Today was the p-e-r-f-e-c-t day -- weather-wise, I mean. I was so excited that I was able to wear PANTS all day long!! In fact, I could've even worn a sweater and still been comfortable. I opened up all my windows and just enjoyed the fresh, c-o-o-l air flowing through my house.
And you know what? It didn't only feel nice -- it smelled nice too. It smelled like F-A-L-L. Yes, everybody...fall was in the air (and I have the nose for it). I know it's still early August and there are plenty more warm days to come yet -- BUT -- today was one day of relief for me. One small taste of what's just around the corner.
Fall is my most favorite time of year. I know a lot of people don't like fall because it means that winter is around the corner. But that's unfair to the fall season. It isn't responsible for winter. Fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves change color and fall to the ground (I know, the raking isn't the best part...but just be thankful that you have TREES to begin with!!), the air has a new smell, things start falling into more of a routine again -- I l-o-v-e routine!! -- and...well, it's just such a beautiful time of year.
So for those of you who dislike fall because of what comes next -- I encourage you this year to try and appreciate the fall season for what it is. It's a short season (way too short!), but oh-so-sweet!!