Thursday, October 1, 2009

What I Like About You

Someone said that Fall seems to make people wax poetic. I think it is true. I am not sure why, but I just want to rejoice in the fall more and more and more and...

As I was going about my day today, I remembered why I love this time of year so much.

It got really cold today. I turned on the heater for 10 minutes. The smell of the heater took me back to childhood, sitting over the heater watching my nightgown billow as I created a seal around me and the heater. The smell is one of safety, comfort and innocence.

Before I got cold, I sat next to an open window feeling the wind on my face. Cupped in my hands savoring the heat was my mug of hot chocolate. It had ghost marshmallows floating in it, and I know they were smiling at me.

Watching snow fall outside my window while warm and cozy inside. It wasn't snow today, it was hail. Bit it sure looked a lot like snow. Keith stood in the doorway giggling. It made me so happy to hear his joy. He is loving it as much as I do!

Waking up with cool air around my face while I am snug and cozy under the covers.

Hot soup and garlic bread.

Hot showers. I never appreciate them much in the summer, but taking a hot shower during the cold months is happiness in water. It wakes up and soothes the senses.

And one of my absolute favorites is the harvest. Biting into a juicy apple, plucking grapes off a vine or tomatoes out of a garden. Making cobblers to eat with vanilla ice cream, zucchini breads and everything else. Scrumptious!

Basically I go weak in the knees when I am confronted by all the amazing things of the fall. Weak, I tell you. So if I tend to wax poetic, forgive me, it will only last as long as the season (which in UT is generally only two weeks).

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Lee said...

You are very poetic about Fall. It's lovely!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I try to explain this to Nick and I don't think he gets it. Sometimes you need it to be a little cold so you can bundle up and be all comfy and happy. When it is hot all the time I never feel like cuddling. Maybe one day he'll understand!

Familia Morales said...

I love fall! You just summed up all the reasons I love fall in that post. Minus the leaves--love the changing colors! Enjoy your next 2 weeks!

Lisa Anne said...

I have got to find those GHOST marshmellows!! Where did you find them. I've been eating soup all week. I love soup and relate soup with fall and winter.

Mare said...

I'm very sorry to be the bearer of bad news. That heater smell you loved growing up - it was actually all of the crayons that had been dumped into the heat vents melting AGAIN. You should try it - I think you'd be in ecstasy and your son would know what fall REALLY smells like - melted crayolas heating up for yet another year!

Momisodes said...

You certainly captured the beauty of Fall perfectly here. I am starting to love it more and more each year. Well,minus the days it's freezing outside!

Em said...

there's nothing like standing in front of the heater with a blanket. that's my favorite. and then sitting down on the couch or recliner with the warm blanket. i did that during brennan's nap. it was G-R-E-A-T.