Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finally, it feels like fall is here!

I don't know if I have ever told you how much I LOVE fall. I love the colors, smells, sights, and even the tastes of things relating to fall - or should I say autumn? Oh, well. Either way, I love this time of year. The thing is that here in Southern California, it takes a while to get here. I have lived in areas like Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Germany where the colors would change and declare that each season had arrived. Here. Not so much.

No worries. I will create fall in my house! It's my favorite time to decorate. Yes. Even more than Christmas. I've got the leaves, pumpkins, cornucopia, and more. Yesterday, I just bought a couple of fall floral arrangements that were 50% off! We also have to go to the Pumpkin Patch every year.

When I first moved to California, I was so sad to find out that I would have to drive to the mountains if I wanted to see any resemblance of what I was used to for fall scenery. I must've mentioned it to my dear friend Rachel who lived in Indiana at the time, because next thing I know, I received a package in the mail. It was a large envelope filled with colorful leaves from her yard. She had taken the time to choose reds, yellows, oranges and a mix of the colors all together. I still have those leaves and that was 14 years ago!

Today I woke up and it was raining. What? It's not 90 degrees out? Woo-hoo!!! Fall is here! My girls got up for school (which is downstairs) and they actually had to put on socks and sweaters. Love it! Woo-hoo! There's a chill in the air and I am actually enjoying my hot coffee this morning. I think I can even smell someone using their fireplace somewhere...aaaaahhhh....*sigh*