The Change

I am an easily excitable person.  Something that drives Jeffrey crazy.  I get very excited very easily.  I get excited over seemingly simple things.  I also come crashing down with disappointments.  As Marilla said to Anne Shirley.  She builds castles in the sky and comes crashing down out of them when they don't work out.  That describes me to a T.

The good news, though, is there are many things that come, year in, year out, that I get excited over, and am never disappointed.

One of those things is upon us now.

As I was driving around on Saturday, I saw a tree, mid transformation.
Swoon.  It was magnificent.  And right then, right there, I felt that little tingling of excitement.  The one where I know change is coming.  The one that renders me unable to sit still.  Big change.  

We were heading to the grocery store, but took a detour.  We stopped by Bath and Body Works for some seasonal scents.  I cannot decorate to my liking since I don't have my own space, but I certainly can make my surroundings smell lovely. 

We got back home with the food and a surprise for Jeffrey.  A LAN party for him and his friends.  Since Jeffrey had given me a bit of time off from being a mother, I wanted to repay him.  I didn't know how other than a day of playing with friends wife and childless.  He was ecstatic.  It made me happy.  While they played, I read blogs.  Which only added fuel to the fire.

Autumn has entered my veins.  Yet again.  I cannot get enough of it.  I am beyond ready to say goodbye to summer.  Not that it hasn't been fun, but the most fun is about to begin!  We have so many traditions and fun things to do during this time of year, the anticipation drives me crazy.

In preparation, new things are being put into effect starting tomorrow.

I am giving myself a schedule.  Since Keith is going to preschool this year, and I have always dreamed of being the kind of mom who is fully put together when taking my child to school, and not the one who goes with pajamas on and sleep lines on my face, I need to get my act together.  My plan is to get up at 6:30, do some yoga, get showered, and feed the kids a hot meal.  None of this cold cereal habit they have formed during the summer.  They don't even really like cold cereal, I have just been too lazy to do anything about it.  Luckily I have a wonderful Overnight Oatmeal recipe that will be ready for the eating when I wake up.  

We (Keith and I) are going to declutter and dejunk.  We will go through his toys, and put most of them up, to be rotated ever other month.  We will also go through his books and do the same thing.  Then, we will pull out the Halloween/Fall decorations and go to town on his bedroom. 

This week is to be my last week working (happy leap, heel click!) and so next week, I will do the same thing with our things.  I will declutter and dejunk.  Then, I will also decorate my room.  

When Halloween passes, we will do it all over again with Thanksgiving decor.  And then again with Christmas decor.

I have finally made peace with the fact I can't decorate with bells on.  I have compromised.  And I am actually excited about it again.

Of course, it could be due to the fact that Creamy Pumpkin scent is filling my mind.  And the thought of Football season sends yet another thrill through my body.  Anyone want to let me come watch BYU's season with them?  We don't get it on our TV here.

Changing the subject, Keith wanted to make a fort and sleep in it tonight.  The joys of being a little boy.

And Faye has discovered particles in a patch of light.  Today she spent a good ten minutes trying to catch the  little particles.  I wish I had a camera appendage.  By the time I got mine, she had stopped.  


Em said…
My pumpkins are getting so big!!!:)
Susan Anderson said…
I'm excited about fall and the holidays, too. My favorite time of year!

Unknown said…
I love and hate fall. I hate that even in early August, I saw red and orange leaves already. What does that mean? Fall is like my "new year", I think it's from the years of going to school. I miss going back to school. I wish I had finished college. But then I love it! The cool, crisp air, the pretty leaves, apple cider, Halloween!!

Enjoy fall! I'll be hoping for a little bit longer summer. I just can't let it go yet!
Funny how autumn makes things feel fresh.
Chantel said…
I'm pretty sure we'll get the BYU games on our dish because we have about a gazillion sports channels. Come on over anytime.
Emmy said…
Most of BYU's games are on ESPN this year, so much easier to watch. You can come to my house ;)
And fall really is wonderful
Lara Neves said…
Ssssshhhh. I have been feeling and seeing autumn too much already, and I'm not quite there yet, even though it really is my favorite season.

I think I'm just afraid of winter and I need more summer!
Jenny said…
It's going to be in the 115 range all week here. Accckkk! Glad you got to see a bit of fall. I shall dream of it vicariously through you.

Love that overnight oatmeal recipe. I make it once a week and then re-heat it for almost every breakfast!
alpinekleins said…
You've managed to totally get me excited for the Fall. I usually hate to see the summer come to an end (much different for me without kids going back to school :) But I love the crisp Autumn nights and beautiful colors and the pumpkin and spicey scents . . . . sounds lovely!

I was driving today in Western Connecticut, where we live, and made a special point to notice any of these signs. Trees are indeed turning yellow and orange and red. It is bittersweet. While I enjoy the fall more than any time of year, as it inspires so many good, wonderful, fresh, hopeful things, I am saddened that it also means another year is gone by. I am looking forward to back to school (5 days away!) but at the same time will miss our idyllic summer beach/pool/park days.

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