My kids finally had to wear coats yesterday when they left for school. YEAH! Fall is FINALLY here. I’ve been waiting, watching, hoping and praying that it would show.
I’m not a big fan of summer…too hot. I’m not a big fan of winter….too cold. Even spring is just okay in my book. I like the whole rebirth metaphor and all, but to me, fall represents rebirth because it’s when school started each year. You got to go back and be a little different, wiser, maybe even with a better haircut or clearer skin. You had new teachers, and new classes and because I spent my entire summer with my softball team, it was a time to renew friendships and get back to my normal, school-time routine.
So when I feel the crisp wind in my hair and the air starts to smell more like snow instead of a rain forest, I get excited. I pull out my sweaters and boots and pack away all my shitty shorts and summer clothes and breathe easy having survived another summer fashion season.
I love the colors, the textures, the fall produce, and fall foods like chili or stew. I love football games, trick or treating and talking a long drive in the country to look at the leaves. I love candles burning in the evening because it’s darker sooner and the smell of apple cider.
So excuse me while I sit on my back patio, wrapped in a blanket and sip my morning coffee. Fall is finally here!!!!!!!!