Friday, September 28, 2007

I like the fall

What is it about the weather? Why does it come up so much in conversations? Why does it affect my mood so much? What is it about a sunny day that makes me so happy and why does a rainy day make me tired?

Well, I might not have the answers to those questions but I am sure loving the cooler, fall weather we've been having. It has been so nice to turn the air conditioning off and open the windows for a more natural (cheaper) way of cooling the house down. It's been fun dressing Sadie in her new fall clothes. It's been nice sleeping and not waking up in the middle of the night sweating. I'm already a hot sleeper as it is and it doesn't help to have a warm body growing inside of me. I can't even remember the last time I slept with a blanket. Well, that is until this week. I have missed using a blanket and it has been nice to at least fall asleep covered up. Of course, I wake up a few hours later and have to rip the blanket off.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that fall is definitely my favorite time of year. And I think most of that has to do with the type of weather we get during this season. It's not too hot and not too cold. It's perfect for a light jacket. I think that fall is the prettiest of all seasons (it might be tied with spring) and that the smells outside are so clean and fresh.

Here are a few more reasons why fall is my favorite season:
  1. Everything pumpkin! Need I say more?
  2. Halloween & Thanksgiving (probably two of my favorite holidays)
  3. The leaves turning red, orange and yellow.
  4. Relief from the summer heat.
  5. Corn mazes and haunted houses.
  6. Warm food/beverages like chili and hot chocolate.
  7. Birthdays. My family has a lot of birthdays in the fall (including my own).
  8. Christmas is coming up.
What about you? What is your favorite season and why?


Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I absolutely love the fall. I am passionate about it really. Maybe it's because my birthday is also in the Fall, or maybe it's the increase in family get-togethers and good food. Whatever the reason, I absolutely love this time of year. But, I would actually extend it through January 2, because I love Christmas time too. Here's to the beginning of the best 3 months of the year!

Annette and Rick said...

One more vote for fall. I like to be outside and smell a fire burning.

Susan said...

Love Fall but hate the thought of Winter coming oh so soon. I'm with you on the pumpkin thing. I posted my pumpkin pancake recipe on my blog. I also like Fall because of Football season. I hope you had fun at womens confrence. See ya tomorrow.

Jacki said...

I agree. I love fall, especially in the south. I used to like summer the best, but fall definitely is my favorite now.