I’m really happy that fall is here. It’s my favorite season and the weather has been just fantastic so far. It would be perfect year round, but then again, it’s likely I wouldn’t appreciate it so much. But beyond that benefit, I enjoy how it becomes a time where many communities hold fairs and festivals as we enter the approaching roll of the holiday seasons, which are pretty much right around the corner.
Being able to spend the days outside and settle in with a good casserole, or whatever the preferred comfort food of one’s preference is, and then getting cozy is something I find very relaxing. It motivates me to take on tasks inside the house that had often gotten squashed from the guilt of not spending all of my time outside during the summer months.
I have begun my third book in the PMS Private Investigators Series as well as editing a book I spoke about in one of my earlier blogs that I plan on releasing by the New Year. So, having the sun set just a bit earlier makes the day wind down quicker after work and allows for an easier transition of getting the kids inside and cleaned up, homework done and supper on the table at a reasonable hour while still leaving plenty of time to focus on my writing if I choose.
My day job responsibilities have increased significantly so there several nights where I just prefer to read when I get everyone settled in. My two younger boys love going to the library, so last week while they were pondering over selections, I picked out Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. I’ve read a few of her books before and knew I couldn’t go wrong by giving this one a chance. So far my prediction was correct and I would definitely recommend her goods to anyone. Reading clears my head and I think that is important for everyone. But don’t get me wrong, there are nights where you’ll find me joining my family and watching the Red Sox Post Game Series while cheering for Mike Napoli. I’m all for throwing a little loud mouth aggression at the TV when necessary!
So here’s to hoping all of you are enjoying the wind down as the winter months approach quickly. Not to sound cliché, but it is a great time to catch up with those that have been bustling around or been on vacation, but have since settled back into their off season routine. I have my fingers crossed that we’ll avoid the end of October snow storm this year. Happy Halloween!