Tuesday, September 28, 2010

There is nothing quite like a fall day…

Oh, yes! Autumn has finally made it’s way to central Texas. For the first time since March, I’ve had the windows open all night. The air is so crisp and clean. There is a hint of yellow in the turning leaves. Well, the one tree that I have whose leaves actually turn.

I’ve changed the candles in the house to more fall scents, like pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon. I’ve even sprinkled some autumn colored leaves in the china cabinet, to further enjoy the season. I don’t really decorate for Halloween, except for maybe a pumpkin carved with the Ohio State symbol (I know...scary, right?) But I do like to put a little color in the house during this season.

As soon as the first crisp morning rolls in, and that one tree starts to turn, I throw open the windows and give the house a good cleaning. I become energized! I start getting crafty and the ideas start flowing through my head. I find this to be the best time of the year!

It is also this time of year… 


I’m dusting off the cookie files and thinking about new ones to make this year. Oh, happy days!!


  1. YES! I cannot wait for your cookie recipes. I love to try them out. Also, your easy appetizer recipes make me happy...just in case your were wondering.

    I love the fall!This is my favorite time of year. As soon as 10/1 hits we're going to put up our pumpkin lights. So excited!

  2. I spent all day yesterday outside. OUTSIDE! It was glorious. I cleaned my yard and my garage and barely broke a sweat. Of course today it's going to be 88 degrees, but still. When I wake up and it's not already 75 degrees out? IT'S FALL.

  3. It's that close? Damn - I have so much to do this year - like buy a new fake tree - which ain't cheap! Plus the kids stuff, the baking, the cooking, the drinking - AH YES - the drinking! That will get me through the next 87 days!

  4. Dawn, for some reason I thought of you the other day and knew you had Christmas on your mind. I can't wait for your stash of recipes!

  5. I was rolling along just fine until you mentioned Christmas.

  6. Oh dear, I'm with Twisted Susan. Today was a lovely fall day and lovely fall sunset till you reminded me of Christmas shopping...which I've been trying to push to the back of my mind till absolutely necessary.

  7. Wish I could channel your autumnal spirit, but with the freakin' 91 degree weather in Denver today, it's hard!

  8. I am beyond excited at the cooler weather. I can honestly say that yesterday is the first day since I moved to Texas 7 weeks ago that I haven't been HOT.

    Now if I can just bear the thought of climbing up in the hot attic to pull down my box of fall decorations.

  9. I opened my windows here in Austin also. Quite lovely.

    Ohio State? Go Green!


I would love to hear what you have to say!

If you don't have a website but want to choose a username instead of "anonymous" click Name/URL (the URL is optional)