I think autumn is my favorite time of year. After a hot summer, almost nothing beats a crisp cool day. It is especially difficult to work a desk job when I know what is waiting for me outside. I love watching college football on a Saturday morning, the changing colors of the leaves, the first smell of wood burning in a fireplace, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pulling my sweatshirts out from storage, I could go on forever. I just love fall. I even think people are nicer this time of year. Leora (our office administrator) and I try to go for short downtown walks throughout the day and I have noticed lately that people genuinely seem happier. If you are having a bad day, go for a walk downtown, it is good for the soul. It may seem as if I am rambling without a true direction, and I will admit, when I started writing that was the case. However, after I started listing all of the things that make me happy about this time of year I noticed that I was sitting in my office feeling relaxed with a smile on my face. It is important to stop and appreciate the things that bring you joy every now and then. Try to take five minutes and let yourself enjoy the moment. So often we are in a hurry we end up missing the little things that make us happy, they get lost in the everyday bustle. With all of this being said, I challenge you to take some time to sit down and relax. Reflect on a happy memory and let yourself absorb the little things. Is autumn your favorite season? I would love to hear your favorite things, send me an email or picture, email@example.com and I will add it to my Fall Favorites blog post.
In addition to my morning reflection, I would like to mention two upcoming events of the Extension office, our annual pecan sale and annual holiday program. Please read below for additional information.
PECAN SALE! The 2016 Pecan Sale has begun. Place your order today! All orders must be received by the Extension office by October 14th and orders will be available for pick up before Thanksgiving. Halves and pieces are available in one, three and five pound boxes. To order, please call (903) 455-9885 or stop by the Hunt County Extension office, 2217 Washington Street, Greenville, TX 75401.
MAKING MEMORIES, the annual holiday program, is scheduled for Friday, November 4th at the Ben E. Keith Community Room in Commerce. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. FCS agents from area counties will demonstrate a variety of different ideas to help make your holidays joyful. Holiday craft and gift ideas will be presented and you will receive a booklet including information on each item. Tickets are available for purchase at the Hunt County Extension office, 2217 Washington Street, Greenville, TX 75401. Tickets are $5.00 each and tickets are limited. Registration fee includes morning refreshments and the holiday idea booklet. If you are interested in paying over the phone using an electronic payment, please call (903) 455-9885.
As always, if you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat, please feel free to come by the Hunt County AgriLife Extension office, 2217 Washington Street, Greenville, Texas, 75401, call (903) 455-9885, or email Sarah.Latham@ag.tamu.edu.