Sunday, September 13, 2009

Come on Leaves, I'm Counting on You

Fall isn't just my favorite time of the year because of Halloween. Although, Halloween is a pretty big reason. There are so many reasons to love the fall:
  1. The weather. Are you kidding me? Lots of sitting outside to eat, you get to wear long sleeves, and those of you who really know me, know how I love to cover up.
  2. Also weather related, you get to pull out the turtlenecks. Ahhh, turtleneck sweaters. That much less of my flesh showing. Oh how I love thee turtlenecks.
  3. Less frizzy hair. If you are one of those people who doesn't have to worry about humidity, good for you. My mop is at least an inch longer in the fall.
  4. Foliage. My road is nothing special most of the year, but when the leaves turn the drive down my road is like a painting. The leaves are amazing. Tall trees line both sides of the road and it really feels like you are taking a trip straight to lunch at Mother Nature's House.
  5. Football. Now, I have to admit, I was not much of a football fan before I met Greggie, and honestly, I still am more of a people watcher than anything, but there is something about a crisp fall day and a group of people all cheering about the same thing. It's nice. Don't tell Greggie I said so. I still like to act like it is a labor of love. It makes him more willing to go to Target with me.
  6. Togetherness. People just plain get together more in the fall. I love it. There is less to do outside, so you gotta talk. You have no choice.
  7. T.V. All of the shows start back up. 30 Rock, Fringe, The Office. Come on, the Fall Lineup has to get you excited!
  8. Halloween. I won't say much more because I think my blog speaks for its self, but even if you don't like getting dressed up and eating yourself in to a sugar coma, you've got to love pumpkins. If you have never carved a pumpkin, as my friend Marion had not, I challenge you to do it this year. Drive up to Fancy Gap Virginia on a saturday afternoon. Stop at at least 2 of the roadside fruit stands. Line pumpkins up beside of each other and debate the greatness of each one, find yourself hopelessly deadlocked and decide to buy both of them, pick up a couple of decorative gourds, some indian corn, and maybe a jar of honey or some fresh fruits, then go home and find the perfect pattern or break out the sharpie and go crazy with your own design. Once you have finished the carving put at least three candles in that masterpiece of yours, turn down the lights, or, if its already dark outside, go out on your front porch and take at least one picture. I promise you, your life will never be the same! If you are feeling really ambitious, clean your seeds, sprinkle them with olive oil and sea salt and toast them in the oven. Viola', you've started a tradition!
  9. Thanksgiving. I used to love Thanksgiving, and then my family started to dwindle. Now, it is more sad than anything, but I do try to remember how Thankful I am for the memories of Thanksgivings past.
  10. Now, if you still don't love fall, surely you can appreciate that about 5 seconds after fall starts, Christmas is here. In the words of Ginger and SKP, "it's begging to look a lot like Christmas!". They pretend to love fall, but I know deep down they just tolerate it as a means to get to Christmas!
One more reason..... Fall makes the best backdrop. Dontcha think?

1 comment:

  1. HAHA! Good post! I really do like Fall, you know...but I do think Christmas is the real prize. Two things:

    1. I thought of you on our way home last night. Sitting in the parking lot of the gas station outside our apartment was a big Ford F350 - with a HUGE long trailer on the back. The trailer was hauling huge open boxes of BIG PUMPKINS, It was beautiful. The truck was even "Mum Maroon."

    2. I like your new green background and picture!