Monday, November 23, 2009

The only reasons I don’t drop kick Fall....


Those of you who are FaceBook friends know that I hate Fall. I do not welcome it at all! Why, you may ask....?

Everyone on the blooming earth looooooves Fall. Not me. Every time I see someone post, “Joe Blow is loving this nice cool weather.” or “Chipper Sally is enjoying the leaves changing colors.” I want to shoot spit balls at my computer screen. The only reason I don’t is that I loooove my MacBook and I would never do that to “Mac.” 

Fall means that I can no longer do the things I love most of all. I can no longer sleep in and avoid the morning hustle to get the boys up and ready for school. 

There are no more lazy days out at the pool. No more watching the boys wakeboard or eating dinner at the Tiki Hut watching the sun set over the lake. No more weeks at the beach getting fried to a delightful crisp. 

No more long summer days where it’s daylight at 9:00 pm. No more fresh home grown produce. No more flip flops. 

I swear I would move to Florida if I didn’t love being so close to my babysitters parents. And hills....I would need something semi-close to a small mountain. I need a little change in elevation to break up the monotony. 

I would move to San Antonio, but the trees are too short. I need tall trees. Oh, and I can’t move there because I would be 400+ pounds too. Mmmmmm.....Mexican food.

Fall just means that I will not see summer for a very looooooooong time. I will be quickly ushered in to the cold, harsh winter. (Bree....SHUT. IT. I can totally see you rolling your eyes in Alaska!) 

But even more than Fall....I HATE MARCH! March is just a makes you think you are going to feel the warm breath of God at any moment....only to dump a massive snow on you! (Bree....stop rolling your eyes!! It was massive to us in the Southeast...)

OK...back to  torture  Fall. There are a few consolation know, those little things that give you hope that you can make it through, such as....

1. College tailgating football

2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks

3. Pumpkin Pie Blizzards from Dairy Queen

4. Pumpkin Pancakes from IHop

5. Pumpkin Ice Cream from Marble Slab Creamery

6. Mom’s four layer Pumpkin Cake (noticing a theme here?)

7. Furry boots...and sweaters...and anything else with a furry embellishment.  Ooops, I was getting ahead of myself. I'll have to save that for winter.

7. No more re-runs on TV.

8. Kid’s sports.

9. Halloween Parties

I was going to try to think of 10, but I’m done. Can’t think of another thing...

So, while the rest of you are singing the praises of cooler weather and dancing in the fallen leaves....I’ll be at home sitting by the heater...popping fun size Snickers bars anti-depressants.


One Cluttered Brain said...

I take it you like pumpkin then. Hmm. Then you'd probably like my pumpkin cheesecake. I love DQ. I also hate snow. But since I live in Mesquite NV an hour from Vegas, It won't snow. Niiiice and WARM for me...YES! HATE the white stuff, really I do.

Amber said...

Ok I don't mind the chilly weather cause then I get to wear my sweatshirts and Jeans without boiling to death and I LOVE snow (for the first like 2 or 3 months then I'm done with it.) But I HATE the negative temps and by march I want the Snow gone and I want spring.

Kmama said...

Of course you're going to hate this, but Fall is my favorite time of year. I just love being able to pull out my jeans and sweatshirts again, but not freezing to death either.

Shell said...

Too funny! An upside to it getting darker earlier is that it's easier to put my kids to be earlier...well, they still go to bed early in the summer, but it's harder to convince them when it's still light out for 3 hours after I put them to bed.

I do like the colors of fall and being able to hide my legs in jeans without sweating. But, winter? I HATE winter and HATE snow, which is how Hubs was able to convince me to move back down south, even though it meant leaving my babysitters behind.

MaeRae said...

Princess, I am with you! Fall is great for craft fairs but I hate freezing at them. I love apple anything and really like the pumpkin. My biggest issue with fall is the 5 pounds I put on with all the yummy food (and the school stress that makes me eat them).

christy said...

Amen sista! Hate, hate, hate cold weather!

Sabrina said...

OMG...I totally WAS rolling my eyes!!!

Anonymous said...

I am missing my flip flops now!

Corrie Howe said...

Love San Antonio. Love Mexican Food. Don't like winter. Don't like getting up earlier.

Erin said...

those halloween treats are so cute!

I'm sorry you don't like Fall. I do, though..I can't stand sweating my balls off in summer. And I don't even HAVE balls! lol!