Friday, November 5, 2010

Happiness in Season

I am in love with Fall.  If it weren't a season, I would totally marry it.  Don't tell my husband.

So here you have it - my favorite things about my favorite season: 
(In random order, except for number 1, which is definitely number 1.)

16.  Daylight savings time.  The gaining an hour part, not the darkness at 5:00 p.m. part.  I realize it's just a day, but clearly it's the best day all year.

15.  Squash.  (The vegetable, not the sport)

14.  The first cool breeze that surprises you when you were expecting to be smacked in the face with oppressive heat.  Also known as: "euphoria"

13.  The possibility of making smores over a crackling fire.  (not that this usually even happens)

12.  The absence of sweat.  PRAISE BE.

11.  The feeling that the Holidays are right around the corner, thus, family gatherings and vacation days are almost here.  See again:  "euphoria" 

10.  Pumpkin flavored everything.  Yum.

9.  Bath & Body Works "Winter" home scent.  I have to resist the urge to hoard.

8.  Clothes with long sleeves.  Hallelujah.  Amen.

7.  Stuffing.  Why do I only eat stuffing over the holidays?

6.  The logical use of blankets.  I always use blankets, even in 100+ degree Texas summers.  I feel less crazy using them in the Fall.

5.  Tights!

4.  The anticipation of pumpkin pie.  (Sometimes actual pumpkin pie misses the mark)

3.  The general feeling that Fall makes people happier (at least in Texas).  I swear you can see the relief on everyone's faces the first day we hit 75.

2.  The smell.  I hope heaven will smell like fall.  It just seems right.

1.  This: 

I will never get over not living somewhere beautiful in the fall.  Le sigh.

Note:  I am aware that the number of food related entries in this post is a wee bit disturbing.  But let's be honest, it's entirely unsurprising.


1 comment:

  1. Mary, you need to go to NYC in the'd love it!