O is for OCTOBER

O suns and skies and clouds of June,

And flowers of June together,

Ye cannot rival for one hour

October's bright blue weather.

I just recently read this on another blog. I think's it's the most delightful poem. I love everything about Autumn. Cooler days, sunny skies, apples and pumpkins, bonfires, the colors as trees begin to turn.  September came and went almost without notice. I hope to keep my October schedule light, so that I can make every day last as long as possible.

It's hard to believe how much time has passed since I posted on this blog.  The kitchen remodel has taken over our lives in many ways. It has made planning meals difficult and most unenjoyable. Worse than that is that nothing is where it belongs. I have storage crates and bins sitting here and there, the microwave has taken up residence on the dining room table, and there is hardly a cleared surface anywhere.  Keeping a house clean under these circumstances is pretty much impossible.  I've pretty much given up on the whole thing and have now made this my new mantra... "Perhaps Tomorrow"!!

Meanwhile, I look forward to making soup over a fire on the weekends, and revisiting some of our favorite cool weather recipes. Fortunately, I've been able to keep the stove hooked up during our kitchen project.  I'm looking forward to making bread once again. We had such a hot September this year, so now that October is here and the temperature has dropped it is nice to use the oven to take that 'cool' edge off the air!