COOKING – Lots of apples. Apple butter, cinnamon apples, caramel apples, apple muffins, cakes, and breads. I love apple season, and I can’t seem to get enough of the crisp tart juicy perfection.
PLANNING – Our week long trip for Thanksgiving. We have quite the journey planned, Charlotte, Greensboro, Murphy, and then back to Tallahassee. Lots of driving so I am trying to come up with some great road trip tunes and snacks to make the hours (hopefully) fly by.
SMELLING – Cinnamon. It is my go-to Autumn scent, and I try to fill the house with it. Cinnamon brooms, scented pine cones, cinnamon infused baked goods…it is one of those scents that entices you to breathe deeply while it wraps you in warm cozy goodness.
APPRECIATING – What I have. With all of the fantastic holiday chaos, it’s easy to lose sight of the more subtle steadfast things in your life. I have a home (that will someday be beautiful), a job, and a husband who lets me know every day that he loves me, and some days it helps put other things in perspective. I have a wonderful life already, and everything else that comes my way is just an amazing bonus.
ANTICIPATING – All the friends and family I am going to get to see this month. I am going to get to meet the newest addition to my college roommate’s family, spending some pre-turkey day time with the in-laws, plus seeing my aunts, uncles, cousins and mom. It’s going to be hectic and crazy (as many holidays are), but I wouldn’t give it up for anything.