Living in New England, fall can be pretty spectacular, and most people in Connecticut probably love this time of year.
But I don’t really like it.
Because I love summer. And I hate winter. With a capital H-A-T-E.
For me, fall is like the Sunday night blues of the seasons. I know what’s coming after it, and I dread it.
But my yoga instructor would tell me to embrace it.
And really, I should. Because it’s not like there’s a whole lot I can do about it.
Unless I move to Florida.
And that’s not happening any time soon.
So, rather than focus on the bare trees that will remain once all the pretty leaves have fallen or the amount of daylight dwindling down to ten hours, I’m gonna concentrate on the good stuff… Especially the six following things:
Okay, this one has already passed. But it got me through the beginning of fall. I love Halloween. And dressing up might be more fun now than it was when I was a kid.
2. Pumpkin… Everything.
Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin candles.
The pumpkin window is kind of small. I mean, who wants pumpkin spiced coffee in July?
It’s cool enough that we don’t need any AC, but it’s warm enough that we don’t need to turn on the heat yet. So I can spend that a little bit of that money I save on pumpkin coffee.
4. I can cook and use the oven without sweating my ass off.
Cooking is way more fun in the fall, and what smells better than chicken stock simmering on the stove?
5. Whoah! It’s past your bedtime!
Getting dark at 4:30 might depress some people, but if you have kids who can’t tell time yet, you can tell them it’s time for bed at 5:30, and they totally believe you.
And that does not suck.
6. The ITR factor goes from a 10 to a 1.
The inner thigh rub factor is almost completely eliminated.
Bye bye shorts. Hello yoga pants!
We may be halfway through fall already, but better late than never.
Now I better get working on the list of why winter doesn’t totally blow. That one’s gonna take me a while.