The October Agenda

Fall

Thank you all so much for your support and kind words on Monday’s post. I truly appreciated the well wishes, and I found myself frequently revisiting your comments when the going got tough during the week. Change is never easy, but having a wonderful community full of encouragement has helped make the transition better.

As much as I love summer (and boy, do I), there is something about October that excites me. While I could live without the chilly weather, the thought of pumpkin and apple picking in the coming weeks makes me giddy.

My October agenda is packed with fall activities, so let’s get started:

See: I’m not much of a movie-goer, but every once in a while there will be a movie that I just have to see in the theater (partly because I’m too impatient to wait until it comes out on DVD). This month, The Girl on the Train is being released, and after reading the suspenseful thriller, I’m eager to put faces on the characters I read about. If the movie is anything like the book, it will be fantastic.

Go: I’ve mentioned before how much I love Long Island this time of year. There are fall festivals going on almost every weekend in different towns. This weekend, the Long Island Fall Festival is happening in Huntington, NY. The three-day festival has plenty of fun for the whole family, with live music, a carnival, and sweet treats.

Do: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bloomingdale’s has events throughout the month to promote awareness. On October 8th, Bloomingdale’s nationwide will be hosting an in-store donation-based ($10) yoga class. Find a store in your area and reserve your spot to be part of a great cause — and get your Om on.

Visit: What would October be without a trip to an apple orchard? Last year marked my first visit to The Milk Pail in Water Mill, NY, and I want to make it a tradition. The orchard has the largest and juiciest apples I’ve ever seen. And while the prices may be a bit steep for a bushel, the overall experience is well worth it. When all of my apples are picked, I head over to the pumpkin patch to find just the right ones to take home and paint. Of course, no fall trip would be complete without an apple cider donut and candy apple for the ride home!

What’s on your agenda this month?

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