Falling back on the positive stuff

The arrival of fall always makes me a little depressed.

I am a sun person.  And eight months out of the year, we don’t see much of it around these parts.  Here in Oregon, autumn foreshadows months of  dreary, overcast drizzle.  The kind that makes you feel wet and soggy down to your very bones.

In trying to stay upbeat about the impending gloom, I put together a list of things that make me happy about fall.  So here goes.

Why I Like Tolerate Fall Until Spring Comes Back Around

  1. Fall rain means that my lawn will soon be green again.  Being the cheapskate that I am, I’ve neglected watering our lawn, and it now resembles a bowl of shredded wheat.  My neighbors, who likely don’t appreciate my frugality as much as me, are probably also cheering on the rain.
  2. Crockpot dinners always cheer me up.  Nothing beats coming in from a cold rainy day to a house that smells like crockpot kalua pig.  Mmmm, pig.
  3. Two words: Fantasy Football.  Go Colts, by the way.
  4. Seeing these by the front door.  Because they’re just so cute.

  5. I finally have an excuse to take down the Fourth of July decorations.  I’ve actually been getting sick of looking at stars and flags for a while now, but have been too lazy to take them down.  Pumpkins and ghosts save the day!
  6. As the days grow shorter, there’s always the chance I can fool my kids into going to bed earlier.  And waking up later.  A slight chance, but a chance nonetheless.
  7. A fridge full of this:
    Mmm, beer.

  8. I don’t have to worry about painting my toenails or shaving my legs for at least another 5 months.  Being hairy is hot, right honey?
  9. Speaking of hair, Booyah doesn’t shed nearly as much in the cooler months.  Which means less hairballs.  And that, hopefully, my bedspread will no longer look like an animal pelt.
  10. And the best thing about the arrival of fall?  It means there are only 178 days, and counting, before spring arrives. 
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    11 thoughts on “Falling back on the positive stuff”

    1. You mean you actually take DOWN decorations from holidays past? Hmmm, there's an idea. I love that you are finding things to love about a season that's not your fav! Kalua pig intrigues me, does it go well with Pumpkin Ale? I have been wanting to try that, for sure.The boots are adorable!

    2. I hear ya on the depressing rain up there. It is not fun. When we were there a couple weeks ago i thought I might need to get a prescription for an anti-depressant. It never bothered me until we spent four (almost four) years in a mostly sunny state. Blah. But my favorite from your list is the later waking times for the kids. It's pretty awesome, isn't it? 🙂

    3. You have a great list….all except for the "colts" part! GO TITANS! LOLAnd our lawn looks like shredded wheat too, I never thought of it that way!

    4. OH I love the golashes! I need to get our littlest some of those! And the pumpkin ale… how could i forget!

    5. Whao.. pumpkin Ale.. haven't seen it before .. I'm sure it taste great. Love the red golashes too.

    6. Not shaving my legs as frequently is a highlight for me too! It's the equivalent of a dude sporting the 3-day-growth, ya know? It won't be long enough to braid or anything – but not super smooth every day, either!That crockpot dish sounds pretty tasty – would you mind sharing the recipe via email?

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