Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Is it too early to get my fall decorations out? Not the Halloween ones just yet, but the fall. I'm READY!
One of my favorite things about Colorado is the changing seasons. And the fact that we have them. But I spend my whole year tapping my toe and not-quite-patiently waiting for autumn, like a kid during December waits for Christmas.
I love fall. I love high school and college football (go cougars!), and falling leaves, and drives in the mountains to see the colors. I love crisp nights that make you snuggle up when you leave your window open. I love sweaters and jeans, and cute little skinny scarves that you can wear indoors or out. I love MUMS and if I didn't feel so guilty about killing every plant I buy, I would have bought more than just 2 pots today at Wal-Mart.
I love cooking with apples and pumpkin. Soups that cook in the crock-pot all day, and make a meal with homemade bread at dinnertime.
I adore the warm colors; wearing them and using them to decorate my front door area both inside and out. I love buying school supplies, as you know. I love watching the storms as they start to roll in over the mountains. And fires in the fireplace.
I love choosing pumpkins in the pumpkin patch - even if the pumpkin patch is in front of the supermarket. Clearing out the garden and getting it ready to put to bed for the winter. Planting EVEN MORE tulip bulbs in the front yard.
I love running in the early mornings when its 55 degrees and not 85.
Yep, I'm addicted like it's crystal meth. Only it smells better. (Like I would know!?!)