Hello, September

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Don't you just love... fall?
It makes me want to shop for back to school supplies.
I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils
if I knew your name and address."
- Joe F-O-X,
You've Got Mail

"I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils..." by Merelymel13.
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Summer isn't officially gone, and fall isn't officially here, but I can feel it in the air. The seasons are changing, and we're in a lovely period of transition that I'm just smitten over.

Like any kid, I enjoyed my summer vacations to the fullest, but in many ways, I always loved going back to school. I loved shopping for all my new school supplies, and plus... new clothes! Having a bunch of new outfits was always fun, too.

Five years out of school, I can honestly say that I miss it. I miss the learning. It's just not the same out here in the real world. If someone would pay me, I'd happily be a professional student for the rest of my life. It's a shame that we're all in such a hurry to get out of school instead of appreciating it while we can.

Next week, I'll start to see the kids at the bus stops, and the yellow buses driving by. And I'll think back on the days when life was much more simple.

The smell of fall takes me right back to those days.

If I had to pick a favorite season, I would definitely say summer. Sunshine, warm weather, t-shirts, flip flops, BBQs, s'mores--what's not to love? But although summer flies by way too quickly, I always welcome autumn with open arms.

We have such gorgeous fall seasons up here in good ol' New York. Warm, soft sunshine, colorful leaves and crispy air... *happy sigh* And seriously, how could you not celebrate the return of apples and pumpkin?

The 7-day forecast in these parts calls for gorgeousness. I mean, absolutely perfect weather. Upper 70s and sunny. My exact definition of perfection. And you better believe that apple picking is on our holiday weekend agenda! I can't wait.

And while I'm not ready to give up my flip flops just yet, I also long for the first days of sneakers, jeans, and hoodies. I won't have to wait long...


Carisa September 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

I agree 100% with you on this post!!! You stated everything I feel about Fall/Summer to the T!

Becky September 2, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

I love fall too! And it reminds me (sadly) that I am not returning to college again this year. But it also marks the beginning of football season!

Mrs. D September 2, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

Great post! We had some fall-like weather here in the mid-west this week, and I was feeling sort of melancholy about saying goodbye to summer. But your post reminded me of why I LOVE fall. Leaves changing colors. That brisk snap to the air. Plus - pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks! Maybe I am ready after all...

Dana September 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

I agree with you. I love my flip flops.

adela September 3, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

I love this weather we're having too! I'm sad that flip flop time is coming to a close as well, though.

I wanted to say THANK YOU for reminding us about your healthy pesto. I tried it last night and it's fantastic. It takes like regular pesto. This is great because we love pesto and make it all the time. Now we can do it guilt free! Also, we have trouble eating veggies (esp my husband) because we hate the taste, so this definitely helps since we are trying to start incorporating them into our diets. Thanks, Heather! You're awesome!

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