Yes…it’s finally here.  I know fall officially started about a week ago, while it was still September, but for me, today is the first day of fall.  October 1st.  Or as we call it around here—Blogtober. 

Today was not only the first day of October, but it was also my first day of training for the two mile Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on October 9th.  I took the dogs to the dog park today and walked the track for half a mile.  Start slow, as I always say.  Tomorrow I may try for a whole mile.  I’m sure I can do it.  After all…it was just a week ago when I broke into a full on run to escape the falling tree.  My ankles are pretty much healed, and the weather is perfect for walking, and the dogs loved getting out there and walking the track, followed by a fun time running free in the off leash area.  I had every opportunity to eat bad foods, and lounge on the sofa all day, but I didn’t do either.  I absolutely love fall (as I’ve said a million times already) and I was perfectly content to spend the day in the breezy sunshine with my daughter and the dogs. 

Once the dogs were thoroughly tired, and I was satisfied with my healthy activities, I headed home and cooked dinner.  Yes.  Me.  I actually cooked dinner—it had been a while—but it was a welcome change, and everyone who ate enjoyed it.  So I might have to do it again tomorrow.  It’s going to dip into the 40s tonight, so I think I might be ready for a nice pot of chili.

Mike and I have a full weekend ahead.  He will be working on the Land Rover, and repairing the fence where the tree broke through.  I will be assisting.  And training for our two mile cancer walk.  I only have a week to get ready!

A special thank you to those of you who were kind enough to donate to the cause today.  And thank you in advance to those of you who will donate in the days to come.  We appreciate it, as does the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Until the next time…I’ll be sleeping under a quilt tonight!

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Posted on October 1, 2010 .