If we were having coffee, after a fun week of reading Halloween-themed blogs and posting a few of my own, I would tell you that it is nice to finally get into autumn mode.
If we were having coffee I would offer you a wonderful pumpkin-spice flavored coffee, I found at Trader Joe’s. I add just a couple of scoops to my regular Colombian roast and it is perfect. Would you like a dollop of Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice creamer to mellow it out? Autumn heaven in a cup!
It is daylight savings time here in the states. We get to “fall behind!” Woohoo! I got an extra hour of sleep last night! It will be nice to wake up early and have some daylight, although it will be dark by 5:00pm.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you we managed to have a small, adult Halloween party at our house last night. Just a few close friends over to eat, drink and be scary. It would be scary if I cooked, so thankfully, my husband does that. But I did make some Candy Corn cocktails that turned out de-lish! The idea of the party was to also toast our new master bedroom with champagne. My friends were impressed with the bedroom. We also managed to hand out candy to trick-or treaters–the few we get.
If we were having coffee I would remind you that yesterday was my last Leisure Link. I want to thank everyone who has participated in the link party over the last few months. Watch for a wrap up post this week!
Part of the reason I discontinued my link-up was because I am so much more busy working as a part-time lecturer than I expected. I have been teaching two classes this semester. Last fall, as I was retiring from my day job, I taught two evening classes. Looking back, I don’t know how I did it, but since I had taught them both before, usually one per semester, most of my curriculum was ready to go. This semester, with just two classes, one of them is brand new and has 75 students. With the online component, it really keeps me hopping! But I love it.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am a little more than half way through the school semester! Both my courses had their midterms this past week. The month of November is pretty much it for classes, except for a couple of dates in December, reserved for group project presentations and finals. As I like to keep myself scheduled and structured, I already have my 2016 schedule, for spring and even next fall! It really is nice to know what I have to look forward to.
How is your autumn coming along? I can see by many of your posts that you are enjoying the fall leaves and some of you are already reporting snow. To my friends in the southern hemisphere, I hope you are enjoying wonderful spring weather!
I am a leisure educator, self-published author, blogger, and retired recreation and parks practitioner living in Northern California. Second Wind Leisure Perspectives is my blog about living a leisure lifestyle. I have a lot to share and I will appreciate your indulging me by reading occasionally!