Out of all the seasons fall is my favorite. There is something in the air that has always felt good to me. It’s a time when you look up and see the leaves are turning and the air has a slight chill. The heat of summer gone and you know that winter is coming but for a few weeks still you have time to take care of last minute chores.
The best holidays are in fall. Halloween, which is my favorite, is perfect for fall. Costumes can be hot anyway so dressing up on a cool October night is just right. After a night walking with the kids you take off the makeup and sit in the warmth and watch a nice scary movie. Maybe a little popcorn or some other movie snacks at your side while the kids pour their candy on the floor.
Then there of course is the football season. Where we spend our Sundays with beer, chips and other fatty foods making banter and bets we won’t keep. Lamenting the fact our teams are horrible once again but hoping upon hope that they’ll at least pull out a five hundred season and beat the Broncos.
Thanksgiving soon arrives and with the family all around. We have the meal we wish we could eat year round. We don’t feel guilty, we must prepare for winter. Remember, in winter the fat get skinny and the skinny die. Wait, that’s winter warfare. Well the point still stands.
After we’ve buttoned up the house, removed the patio furniture we settle in for winter. Our heavy coats at the ready, gloves placed close to the door we stare out to watch the snow arrive.