Man, time sure flies these days.
I can remember when the days were long, weeks took a while, months took forever, and a year was equal to an eternity.
Now, I feel like a day passes by in a blink, a week is gone before you know it, a month could easily pass before I get to item #5 on my to do list, and a year is short.
(I recently read this brief article about the time moving faster phenomenon; I agree with the idea that it has a lot to do with "firsts". The more unique an experience the more lasting the impression. However, that still doesn't explain how the little baby I just gave birth to will be 15 months old on the 3rd!)
Anyways . . .
October has always been one of my favorite months. My birthday is in October. The weather is generally pleasant--not too hot and not too cold. (Of course, there are always exceptions--like the year there was a blizzard the day after my birthday!) I love the autumnal palate of reds, oranges, and yellows. The academic routine (always a part of my life) has settled down and become normal once again. I love the crunch of leaves. I love that it isn't too hot to wear jeans. I love that it is the month of the Holy Rosary.
And, of course, one of the best things about October? Halloween candy.