The WOTD is so much fun to do, however - instead of mixing up the words for me, my sister has insisted on giving me all "heavy" words. I mean, I gave her corn dog - why would she give me criticism/reality/silence.. argh!
Before I lose some of my readers over this, I thought I would share with you something on a different personal side.. something I have been thinking about - HOLIDAYS!
September (though it's a cursed month for me) is also the month that kicks off the holiday cheer!!! I am sooo in love with life from Sept - Dec. The best part of any calendar year in my book!
First of all, you've got Back To School! No, I don't have any kids.. but I still get excited to see all of the pencils and folders and wide ruled loose leaf paper bins filling up at the department stores. I always loved school, so this time of year just brings back awesome memories!
Then we have this glorious Labor Day weekend. The weekend we take those last minute summer vacation trips, that last "summer themed" cook out, that last attempt to go swimming before the water and air turn nippy.
Then college and high school football starts. No, I am not a football fan - but that does not mean I cannot appreciate the spirit of it! There are teams I have grown to "hope to win." Doesn't mean I have to watch it! Notre Dame, UGA, Alabama, Hoover High, SW High, New Orleans Saints (going professional now).. those are perfect examples.
I love attending cookie swaps, and christmas parties, and picking out gifts. I love sharing that happiness and hope. It is the one time of year I get super cheesy!
I also like to celebrate with my Jewish friends their season of Hanukkah. I have enjoyed some of the amazing food that is prepared during those eight spectacular nights!
I buy as much apple cider as possible and have a cup each night. I reminisce more. I miss relatives that have passed, old loves that dies, and friends that have moved on. Memories come rushing back - and it is sweet.
Dare I say it? This is the cusp of the most wonderful time of year in my book. I hope you will find things in your community to do to celebrate these days. Another year is only 4 months away. This is our last chance to look back on 2010 fondly. Let's make the best of it, shall we?
Now - please share with me in the comment section some of the special events your community celebrates.