Once again it's fall in North America - even here in Texas where it's still too hot for soups and stew and chili, much less pumpkin spice anything.

Also once again, it's time for me to take a blogging break over the holidays. I think I'll be back in January, but I may decide to take that month off, too. So January or February... somewhere in there.


Thanksgiving - here Nov 24 and Canada Oct 10

  • turkey
  • dressing or stuffing
  • pumpkin pie
  • family


  • also Hanukkah
  • decorations
  • parties
  • gifts and hugs

New Year's

  • 2023
  • packing up holiday decorations
  • endless days of football
  • a new beginning

Fall is a busy and fun time. Throw in the ten birthdays in our family over these three months, and I meet myself coming and going some days.

Y'all take care, and I'll see you early next year.


Karen Baldwin said…
Have wonderful, memorable holidays. Here in the tropics...it's never the season for cold weather food. And it's hard to find pumpkins or pumpkin pie filling...or anything else pumpkin. Oh there are squashes here...but I have no desire to make a squash pie.
My clump of birthdays and all at my house are from April through July.

See you when you get back!

Jemi Fraser said…
We've got 4 October birthdays and a family wedding this year. Always a fun season!
Enjoy the break!!
Enjoy your holidays! Cool weather and fall have hit here so I hope they hit there soon.
Enjoy your time away from us. You will be missed. January is our birthday month.
H. R. Sinclair said…
I love fall! Witches and turkeys! Have a great time away.
Enjoy your holidays and the break!
Carol Kilgore said…
Karen - I'm totally onboard with no squash pie!
Teresa - It gets pretty hectic some years :)
Jemi - Love weddings ♥

Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I hope so, too. We had a week with great weather, but we're back to low 90s again. And once again we really need rain. None in 3 or 4 weeks now, but at least it's not 100+ outside.
Carol Kilgore said…
Rachna - Thank you! It's always a fun time of year.
EC - January is summer for you. Great time for birthdays.
H.R. - Witches and Turkeys and Ho-Ho-Ho :)
Elizabeth - I plan to enjoy them both equally!

I'm in central Texas and I was super excited the moment most humidity LEFT! so...yay! I hope your holidays pass in good health!
I have four birthdays in October a couple in November and December..........
Natalie Aguirre said…
Enjoy your break. My daughter, her boyfriend, and I are excited to go to Dallas to visit my late husband's family the end of next week.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Ten birthday is a lot! Enjoy your break.
Carol Kilgore said…
Elizabeth - I'm northwest of Houston, and it's a more humid climate down here. But that one week was awesome. Like mountain weather :)

Jo-Anne - Popular months to be born :)

Natalie - Enjoy your trip to Dallas. I hope our weather holds for you.

Diane - I plan to! I will miss chatting with y'all, though.
Carol Kilgore said…
Melissa- Thanks, I plan to :)
Enjoy that break. It's important to pause some things, especially over the holidays.
Carol Kilgore said…
Lynda - Obviously I totally agree with you :) Wishing you a great holiday season.