Before I set out this morning. I finally succumbed to the “feelin’ Fallish” weather and decided to wear my sweat suit … and, I sure was glad I did. I had some errands to do along Fort Street and when I passed the marquis at Memorial Park, it said 50 degrees. Well, brrr. The warm sun made it tolerable though. I glanced across the street at the Dairy Queen’s sign that proclaimed “pumpkin pie treats are back”, which probably would have beckoned more customers if they didn’t have to suck down a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard while holding the cup with gloved hands. As I passed the gas station, there was the usual morning hustle and bustle as customers fueled up their cars, then themselves on hot beverages. There was a queue to get in the door and each person came out with fingers clasped around a paper cup with steam wafting from the top. I think Mother Nature has hoodwinked us into believing it is still Summertime. My last stop was at Walgreens where I rolled up my sleeve to get my annual flu shot. Along with those SweeTango apples I’ve been eating, hopefully I’ll keep the germs at bay. I love those “sweeties” as they are sometimes referred to – lots of crunch, very sweet and perhaps I am just enamored by the name “sweeties” as well. Well, if the latter is the case, perhaps a hot apple dumpling should be the treat for the day instead of a cold apple and a chunk of cheddar. It is, after all, National Apple Dumpling Day, and who doesn’t think that a hot apple dumpling minus ice cream would warm their innards and put a smile on their face right about now?