Happy Monday everybody!
While summer may be my favorite time of the year, I will admit this is probably my favorite week of the whole year. There's just something about the crispness of the air, the Fall colors, the smell of a good bonfire not to mention all the spicy smells that I use as many things this time of year like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, saffron and a few others, not to mention apple cider, nice fall scented candles in the evenings. We enjoyed another bonfire this weekend. Of course this week is also a short work week for me, and probably my favorite holiday right after Halloween. I love Thanksgiving, and I love the smell of the cooking of dinner the day of with the sound of the parade in Philadelphia in the background. It's nice just to get together enjoy some drink and a good dinner with family and friends. We have 13 this year. And in all my years of work in retail with my current job there's no more need for Black Friday as I'm off. Truth be told my previous retailers that I work for were all of the luxury breed, so we never had insane crowds wherever I worked thank heavens. So I plan on enjoying this 3-day week. And as I told Jon from across the pond, I plan on enjoying a 4-day weekend. For that I am thankful and I'll definitely drink to that. Don't you just love the feel this time of year? What's your favorite month of the "embers"???