Thursday, September 30, 2010

All the Leaves are Brown, and the Sky is Gray...

Well, I've given up. I've finally let go of summer and have started to embrace the new season: Fall. It was tough, but it's tough every year - tough to let go of the sandals, beach bags and sundresses. I wouldn't say I've FULLY embraced Fall yet (it gets dark so EARLY now, waaah!) but I'm getting there.

When it comes right down to it, I love Fall. And maybe the more love I give to Fall, the longer it will stick around this year...maybe?? (pssh fat chance)

Oh well. I'm still going to show my love to Fall anyway with the following list:

10 Reasons Why I'm Glad It's Fall
1. Pumpkins (I could list 10 things just for this one (e.g. pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkins muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin tea, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!!)
2. Being able to wear enough layers to be comfy - sweaters, tights, boots, scarves - but not so many that you are sweating and stuffy
3. The Colours - I love the look of the trees when the leaves change to vibrant oranges, reds and yellows. My street is lined on either side with huge, old trees covered in leaves, so it's especially scenic this time of year
4. The slightly chilled, crispy scent and feeling in the air
5. Starting new routines, or getting back into old ones (some I'm attempting to develop are walking to work regularly, going to a class at my gym twice a week, writing/submitting an article every Sunday, trying a new recipe once a month, etc)
6. School/Office supplies!! (see: 'You've Got Mail', 'bouquets of sharpened pencils'
7. Trips to the Annapolis Valley to pick apples and see the Pumpkin people (this weekend, baby!)
8. Thanksgiving! A good excuse to stuff myself silly with high calorie/carb-laden comfort foods (not sure what my excuse is the other 364 days a year). Plus, it's a 3 day weekend, which is always awesome.
9. Halloween - my favourite holiday next to Christmas (which indicates how sacreligious I am). What's not to like about dressing up like a freak and stuffing yourself with mini-chocolate bars?!
10. As of Thanksgiving (Oct 11th - that would be CANADIAN Thanksgiving, people) it will only be 2 months until my birthday!! Yay!! Wait...I'll be 26...ugh, not so "yay".

What are you looking forward to this Fall?

This post was brought to you by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. And the Letter "F". For Fall. (and the fact that I'm a dork). Thank you.

11 comments:

marvimarti.com said...

Stopped by from Mama Kat's WW, you must be in a similar area of the country! I am a freak for summer but have to admit we share many of the same likes about the change of the season!

VandyJ said...

I love the colors, even if here where I am we mostly get yellow. It's still pretty. The aspens in the mountians are beautiful.

JoAnne Ferrie said...

I with everyone on the colour thing. I live in Scotland and we have such beautiful autumn leave colours here... and that sudden change in temperature that makes everyone want to make soup :D

Melissa said...

Umm, all of the above! But here in NJ we're still knee-deep in hurricane season and it's been just gross lately -- muggy and rainy and not at all "crisp." Seriously, fall can't come soon enough.

Kim Humes said...

Yeah it's actually been muggy here too! It's been like 25 degrees here the past couple of days - I actually had to open my apt windows again, like summer. I like warm but not muggy! But when you live by the ocean you can't really avoid the humidity I'm afraid :(

Joe said...

Fall is likely the best time of the season. Well Spring comes close :))

ANd whats not to yay about being 26 :) I'd say YAY!!!

Kim Humes said...

haha yes Joe I suppose 26 isn't so bad. It just sounds so much older than 25, ya know? And I won't be mid-20's anymore; I'll firmly be in the late 20's pack. There's no way I'd wanna go back though - life is much sweeter in many ways now than it was in my early 20's!!

Joe said...

Its just a number in the end. Its how you feel is what matters most. Sure sounds like you're 26 going on 16. So I'll repeat - YAY !!! :)

Joe said...

Fall is likely the best time of the season. Well Spring comes close :))

ANd whats not to yay about being 26 :) I'd say YAY!!!

Kim Humes said...

Yeah it's actually been muggy here too! It's been like 25 degrees here the past couple of days - I actually had to open my apt windows again, like summer. I like warm but not muggy! But when you live by the ocean you can't really avoid the humidity I'm afraid :(

Joe said...

Its just a number in the end. Its how you feel is what matters most. Sure sounds like you're 26 going on 16. So I'll repeat - YAY !!! :)

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