Sorry, the English teacher took over for a second there, I'll stop.
It only took until early October, but we are officially experiencing Fall (Autumn) weather around these parts! Which is nice, it's actually a little early this year. Usually our area has a far-too-long "Indian Summer", but the last few days have been slightly crisp and gorgeous. What a relief!
There are several things I like about the Autumn season:
- my birthday (I'm very self-centered)
- the colors of the trees as they change
- the cold weather demands warmer foods and drinks
- the smell of the air
- cute Halloween costumes on little kids
- coming in from the cold and the feeling of your body getting warmer
- sweaters and cute boots
- enjoying Turkey Day, then hosting my extended family for ye olde day of Gobbling (Thanksgiving)
Regardless, since I mentioned it, yes it IS my birthday next Sunday! It's also homecoming week at the high school where I work, so it's going to be pretty insane this week *sigh* - at least in a mostly good way. The Hubs is coming out to the Homecoming game Friday night at my request to see my classroom and also support the team. ;D Saturday is a baby shower for friends in the morning, and then my hootenanny that evening, followed by Sunday (actual bday) with my folks coming up to go out to lunch! It'll be a fun week/weekend, but to have to go right back into a work week with no real break is not something I'm looking forward to, to be honest. What can I say, I've become a workaholic now that I'm back in the classroom. It's exhausting and stressful, but I love it (for the most part ;D).
Anyway, yes, it's officially my favorite season and it makes me happy. Cooler weather, my special day, SF Giants are in the playoffs... it's good month/season!