It's definitely feeling like Fall here tonight. We had to go to Lowe's for some things for the new scrap room, and it was downright chilly. I have mixed feelings about Fall. I was reading Wendy's Blog and she mentioned her attempts to stay positive and grateful as the seasons change. She asked a few questions that I decided to answer myself as I try to do the same.
How do you prepare for a change of seasons? I change out my Summer clothes for my sweaters, which I love doing. It's like a shopping trip that doesn't cost me any money when I pull out clothes I haven't worn several months. I also say goodbye to my high maintenance container plants outside. I love those things so much in the Spring, but by Fall I'm tired of trying to keep them watered and alive.
What do you do to exercise gratitude? As things slow down a little compared to the Summer I slow down and really see and appreciate the things I am thankful for.
Do you decorate your home with new decor? I don't decorate for Fall, but I love to decorate for Halloween and Christmas. I start as early as I can get away with.
Is it a hard transition for you? A little bit. I have a love hate relationship with Fall and Winter. I love the slower pace when it gets dark earlier and I can use the weather as an excuse to stay home. I miss the flowers and the green grass though, and I HATE driving on the ice.
What activities do you look forward to in the fall? I love football, so I look forward to the season starting. I love the holidays, I'm one of the few who doesn't complain when Christmas decorations show up in September. I look forward to lighting the fireplace, eating dinner at home more, and taking our family picture for our Christmas cards.
So how about you. Tell me your thoughts on Fall.