Admittedly, I come out of Labor Day weekend every year whining and moaning a bit. I LOVE summer and am so SAD that it is over. Here in Chicagoland, the Fall chill has already started. This picture was taken this morning:
I have a love/hate relationship with this tree. Twice a day I pass this tree to take my daughter to school and pick her up. It is the same tree every year that starts to turn so early. Just a couple of leaves on the top taunt me saying, “Say goodbye to summer, fall is already on its way!!”
But. When I finally concede that summer is over, I really do love Fall. I do! The leaves changing in our area are truly beautiful and I enjoy cooler temperatures, wearing sweaters and scarves and sitting by the fireplace. Living in south Florida for two years had me answering the common question “How can you handle living in that COLD?” to which I always replied “the same way you handle living in the oppressive heat of summer–inside!”
What I actually like about the cold, however, is that it gives you a good reason to slow down. It gives you an excuse to snuggle up to a great movie or bundle under blankets and read a great book. When I lived in Florida I felt like I didn’t have enough down time because my Midwest mentality says if the sun is shining, you better be outside taking advantage!
Fall means pumpkin spice for a lot of people. I don’t really jump on board with pumpkin spice in my coffee. But! I will take a delicious slice of White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with my coffee, thank you very much! What a tasty way to ring in the new season!
If you would like the see the recipe and how to make it, hop over to Hannah’s blog alifetransformedblog.com! Full details on how to make it (along with the recipe!) are at A Life Transformed today.