I can’t believe this day is here-day 31 of the Write 31 Days blogging challenge. It hasn’t been easy for me to write every day, since I have to do it at nighttime after I get the kids in bed and I am usually exhausted at that point. I feel like I didn’t do a great job writing for that reason, since I didn’t have the time to really work through my thoughts or think about good topics. I’m pretty proud of myself, though, for just getting my writer’s juices flowing. I can definitely tell that I am more motivated to write now, which was my goal in taking on this challenge.
This month has been awesome. Our new batch of chickens started laying eggs. I’m so happy not to have to buy eggs at the grocery store anymore!
We got to do all of the fall things: make applesauce and apple pies and apple butter, go to the state fair and pumpkin farms with our friends, and take many, many hayrides. Seriously, I don’t care to take any more hayrides.
Then Halloween, of course. We have so much fun with the kids. They have such great imaginations and they love dressing up all year long, not just at Halloween. To them, Halloween is an excuse to wear their costumes out of the house and get some candy!
For me personally, one great thing about October was that I finally hit my stride in our homeschool. I feel like I have a good understanding of our new curriculum and we’re on a good daily schedule, which is a huge relief since it took me awhile to get a handle on things.
I feel like this quote sums up my feelings about October:
“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”-Rainbow Rowell