We survived our first Nor'easter of the season, complete with about 3 inches of snow where I live.........but my hardy pink roses survived without losing any petals!
The amount of trick or treaters was down from the last couple of years, probably due to the weather.
I am trying to deal with the fact that it is November 1st. Seems like just a few weeks ago we were bracing for bad girl Hurricane Irene.
So now my thoughts are planning my Thanksgiving menu, how many recipes will I pull from Pinterest, or just do my 'tried-and-true' ones, and sorting through my already pared down Christmas decorations. I will try not to lose it this season when I hear people complaining about how it is "too Christian" for them, and I will definitely stay within my budget. No gifts I will buy for myself!!
But the first thing I will do on this first day of November is honor my family and friends who are no longer with me.
Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.