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Hello, October.

by Meghann on October 1, 2012

Welcome to October!

October is one my favorite months. There’s just something about the month that makes me happy. I think it’s the cooler fall-like weather with the promise that winter isn’t too far behind. I also love the rich orange, red, and brown colors that take over the month, the fact that my favorite apples are finally in season (I’m looking at you, Honeycrisp!), the build-up to Halloween (still need to think of a costume!), and after the bustle and hustle of summer, it feels like October is always a good month to take a nice breather before the holidays proceed to take over everyone’s lives. In a word, October simply rocks. :)

My October started off this morning with a nice 4 mile run. Unfortunately the slightly cooler weather we enjoyed last week has pretty much disappeared. When we were leaving the cookout yesterday a friend who was visiting from Maryland made a comment about how weird it was that night had fallen and it hadn’t cooled down outside at all. It was pitch black and still 85 degrees at 8:00pm. Welcome to Florida… where it’s still hot at night, even on the last day of September. :)

However, the heat didn’t stop me from making a bowl of hot oats for breakfast.


In the oats:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • raisins

On top:

  • pear
  • granola
  • walnuts


The pear was good this morning. Just the right amount of ripeness and juciness.


What are you looking forward to in October?

I’m looking forward to sending out wedding invitations(!!), a wedding in Virginia in 2 weeks, Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and my 70.3 at the end of the month. It’s going to be a good month. :)

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