On the inside, I'm also celebrating the fact that it's November 1st, which is exciting for two reasons:
1. November 1st means the official start of the holiday season. I am the type of person who would normally start playing Christmas carols today, but I'm holding back. I'm sipping warm apple cider in my favorite slippers (you know, the Scandinavian-looking ones that are falling apart at the seams because I love them so much) instead.
2. November 1st also means that it's, well, November. Which means NOT October. I've loved Autumn my entire life, especially October, but this October blew chunks. So good riddance, October! You can take your crappy birth experiences and hospitals and way too many medical emergencies and hide in shame until next year! Only good things will happen in November! We welcome it with much festivity!
Welcome, November. You rock.