I’m in Raleigh again this week training and am missing my Tar Heel some kind of fierce. I know I signed up for this when I accepted a traveling position, but I guess I thought it would be easier to spend five days and four nights apart. It really is anything but easy. I am a worrier, too, and so when I can’t reach the Tar Heel during my breaks, I immediately assume the absolute worst and my mind spirals out of control imagining my life without him. It is AWFUL!. Fortunately, these weeks in Raleigh are insanely busy and I rarely have time to let my mind wander to such horrible thoughts. I am lucky if my mind gets to wander at all, actually. But these intense work conditions are my strong suit. I thrive on challenges and staying busy, so it all works out in the end.
But no matter how busy I am, I always make time for the important stuff. I may have mentioned
a few hundred times here on the blog that my favorite time of year is the fall. I love everything about it. The weather, the colors, the fair, college football season, the smell of apple cider (even if it’s coming from a candle) hanging in the air. And there is one more big, round, and orange reason I love the fall. PuMpKiNs! Naturally, with such a heightened affinity for all things Autumnal, I am hosting Pumpkin Fest 2011 at our home in Georgia this year.
The Tar Heel and I will partake in some of the best Pumpkin Goodness and Fall Fun this glorious season has to offer. Pumpkin Fest 2011 will include Pumpkin Pickin, Carve-Off, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and featuring a fall music lineup consisting of “Autumn Leaves,” “September Song,” and probably a little James Taylor just because. I can’t think of another artist that reminds me more of glorious fall in my home state, the lovely Land of the Pines. And since I decided to decorate our home September 1st this year, I think we may have to add a few
hundred more mini pumpkins for the occasion. I am getting excited just thinking about it. I decided to build this little gem for fun to send to the Tar Heel. I think he may have thought I was kidding , but I was being oh-so-serious.
Bring on the PUMPKINS! -PF 2011