I can’t believe it’s over. That was the fastest 31 days I’ve ever had. I still have candy corn and peanuts left over, how can it be November already?
Don’t get me wrong, I like November too. I can still bake fall goodies and still experience the changing colors, and Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine, but we’re that much closer to winter. I’m not ready!
Well, it was good while it lasted. The Cardinal’s added a lot of excitement to downtown St. Louis and to our hotel. It was sad to see them lose in Boston, but I have no doubt they’ll be in the running again next year.
And I knocked a few more pins off my list. Besides the candy corn treats, I also tried an apple tart,
chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes,
and twice-baked peanut butter cookies.
The twice-baked part was not planned. I’d taken them out of the oven before they were done, because I thought they were done. They weren’t. At first I shrugged my shoulders, but after stewing over it for a while, I reheated the oven, and shoved them back in. They turned out surprising well.
Not a bad way to end my favorite month. And since I still have candy corn and peanuts leftover, these first few days of November have been manageable.
The weather has helped too. I captured this view from the stoplight I’m always stuck at after work. It’s something I see every day, but today, I took the time to take in the beauty of downtown St. Louis on a sunny November day.
Perhaps if I spent more time focusing on the beauty of November instead of allowing it to be tarnished by the W word, I wouldn’t be so sad that October is over.