Monday, August 31, 2009
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!
I have the image of that Staples commerical, with dad pushing the shopping cart, dancing around to the Chistmas tune while clicking his heels ...lol! It always makes me laugh whenever I see that! And it reminds me, that for me, it is the most wonderful time of year.
The picture above, while not from my backyard, looks identical to what I see. In fact, when I found the image I tried to find information on the photographer because I'm certain its one of my neighbors. This is exactly, my backyard--except the Crown Forest is not quite ablaze in color yet-- but it's coming!
Fall is, for me, the most wonderful time of the year! Not just because the kidlet is back in school (which, today is the first day....yeah!!!) but because of the colors, the crispness in the air, the smells of leaves, and corn. 'Fall is in the air' is a saying that is put to use here in Cowville! lol! The scent of fall is definitely sprinkling the air. The cornfield which is beyond my backyard fence is sounding very fallish. In the summer, the stalks sound supple and silky brushing against each other. Now they're sounding crisp, rustling. The green is slowly fading, too. And the Crown Forest beyond the corn is beginning to turn as well. Signs for Apple Fest are already being posted, and the local paper is pleading for entries for 'get your best apple crisp recipe ready for the contest'. It's fall here. And I can't wait to go pick apples, while eating a caramel apple--oh, and a still warm, sugar and cinnamon donut followed by some apple cidar!!! That's a mainstay!
Not only do I love the physical changes of the season, but also the food, the comfort of digging out a cozy, well worn sweater, or sweatshirt. One of the things I relish about the fall is the return of routine. I am a creature of habit, and too many lazy days makes me...well, exceedingly unmotivated! I like routine. I like to know what I'm doing. I'm much more productive that way.
Every fall, I make new years resolutions. It seems fitting. The school supplies area all fresh and new, and there's new hopes and expectations for the year ahead.
Every year, the resolutions are the same. Be more organized. Especially in my writing. Find time to balance writing and family. Cook more and quit eating out so much.
Basically, that's my resolutions for this year, with one addition. Weight Watchers. Yeah...groan....(and you know damn well, I'm still having my caramel apple and donut at Apple Fest! :)
I want to find more energy and motivation, and perhaps losing a few pounds and eating better will help me. So today is D-day. The first day of Weight Watchers. I'll keep you informed about how it's going, and I'll beg you for support when it's not going so well!!!
Today it's chilly--65 degrees. I can hear the corn stalks through the open kitchen window, and I'm in my favorite rag-tag hoodie! I've got my coffee, and my 'to do list'. I'm feeling fresh and motivated. So how about you? Does anyone else make any plans, set goals etc...at the beginning of the fall? Anyone sorry to see summer go and the autumn breeze blow in?
Posted by Charlotte Featherstone at 8:47 AM