Tuesday, September 23, 2008

fallin' for autumn

Jill @ XBox Wife hosts 10 Things Tuesday where she asks us to list 10 things we're thankful for. I took her cue this week and listed 10 things about this time of year that I'm thankful for.

1. The weather. It's not too hot, nor cold. Mild weather, yet with a slight chill both in the morning and in the evenings.

2. The colors. Leaves turning gold, orange, and red have to be one of the most pleasing sites to me. I try to get up to the mountains at least once during this time of year to see the colors on a grander scale.

3. It's football season. I'm not a crazy football fanatic - I just enjoy watching the game. I'm a Bronco fan and root them on each year (they're looking good this year!). Thanks to Jake, this year I have a new team to root on; the C.U. Buffs.

4. I can start drinking the hot drinks, like coffee, coffee drinks, and hot chocolate (sugar free, of course), and maybe even some tea. It's not that I didn't drink any of these during the summer, but with colder weather on our doorstep, it gives me the excuse I need to drink them on a regular basis.

5. Good movies always come out towards the end of the year, especially between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Makes me giddy with anticipation.

6. New seasons start for some of my favorite TV shows in the next few weeks. Among them, Survivor, The Office, E.R. (and these are all on Thursday night), Eli Stone, and Law & Order. I'll have to wait another month or two before Lost's and 24's seasons start.

7. After taking the summer off, I'm able to resume meeting with some very special friends. First off, my two movie buddies. We not only see movies, but have lunch and chat, mostly about our kids who are off at college. We also go Christmas shopping together and hit the seasonal craft shows. Then there is my Moms In Touch group. I love this group and these ladies. We meet every other week to pray for each other and our community, as well as support and encourage each other as women and mothers.

8. Craft shows! I love going to craft shows and they are in abundance as we head into the holidays.

9. My birthday is in October, as well as Don's. We'll be going to a Switchfoot concert with our kids to celebrate.

10. I love apples and they are at their best this time of year. It makes me want to eat them even more.

What is your favorite thing about this time of year?


Melissa said...

My favorite thing... well, I used to have a HUGE list like yours! But, now, I'd have to say that the fact that it's cooling down a bit is my favorite thing. It's not COOL yet, but it's cooler... so that's good :) And this year we are headed to Disneyland for some family fun!

Ken said...

Me, I would much rather it go back to spring and we start all over. I love the heat. I'm in the high desert, of central Oregon. Its beautiful hear but when its cold its cold. my old bones are already feeling it. Yhinking of going to Texas and help put it back together for the winter.

MightyMom said...

ken, come on down, every hand is needed!

my favorite thing is the anticipation of Christmas...gifts getting finished..decorations put up....mmmmmmmmmmm

well, that and the kids going back to SCHOOL!! :-)

MightyMom said...

you've won an award

cora said...

I really can't say much about autumn. we only have 2 season here. (Phils.)

You were so lucky to have 4. Cheers!

Just Mom said...

My favorite thing? The fashions. :-D

HisFireFly said...

Love the quote by Camus.

And thank you for sharing your thankful heart and shedding sunshine with your words!

Penless Thoughts said...

We love to vacation in October and have done so a number of years. It's not hot, and yet not cold yet, and the summer crowds are gone. Of course it's our anniversary and that has made October very special for many years.

Barb said...

Like you, I love fall. But here in California it's not the same as it is in Oklahoma.

Some trees turn, but not like OK. It gets cooler here, but not the crispness I loved back there.

My favorite thing in fall: feeling the change from summer, cooler weather, wearing fall clothes. One big thing is pumpkin pie or anything pumpkin! About this time I start craving it.

I like decorating the house for fall, which leads then to the Christmas holidays.

Pam in Colorado said...

My birthday is Oct. 18th. It is a good month!! My youngest decided to let me have my own birthday and was born the 21st.

I'm loving this mountain beauty start when the trees show off their colors.

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

Hi, Diana! Thank you so much for dropping in for a visit! I am so glad you joined in "Ten Things Tuesday" and want to give you a big welcome!

You have a great list! I have to say I'm slightly envious that you are getting to view those beautiful colors in beautiful Colorado!! What a wonderful blessing!

Have a blessed week! It's nice to "meet" you!

Gran said...

Here via the Black Box widget. My favorite thing about fall is the cool wet weather of Seattle, where I live. I know, it's strange, but I like it here. Wonderful blog.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

...and a new look on your blog ;)

LOVE it!

Lori said...

I thought I had commented here...it must not have saved..???

What I had said was...I like lots of those same things: apples, the weather, the colors, the movies, tv shows and etc.
Wished we lived closer so we could get together.