more and hide your shame in a comfy oversized sweater. That’s what I plan on doing, at least until next spring. Then I’ll work like a madwoman getting into shape for summer.

Football season begins, meaning the tailgate parties will be in full swing. If you happen to be a football widow, make this “me” time by stealing away and treating yourself. For me this means sitting down with a good book and my favorite fall drink: a big mug of steaming hot coffee with a healthy shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream, an indulgent dollop of whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles. (Don’t judge me. I have a mean sweet tooth.)

For the outdoorsy type, this will be perfect hiking weather. Take the family or your significant other to see the leaves changing color. Check out fall craft fairs and festivals. Go apple picking. Lose yourself or someone else in a corn maze, and don’t forget to pick the ultimate pumpkin for carving, then roast the seeds. It’s also the best time to prep your garden for next spring, and plant those bulbs you’ve been thinking about.

If you’re not the outdoorsy type, no more binge watching and biting your nails, waiting for the new fall T.V. season. This is your time to find out what happens to the characters you love in your favorite shows and decide whether the new shows will pass muster.

And who can forget daylight savings time? The extra hour of snooze time is like gold for those who find rising early a challenge.

Don’t forget holiday entertaining. What could be better than the hearty meals, sumptuous desserts, and spicy drinks that warm us and bring friends and family together?

Though the last remnants of summer may still yet linger in our minds, fall provides a wealth of possibilities to explore.

Enjoy the season.

Toni O.


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