Pumpkin Day

Today was the day! The first day that I saw pumpkins being sold. Did I mention that I love autumn? Oh, I did here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and countless other places? Well, I’m mentioning it again because I just can’t NOT say it. I love it. For the past several years, I’ve made sure to document my first pumpkin of the season. It’s always such an exciting day for me, and it’s the most joyful feeling to walk through a farmers market while bouncing a pumpkin on your hip.

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I’ve found so much happiness in the last several days. I decorated for Halloween, which gave my apartment the change that I felt like it needed. I made turkey chili, which warmed me and Trey up so nicely. I tweaked this recipe. I’ve made it a few times now, and I believe it to be THE BEST. I’ve had great talks with great friends. Tomorrow, we are going to visit Trey’s parents, and today I am knocking things off of my to-do list left and right.

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Fall feels good. It feels light. Days are shorter but everything is brighter. The air is cool but everyone is warmer. I feel better than ever when autumn rolls around, and while the summer temperatures might stick around a bit longer, autumn has made its way into my soul and I can feel it settling in and making itself comfortable. Stay forever if you want to, autumn. I never mind.

 

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