Sunday, September 18, 2011

Waiting for the leaves to crunch...

I spoke to a friend this morning who was blaming me for the cool weather. I took this as a compliment. If only it were true! We would have so much more of friendly fall.

Doesn't the first weekend of fall make you want to send someone a freshly sharpened bouquet of pencils? The last few days have felt like fall has truly arrived and it makes my heart happy! I don't really take much notice as other seasons creep in. Fall makes me want to throw my arms wide open as if to greet a long lost friend though.

Anyone who knows me at all, knows that fall and I have a special relationship. No matter what else is going on in my day, walking in colorful, crunching leaves can always make me smile. Any day now the leaves will begin to fall... The crisp air is easier to breathe. The temperature is perfect - no sweating, no bulky coats. Fall clothes are the best. Fall colors are the best. Fall foods are the best. (Apples, cinnamon, pumpkin spice latte....) Seasonal bliss!

Today, I ate breakfast outside and threw open all the windows and baked cookies and I walked pointlessly all the way around an extra block before I drove home after church tonight. I just couldn't convince myself to get in the car yet. My mind is filling with thoughts of baking with cinnamon, picking apples, raking leaves, finding a hayride, buying school supplies (ok, I don't do this one anymore, but...).

My favorite vanilla & cinnamon tea came out tonight. It wasn't summer appropriate, but now we can be friends again. Soon, I can get out my fall wreath. (I really only have one for fall. See? I really do forget to notice the other seasons. Poor, lame other seasons.) I'm pretty sure some cinnamon banana bread is on tomorrow's agenda too.

Alright, enough silly fall ramblings for now. I suppose I should sleep so I can get up at a reasonable hour to love it again tomorrow.


  1. I agree whole-heartedly--fall is my favorite too! I start thinking about cider and soup. And shepard's pie! mmmmm...pumpkin spice latte...I don't care for the school supplies though. That's clearly my least favorite part about fall.

  2. Are you sure? Are you sure you don't like the smell of freshly sharpened pencils just a little? Ok, I know... Nostalgia for me, dusty normalcy for you. Focus on our lattes of agreement.

  3. We must go apple picking! Now! Thanks....

  4. Come pick me up! I'm having the kind of day I'm willing to walk right out on... KIDDING - Don't do that. I'm all talk. We'll go though - in a few weeks when the leaves are more beautiful for frolicking in. I totally want to go. NOT where M, Z, & I went last year though. Disappointing. We need a new recommendation! Then we need to make a pie!


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