Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Favorites :: Thursday Thirteen

After a seemingly short summer, we are getting a taste of fall.  I love fall!  It is, hands down, my favorite time of year, so I'm loving this weather.  As I have neglected this blog ... not having too much to talk about (my life revolves around the kids' homeschool activities) ... I figured this was the perfect time to sit back and share a little more about me.

1.  The cooler weather.  I love the cool, crisp days of fall when the weather is just perfect -- those days when you can decide between jeans and Capri's, long-sleeves or short-sleeves, and whichever way you go, you can still be comfortable.  Mostly - it is the perfect weather for a run ... anytime of the day. 

2.  The colorful leaves.  I love the colors of changing leaves -- the deep reds, the bright yellows, and the glorious oranges.  Gorgeous.

3.  Travel.  We frequently travel during this time of the year ... the prices drop, the resorts and attractions are less chaotic with fewer tourists ... no long lines and perfect weather.

4.  Open windows.  Ahhhh...having my windows and doors open while a cool breeze wafts through the house is my idea of heaven.   

5.  Football games.  I love football .. but we haven't gone to a game in a long, long time.  I'm hoping we'll resume this tradition soon. 

6.  Renewed enthusiasm for lessons.  All the kids go back to school and we can resume our regular lessons without the interruptions at the door. 

7.  Cerulean skies.  Seriously?  Is there any blue as brilliant as a cloudless fall afternoon?

8.  Falling back.  So it's only one night.  I love that extra hour that we get each fall.

9.  Thanksgiving.  It's one of my favorite holidays because it's the one where I get to see family that we often see only once or twice a year, without all the stress of Christmas.  (Isn't it sad that we've made Christmas such a stressful time of year?)

10.  The food.  Pumpkin pies. Acorn squash. Apple crisp.  Cinnamon scents wafting through the house.  Need I say more?

11.  The bounty.  This time of year always reminds me of the time my mom spent canning and putting food away in the pantry.  Little by little, I have been trying to return to some of these more traditional pastimes. 

Well ... not quite 13 but close enough.  What are you favorite things about fall?


  1. Pirate Football Games. :) Migrating Birds. Walks in the woods on crisp leaves. (which, doesn't go hand in had with photographing birds). Fall Squash and Pork recipes. Warm Afternoons. Walks through the yellow leaf piles at Drake. Mondo Salad after.

  2. One of my favorite things about Fall is lighting pumpkin or cider scented candles! It's hard for me to light a candle when it's 90 degrees outside, so when the weather cools down, and the Fall decor starts coming out, the house smells delicious!!!

  3. Angie - Walks (or runs) in the crisp leaves!! Ah! I should've mentioned that ... love it!

    Holly - Yes! Fall is perfect for candles ... if only I could keep my little guy's fingers out of the wax. :)

  4. definitely enjoying the cooler weather, and I'm not a big fan of running in the chill though!

  5. What a great list. I definitely love the cooler temps, fall colors, and having the windows open at night again! Such a fresh feeling! Both NCAA and NFL football is great to watch too! Ahh, and the smells! mmmmm.

  6. ah ha- blog #2- you're as crazy as me! :) I love fall for SO many reasons. We always celebrate fall best at our house- jump in leaves, get winter gear ready for snow, enjoy the cool nights... snuggle up with good books...


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