10 reasons why I'll call it ROCKtober!

First of all, it was 81 degrees today, October 1st.  Heck yea!  I’ll take that and more of it please!  I am 100% ok with postponing winter coat weather for as long as possible!  Especially since I already have so many exciting plans in the books for October!  Here are some of the things I am looking forward too this month:

ONE: My birthday!  I will be turning 31 this month.  Holy cow.  I can’t wait to celebrate with my main man doing whatever we feel like doing... haven’t exactly thought that one through just yet.
Three unbelievable 31 year old faces.  Can't wait to join the club!

TWO: The END of softball season!  Ok, after a month plus of being widowed (by softball of course), I’m finally in the home stretch!  Just a few more games and I should have my fiance back.  Keeping my fingers crossed that quality time together is in fact coming soon!

THREE: NYC trip with the girls!  We’re only going for a night, but I haven’t been in several years and am hoping to get in as many sights and Canal Street steals as I possibly can! 
Last trip in Times Square.  It was March, and quite a bit colder!

FOUR: Happy Hours!  The girls and I already have a couple of fall happy hours lined up complete with pumpkin treats and autumn drinks.  It’s the perfect excuse to try all of the pumpkin and apple recipes we’ve been pinning!  We may even decorate a pumpkin... so many options! 

FIVE: Switching my kitchen.  It’s that time of year when I switch from my yellow kitchen to my deep red kitchen.  I think I’ll even pull out the Apple Pumpkin candle that’s been hiding in the closet since last year.  Perfect setting for fall baking! 

SIX: Autumn Reggae Festival at Linganore Winecellars. Yet another place I have not been in several years., but I practically grew up here and could not be more excited to get back to it.  In fact, I probably never tried a wine outside of the Linganore selection for at least the first 5 years of alcohol consuming.  I may know every flavor by heart, but I’ll still taste every one.... just incase I forgot something! Hehe.  

SEVEN: Here we go Bucs!  Although I’m sad the O’s couldn’t get in, seeing the Pirates in a playoff game is seriously exciting.  I think I need some updated Pirate gear just to get in the spirit.  (BTW... what the heck Steelers?  0-4?  Clearly an apocalypse is coming.  Strange things are happening.)

EIGHT: Locking down some more essential wedding stuff... like a church and a photographer.  Waiting and phone tag are so agonizing when you’re excited!  

NINE: Boardwalk Empire.  Love this show!  After watching several seasons on demand, we are finally caught up and able to enjoy our program in real time.  And by real time, I mean at some point during the week it was aired.  Doesn’t exactly jive with my 8 pm bedtime. 

TEN: Getting in shape!  Slowly but surely I have been getting myself back into an exercise routine.  My workouts are nowhere near as complete as they were during the summer, but I’m confident that this will be the month where I turn it all around.  I mean you never know when you’re going to be forced to fit into a scandalous Halloween costume at the last minute right?  

What great things are you looking forward to this month?  

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