It’s finally come. The crisp cool air. We’ve had only our second wood stove fire. Warming our house instead of trying to cool it down.
The sun rises and sets earlier. I find that comforting. It draws me home to comfort and good foods. To hot tea and a peaceful solitude that feeds my spirit.
But this is also the time many family traditions kick in.
This week, my preparations continue for trick-or-treat night proceed in earnest. I plan to purchase several bags of locally made candy.
For years, I’d forgotten that we have a candy factory right here. And buying candy there supports local jobs.
But I’ve already bought some candy from the grocery store this year. Just a couple of bags. Just for the grandkids. I found glow-in-the-dark packaging wrapped around chocolate. That’s perfect for the new tradition begun last year–the trick-or-treat scavenger hunt–conducted in the dark hallways of my house.
Last year, it was glowing paint on wiry spiders that I found on clearance. This year, the grandchildren can go hunting for treats.
Welcome fall. Welcome to this time for traditions and memories. And for new ways to make new traditions, new memories. What are some of yours?