October Is What?
In New England, October is when it starts to feel like Fall for real. No way around it. The scarves, coats, and heat come one. The farmers markets are ending. Halloween candy is everywhere and Thanksgiving is around the corner. Don't even mention Christmas yet to me. Let me at least get to Veterans Day will ya?
I'm listening to the Al B. Sure station on Pandora and one of my favorites from the back in the day came on, Make You Sweat, by Keith Sweat. I forgot how much I loved that song. I've added a Pandora link on my right sidebar and I think you can listen to some of the artists that I've selected. I'm not sure if it will work, but you can add your own.
Guess what song just came on? My Perogative by Bobby Brown. Things really do change. I played Don't Be Cruel until the tape wore out. I couldn't believe when I heard that he had a heart attack yesterday. Although considering he wasn't leading the healthiest lifestyle, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I do hope he recovers and gets his life back together. But I really have digressed here.
Back to the month of October. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're supposed to go pink. It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Liver Awareness Month and I think National Cookie Month. It's all rather overwhelming. I love the color pink, but do I want to make my blog all pink just to show that I'm against breast cancer? No. And all the pink stuff is starting to irritate me. I guess some of the pink stuff is cute and I've fallen for it myself over the years, but probably the best way to help is just give money directly to the organization that you believe will use your money the best.
Breast cancer has impacted my family. My mom is a survivor and it has struck and killed other women in my family, both sides. I know that I'm at risk with such a strong family history, but I see my doctor every year and have been vigilant about getting mammograms every year since I turned 35. I wrote about it a little here. I've seen a bunch of commercials for BRAC Analysis, which I guess is a type of genetic testing. To be honest it freaks me out and looking it up for this post is the closest that I've come to looking into it.
Genetics are a lot, but they aren't everything. How we live our lives is also an issue. I know from this blog you probably think that I all I eat are baked goods, but I do eat vegetables. Really! And surprise, surprise, it's also Vegetarian Awareness Month. I went to the farmers market and bought the cutest little Delicato Squash from Silver Brook Organic Farm. I also had bought a Golden Acorn Squash at Stop & Shop, which was from a local farm too. I seem to have lost the information. I found a wonderful website here with a lot of information about winter squash. Tis the season! I did a taste taste and definitely prefer the Delicato. It was sweet and tender and the other was kind of stringy and bitter. Just my preference. You know I love sweets!
Well, this post is getting too long, but I wanted to show you an updated picture of my scarf, so here it is. It's coming along.
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