I can tell because there's been pumpkin picking with Little Princess (granddaughter), more walks in the park, it's cool enough to cook a pot of vegetarian chili, and...
Slightly-British Daughter is using her “IT’S DECORATIVE GOURD SEASON, MOTHERFUCKERS” mug!
If you haven't read it (and even if you have - because it's hilarious and worth a second, third, fourth... read!!), Colin Nissan's very funny essay about decorative gourd season is over at McSweeneys'. It's called It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers (so, probably don't need to tell you it's laced with expletives) - you can pick up your own mofo mug there, too (not an affiliate link, just want to share because you can't get too much gourd humor!).
Hungry for more gourd laughs? Funny or Die has a video/skit of Nissan's essay.
Want to hear stories that bring you awareness, allowing, acceptance and appreciation (i.e. celebration!) - of yourSELF! As you are. Now!
Yeah? Good! Then check out Square-Peg Celebration: Stories of Acceptance and Grace.
It comes with a gorgeous 47-page pdf including the essays, Slightly-British Daughter's gorgeous photography, and inspiring quotes!
What are you waiting for? Go on over and listen (there's a free mp3 sample!).