I’m ready for summer to be over. I’m tired of being hot. And since we don’t have anything planted yet, I’m tired of being overrun with weeds without even having a pretty garden to weed for.
Plus I want the season to change to fall. We’ve seen and felt our house in summer, with green everywhere outside, and birds chirping, and ceiling fans and air conditioning.
Now I want to see the leaves color to gold and red, and the squirrels to gather acorns, and I want to throw the windows open and smell the crisp air rush in. I want to hear the rustle of dry leaves in autumn winds, and know that they herald winter.
And we will stack wood, and make chili to warm ourselves on fall nights. I can start the crock pot in the morning, and in the evening make cornbread while our kids are at sports. When they return from the pool and the turf, they’ll change into jammies, and we will eat steaming bowls of spiced beans that will warm us from the inside out. Night will come early, and the windows will be black before 7:00 pm. We will light a fire and it will crackle, and we will drink hot chocolate while we play scrabble on the warm hardwood floors. My husband and I will pour Baileys in our hot cocoa, and we will be cozy.
I’m ready for summer to be over. I’m ready for fall to begin.
Thank you to Fabulousness Unleashed for the prompt “Chocolate and chili” (though upon re-reading her prompt I see that it says “Chocolate and chill.” Oops.)
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(no matter … the imagine of steaming bowls of spiced beans made me smile). I, personally, wish summer might last forever. Nevertheless, this was a lovely post.
Love this. Fall is my favorite season. I jumped the gun and made a chili last weekend and it was delightful to have the house smelling like garlic and onion again even though it’s a billion degrees outside! Great post. Thanks for sharing.
I loved this Andrea. I’m always glad to see the seasons change, but fall into winter is hard for me. The tips of my fingers start getting cold but I like the changes too. And I like cooking in cool weather. In summers (well, all year, really) husband grills unless it’s pouring rain or icy cold. That’s when my pots come out.
I have gardens, and flowers, but now, after all the rain, they are all clogged with weeds and it’s still too hot and itchy to get out there and clean. But I will. I will. (she says with great determination – or else I’ll let the cold weather kill the weeds and clean them out next spring….)
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I’m not quite ready for fall just yet; I’m holding on to summer rains. But as soon as you said “crockpot” my stomach growled. I guess I wouldn’t be terribly upset about giving up my last bit of summer for a longer fall….
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Ah if only fall lasted as long as summer. Living in Florida the past 14 years I have had to be very patient for our fall to appear. When it is still hot on Halloween I lose all patience. But then I have to say goodbye to the crystal clear springs we dive in to stay cool and the late sunsets that allow for extra outdoor time. So it is bittersweet. Maybe I’ll make some chili soon so I can feel a part of both : ) And I’ll get to my soaked garden before the mess drives me insane.
Thanks for sharing. I always get excited when I see your blog in my reader.
I definitely agree.. Fall is the BEST season. I have always said, my favorite season is fall… my favorite day is Thanksgiving because that means Thanksgiving will be over soon and the Christmas celebration can begin!…with that in mind, I think Christmas is the worst day of the year because it just means it is all over… until next time. lol
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