The Best of October - No. 3
A Movie on my Must-Watch List
First, I have to break your heart - It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will not be airing on the broadcast networks this season. So, disregard my promise last week that it would be one ABC. I hope you’ve got it recorded on an old school VHS from your grandmother’s house.
My movie choice for this week is a total throw back. “Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.” If you’ve never heard of this movie, I’ll forgive you, but you really need to find it and watch it before Halloween, okay? It stars the Olsen Twins alongside CLORIS LEACHMAN, YOU GUYS!!! Basically, it’s two little girls battling an evil Cloris Leachman, trying to save a good Cloris Leachman from entrapment in a mirror. It’s equal parts ridiculous and amazing. Never a bad choice for a Halloween favorite!
A Taste of Fall
The great debate - pumpkin pie or pecan pie. I know all things pumpkin are a staple for the fall (after all, I did tell you about the Pumpkin Spice Chai last week). However, when it comes to pie, I am team #pecanpie all the way. Nothing against pumpkin pie, but I will choose pecan every time.
October is Rett syndrome Awareness month. Are you familiar with Rett Syndrome? It’s a terrible disease that affects nearly every aspect of life in those it affects. From
“Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that affects 1 in 10,000 females (and even more rarely in males) and begins to display itself in missed milestones or regression at 6-18 months. Rett syndrome leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of life: ability to speak, walk, eat and breathe easily. The hallmark of Rett syndrome is near constant repetitive hand movements while awake. Cognitive assessment in children with Rett syndrome is complicated, but we know that they understand far more than they can communicate to us, evidenced by their bright and attentive eyes, and their ability to express a wide spectrum of moods and emotions.”
I get to dance with one of those girls impacted by Rett every week. I have watched her learn and grow for the past several years, and it is amazing to see all of the things she’s able to do, despite the odds against her. Even if there is something her body is struggling to do, her yes sparkle with possibility. She is even the sole proprietor of her own business, Edgy Meg’s.
And that’s where the Autumn Adventure comes in…I’d like to encourage you to check out Edgy Meg’s. That shop is full of vintage and homemade items and they even do custom work.
Oh, and one more adventure for you - Friday, October 30 is the day to wear purple for Rett syndrome Awareness. So, be sure to wear purple that day and flood your social media with purple
Enjoy your autumn adventures, friends!
10/22/2020 09:20:31 pm
You know, some people never figure out their purpose in life? I’m grateful I have. And I def. know your purpose. God gave me Meg but blessed me with people like you that teach her things I can’t! You have a great purpose in life! Live it well! Love you and thank you!!
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My name is Miranda and I'm a mom, spouse, dance teacher, and entrepreneur. I’m going to share my life with you. The good, the bad, the weird. I hope to inspire you, encourage you, make you laugh. I’ll be honest. And I can’t wait to learn more about you through it all.