Saturday, September 5, 2009

So Grateful

The calendar tells a different story, but we are in full autumn mode here. Having been back to school for almost a full month now, enjoying the first weeks of football season, and loving the cool nights that have blessed us with their return.

I have always enjoyed fall the most. It was always my assumption that it's because I'm a Libra and was born in October. The air smells differently, the sky is bluer, everything around me seems to exhale ~ ahhhhhhh.

The leaves are not yet changing color, but as they do I feel a sense of peace wash over me. I enjoy a cup of hot tea, a fuzzy sweatshirt, and the sounds of my children playing outdoors in the perfect weather.

I hope to spend the long weekend enjoying this time of year in full force. My folks will be here for a visit. We'll cheer on our beloved Huskers. We will eat our traditional football food and toast the togetheness. I thank God for this wonderful time of year.

A three day weekend, plans with family, football on the t.v. and sunny weather. What could be better?!

11 comments:

Subspace Beacon said...

Fall is my favourite season. I love the ritual of wearing layers & hibernating w/ my family. I also like to think of fall as the last few days when my television viewing is not messed up by stoopid NHL hockey.

Mama said...

What could be better..... nothing!

Jen said...

I agree. It's the best time of year! Prehibernation!

Bea said...

I always feel that I come alive again in the fall - as soon as we flip over to September I start feeling more energetic. (And my birthday's in February! - I think this is true for those of us who like school.)

Midwest Beach Girl said...

you hit the nail on the head. No fall is seriously the worst thing about living in Florida. Winter is like fall, but it just isn't the same when it occurs in December...

Nicole said...

Fall! So lovely. We are counting down to the start of offcial NFL season around here - die-hard Patriots fans way up in the Great White North.

Aliki2006 said...

I LOVE fall, too, and one of the very disappointing and sad things for me about our life here in NC is that I never get to experience fall the way I truly love it.

Jen said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year as well...and I am also a libra! I'm so excited that I'll soon be in Omaha to actually enjoy the football season. (And I'll be escaping the KU and KSU fans down here!)

Jenifer said...

I agree with Bea, the New Year should really start in September, it certainly feels that way for me.

We had our first day of school today so I am not feeling fallish yet, but I can't wait.

Kim said...

Great post! I love fall or whatever season is coming next :). I found you from Sabbatical Mom's site. I had to check you out when I saw the name of your blog. I am also from Nebraska!

Beck said...

I hope it was LOVELY!