A Few of My Favorite Things
Posted by Tawny Weber Oct 14 2013, 2:00 am
Its autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere. The leaves are turning colors, the air is growing brisk and the nights are deliciously longer.
These are a few of my favorite things about autumn (in no particular order)
Boots! As much as I love shoes, it really is all about the boots. I love boots. Tall boots, short boots, skinny boots, clunky boots. Military boots, riding boots, hiking boots, motorcycle boots. You name the boot, and I’m a fan. And autumn is boot weather! Winter is too, but autumn boots are more a fashion statement, whereas winter boots are all about the weather.
Thick socks. Not with the boots, although that’s fine sometimes, too. But I adore thick, chunky socks. I spent 90% of my time barefoot, or in cooler half of the year, in stocking feet. And I get cold! There is nothing better (with the exception of a warm man) for keeping the tootsies comfy and the temp just right than a pair of lush, thick socks. I like the ones that go all the way to the knees, but have so little elasticity they sort of pool around the ankles like pudgy leg warmers. Okay, so unlike my boots, my socks aren’t a fashion statement. At least, not a good one.
Vacation. For whatever reason, our family seems to take vacation in the fall instead of summer. Road trips, family time, big hugs and a few days of pure relaxation! Yep, I love vacation.
Holidays. Yes, there are various and varied holidays throughout the year, but autumn kicks off my favorite holiday trio. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas (I know, technically Christmas is winter. But it’s only 5 days past the solstice, so I still count it in my favorite trio). These holidays are stepped in traditions that offer comfort and a sense of continuity that always comforts me.
Which brings me to…
Food. OMG I love the food this time of year. Hearty soups, homemade breads. Rich casseroles and yummy things like mashed potatoes. Oh, the mashed potatoes! Halloween, with the trick or treat bounty (my favorite are the Butterfinger bars), Thanksgiving with, again, mashed potatoes and all the yummy accompaniments. Yes, I know most people center their Thanksgiving on turkey, but I really am all about the potatoes. And then Christmas. Oh, Christmas. Cookies, candy, yummy treats.
How about you? What are your favorite things about autumn?
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