Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Fall

Can I just tell you how IN LOVE with the Fall I am?

I use to be a Spring/Summer person. I couldn't wait for those seasons to come. I would hum with excitement as soon as I felt that first ray of sun's real warmth and smell the blossoms beginning to bud. I would whip out my shorts and t-shirts and day dream out the window of whatever shelter was confining me, usually school, sometimes work. I would spend hours out in that sun. We were best friends really. I would lay and bask in the Vitamin D and E rays, soak them up, start the beginnings of my soon to be lifeguard summer tan.

SCRREEECCHH!

Not so much anymore.

I am now a Fall/Winter person. As soon as I began to see the effects of those bask giving rays of sunlight, like when I turned 30 *shudder* and realized that the sun was NOT my friend, but a bitter jealous enemy of my skin, I began to change my mind.

My pasty white skin is not flattering in shorts, I will admit that. I am one of THOSE women. Ya know the ones, the ones that you look at and say to yourself, "Aaahhh she's a mom" or "Poor thing must be allergic to the sun" or "I'm sure glad I don't have that Irish skin tone". I still wear shorts, capri's and short sleeves, and when I really want to throw caution to the wind I will actually slip on a swimming suit… but I douse myself in sunscreen so the sun doesn't have a chance to play "war" with my skin and plus I just don't love to see myself in those types of clothes any longer post child bearing! My fault completely, but now I pay the price :)

And the sun thinks it's funny to dot my skin with brown little spots all over my skin.

Yea, so I spit in the sun's general direction.

I bask in the brisk cool air now. I wrap my body up in great fitting, comfortable jeans, and a long sleeve shirt, it hides all those places on your body you can't hide in the summer, well you can, but it's uncomfortable. I get giddy to go out and shop for my new jacket(s) for the season and boots/shoes to match! Beanies and scarves Oh MY! I'm starting to get enchanted with it all now. The smell of apple cinnamon spice and the mixture of my favorite colors.

Now let's all have a moment of silence because I was able to pull out my favorite pair of jeans and I have worn them like 3 days in a row! If you know where I live you will be happy for me, since it takes longer to cool down around here!

My goal this weekend is to make it to all of your sites!

Love

22 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I am not a winter person, but I am definitely a fall person.

Barbaloot said...

I love the fall, too---but I feel like we skipped it up here this year. I'm already having to scrape my car in the mornings!

But I'll be in St. George this weekend so please see what you can do to make the weather warm for me.

Always Home and Uncool said...

3 days, huh? How long before they ripen for harvest? (See -- worked a fall joke in there for you.)

Lara said...

I adore autumn. Winter? Not so much. I guess I would call myself an autumn/spring sort of girl. :)

When I was in Cedar, St. George was my saving grace from depression. Going down every Saturday to teach voice lessons kept me sane, because I had a little bit of sunshine for my soul.

I don't know what I'm going to do this winter up here in the North Pole!

Trooper Thorn said...

I love the fall too and have also paid homage to it on my blog. But I do dislike the incresingly dark mornings.

Chief said...

This weather is perfect!

Congrats on the jeans. I don't have a fave..they all make my butt huge

SciFi Dad said...

I love fall too. Something about the cooler weather (WITHOUT snow) just appeals to me.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I like fall also. Hurray for you and your jeans. You need to check out my BYU football post to see April, T, Barb, and I at the game. We are rather adorable, if I do say so myself.

PJ - Our life said...

I'm a fall/spring person. Winter is way to cold and summer gets way to hot for me now. I use to love summer until I got older!!

mother goose said...

i love the fall too! i love my ever so form fitting jeans. well..ummm until my form took a slight detour! got to do more stairs!

Shawn said...

yeah, me, me! I agree!! Fall is amazing!!

Homer and Queen said...

I have always loved the fall, it is such a time for renewal, out with the old and in with the new!

Kritta22 said...

I am a lover of all seasons. Living in Alaska will do that to you. Fall and Spring were a week long...no joke. And summer was more like El Paso's winter. So anyway I think we are in the same boat...I just put the jeans on yesterday! Yeah for not shaving legs until Spring!!! :) I kid, I kid...kinda.

Southern Sage said...

the only seasons I like re hunting, nascar and football!

jeans wear better after 2-3 days!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love all the seasons, even winter! Part of why I love them is the same reason as you, I adore colder weather attire! I think it's just fab.

H.K. said...

That's what is so great about jeans, you can wear it several days in a row and no one will notice. I have learned to like all the seasons, but then again I live in California where the weather is usually mild all year long, except for Summer and I really hate hot summers. I get yucky heat rash!

I remember you said that you're on Facebook, I would love to be your FB friend. What's your email and I'll email you my full name. Have a great weekend!

wendy said...

Fall really is the Best time of year. However, it seems UP HERE in Alberta, fall just went bye bye. We have 30 degree temps and snow. ICK!!!!! Evil Wrong,
so maybe, just maybe I'll catch a glimpse of fall if it decides to come back for a day or two before we turn into the Tundra.
You'll be glad you stay out of the sun when you get old ---like me.
Trust me, protect your skin now and you'll thank yourself for it down the road.
YUP

djzmcallister said...

I am starting to like the fall too, but it is like WINTER here now, it was 24 degrees tonight, yikes.

April said...

I was mocked for wearing long sleeves and a jacket to work this week. I was COLD!!! I LOVE the fall! The smell, the crisp mornings that warm into toasty afternoons. Love, love, love it!

Just Jules said...

Well the spokesperson for levi's says you are suppose to wear your jeans three times before washing them... you are in luck - you can wash them now.

Anyway, you love Fall because it doesn't get as nasty cold there as it does here. Easy to be loving it when you aren't looking out your window at snow right now.

I say that - but I too like Fall. It is the smells and the fact that I feel a little more focused and a book appeals to me again. I love how all my favorite colors are present outside and the air is crisp and warm and the leaves crunch it appeals to all your senses.

i don't like that it means winter is on the way - I won't see short sleeves or short anything for at least 9 months, boots and snow and yuk will be the norm. The temps will soon reach deadly degrees and depression will set in around February- other then that I LOVVE Fall too ;)

brooken'dus said...

Your so funny!! I'm so glad I can at least keep updated on you since I hardly see you any more!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I really wish we had a real fall--here it goes 100 degrees to 80 and then 50. There's no real fall, no pretty leaves...

Here you Go SciFi Dad