Oct 1, 2012
As I sit here and wait for the sky to lighten, I have small feeling in the pit of my stomach. It is not sadness, because I'm happy to see the summer fade to autumn finally. But there is a knowing that I won't see the sky begin to glow at six am again for a very long time. This first day of October is waking up slowly - even though I've been up for hours.
The House of Rue is bustling this week. I start fall production at work (a brief 2 month stint of packaging chocolate goodies for Christmas shows that my bosses vend at across Canada.) I don't need to do this work, but it's a bit of extra holiday money and I've been doing it for so many years that it just seems like a tradition now.
I also am in charge of the decorations at a wedding reception for an old friend of my mother's. I am gathering autumn flowers and grasses and tying 80 posies of lavender (which I've been dragging my feet on.)
The day after the wedding this weekend, is our Canadian Thanksgiving. My mother, as always, is cooking for the 5000 and I'll be elbow deep in something or another, helping her.
If you take a look to the right in my sidebar, you'll also see that I'm involved in a few blog parties. Do check them out - each of the websites featured will have a month of wonderful posts, and I will post here on the specific blog party days.
And lastly, but something very exciting for my little blog here, is that I start my own October giveaway tomorrow. Last year I gave away three books by assorted authors with topics relating to "spirit." Books are truly my favourite item to giveaway - probably because they are my favourite gift to receive! This year, I've gone a step further, and contacted authors to purchase autographed books from them. So not only will you have a chance to win a wonderful book - but a signed book by the author!
This is my fourth October blogging here at Rue and Hyssop. I started this little journal, mostly to connect to a community of like-minded people. I wanted to meet other writers and gardeners, crafters and cooks, magical workers and spiritual seekers. These past years have introduced me to such wonderful people. Doing a giveaway like this is just a small way of showing appreciation for the kindness, support and camaraderie that my readers show me here.
Get ready for a great October!