And October means hanging pumpkin and bat pictures made by students in your classroom window.
It means eating a lot of Halloween colored peanut m&m's.
And pumpkin beers. And pumpkin corn bread. And pumpkin cookies. And roasted pumpkin seeds. And pumpkin everything.
October means it's time to put away my flip flops and put on my boots.
It means I get to see one of my best friends from college get hitched to that crazy boy who used to live across the hall from us sophomore year.
October means I get to wear dark fingernail polish.
It means I can turn off the AC for good. And lounge in my sweatpants at night.
And I can fall asleep at night under a pile of blankets.
And best of all, October also means routine. As a teacher, September is a crazy time. I'm excited to see things falling into routine in my life and in my classroom.