Tips For Living Life (October)
The end draws nearer.
But it is not yet, just close.
Have some logs for October's fireplace.
As always, temptations abound in October....
October is the season for practicing the pies we will recreate in November when the feast of Thanksgiving returns.
It ends with the sugar feast of Halloween which might best be designated National Dentistry Week.
In between there exists a period when local, fresh fruits are in abundance in so many areas of North America. The truly crisp apples, the juicy and succulent pears and grapes are in abundance with the best prices of the year. There are also the last of the summer's garden fresh vegetables, including field-ripened tomatoes.
If you enjoy fresh baked bread it gives a scent of home to the fall kitchen, and allows for a truly wonderful, and low calorie tomato and sliced cucumber sandwich, October is a perfect time to enjoy one or two while watching a favorite sport such as baseball, soccer, and football.
October is also a special time to enjoy the hardiness of your favorite cheese to go with that end-of-the-season rhubarb. apple. or peach pie, while the pumpkins are also showing up on the farmers' fruit stands for jack-o-lanterns and to be combined with the spices of pumpkin cookies, cupcakes, and pies.
October remains a season when in most of North America outdoor exercises walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, and closing out the summer garden offer ample chances to work off those enjoyable calories the family baker is creating for family reunions and tailgate gatherings.
October is also cool enough most days to make backyard barbecuing a delightful change of pace from its sweat-dripping efforts of the just-passed summer days. Anything from the BBQ tastes even better when the still available outdoor furniture finds you enjoying the freedom from flies and mosquitoes, and comfortable in a light sweater or jacket.
There will be time enough later to be cooped up indoors, so take advantage of the October breezes to fly a kite with one or more of the family children, or toss a football or a frisbee, play a set of tennis or some badminton, have a game of horseshoes, in the backyard or at a nearby park.
And, while your regular outdoor pool may have closed after Labor Day, a walk by a lake or along a beach will still help you store up some additional Vitamin D before you cover up completely just to stay warm in the cold winter months which are soon to come.
With the supply of insects dwindling, October might just be a great month to get in a little fishing as the fish become hard up for what used to be so plentiful.
Up and at 'em. It's October!
October has fruits in abundance.
© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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