Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Puts A Smile On My Face


Fall is my favorite time of the year. Just knowing Fall is officially here in a few days puts a smile on my face. I can't think of anything I don't like about fall. The weather, the food, the holidays, short days and long nights are all wonderful.

My love for the Fall season started when I was a kid. Fall meant the beginning of a new school year. To me it means a fresh start and fun times ahead. Every school year I was ready for acing the year. Making new friends, and reconnecting with old ones. Meeting new teachers and getting smarter and older.

The weather in the South Bay in autumn is outstanding. There are a few unseasonably hot days, so you get one last chance to wear favorite summer outfits and sandals. Crisp mornings perfect for running. Lots of perfect sunny days so that you can walk and hike. Falling leaves, colorful leafs, beautiful trees everywhere. 

Pumpkins. Pumpkins of plenty, everywhere you look. Big ones, little ones. Orange or white. For decorations and for treats. I would argue that pumpkin could be put in anything and make it better. Pumpkin is like my bacon. Pie, pancakes, muffins, bagels, milk shakes, cookies and coffee of course. All are special to my taste buds. It's probably the only time of year I love to cook. True I don't make the Thanksgiving dinner. I do however make a pumpkin cheesecake and a killer cranberry sauce.

3 months of holidays ( I know Christmas is in the winter but we start celebrating the day AFTER Thanksgiving). My sons birthday is in the fall. I love that. Then Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I am an early to bed, early to rise girl. It is not uncommon for me to be asleep by 8. It makes me a rather odd bird to most people and I hate going to bed when the sun is up. Also much to other people's surprise I would like to sleep in. 6:30 to 7 is a much better time to wake up in the morning. If only the sun wasn't up so darn early. In the fall it isn't. So on the odd night I'm up till midnight I'm still getting 6 hours of sleep, more sleep than I did when Animal was a baby. Also, on those fore mentioned unseasonably warm days it cools down faster than mid summer. So you can enjoy your evening to. Jacket free but without sweltering heat while trying to catch some zzz.

 Plus I think autumn is just inherently romantic. It's a wonder everyone doesn't have a summer birthday...

Every one loves the fall right?


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    1. Mornings are in the 40-50's, days are average is 72, that's what I think is the perfect temp. On the unseasonably hot days it will be in the 80s. It's very mild, usually

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    2. Hmm, I might need to move. Do your leaves change?

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    3. It depends on the tree, there are lots that do and lots that don't. Last weekend we hit 90 degrees and it's been in the low 80's all week...It's wonderful.

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  2. Pumpkin is my bacon, too! And Lori! Jenn is the only weirdo that doesn't agree with all of us. Remember last year when I had the pumpkin bubble bath and chapstick? :)

    Don't be jealous, but I already have pumpkin hand soap from Bath N Body.

    Also, I said, "It's the most wonderful time of the year," word for word in my post as well and used it as my title. Great minds think alike.

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    1. I know. We're awesome like that ;)

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    2. Yessssss! Pumpkin trumps bacon!! But now I'm wondering if I can add a pumpkin/bacon recipe to my "All Things Pumpkin" posts!! You ladies are awesome!

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    3. I'm thinking it's going to have to be something casseroley with cornbread stuffing in there somewhere too.

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    4. Yes Please! I just noticed your little cooking series. I'm gonna make some of those...

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  3. Fall was in the air here today and I wanted to run out and buy pumpkins and mums. Love the pumpkin season!

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    1. oooh, now I want to buy pumpkins and mums...

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  4. Oh, I am SO with you. I loooooove fall! I love every single thing about it. I just did a running event in this perfect weather, and I've signed up for an assload more this fall just because they make me so happy--especially in the fall! I, too, love how many holidays happen this time of year (and going into the winter). I can't get enough cool-weather holidays!!

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    1. I am so jealous right now. I sprained my foot, spent most of yesterday getting to/from, and at doctors and getting x rays. I'm "ok" just a sprain. No running for 6 wks. Prime fall running time and no half marathon. Not this fall. Maybe Spring...

      Have fun and kick ass! I'm sure you will. Maybe you'll write about it and I can live vicariously through you...

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  5. I love it too! The air is better breathing weather for asthmatics. I still wouldn't RUN but fall is the best time to hike! And have bonfires and all those things.

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    1. I love to hike, and it is a wonderful time for hiking. So scenic and not to hot...;)

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