Monday, August 31, 2009

Think Fall, Y'all

Today's the last day of August. Even though fall doesn't officially begin for a couple more weeks, and here in the great state of Georgia, we don't get very fallish weather until October. And even then it doesn't feel like fall every day.

Even though I LOVE summer, I also enjoy the changing of the seasons. And by this time every year, I'm always ready for some cooler weather with humidity less than a hundred percent. Summer and fall are my favorite seasons. Spring makes me anxious for summer and winter, well, it's just plain dull. Everything is dormant, including me. Yep, give me the summer and fall and I'm a happy girl.

When September rolls around, I'm always sick of my summer clothes. But it's way too early to bring out sweaters or long sleeves. I'm over all the hot pink and I'm ready for the warm colors of autumn. So if you see me in a plum-color sweater and I'm glistening, just know that I'm excited about fall.

Here's a little list of the things I LOVE about Fall: (in no particular order)

1. The gorgeous colors.
2. Shopping for Halloween costumes.
3. Georgia football. GO DAWGS!!!!
4. The smell of cinnamon and apples.
5. Having wienie roasts.
6. Not sweating so much.
7. Not having to feel guilty when my summer annuals look like crud.
8. Sleeping with the windows open and letting the cool, crisp air inside.
9. Being able to ride with the top down without sticking to the seats.
10. Scarecrows.
11. Pumpkins.
12. Buying candy corn. And eating candy corn.
13. Looking forward to the banana bread my mama makes my sisters and me for Halloween.
14. Sweaters. Nothing like a snuggly sweater.
15. Taking my annual birthday trip. Should we go to Tybee or the mountains?
16. Georgia football. GO DAWGS!!!
17. No smelly trash can outside.
18. Muscadines and scuppernongs! Yummy!
19. The Howell Family Reunion.
20. Letting my tan fade gracefully. (But my cellulite looks so much better tan.)
21. Wearing pants instead of shorts. (See parenthesis above.)
22. Sitting on my back deck.
23. And did I mention Georgia football? I really love that one!
24. Wearing dark nail polish.
25. The idea of just sitting by a fire and reading a good book.
26. Trick-or-treating and Halloween in general.
27. Thanksgiving.
28. My mama's sweet potato pie.

How about y'all? What do you love about fall?

The only bad thing about fall is that when it's done, it's wintertime. Ugh.

Till tomorrow, put on a sweater and think fall!


suzanne said...

Mmmm.... you definitely got me ready, too! By the end of August, the fun of summer is long gone 'round these parts. I LOVE FALL! It's my absolute favorite time of year. I love the way the air looks crisp and clear and not all smoggy and humid like summertime. I love fall festivals, and pumpkin carving, and my kids' grand Halloween costumes I always create, and mums, and scarecrows and caramel apple candles and fall-flavored cream for my coffee, and new shows on TV and -- my list could go on and on and on...
I loved your list, too :0)

Jill said...

October through December is my favorite time of year. I love Halloween and Christmas and as soon as September hits my decorations go right up!!!
I will miss summer but I am glad it's coming to an end!

Cindy Lou said...

I do love summer but also I am ready for some cooler temps!! I love the fall and just can't stand winter! I love the decorations for fall, fall festivals, The Howell Reunion, and I love the new show on tv...I really love it all!! Your list was great!! Have a great day...Love you!

Theresa said...

I am not done with summer yet:) but I love being able to wear different stuff! Season changes are good to change wardrobes. I also love the new shows like my Baby Sister and honey I can sure nuf eat me some candy corn. Loved your list, Go Tech:)

Nana said...

I can't wait until Fall. It is my favorite time of year. I have been making Salsa and Peach Cobbler today. Tommorow will be making more Salsa and Zucchini Bread. Today my grandson asked if I would put up my Halloween Village. I told him we had to wait a couple of weeks. ha ha

Crystal said...

Now you're talking! Fall is by far my favorite season. Watching Ethan play football and James referreeing (sp) and Joseph getting ready for hunting season. I too love the smell of apples and cinnamon and the crispness in the air. I love Halloween and everything about it. I love a soft hoodie and of course Georgia football and Falcons football! Heck, just any kind of football! Great lists from everybody!! LYLASAM

Emma said...

I love fall. that's when I got married so I have lots of great memories.
Fall is great, winter not so great!