Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, apple picking, soups and stews in the crock pot, adorable little kids in costumes, and patients harassing me to get their treatment done before the weather and roads become icy and unpredictable.
I love fall. Always have. I love the crispness in the air, the smell of wood stoves, and the colors of the leaves (just kidding, I’m colorblind, but I threw that one in there for those of you who aren’t, because I’m nice like that). Last fall was a little bit crazy for me, because Tyler and I had just separated and no matter how clear-headed I sounded, I probably wouldn’t have noticed whether or not the seasons changed at all. Those first divorced holiday seasons are tough. But this year I am in a great place and I am so ready to enjoy every minute of it.
Caroline and I went to the local orchard this past weekend with some friends and picked out some pumpkins, which we will obviously be carving and putting candles inside regardless of my apartment’s rules against such things. I’ve also gone apple-picking, hayride-riding, and have been cooking all kinds of delicious fall things, like apple crisp and maple-roasted chicken with sweet potatoes and roasted squash soup.
Halloween is coming up quickly, and true to form, I haven’t even considered what costume Caroline will be wearing. She says she wants to be a princess (this should come as a surprise to precisely no one) so I suppose that’s what she’ll be. Tyler had her for Halloween last year, so he got to take her trick-or-treating– I’m so excited to take her this year for what will be the first time she’s gone with me. Partly because I think it will be so cute… and partly because she still isn’t allowed much candy so I am totally gonna eat it all. If any other dentists ask, though, I will of course be throwing out all the candy and replacing it with a bucket full of toothbrushes because that’s how we roll.
So tell me, how is your family celebrating the fall? What are your favorite fall dishes? What will your kids be for Halloween? (HINT, I need ideas that aren’t princesses. Thanks in advance.)Add a Comment