I don't know about the rest of you sweet people, but I am sooo beyond tired of summer. (Although, since school has started my summer has kinda ended anyway.) Really, I'm talking about summer weather, summer clothes, and this blasted humidity. Growing up on the west coast, I never realized how good we had it when it came to the lack of ridiculously heavy moisture in the air. Seriously... it's like stepping into a shower! But... I digress. This post is supposed to be positive!
I love fall. Really, really love it. Winter is too cold (its only redeeming feature is Christmas), spring is too indecisive (sweaters one day, t-shirts the next... it drives the obsessive planning side of me crazy) and summer, well... see the opening paragraph. Fall is just perfection, from the weather to the clothes to the food to the colors outside and the decorations. So without any more blabbering to introduce my list of reasons I'm ready for fall, here it is.
I'm ready for apple cider and hot chocolate. Few things make me happier than both of these. (A close second is coffee with peppermint mocha creamer.)
I'm ready for sweaters. And scarves. And returning to my school-year uniform of an embellished/printed shirt, solid cardigan, and pencil skirt. (It sounds boring, but I have an almost limitless supply of cardigans. It's an addiction.)
I'm ready to pull out my (very limited) collection of fall decor. Most of it is just little stuff from Target's dollar section (we are very fancy over here in the McNeese house) but due to the deluge of autumn craftiness found on Pinterest (where else?), I have been inspired to branch out and at least try to make a few cute little things for the house. If I get lazy (which is likely) I might just go with these super cute free printables.
I'm ready to layer unapologetically. Sweaters (obviously), tights, jackets. By late August, I'm sooo tired of flip flops. And frizzy hair.
I love this sweater!
I'm ready for pumpkins, and candy corn, and caramel apples.
I'm ready for homemade soup. This is pretty much what I cook 75% of the time when it's cold. Chicken Italiano, Potato Cheese, and Chicken Noodle are our favorites. Good thing, since those are the three kinds I know how to make.
I'm ready for Psych. (I realize this isn't necessarily specific to the fall season, but new episodes start in October so it just adds to my excitement.)
Seriously... funniest show ever.
I'm ready for colored leaves (and crunchy leaves.) When we lived in Washington, the tree across the street turned THE most beautiful colors I've ever seen. I've yet to find one that beat it, but I still love seeing the trees turn.
I'm ready for boots. I (stupidly) talked myself out of a perfectly awesome pair last December (I had a gift card and everything... it's one of the great regrets of my adult life.) I reaallly want a pair like this :
We shall see. I'll have to talk to the family treasurer (unfortunately, that's not me.)
I'm ready for cooler weather. As I have previously ranted, summer weather is charming for all of one week, and then I'm tired of it. When your choices are "sweating profusely" outside or "freezing your butt off" inside, there's pretty much no comfort the entire summer. Unless you have a pool. If you do, I hate you. =) Anyway, I'm totally ready for the temperature to drop... not too cold, just enough for a little briskness in the air and an excuse to wear a jacket. (Do I sound fussy yet?)
Finally... I'm ready to enjoy fall quickly, because, let's face it... it's just a cute little pumpkin-shaped car that ushers in what's really important. And that would be Christmas, folks. Don't you know I'll pop in the Carpenters by September 1st?
Happy fall, y'all!