Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So Ready for Fall

I'm ready, I'm ready!! So ready for the fall to fall in here in the (almost) Midwest. I cooked Chilli today and that's a sure sign that fall is on its way. I love turtlenecks and suede, boots and sweaters, socks and leather purses. All the things I put away reluctantly each spring. I must say it doesn't take much passing of time here in Michigan before its time to pull all these wares back out. I'm feeling the urge to change my decor , and exchange my bright fake flowers gracing my table with dried grape vines, fall leaves and wreaths. Time for new (old) drapes and furniture rearranging and actually cooking with a shopping list in hand to make good old fashioned meals for a family that'll gather around the table, eat together, talk together undistracted from the heat. Yes the Fall is for me. I feel a surge in energy for schooling and a overwhelming nesting instinct that settles upon me just in time to rearrange the house for the cold days ahead. I'm ready to wash quilts and dust off blankets and resist the urge to weather proof the windows just yet. Womanly instincts, yes its a beautiful thing...

5 comments:

Kylie B said...

Yes one of my faviout things about the cooler months, is getting the slowcooker out and making up nice hearty stews.
Though we are just about to head into our Spring.

Dina said...

I love fall too but ol" man winter doesn't please me at all!

Jen Hintz said...

I miss fall back home in Wisconsin...definitely ate a lot of that chili then! Down here in NC where I live now it seems like we have summer for 11 months a year and then maybe have a few days each of winter, spring, and fall.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Originally from NYC and now living in AZ. Most of my coats, scarves, hats and boots have been donated to charity these days...I'm looking forward to the 5 minutes of not-summer, though I'd hardly call it fall. *sigh*

Giftbearer said...

It's starting to get nice and cool here at night now. I like this weather but not any colder than that; just kind of fresh and clean!