People wonder why I get so excited as soon as September rolls around and the days of summer heat slowly get taken over with cooler weather. The leaves begin to change, the ferns yellow, and the goldenrod withers. But with all this change comes the cozy evenings snuggled under a blanket with a big mug of hot tea. Stacks of books sit proudly on the coffee table and bedside tables begging to be read. Knitting on the couch with a good knitting podcast on the TV is always the answer to an evening in.
This year has the added benefit of being able to share my favorite season with my husband. Granted, he does not enjoy knitting or the podcasts that I watch far too often, but we trade off TV time (for him it’s football) and being together is what matters. Its a season of comfort and love, of change, and of sharing the simple moments. It’s evenings after work spent on the couch, or visiting family. Its the evening grocery runs that slowly but surely always end up being after dark because the sun starts to hide its face earlier and earlier. It’s the promise of my favorite holidays and both my and my husband’s birthdays.
And it is remembering Mom. This was my Mom’s favorite season too, and this year above all others I want to put a little of her into everything I do. I want to make sure that this fall and every one after is one that she would be happy with knowing I spent the time doing things I love and some that she loved too. We’ll watch Big Fat Greek Wedding (yes, I went there..and I love it!) and we’ll read all of the books. I’ll bake all of the cookies and bars and try to eat healthy in spurts every other week. I’ll listen to Enya and early Christmas music on repeat. I’ll drink all of the tea and cast on far too many projects. I’ll aspire to knit Christmas gifts for everyone and manage to make something small skating into the deadline headfirst but just making it. I’ll go crazy with seasonal decor and spread the joy every chance I get.
It’s fall, and it’s one of the best times of year. I hope that in the season as in all others it brings blessings to all who enjoy it. Stay warm, stay cozy, and share all the joy you can.
P.S. The amazing fall wreath pictured above is by the best florist at Bobbi at Econo Foods in Houghton, MI. If you’re in the market for a wreath of any kind, or any floral design (she did our wedding flowers!!) for that matter and are local please check her out!