The week of shopping has begun – or at least we’ve been making our list and checking it twice… for Thanksgiving. Don’t worry- shopping for gifts begins next week, just as we’re figuring out what to do with all of those leftovers in the fridge.
But before we even get to the leftovers, this is a great time to sort out the contents of the fridge in order to make room for the ingredients for next week’s feast, that will then become the leftovers.
We’re just one month away from the official beginning of the 2023 holiday season, when folks take to the highways and skies to visit friends and relatives, which is why it makes sense that we recognize November as National Aviation Month.
The day has arrived, when you hold in your hands the keys to your dream home, after visiting the model, choosing your floorplan and homesite location, meeting with the design team to decide on finishes for floors, paint colors, cabinetry, and everything in between.
If you’re like most people who have been on this earth for more than a few decades, you’ve likely amassed a number of friends – some acquaintances, some “in it for life.” Friendships began with those we met in school, activities in which we were involved, even at work. We formed relationships with the parents of our kids’ friends and teammates, and neighbors in the places where we raised those kids.
So often we hear that the three most important things to consider when buying a home are location, location, location. But underneath those words are the meanings we assign to the place in which we choose to live, so that it’s not just convenient, but conducive to the life we wish to enjoy.
Celebration is in the air, and it smells like coffee! This Friday, September 29 is National Coffee Day, and Sunday, October 1 is International Coffee Day.
Across the nation, coffeehouse chain establishments are offering specials in observance of either or both Coffee Days. But if you really want to celebrate, consider supporting one of your local community coffee shops:
Fall officially arrives this Saturday, September 23rd, as we observe the Fall Equinox (when the sun is directly over the equator, and folks all over the world experience exactly the same number of hours of daylight and night).
So, how do we celebrate the arrival of Autumn? Let us count the ways: football, festivals, “leaf peeping” (yes, it’s a thing, but peak color in the North Georgia Mountains is still about 5-6 weeks away), apple-picking, and pumpkin spice, to name a few.
Fall is in the air… or maybe it’s just the aroma of pumpkin-spice everything, because summer temperatures sure don’t want to loosen their grip. In fact, there’s an internet meme that says, “It’s almost Fall in Georgia. Do you know what that means?… Absolutely nothing! It’s still 90 degrees!”
Georgia has just entered its “fourth month of Summer,” so don’t put the shorts and flip-flops away quite yet. According to both meteorologists and travel experts, the earliest Autumn begins in Georgia is late September, but the Fall season here in the South is observed (by trees and wildlife, at least) in October and November.